Dates + Events Calendar

Jan
30
Thu
Iron Ring 2020 information session
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Important Dates

The information sessions are scheduled for

January 30, 2020 6-7 p.m. Myhal Centre MY150

February 4, 2020 6-7 p.m. Sanford Fleming Building SF1101

February 5, 2020 6-7 p.m. Walberg Building WB116

Registration will open on January 31, 2020 following the first information session. Registration will close on February 14, 2020.

More info here:  uoft.me/ironring2020

Feb
4
Tue
Iron Ring 2020 information session
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Important Dates

The information sessions are scheduled for

January 30, 2020 6-7 p.m. Myhal Centre MY150

February 4, 2020 6-7 p.m. Sanford Fleming Building SF1101

February 5, 2020 6-7 p.m. Walberg Building WB116

Registration will open on January 31, 2020 following the first information session. Registration will close on February 14, 2020.

More info here:  uoft.me/ironring2020

Feb
5
Wed
Iron Ring 2020 information session
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Important Dates

The information sessions are scheduled for

January 30, 2020 6-7 p.m. Myhal Centre MY150

February 4, 2020 6-7 p.m. Sanford Fleming Building SF1101

February 5, 2020 6-7 p.m. Walberg Building WB116

Registration will open on January 31, 2020 following the first information session. Registration will close on February 14, 2020.

More info here:  uoft.me/ironring2020

Feb
28
Fri
MSE Distinguished Lecture Series – “Microstructure formation in electronic solder joints” by Dr. Chris Gourlay
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Chris Gourlay

Affiliation: Department of Materials, Imperial College London, UK

Date and time: Friday, February 28, 2020, 1 – 2 PM

Location: Galbraith Building, 35 St George St, Room 248

 

 

Abstract: Most segments of the electronics industry have now transitioned successfully to Pb-free solders and, in common thermal cycling tests, the developed Sn-Ag-Cu and Sn-Cu-Ni solders can outperform the Sn-37Pb used previously.  However, the operating conditions and requirements of electronics are changing which is driving the continuous need for improved solder joints.  For example, solder joints are required that can operate reliably at higher temperature, cycling through larger temperature ranges whilst enduring higher current densities, steeper temperature gradients and impact loading.

Research is tackling these challenges by developing new solder alloys and methods to control and optimise solder microstructures.  Of particular importance for the latter are tin grain orientations, the number of tin grains per joint, and the lengthscale of intermetallic compounds.

This talk will overview synchrotron imaging research that probes microstructure development during solder joint solidification.  The understanding from these in situ experiments is then used to develop methods to control microstructure formation, with a focus on controlling the tin nucleation process and the growth orientation of tin dendrites.  Finally, next generation solder alloys that contain relatively concentrated additions of Bi, Sb and/or In will be discussed, with a focus on how these additions alter microstructure development.

 

Biography: Chris Gourlay read metallurgy at the University of Oxford, UK, (MEng, 2002) and the University of Queensland (PhD, 2007), where he worked within the Australian Cooperative. Research Centre for Cast Metals Manufacturing (the CAST CRC).  He was then a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Australian Research Council’s CoE for design in light metals (2007-08).  He joined the Materials Department at Imperial College in 2008 on a RAEng/EPSRC Research Fellowship and was made Lecturer in 2012, Senior Lecturer in 2014 and Reader in 2016.  His research focuses on alloy solidification and its application in electronic soldering and structural castings with interests including: mushy-zone mechanics; X-ray imaging of solidification phenomena; nucleation; eutectics; intermetallic crystal growth; Pb-free soldering; and High-pressure die casting.

 

 

Mar
7
Sat
Iron Ring 2020 Ceremony
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Please see more information here:  uoft.me/ironring2020

Mar
13
Fri
MSE Distinguished Lecture Series – Prof. Richard Lesar
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Richard Lesar

Affiliation: Chair and Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State Univ, USA

Date and time: Friday, March 13, 2020, 12 – 1 PM

Location: Galbraith Building, 35 St George St, Room 248

 

 

Apr
17
Fri
MSE Distinguished Lecture Series – Dr. Larry Heaslip
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Larry Heaslip (MMS PhD 8T1)

Affiliation:  Director, Interflow Techserv Inc

Date and time: Friday, April 17, 2020, 12 – 1 PM

Location: Myhal Centre, 55 St George St, Room 380

 

Short Bio: Lawrence J. Heaslip received his Ph.D. in metallurgy and materials science from the University of Toronto in 1981, where he was part of the Ferrous Metallurgy Research Group headed by Prof. Alex McLean. Subsequently, as an assistant professor, Heaslip taught metallurgical process engineering at his alma mater and also lectured at the University of Michigan for many years at its Center for Professional Development Short Course in Continuous Casting.

In 1989, Heaslip was one of the founders of Advent Process Engineering Inc., a company deeply involved in the development, during the 1990s and early 2000s, of innovative and efficient liquid steel flow control systems, now used every day in processes such as high-speed thin-slab casting. Over the last 30+ years, Larry Heaslip has authored and co-authored numerous technical papers regarding the melting, ladle treatment and casting of liquid steel with both high quality and high productivity. He is named as an inventor on more than 20 patents granted in the U.S. Patent Office, as well as on many more patents worldwide. Heaslip has contributed for the last 20+ years to AIST’s annual electric furnace steelmaking conference. In recognition of these contributions, in 2014, he was presented with the John Bell Award for Electric Arc Furnace Innovation, Improvement and Education. Currently, Heaslip serves as a director of Interflow Techserv Inc., a company that develops and implements modern solutions that are closely integrated with the capabilities and support of the steel industry’s supplier segment, so as to continue and accelerate technological advancements in liquid steel processing for today’s steel producers.

In 2019, Heaslip received the 2019 John F. Elliott Lectureship Award for his limitless dedication to furthering the knowledge and understanding of steelmaking. Heaslip’s research has advanced our understanding of steelmaking thermodynamics, chemical process metallurgy and the materials chemistry behind steelmaking operations. As an educator in academia and industry alike, Heaslip employs a winning combination of technical expertise, rich sense of humor, and unbridled enthusiasm to bridge the gap between researcher and operator.