The 7th International Symposium on Steel Science 2024

Towards Future Designing Martensite and Bainite in Steels:
Unresolved Issues and Challenges (11-14, November 2024, Kyoto)

ISSS 2024 is the Seventh International Symposium on Steel Science. This symposium series commenced in Kyoto in 2007 and has been followed by events in the same city in 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017, and online in 2021. This project is supported by the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ) with the aim of presenting the latest cutting-edge results in iron and steel research and engaging in in-depth discussions. Topics are carefully chosen to strike a balance between academic advancements and industrial requisites. The Seventh Symposium is coordinated by a committee comprising approximately 30 active researchers from academia and industry, with five chairpersons: Goro Miyamoto (Tohoku Univ.), Nobuo Nakada (Tokyo Inst. Tech.), Yuhki Tsukada (Nagoya Univ.), Shusaku Takagi (JFE Steel), Manabu Takahashi (Kyushu Univ.).
Martensite and bainite microstructures are indispensable for modern high-strength steels. Since the 1st ISSS in 2007, which focused on the "Fundamentals of Martensite and Bainite towards Future Steels with High Performance", the development of advanced characterization techniques as well as theoretical calculations has significantly enhanced our comprehension of martensitic and bainitic steels. The deeper understanding enables us for sophisticated design of more advanced martensitic and bainitic steels. Nonetheless, there are unresolved issues concerning the heterogeneity from the atomic to micron scale and its impact on the mechanical properties of martensitic and bainitic steels.
To build upon the discussions initiated during the ISSS2007 and share insights into the current state of the art and ongoing challenges, we are pleased to announce the Seventh Symposium, scheduled from November 11th to 14th, 2024, in Kyoto. The theme is "Towards Future Designing Martensite and Bainite in Steels: Unresolved Issues and Challenges". The symposium will tentatively encompass the following sessions.

  • Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Martensitic Steels
  • Heterogeneous Deformation and Fracture in Martensitic Steels
  • Low-Temperature Tempering of Martensitic Steels
  • Bainite Transformation and Its Applications
  • New Frontiers of Martensite and Bainite in Steels

Oral presentations will be limited to approximately 20 invited speakers, consisting of authoritative distinguished researchers, and active researchers from the next generation in this field, in order to facilitate in-depth discussions. Additionally, around 40 contributed presentations will be scheduled in a poster session, providing an opportunity for attendees to share their work and expand their professional network.

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