Beyond Nickel-Based Superalloys II

An ECI Conference Series

July 17-21, 2016
Clare College
Cambridge, UK

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Technical Co-sponsorship with TMS

Technical Co-sponsorship with TMS

About This Conference

Nickel-based superalloys continue to be widely used in elevated temperature structural applications that demand high strength, damage tolerance and environmental resistance.  Key applications of these materials include gas turbine engines used in the aviation and energy generation sectors.  The socio-economic demand for increased performance, reliability and efficiency from such engines necessitates future engine designs that will subject key engine components to even higher temperatures and stresses than are currently experienced.  The scope for further development of nickel based superalloys to meet this need is limited and, as such, commercial opportunities exist for new materials with superior capabilities.

New alloy systems with potential to supersede nickel based superalloys are being extensively studied by many research groups worldwide. This conference will bring together these research groups to present the latest developments in developing such new alloys.

Of particular interest are those materials that have the potential to deliver superior properties to nickel-based superalloys including:

  • Mechanical behavior (creep, fatigue, ductility, resistance to crack propagation)
  • Environmental resistance (oxidation, hot corrosion)

The research activities that will be covered include:

  • Alloy development
  • Alloy simulation and modelling
  • Mechanical testing
  • Oxidation resistance
  • Microstructure observations (dislocation structures, phase changes) and correlation to mechanical behavior
  • “Exotic” experimental setups (alloy prototyping, in-situ testing and characterization)
  • and many other topics.

This conference is a follow-on from the successful “Beyond Nickel-Based Superalloys” conference that was held in Bad Berneck, Germany in May 2013.

Key Dates in 2016
February 22    Abstracts due
March 29          Notification of accepted abstracts
April 4, 2016    Preliminary Program on website
April 6, 2016     Registration Opens
July 17, 2016      Conference begins

Conference Organization

Chair:  Dr Howard J. Stone, University of Cambridge

Prof Bernard P. Bewlay, General Electric Global Research, USA  (
Prof Lesley A. Cornish, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa   (
Prof Uwe Glatzel, University Bayreuth, Germany  (
Prof Martin Heilmaier, KIT Karlsruche (
Prof Haruyuki Inui, Kyoto University, Japan (
Prof John Lewandowski, Case Western Reserve University, USA   (
Prof David A. Shifler, Office of Naval Research, USA   (
Prof Kyosuke Yoshimi, Tohoku University, Japan

Abstract Submission

Call for Abstracts

The program will consist of invited and solicited oral presentations and poster presentations.

Oral Abstract Deadline:                                      Closed
Poster Abstract Deadline:                                   

Notification of Accepted Abstracts:                      March 29, 2016

Poster Board Size:  1 m wide x 2 m in height

Abstracts of approximately 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted above.  The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers.

The abstracts template must be followed for an abstract to be considered for presentation.  Please click on THIS LINK to submit your abstract.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Conference Venue

Beyond Nickel Based Superalloys II
will be held at Clare College, Cambridge, UK.  Clare College is located right in the very heart of Cambridge, providing easy access to all of the local shops, restaurants and attractions in this beautiful, historic university city.  To ensure that conference participants are given the opportunity to experience the sights and atmosphere of this historic city, guided tours of the city will be available during the conference, as well as chauffeured punting along the river Cam, which affords spectacular views of the many famous and beautiful Cambridge colleges.

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Clare College: The conference sessions will take place here. Accommodations at Clare College consist of single rooms or twin rooms for attendees bringing a guest. All have en suite bathrooms. For more information visit

Kings College: Accommodations at Kings are in the Benet Street building. The en suite rooms have been recently renovated and are close to the market square and shopping areas of Grand Arcade and Petty Curry. They are a short walk from the main Clare College venue. For more information visit

Transportation Information


The conference will take place at Clare College, Cambridge, UK. Cambridge is easily accessible by road, rail and air and Clare College is located in central Cambridge with excellent access. Click the Clare College link for a map. For additional information check the Visit Cambridge transportation section here:


Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Exit at junction 12 for Barton Road or Junction 13 for Madingley Road.

Access from the Midlands and North is via the A14 and A1. From whichever direction you approach you should make for the A14 to the north of Cambridge.


Cambridge is less than an hour away from London by train with frequent departures from King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations. Some direct services operate from Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham. Cambridge Station is about a 25-minute walk from Clare, but buses run every 8 minutes into the center of Cambridge and taxis are available for hire at Cambridge Station.

Timetables and fares are available at

Bus service

There are frequent services between London’s Victoria Coach Station and Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge. Most services will terminate from Cambridge Bus Station, from here it is only a 5-minute walk to Clare Old Court.


Stansted Airport is located just 30 miles south of Cambridge, 35 minutes away via the M11 motorway. It is the most convenient international airport and there are also regular flights from most European destinations. If arriving at Stansted Airport, both rail and coach transfers are very effective.  Rail services take approximately 30 minutes. Coach services take approximately 50 mins.  The difference in time between these services is offset by the coach station being more central in Cambridge than the rail station, thereby reducing the distance to get to Clare College.

London Heathrow and Gatwick are both approximately 2 hours away by road or rail, and there are frequent coach connections to Cambridge (Drummer Street Bus Station) from all three airports.

If arriving in Heathrow, it is recommended that travellers take the Underground Piccadilly Line to London Kings Cross Station and then change onto the mainline train services to Cambridge.

If arriving in Gatwick, it is recommended that travellers take a train to London and change in London.  Whilst there are many possible routes, the easiest is the Thameslink service to London St Pancras Station and then a very short walk to London Kings Cross Station before changing onto the mainline train services to Cambridge.

Conference Fees and Registration

Conference Fees

All conference fees are inclusive.  They include registration, accommodations (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights), all meals with the exception of dinner on Tuesday, walking and punting excursions, taxes, and gratuities from the welcome drink and dinner on Sunday through lunch on Thursday. Incidental fees (telephone calls, faxes, spa, laundry, etc.) are billed to your personal account by the college.


The conference fees are:

Register on or before June 20, 2016 Register after June 20, 2016
Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) – Accommodations at Clare College

(see accommodations description in Venue section above)

US $2,150.00 US $2,350.00
Participant (single occupancy) – Accommodations at King’s College (see accommodations description in venue section) US $2,235.00 US $2,435.00
Bona fide Graduate Student (included single occupancy accommodations at Clare College) (Those in this category must send proof of current status – copy of current Student ID can be faxed to 1-212-514-6030 or emailed to US $1,735.00 US $1,935.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing a bedroom with a participant at Clare College. (Includes bed and breakfast, Sunday reception and dinner, Monday dinner, Wednesday banquet and conference excursions) US $555.00 US $555.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing a bedroom with a participant at Clare College. (Bed and Breakfast only) US $280.00 US $280.00

Local Attendees – If you live in the Cambridge area and would like to register without accommodations, please contact ECI Registrar Kathy Chan (

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact ECI ( for pricing.

Conference Registration

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Special Notes and Payment Instructions


We suggest that you register as soon as possible to be certain that you will have a hotel room at the conference rate.  Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis.

All participants are encouraged to register before June 6, 2016.  There is a discounted price for registering before this date and hotel space cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after this date.  Your registration is not officially confirmed until we receive payment of the amount due.  ECI reserves the right to cancel your room registration if payment is not received. Your invoice/receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon of receipt of your registration.

Because of contractual guarantees made with the hotel for room and meal functions, no shows, late arrivals, missed meals and early departures cannot receive fee adjustments.  If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to participate fully in this conference, please indicate this when you register. An ECI representative will contact you to discuss your specific needs. If you have special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or a food allergy), please make a note on your registration.  The chef needs to know this information in advance if we are to accommodate you. ECI will attempt to accommodate special requests such as Kosher or Halal meals, but such meals may not be available at all conference sites. Any additional costs for special meal requests must be paid by the participant to ECI.

Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex), check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars, payable to ENGINEERING CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL. Checks or money orders in any other currencies are NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Payment is made on the web site except for those who are sending payment by wire transfer or have a purchase order from their company/institution.

WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENT: If you are planning to make payment by wire transfer, please contact ECI for the bank information. You must add $30 to cover ECI bank charges. Please reference your full name and the conference title.  Either fax a copy of your bank transfer papers to ECI (Fax: +1-212-514-6030) or email a scanned copy to  This is very important – otherwise it is extremely difficult to trace your payment and you may not receive a receipt prior to the conference.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received by ECI in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference in order for a full refund (less a processing fee) to be considered. The ECI auditors require that refunds for all conference cancellations be processed after the conference so that the necessary back-up information (e.g., hotel list of those in-house) can be attached to the refund request and ECI can verify that the hotel has not charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a processing fee of 4% of the total fee, plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 15 – 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $250 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 8 – 14 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather or travel disruptions/cancellations.

Registrations can be transferred without incurring any penalty or cancellation fee.

Denied or delayed visa

If a participant is forced to cancel due to a denied or delayed entry visa, ECI will issue a full refund provided that ECI has been notified of a potential visa issue at least four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Change of payment method

If an attendee who has already paid the conference fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid in a different manner (e.g., charged to an alternate credit card, or paid via check or bank transfer), a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.


It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate circumstance that an event is cancelled, ECI is not liable for any costs incurred by participants in connection with their attendance.

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Preliminary Program

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