Co-base Superalloys 2018

6th International Workshop on Co-base Superalloys 2018

6-7 Sep 2018  Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London

— ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 30 June 2018 —

The 6th International Workshop on Cobalt-Base Superalloys will take place at Imperial College on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September 2018, just before the EuroSuperalloys symposium the following week in Oxford.

This follows on from the successful previous workshops, starting in 2012 at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, USA; in 2013 at FAU Erlangen-Nuremburg in Germany; again at NIST 2015; and at the TMS annual meetings in 2014 and 2017.  The 7th workshop will be at the TMS annual meeting in 2019.  The approximate plan is to alternate each year between individual institutions and the TMS meeting.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for the community working to develop Co-base superalloys to come together to discuss developments in the field and the prospects for future research avenues and directions.


A PDF will be here, once abstract submission is closed and the programme is determined.


This workshop is brought to you by:

  • David Dye, Department of Materials, Imperial College
  • Steffen Neumeier, Department of Materials Science, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • Suzana Fries, ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Eric Lass, Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group, NIST
  • Qiang (Charles) Feng, State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology, Beijing
  • Michael Titus, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University


Co-base superalloys strengthened predominantly by the L12 γ′ phase will be the major topic of interest.  All areas of these alloys will be within the scope of the meeting –

  • Powder metallurgy, ingot metallurgy and single crystal alloys
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Dislocation behaviours, especially including creep
  • Carbides, borides and second phases
  • Oxidation behaviour
  • Fatigue behaviour
  • Environmental interactions
  • Materials processing
  • Design integration
  • Modelling and Simulation


We are expecting to have around 50 attendees and 20-30 talks over the two days, starting at 09:30 on Thursday 6th and finishing at 17:00 on Friday 7th.  On the evening of Thursday 6th we will go to Ognisko, a Polish restaurant opposite Imperial College.  Lunch and dinner on each day will be provided.


In order to pay for coffee, lunches and dinner on the Thursday night the registration fee will be GBP120 (inc VAT). Registration is available through Eventbrite. If money is prohibitive, please get in touch.

Register here!

Abstract Submission

We would welcome you to contribute to the meeting by giving a short talk, on the order of 30 mins in duration.  When registering at eventbrite, please provide your title and an abstract for your talk.  PhD students, postdocs and Professors are all welcome to talk!  Deadline for abstract submission and registration on Eventbrite (all in one): 30 June 2018 (but we’d love you to come, even if you are late and can’t talk).

Interactive Sessions

In the coffee room, we will have ample room for interactive sessions around any poster you would like to bring. When registering, please also provide your poster title.  Posters will be A0 portrait size – 841 mm wide x 1189mm high.


Imperial College student onsite accommodation are the Beit and Princes Gardens halls, which are ensuite single rooms – bookable here.

Local hotels are also available – a guide is here.  Probably our favourite local good hotel is the Queen’s Gate Hotel, which is about £169/night.


Imperial College is on the west side of central London, about 20 minutes walk from Paddington Station and 8 minutes for South Kensington tube station. Type the postcode SW7 2BP into google maps and that will get you to where you want to go. Citymapper is a good app for London travel; we also have Uber (but not Lyft), and you can hail black taxis on street.  The meeting room is just by the entrance to the Royal School of Mines on Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BP – see the yellow triangle on building 12 of the map here.

Getting to London

Guidance. London is served by the Eurostar from Paris and Brussels and by 4 major airports – Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN) and Stansted (STN). Heathrow is recommended.

From Heathrow – either take the Heathrow Express (15 mins) to Paddington station, and then walk, tube or taxi from there. OR take the Picadilly line (45 mins) to South Kensington directly on the London Underground (tube).  London Underground accepts contactless credit/debit cards, as do London buses.

From Gatwick take the Gatwick Express to Victoria (30 mins), and then the tube from there. From Luton take the connection bus to Luton Airport Parkway rail station, and get on the Thamselink train to connect to the tube at West Hampstead or Kings Cross – St Pancras.  From Stansted take the inaptly-named Stansted Express train to connect to the tube at either Tottenham Hale or Liverpool St.