The 9th Workshop on Reactive Metal Processing( RMW9)

 The 9th Workshop on Reactive Metal Processing (RMW9) was held from February 21 to 22, 2014, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA. The RMW, an annual workshop on material processing, is held in collaboration with industries and universities worldwide and has been jointly organized by Prof. Toru H. Okabe of IRSCM and Prof. Donald R. Sadoway of MIT since 2006. Prof. Sossina M. Haile of Caltech and Prof. Tetsuya Uda of Kyoto University also joined as organizers of the RMW9. 73 researchers  from many countries such as USA, Canada, Norway, and Japan, attended this workshop.

 During the two-day workshop, eminent professionals delivered presentations on hot topics such as production/recycle processing of rare metals and advanced materials for batteries, which are essential for a sustainable society. Participants actively engaged in discussions as well. The RMW is a leading workshop in facilitating international research activities in the field of reactive metal processing.