The AWS Professional Program is an organic way for authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation to be among fellow industry leaders and introduce their cutting-edge research.

Present your latest research results in the Professional Program. Authors will be required to give 20-minute oral presentations and will receive complimentary registration for the next AWS Professional Program, along with free access to FABTECH, which is the largest metal forming, fabrication, welding and finishing event in North America.

AWS welcomes abstract submissions on novel developments and research areas related to materials joining, including surfacing and additive manufacturing. Although full papers are not required for consideration, authors are encouraged to submit them to the Welding Journal.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • AI/ML for Joining Applications
  • Automation, Sensors and Controls
  • Battery and Energy Systems Welding
  • Brazing and Soldering
  • Industrial Applications and Technologies
  • Modeling and Numerical Analysis
  • Performance of Welded Components, including Corrosion, Creep and Fatigue
  • Surfacing, Overlay and Repair
  • Weldability and Characterization of Welded Components
  • Welding Processes/Methods, including:
    • Arc Welding Processes
    • High Energy Density (Laser and Electron Beam) and Laser Hybrid Welding
    • Solid State Welding

Special Events Include:

  • The Comfort A. Adams Lecture
  • Honorary Symposium: Professor J.N. DuPont, Lehigh University
  • Plenary Presentation: Professor J.N. DuPont, Lehigh University
  • Plenary Presentation: Professor B.T. Alexandrov, The Ohio State University
  • AWS Poster Competition