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December, 12th – PhD examination Elizaveta Cheremisina

December, 12<sup>th</sup> – PhD examination Elizaveta Cheremisina




Elizaveta CHEREMISINA has submitted her thesis "Dissolution Kinetics of CaO and MgO in converter steelmaking Slags" under supervision of Prof. Johannes Schenk and passed her PhD exam with distinction on December 12th. Congratulations!

December, 07th – Diploma Examination

December, 07<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination





The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate the young engineers: Dipl.-Ing. Georg NUNNER and Dipl.-Ing. Ernst ZÖSCHG (with honors) for succesfully completed diploma examination.

December, 07th – Visit to voestalpine Schienen GmbH in Donawitz

December, 07<sup>th</sup> – Visit to voestalpine Schienen GmbH in Donawitz





On December 7th a group of 15 students and colleagues from the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy visited voestalpine Schienen GmbH, the European market leader in rail production. Dr. Jürgen Goriupp and Johannes Wundersamer gave excellent presentations and a visit of the rolling mill completed the interesting program. Thanks a lot to our colleagues in Donawitz for making this visit possible!

December, 06th – Diploma Examination

December, 06<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination





The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate the young engineers: Dipl.-Ing. Michael Bernhard (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Reza DANESH MARNANI, Dipl.-Ing. Patrick NEUHAUSER and Dipl.-Ing. Ingrid STADLMAYR for succesfully completed diploma examination.

December, 01st–02nd – IWSQ 2016

December, 01<sup>st</sup>–02<sup>nd</sup> – IWSQ 2016 1 December, 01<sup>st</sup>–02<sup>nd</sup> – IWSQ 2016 2 December, 01<sup>st</sup>–02<sup>nd</sup> – IWSQ 2016 3





On 1st and 2nd December Nora Fuchs and Roman Krobath participated at the international workshop for Surface quality of continuously cast products 2016 in Bergamo, Italy. People from over 15 nations attended to the workshop. Nora gave a presentation about the High Temperature - Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy with the title "HT-LSCM: A valuable tool for surface microstructure investigations". Roman presented "A new method for the experimental simulation of surface crack formation in continuous casting". The workshop was a really useful exchange between the attendees of industry and research.
Congratulations to Roman for receiving the best presentation award, which was voted from all participants after the workshop.

November, 25th – PhD examination Christoph Turk

November, 25<sup>th</sup> – PhD examination Christoph Turk





On November 25th 2016 Christoph Turk passed the defense of his PhD with excellence. During the examination in the presence of numerous colleagues and friends Christoph prooved to be an excellent metallurgist. Congratulations!

October, 19th – Raw Materials University Day 2016

October, 19<sup>th</sup> – Raw Materials University Day 2016 1 October, 19<sup>th</sup> – Raw Materials University Day 2016 2 October, 19<sup>th</sup> – Raw Materials University Day 2016 3 October, 19<sup>th</sup> – Raw Materials University Day 2016 4 October, 19<sup>th</sup> – Raw Materials University Day 2016 6 October, 19<sup>th</sup> – Raw Materials University Day 2016 7









On Oct. 19th the Raw Materials University Day took place. In this frame, our chair welcomed several classes from different schools all over austria and introduced them the way from iron ore to the final steel product. This included a visit of our reduction laboratories as well as the melt shop. A highlight was certainly the final cast of a steel melt from our induction furnace.

October, 17th – Diploma Examination

October, 17<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination




The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate the young engineers: Dipl.-Ing. Nora FUCHS (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Olga GERASEVA, Dipl.-Ing. Andrey GERASEV, Dipl.-Ing. Dominik HOFER (with honors) and Dipl.-Ing. Alexander MAYERHOFER for succesfully completed diploma examination.

Presentation at the 4th Slag symposium on 13th and 14th of October 2016 in Meitingen

Presentation at the 4<sup>th</sup> Slag symposium on 13<sup>th</sup> and 14<sup>th</sup> of October 2016 in Meitingen 1 Presentation at the 4<sup>th</sup> Slag symposium on 13<sup>th</sup> and 14<sup>th</sup> of October 2016 in Meitingen 2




Under the heading „Kreislaufwirtschaft stabil weiterentwickeln“ the 4th Slag Symposium, organized by Max Aicher Group, took place in Augsburg/Meitingen. K1-MET participated with a presentation about “Thermodynamic modelling of slag operation in secondary metallurgy” by Florian Markus Penz; a project which was researched together with Stahlwerk Marienhütte Graz and the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy of Montanuniversität Leoben. (Co-authors – P. Bundschuh, J. Schenk (both CoFM), T. Griessacher (MH))

The conference featured a number of highly interesting scientific papers from a number of international participants based on the topic of an efficient reuse of by-products of steel production. It gave a fundamental overview of the potentials of the re use of slags and their contribution for a well performing closed loop economy. Apart from excellent networking opportunities, the conference committee also organized a dinner at the famous Rathauskeller of Augsburg and an interesting company visit of Lech Stahlwerk and Max Aicher Umwelt.

14th October, Visit to Pittini Group

On October 14th, 2016 a group of 30 students visited the headquarters of Pittini Group in Osoppo near Udine in Italy. After a short company presentation and a few introducing words about the site, we got a guided tour through the electric steel plant and the rod rolling mill. One of the highlights of the tour was the 150 t EAF- the heart of the plant. Moreover, we got an insight to different laboratories and visited an exhibition about the earthquake in 1976 and its destructive impact on the facilities. On behalf of the participants we thank the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy and the Pittini Group for making this informative excursion possible.

Oct. 10 - 14, 2016; Vice Rector Prof. Moser and Prof. Schenk visited universities in Brazil

The visit of two universities in the Brazilian state Minas Gerais was on the trip program of Vice Rector Prof. Moser and Prof. Schenk. On Oct. 10 and 11, the Universidade Federal da Ouro Preto (UFOP) in the picturesque town Ouro Preto was on their schedule. The Escola de Minas (School of Mine) of this university is celebrating this year the 140th anniversary. A workshop was organized by Prof. Adilson da Costa in the historical building of the Escola de Minas. Prof. Schenk was invited for a lecture and held a presentation to the topic “Hydrogen as Reducing Agent in Ironmaking and Steemaking - Status, Potentials, Challenges”.
In 2013 UFOP and Montanuniversitaet Leoben signed an exchange agreement for students and staff members. This agreement is the basis for the regular exchange of students between the two universities. This exchange program is financed by ThyssenKruppSteel Europe and ThyssenKruppSteel Americas. In the last winter semester 2015/17 four students from UFOP stood in Leoben for attending lectures and courses. Two students from Leoben were in Ouro Preto in the last summer semester.
The extension of the collaboration between the UFOP and Montanuniversitaet was the topic of a meeting between Prof. Moser and Prof. Schenk with the rector of UFOP, Prof. Souza and the director of the Escola de Minas Prof. Endo. Mr. Eliezer Dias, the human resource specialist of ThyssenKruppSteel also attended this meeting.

Participants of the workshop in Escola da Minas, front line from left Prof. Adilson da Costa (UFOP), vicerector Prof. P. Moser, Prof. J. Schenk, Eliezer Dias (TKSA), Bruno Nazário (UFOP)

 

Meeting with UFOP and ThyssenKruppSteel resprentative from left: Jaqueline Pinheiro Schultz (International relation, UFOP), Prof. Adilson da Costa (UFOP), Eliezer Dias (TKSE), Vicerector Prof. Peter Moser, Rector of UFOP Prof. Marcone Jamilson Freitas Souza, Prof. Johannes Schenk, Director of Escola de Minas Prof. Issamu Endo

The visit of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) was on the schedule on Oct. 13 and 14. The meeting between the rector of UFMG Prof. Ramirez and Vicerector Prof. Moser was held with the outcome that a Memorandum of Understanding should be signed in February 2017. This should be the basis for further steps of collaborations between the UFMG and Montanuniversitaet Leoben. After that the engineering departments of mining as well as metallurgy and material science were visited.

Meeting with UFMG from left: Dean Fabo Ales, Daniel de Carvalho, Prof. Johannes. Schenk, Rector Jaime Arturo Ramirez, Vicerector Peter Moser, Prof. Roberto Parreiras Tavares

The collaboration between the universities has been already started. Daniel de Carvalho head of technology of steelmaking in TKS-CSA is in the start phase of his PhD study in Leoben and he will be supervised by Prof. Schenk. Daniel knows Leoben very well, since he spent here one semester during his master study in Brazil as in incoming student in 2013. His work on the PhD thesis will be supported by experiments which he is executing in UFMG at LaSiP (link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeNG_RUSlyMzVr3JVh8tHXg?rdm=28zofb3xn&client=mv-google&app=desktop). (Laboratory for Simulation of Processes). The head of LaSiP Prof. Roberto Parreiras Tavares will be also a supervisor of his PhD thesis. All persons involved are looking forward to this new format of collaboration between an Austrian and Brazilian university in the field of metallurgy and material science.

Link to news article on the web page of the university of Ouro Preto

Warm Welcome to our "Schwammerl"

Warm Welcome to our "Schwammerl" 1 Warm Welcome to our "Schwammerl" 2




On Oct. 5th we welcomed the new bachelor students at the Department Metallurgy and gave them a first insight in the study programme, our current research activities as well as a first impression in our laboratory work.
We wish all of them a good start for their studies in Leoben!

3rd – 5th October, Invited Lecture by Prof. Schenk at the Mining University in St. Petersburg, Russia

3<sup>rd</sup> – 5<sup>th</sup> October, Invited Lecture by Prof. Schenk at the Mining University in St. Petersburg, Russia 1 3<sup>rd</sup> – 5<sup>th</sup> October, Invited Lecture by Prof. Schenk at the Mining University in St. Petersburg, Russia 2




St. Petersburg Mining University invited Prof. Schenk to hold a lecture for students of the study program metallurgy and chemical engineering. In a three day course, the topic "Kinetics and transport phenomena for fluid-solid reactions" was introduced. Prof. Schenk appreciated very much the attendance and response of the students during his lecture and also the hospitality of the Russian host.

According to the results of the QS World University Rankings assessment, Saint Petersburg Mining University is among world’s top 100 universities, teaching "mineral and mining engineering".

Publication in Journal of Material Science

D.You, S.Michelic, G.Wieser and C.Bernhard published their lastest research results in the Journal of Material Science. The article entitled "Modeling of manganese sulfide formation during the solidification of steel" describes a model coupling the formation kinetics of manganese sulfide with a microsegregation model linked to thermodynamic databases. Classical nucleation theory and a diffusion-controlled growth model were applied to describe the formation process. The influence of sulfur content and cooling rate on MnS formation were studied. Experiments were used for the validation of the calculation results.

The publication is available open acess under the following link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-016-0470-y

12th – 14th September, ECIC 2016, Linz

12<sup>th</sup> – 14<sup>th</sup> September, ECIC 2016, Linz 1 12<sup>th</sup> – 14<sup>th</sup> September, ECIC 2016, Linz 2




The 7th European Coke and Ironmaking Conference (ECIC) 2016 took place at the Design Center in Linz from 12th to 14th September. With 320 participants, this conference was a very successful event. Prof. Johannes Schenk was the Chairman of this conference. He also delivered a keynote speech on the topic “Evaluation of the Capabilities of Direct and Smelting Reduction Processes to Enhance the Energy Efficiency and to Reduce the CO2 Emission of the Steel Production in Europe”. The following research papers were presented from the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy –

Anrin Bhattacharyya: Experimental Simulation of the Interaction of Slag and Hot Metal with Coke at the Bosh Region of Blast Furnace (Co-authors – J. Schenk, M. Jäger, H. Stocker, C. Thaler)

Anton Pichler (presently employed at voestalpine Linz): Analysis of the Alkali Distribution in Ironmaking Reactors by Thermochemical Modelling (J. Schenk, F. Hauzenberger, H. Stocker, C. Thaler)

The conference featured a number of highly interesting scientific papers from a number of national and international participants. Apart from excellent networking opportunities, the conference committee also organized a local pub tour in Linz and a dinner cruise on the Danube.

September, 12th – Group of students from Bruck an der Leitha visited the Chair of Metallurgy

September, 12<sup>th</sup> – Group of students from Bruck an der Leitha visited the Chair of Metallurgy 1 September, 12<sup>th</sup> – Group of students from Bruck an der Leitha visited the Chair of Metallurgy 2




On September 12th we welcomed a group of eighth-grade students from Bruck an der Leitha. A short presentation about the fields of metallurgy and their applications was given and finally we visited the melt shop to see metallurgy in action in form of a thermit reaction. Hopefully were successful in interesting some of these young students in the field of metallurgy.

Researching the future of metals

An article related to the FWF-TRP project finished in July 2016 has been published in the Metals Magazine of Primetals Technologies. It gives an insight in research activities on acicular ferrite and its interaction with non-metallic inclusions. A microstructure image of an investigated HSLA steel grade is illustrated at the back cover of the magazine.

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Visit from our partner University USTB

Visit from our partner University USTB 1 Visit from our partner University USTB 2 Visit from our partner University USTB 3 Visit from our partner University USTB 4




Our colleagues Prof. Jianjua Liu from the Engineering Research Institute and Prof.´s Shusen Cheng and Rong Zhu from the School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering of the University of Science and Technology in Beijing visited Leoben. Following discussions about the recently established student exchange program our distinguished guests gave lectures about their metallurgical research.

The contact with USTB goes back to 2008 when we first visited Beijing with a group of students. Following several guest lectures in Beijing we started to exchange researchers in 2013. In 2015, Christian Bernhard was awarded the title "Guest Professor" and the Universities established a successful student exchange program.

A visit to the Radwerk IV in Vordernberg - guided by Prof. G. Sperl - and the participation in our annual hiking tour to the Hochalm completed the challenging program for our guests.

August, 02th - 04th – Visit of our colleagues from the University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic to the Departement of Metallurgy

August, 02<sup>th</sup> - 04<sup>th</sup> – Visit of our colleagues from the University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic to the Departement of Metallurgy




Within the framework of the ERASMUS+ program "Staff mobility for training" our colleagues Assoc. Prof. Ing. Karel GRYC, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. Ing. Ladislav SOCHA, Ph.D. and Assoc. Prof. Ing. Markéta TKADLEČKOVÁ, Ph.D. visited the Department of Metallurgy between August 2nd and 4th. Besides the training activities our guests had the opportunity to visit our labs. Assoc.Prof. Karel GRYC gave a presentation about "METALLURGICAL DEPARTMENT - a Traditional Part of VŠB –Technical University of Ostrava".

July 4th - 7th, Metaldays 2016

On Thursday 7th of July the seventh Metaldays came to an end. 25 students from all over Austria had the chance to get to know the university environment as well as the city of Leoben. During these four days the students visited the different chairs within the Department of Metallurgy and visited the voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH Co&KG and the mining plant Erzberg with a Hauly-cruise across.
The Chair of Metallurgy wants to thank all the sponsoring companies for their generous support as well as the organizing staff for making this event possible.

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June, 24th – Info day at the Montanuniversitaet

June, 24<sup>th</sup> – Info day at the Montanuniversitaet 1 June, 24<sup>th</sup> – Info day at the Montanuniversitaet 2




In the course of the info day on June 24th a group of interested students visited our Chair for getting an insight in the field of metallurgy. After a presentation about the study programme and some examples for metallurgical applications, a visit of the chair's melt shop completed the programme. We hope to see some of you in autumn back at the university as "Schwammerl".

June, 23th – Diploma Examination

The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate the young engineers: Dipl.-Ing. Christoph BRUNNBAUER, Dipl.-Ing. Gerd FROSCH, Dipl.-Ing. Christian LEGERER (with honors), Christina PANKRATZ and Philipp STÖGNER for succesfully completed diploma examination.

June, 22th – voestalpine Synergy Platform

June, 22<sup>th</sup> – voestalpine Synergy Platform 1 June, 22<sup>th</sup> – voestalpine Synergy Platform 2




On 22nd, 2016 the annual researcher meeting voestalpine Synergy Platform was held at the Communication Center Donawitz. The topic of this year was Aspects of Steel Production in the 21st Century. Prof. Schenk and Prof. Bernhard have participated in this conference as invited speakers. Prof. Bernhard presented the topic “Near net shape casting - current status and future perspectives” and Prof. Schenk spoke about the status, potentials and challenges for “Hydrogen as reducing agent in iron and steel production”.

June, 20th – PhD examination Michael Riedler

June, 20<sup>th</sup> – PhD examination Michael Riedler




Michael RIEDLER has submitted his thesis "Solidification Control in Casting of Heavy Ingots by a Novel Casting Process" and passed his PhD exam with distinction on June 20th. The examination board consisted of Prof. Andreas Ludwig, Prof. Christian Bernhard and Prof. Thomas Antretter. All members of the Chair congratulate him for this achievement and wish him all the best for the future!

June, 17th – Diploma Examination

June, 17<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination




The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate the young engineers: Dipl.-Ing. Christian WIBNER (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Stefan WIBNER (with honors) and Dipl.-Ing. Doris MICHEL for succesfully completed diploma examination.

June, 12th - 15th – SCANMET V, Luleå, Sweden

June, 12<sup>th</sup> - 15<sup>th</sup> – SCANMET V, Luleå, Sweden 1 June, 12<sup>th</sup> - 15<sup>th</sup> – SCANMET V, Luleå, Sweden 2




Anrin Bhattacharyya participated as a speaker in SCANMET V, which took place in Luleå, Sweden. The topic of his paper was “Determination of the specific surface area of cokes and chars for different simulated process conditions of blast furnace and smelting reduction routes” (Co-authors – J. Schenk, H. Stocker,  C. Thaler). Although the conference somewhat suffered due to the unfortunate strike called by Swedish pilots of the SAS Airlines, most of the spirited participants managed somehow their way to Luleå by alternative means and made the conference successful by their presence. The conference management also did a laudable job in tackling this situation. The conference featured a number of highly interesting technical and scientific presentations. It was also an excellent opportunity for effective networking. A highlight of this event was the visit to Swerea MEFOS, which has some of the most unique metallurgical pilot facilities in the whole world.

May, 25th - 27th – METAL 2016, Brno, Czech Republic

May, 25<sup>th</sup> - 27<sup>th</sup> – METAL 2016, Brno, Czech Republic 1 May, 25<sup>th</sup> - 27<sup>th</sup> – METAL 2016, Brno, Czech Republic 2 May, 25<sup>th</sup> - 27<sup>th</sup> – METAL 2016, Brno, Czech Republic 3




Prof. Christian Bernhard, Anrin Bhattacharyya and Michael Riedler participated in METAL 2016 which took place in Brno, Czech Republic from 25th to 27th May, 2016. Prof. Bernhard was invited as a guest speaker. The following research papers were presented from the side of our Chair -

Christian Bernhard: A Transient 2D Solidification Model for Defect Prevention in the Continuous Casting Process

Anrin Bhattacharyya: Effect of Alkaline Elements on Coke Structure under Blast Furnace Process Conditions (co-authors: Johannes Schenk, Ilse Letofsky-Papst, Jörg Albering)

Michael Riedler: Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation of the Formation of Shrinkage Cavity during Solidification of Steel (co-authors: Sebastian Michelic, Christian Bernhard)

This conference was also an excellent opportunity for fruitful networking with Central and East European metallurgists as well as other international participants.

May, 23th – PhD examination at the Chair of Metal Forming

May, 23<sup>th</sup> – PhD examination at the Chair of Metal Forming




Mario Kuss has submitted his PhD thesis entitled "Investigation of ball spinning" under supervision of Prof. Bruno Buchmayr. Christian Bernhard acted as second supervisor. On May 23rd he passed his PhD exam with excellence. Congratulations from side of the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy.

May, 15th - 19th – AISTech 2016 , Pittsburgh, USA

May, 15<sup>th</sup> - 19<sup>th</sup> – AISTech 2016 , Pittsburgh, USA 1 May, 15<sup>th</sup> - 19<sup>th</sup> – AISTech 2016 , Pittsburgh, USA 2




Several members of the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy participated in the AISTech 2016 in Pittsburgh, USA from 15th to 19th May. The seminar was organized by Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST). The following research papers were presented from the side of our Chair -

Anton Pichler: Influence of Slag Properties on the Alkali Cycle of a Blast Furnace (co-authors: J.Schenk, F. Hauzenberger, C. Thaler, H. Stocker)

Loder Denise: On the Formation Potential of Acicular Ferrite Microstructure in Different Steel Grades Focusing on the Influence of Carbon Content (co-authors: Alexander Mayerhofer, Susanne Michelic)

Presoly Peter: Influence of Silicon and Manganese on the Peritectic Range for Steel Alloys (co-authors: C. Bernhard)

With more than 7000 visitors and a large number of interesting presentations, this conference was also an excellent opportunity for fruitful networking with North American metallurgists as well as large number of international participants.

May, 13th – Info-Day at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben

May, 13<sup>th</sup> – Info-Day at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben




Twelve interested students visited the Department of Metallurgy in the scope of the Info-Day at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben on 13th Mai. First Lukas Preuler presented the study program of metallurgy. Afterwards Stefan Stangl showed a thermite reaction, which is used for welding rails. The experiment was performed in the Chair’s melting shop.

May, 10th – Inteco ASMET Award 2016

May, 10<sup>th</sup> – Inteco ASMET Award 2016 1 May, 10<sup>th</sup> – Inteco ASMET Award 2016 2




Within the ASMET Forum on May 10th Denise Loder was granted with the Inteco ASMET Award 2016 for her PhD thesis entitled "On the systematic investigation of acicular ferrite on laboratory scale" written in the framework of a FWF-project. Michael Riedler was awarded with the second place for his work regarding the Characterization of solidification mechanism for casting of big blooms with a new casting process, a project in cooperation with INTECO melting and casting technologies GmbH. Congratulations!

May, 09th – PhD examination Denise Loder

May, 09<sup>th</sup> – PhD examination Denise Loder




Denise Loder has submitted her thesis "On the systematic investigation of acicular ferrite formation on laboratory scale" and passed her PhD exam with distinction on May 9th. The examination board consisted of Prof. Bruno Buchmayr, Prof. Christian Bernhard and Prof. Helmut Clemens. All members of the Chair congratulate her for this achievement and wish her all the best for the future!

April, 22th – Lange Nacht der Forschung

April, 22<sup>th</sup> – Lange Nacht der Forschung 1 April, 22<sup>th</sup> – Lange Nacht der Forschung 2 April, 22<sup>th</sup> – Lange Nacht der Forschung 3 April, 22<sup>th</sup> – Lange Nacht der Forschung 4 April, 22<sup>th</sup> – Lange Nacht der Forschung 5 April, 22<sup>th</sup> – Lange Nacht der Forschung 6 April, 22<sup>th</sup> – Lange Nacht der Forschung 7









On April 22nd, within the framework of the initiative "Lange Nacht der Forschung" our Chair presented his labs and described the way from iron ore to the final steel product to all people interested in the material steel and its production. We could welcome many families with their children who especially enjoyed the hands-on experiments as well as the spectacular casting of a steel melt. Many of them stamped their own coin which was finally offered as a give-away to all participants!

April, 19th - 20th – Innovationsforum MAGNETSEP

April, 19<sup>th</sup> - 20<sup>th</sup> – Innovationsforum MAGNETSEP




Susanne Michelic participated at the Innovationsforum MAGNETSEP organized by the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. held in Dresden from 19th to 20th April 2016. Focus of this event was the magnetic interaction of melts and other solutions including the separation of particles from metals. Susanne gave a plenary talk regarding the research activities on Inclusion Metallurgy at our Chair focusing on the potential of High Temperature Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy for in-situ observation of inclusion behavior in steel and slag. The Innovationsforum offered a very good platform for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of potential cooperations in the future.

April, 11th - 13th – Peter Presoly participated at the 62. Metallkunde-Kolloquium in Lech am Arlberg

Peter Presoly participated at the 62. Metallkunde-Kolloquium in Lech am Arlberg from 11 to 13th April 2016 and gave a talk about “Demands on the thermal analysis at high temperatures”. The different laboratory methods such as DTA/DSC-TG, the Drop Shape Analysis and the High Temperature Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy were presented in detail. The focus of the presentation was on the know-how and the methodology to investigate steels, especially higher alloyed steels, in the high temperature range.

April, 11th – Visit of a Chineses Delegation to the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy

April, 11<sup>th</sup> – Visit of a Chineses Delegation to the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy 1 April, 11<sup>th</sup> – Visit of a Chineses Delegation to the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy 2




On April 11th a chinese delegation led by Prof. Jingtao HAN, chairman of the Chinese Confederation of Roll Forming Industry visited the Montanuniversitaet Leoben. The Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy presented activities on teaching and research.

April, 1st – Info-Day

April, 1<sup>st</sup> – Info-Day




In the course of the Info-Day on 1st April we welcomed a lot of interested students to give them some insight in the studies of metallurgy. Beginning with a presentation about the study program by Anton Pichler, the tour ended with a guided tour through the lab for reduction metallurgy and finally showing a thermite reaction to the audience in the Chair's melting shop.

March, 10th – Diploma Examination

March, 10<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination




The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate the young engineers: Dipl.-Ing. Belinda GRUBER (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Christoph SAGADIN (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Gerald SCHADEN and Dipl.-Ing. Daniel SPREITZER (with honors) for succesfully completed diploma examination.

March, 04th – Ski trip of the Chair of Ferros-Metallurgy

March 2016, 04<sup>th</sup> – Ski trip of the Chair of Ferros-Metallurgy




This year's annual ski trip took place in Schladming on the 04th of March. The trip went from the Reiteralm to the Planai, where our funny après ski took place.

January 2016, Indo-Austrian Collaborative Project: Visit to Calcutta, India by Anton Pichler and Anrin Bhattacharyya

Anton Pichler and Anrin Bhattacharyya travelled to India in January, 2016 as visiting researchers for the project titled “Analysis of the harmful effects of alkaline elements on the raw materials performance and the efficiency of different ironmaking processes”(BMWFW Ref. Nr. IN 08/2015), which is jointly financed by OeAD (Österreichischer Austauschdienst) from the Austrian side and DST (Department Of Science & Technology) from Indian side. The role of the Indian partner is served by the Metallurgical and Material Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Calcutta. Apart from the kick-off meeting, start-up tests and exchange of technical know-how pertaining to the project, Anton and Anrin presented the general information on MU Leoben and current research activities of our chair. A very interesting part of this journey was the visit to Tata Sponge Iron Limited in Orissa, which produces sponge iron by rotary kiln – a process which might seem very exotic in European context.

January 2016, Indo-Austrian Collaborative Project: Visit to Calcutta, India by Anton Pichler and Anrin Bhattacharyya
Anrin Bhattacharyya (left) and Anton Pichler (right) with Prof. M. K. Mitra at Jadavpur University, Calcutta

January, 28th – Field Trip to voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz

January, 28<sup>th</sup> – Field Trip to voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz




On January 28th a group of 45 students from metallurgy, materials engineering and mechanical engineering visited the voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz. The programe was very interesting starting with a visit of the steel mill including BOF, secondary metallurgy as well as continuous casting machines. After lunch in the cafeteria, the afternoon was dedicated to research and development in the field of materials engineering. In addition to a presentation regarding current trends in materials development for the automotive industry, the group visited the department of material testing as well as the development center with a small-scale rolling mill as well as heat treatment furnaces. We also received an insight into forming and joining technology. One highlight was certainly the crash-test for automotive parts.
Special thanks to Dr. Andreas Pichler and Dr. Peter Reisinger and all their colleagues for making this day in Linz so attractive and interesting for all participants!

January, 28th – Field Trip to voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz

January, 28<sup>th</sup> – Field Trip to voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz




On January 28th a group of 45 students from metallurgy, materials engineering and mechanical engineering visited the voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz. The programe was very interesting starting with a visit of the steel mill including BOF, secondary metallurgy as well as continuous casting machines. After lunch in the cafeteria, the afternoon was dedicated to research and development in the field of materials engineering. In addition to a presentation regarding current trends in materials development for the automotive industry, the group visited the department of material testing as well as the development center with a small-scale rolling mill as well as heat treatment furnaces. We also received an insight into forming and joining technology. One highlight was certainly the crash-test for automotive parts.
Special thanks to Dr. Andreas Pichler and Dr. Peter Reisinger and all their colleagues for making this day in Linz so attractive and interesting for all participants!

January, 22th – Info-Day at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben

In the course of the Info-Day on 22th January we welcomed a lot of interested students to give them some insight in the studies of metallurgy. Beginning with a presentation about the study program by Kerstin Baumgartner, the tour ended by showing a thermite reaction to the audience in the Chair's melting shop.

January, 20th – Lecture "Production Routes for Special Steels"

January, 20<sup>th</sup> – Lecture "Production Routes for Special Steels" 1 January, 20<sup>th</sup> – Lecture "Production Routes for Special Steels" 2




On the 20th of January an interesting seminar afternoon for master and PhD students in metallurgy and materials engineering took place at our Chair.
Colleagues from industry reported about technologies and challenges regarding the production and application of special steels:

Dr. Bernd HOLPER Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology GmbH, Ternitz
„Hochfeste, nichtmagnetisierbare, nichtrostende Stähle für Tiefbohranwendungen “

Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian SCHEAMHAUSER Buderus Edelstahl GmbH, Wetzlar
„Herstellungswege für schwere Schmiedestücke“

Special thanks to Dr. Holper and Dipl.-Ing. Schramhauser for presenting latest developments from an industrial perspective.

January, 20th – Visit to voestalpine Schienen GmbH in Donawitz

January, 20<sup>th</sup> – Visit to voestalpine Schienen GmbH in Donawitz 1 January, 20<sup>th</sup> – Visit to voestalpine Schienen GmbH in Donawitz 2 January, 20<sup>th</sup> – Visit to voestalpine Schienen GmbH in Donawitz 3




On January 20th a group of 25 metallurgy students visited the voestalpine Schienen GmbH in Donawitz. The program was very interesting; starting with a presentation on materials development in the railwaysystems afterwards the group visited the production plant starting at the new walking beam furnace to the rail rolling mill until the finishing section.

Special thanks to Dr. mont. Jürgen Goriupp for making this trip to Donawitz so attractive and interesting for all participants!

„Kaderschmiede“: ORF tv documentary

HT-LSCM on the cover of steel research international

The cover picture of the first issue in 2016 of the journal steel research international displays a view inside the high temperature chamber of our laser scanning confocal microscope. The corresponding article from S. Michelic, J. Goriupp, S. Feichtinger, Y.-B. Kang, C. Bernhard and J. Schenk is entitled Study on Oxide Inclusion Dissolution in Secondary Steelmaking Slags using High Temperature Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy and describes research activities within two projects in the COMET-Competence Center Programme: A project of the K2 Competence Centre on "Integrated Research in Materials, Processing and Product Engineering" as well as a K1-Met project. Link: DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500102