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December, 06th – Diploma Examination

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





The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate Dipl.-Ing. Armin KRENN, Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Markus MAYR (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard MITAS (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin James RALPH (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Georg Joachim SCHNALZGER (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Manfred STEINER and Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Karl WEBER for the succesfully completed diploma examination.

December, 05th – Diploma Examination

December, 05<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination





The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate Dipl.-Ing. Michael HIRTLER, Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Höber (with honors) and Dipl.-Ing. Thomas WOLFINGER (with honors) for the succesfully completed diploma examination.

November, 29th – Colloquium of the doctoral candidates

November, 29<sup>th</sup> – Colloquium of the doctoral candidates




In honour of the 10 years anniversary of Prof. Johannes Schenk being the head of the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy at the Montanuniversität Leoben there was a colloquium of the doctoral candidates of the institute held in the great auditorium of the University.
To this colloquium, the previous and current doctoral candidates were invited as well as close industry partners to appreciate the scientific activity of Prof. Schenk at the Montanuniversität.  
The current doctoral candidates of the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy each presented their research topics and gave insight into their doctoral thesis. Prof. Schenk and Prof. Bernhard presented the background stories and history to each research topics. The main research topics were the area of Hydrogen- and primary metallurgy as well as the secondary metallurgical topics of Inclusion- and solidification metallurgy. 

We thank Prof. Schenk for his extraordinary commitment and wish him all the best for the years to come!

Dissertantenkolloquium am 29.11.2018
Zu Ehren des 10-jährigen Professur Jubiläums von Prof. Johannes Schenk als Leiter des Lehrstuhles für Eisen- und Stahlmetallurgie fand am 29.11.2018 ein Dissertantenkolloquium in der Aula der Montanuniversität Leoben statt.
Zu diesem Kolloquium, zu dem neben den engsten Industriepartnern alle aktuellen sowie ehemaligen Dissertanten von Prof. Schenk geladen waren, wurde die wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit von Prof. Schenk an der Montanuniversität gewürdigt.
Die Dissertanten des Lehrstuhls für Eisen- und Stahlmetallurgie präsentierten dabei ihre aktuellen Forschungsthemen. Die Hintergründe, sowie vorangegangene Dissertationen und Projekten zu diesen Forschungsgebieten wurden von Prof. Schenk und Prof. Bernhard moderiert. Dabei handelte es sich vor allem um die Themengebiete der Wasserstoff- und Primärmetallurgie sowie die sekundärmetallurgischen Teilbereiche der Einschluss- und Erstarrungsmetallurgie.  

Wir danken Prof. Schenk für sein großartiges Engagement und wünschen ihm auch für die weiteren Jahre alles Gute!

October, 31th – Grand opening of the analytical scanning transmission electron microscope “3DnanoAnalytics”

October, 31<sup>th</sup> – Grand opening of the analytical scanning transmission electron microscope “3DnanoAnalytics”





Last week the grand opening of the analytical scanning transmission electron microscope was celebrated at the institute for non-ferrous metallurgy.
With the generous support of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency the project with a project size of 1.8 Mio. € was funded with 85%. With this support, the institute could buy the microscope and the necessary infrastructure was developed.
With this new microscope, the Montanuniversität can research and develop new materials through the characterisation of materials. The new microscope can not only generate a high-definition analysis of the chemical composition but also show a 3D-Model of the microstructure-elements.
Therefore, the interaction between the crystallographic defects (grain boundaries, phase interfaces, precipitation, dislocation and so forth) with chemical elements in the material can be researched far better than before.
The Department wishes Assoz. Prof. Dr. Stefan Pogatscher all the best for his future research and a lot of success.

Eröffnung des analytischen Rastertransmissionselektronenmikroskops „3DnanoAnalytics“
Vergangene Woche wurde die feierliche Eröffnung des neuen Rastertransmissionselektronenmikroskops am Lehrstuhl für Nichteisenmetallurgie begangen.
Durch eine großzügige Unterstützung der FFG (Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft) die sich auf 85% des Projektvolumens von 1,8 Mio. € beläuft, konnten das Vorhaben zur Anschaffung des Mikroskops realisiert werden und auch die nötige Infrastruktur hergestellt werden.
Damit auf der Montanuniversität neue Materiealien entwickelt und erforscht werden können, ist es nötig sich mit der Charakterisierung von Materialien zu beschäftigen. Mithilfe des neuen Rastertransmissionselektronenmikroskops ist es nun möglich, sowohl eine hochauflösende Analyse der chemischen Zusammensetzung von Materialien anzufertigen als auch eine 3D-Darstellung von einzelnen Mikrostrukturelementen zu erstellen. Somit können die Interaktionen zwischen kristallographischen Defekten (Korn-und Phasengrenzen, Ausscheidungen, Versetzungen usw.) mit chemischen Elementen im Material nun noch besser untersucht werden.
Das Department wünscht Herrn Assoz. Prof. Dr. Stefan Pogatscher für seine zukünftige Forschung alles Gute und viel Erfolg.

October, 23th – Chemistry Workshop of the compulsory optional subject

October, 23<sup>th</sup> – Chemistry Workshop of the compulsory optional subject





This week the students of the compulsory optional subject chemistry of the BG/BRG Leoben Neu visited us at the university.
After a busy school day the students came directly to the university and after a quick lunch they had a short introduction about the university in general and the study program Metallurgy. Thereafter Professor Bernhard explained the students what a thermite reaction is and how the enthalpy used to be calculated and is calculated nowadays. Then the students had the opportunity to see a live thermite reaction in the technical centre of the institute for ferrous metallurgy.
Later the Students hat the change to get to know a real chemistry lab and Professor Mori gave the students an insight in the world of corrosion.
Finally, the students hat the chance to visit the institute for nonferrous metallurgy and could experience a leaching process in the lab there and show theirs skills by guessing different types of metals.

We hope you had a nice afternoon and we are looking forward to seeing you again at the MetalDays or the next open house day at the university.

Diese Woche besuchten uns einige sehr begeistere Schülerinnen und Schülern des BG/BRG Leoben Neu im Zuge des Wahlpflichtfaches Chemie.
Die Schülerinnen und Schüler, die direkt nach ihrem Schultag zu uns auf die Uni kamen, durften sich zuallererst an einem kleinen Buffet stärken. Danach bekamen sie ein paar Infos über die Montanuniversität Leoben und das Studium der Metallurgie. Professor Bernhard veranschaulichte ihnen danach, was eine Thermitreaktion ist, und wie man früher und heute die Enthalpie solcher Reaktionen berechnen kann.
Später ging es für die Schülerinnen und Schüler ins Technikum des Lehrstuhls für Eisen- und Stahlmetallurgie, wo sie eine Thermitreaktion live miterleben konnten.
Danach entführte Professor Mori die Schülerinnen und Schüler in die Welt der Korrosionskunde und zeigte ihnen die spannende Welt eines Chemielabors.
Abschließend durften die Schülerinnen und Schüler auf dem Lehrstuhl für Nichteisenmetallurgie bei einer Laugung dabei sein und beim erraten verschiedener Metalle konnten Sie ihr Wissen auch anwenden.

Wir hoffen ihr hattet einen spannenden Nachmittag bei uns und wir würden uns freuen, euch bei den MetalDays oder bei einem Infotag wieder bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen.

October, 11th – Diploma Examination

October, 11<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination 1





The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate Dipl.-Ing. Michael Johann AUER, Dipl.-Ing. Christian GRUBER and Dipl.-Ing. Gero SCHWARZ (with honors) for the succesfully completed diploma examination.

October, 5th – Introduction of our new guest researcher Ming-Hung Chen

Last Friday our new colleague, Ming-Hung Chen from Taiwan told us about himself and the companies Dragon Steel and China Steel.
After a short overview of his life, he told us about the company’s facilities, their production volume and their specifications.
Afterwards our colleagues had the chance to talk with him about their research topics and discuss them with him.
We are happy about the research visit and hope, that the time in Leoben will be a wonderful one for our new colleague.

Vorstellung unsere Gastforschern Ming-Hung Chen

Vergangenen Freitag stellte unser neuer Gastforscher Ming-Hung Chen aus Taiwan sich selbst und die Firmen Dragon Steel und China Steel vor.
Nach einer kurzen Einführung über ihn selbst gab es einen Einblick in die beiden Firmen, ihre Produktionsanlagen und auch das Produktionsvolumen.
Anschließend konnte sich unsere Mitarbeiter mit Herrn Ming-Hung Chen über ihre Forschungsgebiete austauschen.
Wir freuen uns sehr über den Besuch und hoffen, dass die Zeit in Leoben für unseren neuen Kollegen eine wunderbare werden wird.

October, 3rd – Reception of the freshmen

October, 3<sup>rd</sup> – Reception of the freshmen





With the beginning of October there is a new wind blowing through Leoben, the new freshman, also called “Schwammerl” have arrived at the university. The Department Metallurgy therefore had the pleasure to welcome our new students. After a short introduction of the department and our institutes by Prof. Bernhard, the student’s representatives and the ASMET Studentensektion also introduced themselves to our freshmen.
Afterwards the students could ask the first pressing questions to the older students and the professor and enjoyed a delicious lunch. 
We wish all of you the best for your studies and your time in Leoben, as well as a lot of success for your first exams!

Begrüßung der Erstsemester am 3.10.2018
Mit Beginn der ersten Oktoberwoche weht frischer Wind durch Leoben, die neuen Erstsemester, also unsere „Schwammerl“ sind angekommen und strömen auf die Uni. Auch wir als Department Metallurgie durften am 3. Oktober unsere Neuankömmlinge bei uns begrüßen. Nach einer kurzen Vorstellung des Departments und der Lehrstühle durch Prof. Bernhard stellten sich auch die Vertreter der ASMET Studentensektion und der Studienrichtung bei den „Schwammerl“ vor.
Danach gab es in gemütlicher Runde Brötchen und die Studentinnen und Studenten konnten die ersten brennenden Fragen an Prof. Bernhard und die Vertreter der Studierenden stellen.
Liebe Schwammerl, wir wünschen euch alles Gute für eure Studienzeit und viel Erfolg bei euren Prüfungen!

October, 2nd – Visit of the BG/BRG Keimgasse Mödling

October, 2<sup>nd</sup> – Visit of the BG/BRG Keimgasse Mödling





Last Tuesday we had the pleasure to welcome 30 students of the senior class of the BG/BRG Keimgasse Mödling at our department. The students had the chance to visit the voestalpine in Donawitz beforehand and had already a good insight in the world of metallurgy. At the university, we then could tell them more about the study programme of metallurgy. Additionally the students had the chance to visit our metallography and our SEM.
We hope we could give a good overview of the study programme metallurgy and we hope we will see a few faces next year for the start of the new semester again.

Besuch des BG/BRG Keimgasse Mödling am Department Metallurgie
Vergangenen Dienstag durften die Mitarbeiter unsere Institutes 30 Schülerinnen und Schüler der 8. Klassen des BG/BRG Keimgasse in Mödling bei uns besuchen. Die Schülerinnen und Schüler bekamen bereits am Vormittag in der Voestalpine in Donawitz einen Einblick in die Welt der Metallurgie und bei uns erfuhren sie dann alles über das Studium. Außerdem durften sie unsere Metallographie und das REM besichtigen.
Wir hoffen wir konnten einen Einblick in das Metallurgiestudium geben und würden uns sehr freuen, wenn wir ein paar der Gesichter nächstes Jahr zum Unistart bei und begrüßen dürfen.   

September, 28th – Info day at the Montanuniversität

Six times each year, the Montanuniversität Leoben offers an open house for interested students where they can learn about our different study programmes and have a look around the university.
This time we could welcome our visitors to the department in our new foyer where we could show them the world of metallurgy with our great exhibits.
Not only could our visitors learn something about metallurgical materials, they also were convinced that with our study programme of metallurgy you have great career opportunities. Whether you feel at home in the international or national industry, an amazing career is waiting for you after you finish your metallurgical studies at the Montanuniversität Leoben.

Infotag am 28.9.2018
Die Montanuniversität Leoben veranstaltet jährlich 6-mal einen Infotag, bei dem sich Studieninteressierte die Universität und ihre Studienrichtungen näher anschauen können.
Diesmal durften wie die Interessierten für die Studienrichtung Metallurgie in unserem neuen Foyer begrüßen, wo anhand von tollen Exponaten die spannende Welt der Metallurgie erklärt wurde.
Die Interessierten Schüler erfuhren dabei nicht nur etwas über den Werkstoff Metall, sondern konnten sich auch davon überzeugen, dass man mit dem Studium der Metallurgie ausgezeichnete Jobaussichten hat. Egal in welchem Bereich der Metallurgie man sich zu Hause fühlt, es wartet eine spannende Karriere nach dem Studium.

September, 17th – Visit from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

September, 17<sup>th</sup> – Visit from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur





On September 17, 2018, Prof. Dipak Mazumdar from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur visited Montanuniversität Leoben.

In the course of his stay at the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, the following lecture was held:

  • Transfer of Molten Steel from Ladle to Tundish: Industrial Practice, Steel Quality and Simulation

Professor Dipak Mazumdar currently teaches at IIT Kanpur and holds the Ministry of Steel Chair Professorship in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Author of two text books, over one hundred fifty research publications, a patent and recipients of eighteen national and international awards, Professor Mazumdar is an internationally recognised personality in the field of steel education and research. Besides, he works as a consultant for over a dozen integrated & special steel plants and refractory industries in the country.

September, 11th – VSB TU Ostrava @ Montanuniversität

September, 11<sup>th</sup> – VSB TU Ostrava @ Montanuniversität 1 September, 11<sup>th</sup> – VSB TU Ostrava @ Montanuniversität 2





On September 11, 2018, Assoc. Prof. Markéta Tkadleckova, Ph.D. and Ing. Michaela Strouhalová from the VSB Ostrava - Department of Metallurgy and Foundry, Study Programs visited Montanuniversität Leoben.

In the course of their stay at the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, the following lectures were held:

  • "Prediction of Qualitative Parameters of Continuously Cast Steel Billets and Steel Ingots using Numerical Modeling"
  • "Study of Steel Phase Transformations during Solidification Process"

Afterwards, scientific talks followed by snacks and refreshments took place.

In the light of the outcome of this visit, further cooperations were discussed to enhance the relations between the two universities.

September 3-6: Solidification and Gravity 2018 in Miskolc-Lillafüred, Hungary

September 3-6: Solidification and Gravity 2018 in Miskolc-Lillafüred, Hungary 1 September 3-6: Solidification and Gravity 2018 in Miskolc-Lillafüred, Hungary 2 September 3-6: Solidification and Gravity 2018 in Miskolc-Lillafüred, Hungary 3




From 3rd to 6th September 2018 Michael Bernhard and Peter Presoly participated at the 7th International Conference on Solidification and Gravity 2018 at Miskolc-Lillafüred, Hungary. The prestigious conference takes place only once every five years. Michael and Peter gave lectures focusing on their current investigations on microsegregation during solidification of steel:

  • An alternative approach for the experimental verification of microsegregation models using an in-situ hot tensile test during solidification of steel, Michael Bernhard (Co-Authors Peter Presoly, Christian Bernhard and Dali You)
  • High concentrations at the final solidification of advanced steels: Thermodynamic evaluation of replicated “segregation-samples” by means of DTA/DSC-measurements, Peter Presoly (Co-authors Michael Bernhard, Christian Bernhard and Dali You)
Within the social events the small community of 100 participants visited the beautiful wine region of Tokaj and the famous cave bath Miskolctapolca.

August, 29th – Visit of the senior citizen organisation of Kobenz / Besuch des Seniorenbundes Kobenz

August, 29<sup>th</sup> – Visit of the senior citizen organisation of Kobenz / Besuch des Seniorenbundes Kobenz





On the 29th of August, we had the pleasure to welcome a bus full of members of the senior citizen organisation of Kobenz at our Chair for Ferrous Metallurgy.
The group got a short introduction at our chair after they had a tour through university and a visit to the library.
After the introduction in which the elderly people were told about the importance of metals for all of us, they had the chance to visit our metallography. Later our staff members showed them around in our technical facilities.
Our visitors were very interested in the work we do at the chair and had many questions.
We would like to thank you for your visit and we hope that we could arrange a fascinating morning for you.

Am 29. August 2018 besuchte uns ein ganzer Bus mit Mitgliedern des Seniorenbundes am Lehrstuhl für Eisen- und Stahlmetallurgie.
Die Herrschaften bekamen nach einer kleinen Tour durch die Uni und einer Führung durch die Bibliothek auch einen Einblick in unseren Lehrstuhl.
Nachdem in einer kurzen Einführung die Bedeutung von Metallen für uns alle erläutert wurden, durften sich die Senioren in unserer Metallographie umsehen. Später gab es dann für alle eine kleine Führung durch die Ofenhalle.
Unsere Besucher zeigten sich dabei sehr interessiert und stellten unseren Mitarbeitern unzählige Fragen.
Wir möchten uns für den Besuch bedanken, und hoffen wir konnten für Sie einen spannenden Vormittag gestalten. 

27 Juli – Besuch des Sommerhortes am Lehrstuhl

27 Juli – Besuch des Sommerhortes am Lehrstuhl 1 27 Juli – Besuch des Sommerhortes am Lehrstuhl 2 27 Juli – Besuch des Sommerhortes am Lehrstuhl 3






Ende Juli bekam unser Lehrstuhl Besuch von einigen jungen Forscherinnen und Forschern des Sommerhortes Leoben. Nach einem kurzen Vortrag über Universitäten und das Studium allgemein bekamen die Kinder eine Führung durch unsern Lehrstuhl.
Dabei wurden ihnen Anhand von Proben gezeigt, was alles in den Hochofen hineinkommt, damit flüssiges Roheisen herauskommt. Später erfuhren die Kinder wie unser Rasterelektronenmikroskop funktioniert und wie stark man damit Dinge vergrößern kann. Nach dem Vortrag gab es sogar ein kleines Quiz, bei dem auch ein Sieger gekürt wurde.

Wir hoffen, wir konnten den jungen Forscherinnen und Forschern die Welt der Metalle und des Stahls ein wenig näherbringen und vielleicht ist ja ein zukünftiger Metallurge unter ihnen gewesen.

In the end of July, our institute had the pleasure to host young scientists from the summer day carte Leoben. After a short presentation about universities and studies in general, the kids had a tour of our institute.
With different specimen, our colleagues showed the kids, which materials are used to fill a blast furnace to create liquid iron ore. Later the kids hat the possibility to learn how our scanning electron microscope works and experience how strong it enlarges specimen. After the tour, there even was a short quiz and the winner got a small price.

We hope we could give the scientists a better understanding of the world of metals and steel and maybe there even was a future metallurgist amongst them.

July, 26th – PhD examination Uxia Dieguez Salgado

July, 26<sup>th</sup> – PhD examination Uxia Dieguez Salgado





Uxia Dieguez Salgado has submitted her thesis "Investigation of Particle Attraction by Steel/Refractory and Steel/Gas Interfaces and the Associated Relevance for Clogging in Casting Processes" under supervision of Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Christian Bernhard and passed her PhD exam with distinction on July 26th. Congratulations Uxia!

June 25 to 28 – MetalDays 2018

June 25 to 28 – MetalDays 2018 1 June 25 to 28 – MetalDays 2018 2 June 25 to 28 – MetalDays 2018 3 June 25 to 28 – MetalDays 2018 4 June 25 to 28 – MetalDays 2018 5





In the days between the 25th and the 28th of June2018, the MetalDays took place again at the Department for Metallurgy in Leoben. 30 Students from all over Austria had the chance to get to know the Department of Metallurgy and gain some insight on what they can expect from our study program of metallurgy. Aside from interesting presentations and experiments in our labs, the students had the chance to visit the steel plant of voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH, the voestalpine Wire Technology GmbH and the styrian Erzberg. This amazing event was made possible by our generous sponsors (https://metaldays.at/#sponsoren), who we want to thank again for their contribution as well as our great staff who was eager to make this event a memorable one for the students.

In den Tagen zwischen 25. Und 28. Juni 2018 fanden am Department für Metallurgie in Leoben wieder die MetalDays statt. 30 Schülerinnen und Schüler aus ganz Österreich hatten die Möglichkeit, das Department für Metallurgie kennen zu lernen und Einblicke in das Studium der Metallurgie zu bekommen. Neben spannenden Präsentationen und Experimenten in unseren Laboren gab es auch die Möglichkeit, sich das Stahlwerk der voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH, die voestalpine Wire Technology GmbH und den steirischen Erzberg zu besichtigen. Wir möchten an dieser Stelle unseren großzügigen Sponsoren (https://metaldays.at/#sponsoren) recht herzlich danken. Auch möchten wir uns bei unseren Mitarbeitern bedanken, die diese Veranstaltung für die Schülerinnen und Schüler zu einer unvergesslichen gemacht haben.

June, 21th – Diploma Examination

June, 21<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination 1 June, 21<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination 2





The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate Dipl.-Ing. Matthias BERGER (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Tobias HANGLER, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas HETZENAUER (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Tanja PFEIFER, Dipl.-Ing. Stefan PRETTERHOFER (with honors), Dipl.-Ing. Matthias STÖCKL (with honors) and Stefan WINKLER (with honors) for the succesfully completed diploma examination.

June 13 to 15 – ICS 2018, Venice

The 7th International Congress on Science and Technology of Steelmaking (ICS) was organised by the ASMET sister organisation AIM (Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia) and took place in Venice from June 13 to 15, 2018. More than 400 attendees from more than 30 countries were attracted by this well organized conference. Three members of our chair Prof. Johannes Schenk, Prof. Christian Bernhard and Mr. Masab Naseri Seftejani were participants.

June 13 to 15 – ICS 2018, Venice 1
Chairman Prof. Carlo Marbelli (middle) and the Co-Chairmen Prof. Dong-Joon Min (left) as well as Prof. Johannes Schenk of the ICS 2018

Prof. Schenk was one of the Co-Chairmen and Prof. Bernhard was member of the International Advisory Board of the ICS 2018. Mr. Naseri hold a presentation of a paper dealing with the kinetics of hydrogen plasma smelting reduction. The research work on the dissolution behavior of ULC steel in carbon saturated hot metal was presented by Prof. Schenk on behalf of the first author of this paper, Mr. Florian Penz K1-Met GmbH., Prof. Schenk and Prof. Bernhard took also over the role of a chairman of several sessions of the ICS 2018.

June 13 to 15 – ICS 2018, Venice 2
Prof. Schenk at conference dinner speech

May, 28th – Visit from Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China

May, 28<sup>th</sup> – Visit from Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China 1 May, 28<sup>th</sup> – Visit from Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China 2





The president of Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST) Prof. Ni Hongwei visited chair. He was the head of a delegation of total nine professors of different technical discipline of WUST. Prof. Schenk introduced the guests from China the study program for Metallurgy and the research activities at the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy. Possibilities for a joint study program and deeper collaboration in research activities were explored. First positive experiences for joint research already exists. Dr. Xu Runsheng stood 6 months in Leoben at the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy with an Ernst Mach Scholarship of the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research (OeaD). Both sides are looking forward to deepen their relationship in future.

May, 17th – INTECO ASMET Award 2018

May, 17<sup>th</sup> – INTECO ASMET Award 2018





Every year the INTECO ASMET Award is handed over to the authors of the best master and PhD theses.
During the social evening of this year's ASMET Forum on May 17th two master theses overseen at the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy were honoured:

Nora Fuchs: In-situ observation of austenite grain growth and phase transformations in steels by means of High-temperature Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy
Florian Schmid: Characterization of nonmetalic inclusions in the Fe-Ce-Al-O system

Congratulations to Nora and Florian as well as the associated supervisors.

May 7 to 10, 2018 – Guest Lecture of Prof. Schenk at Saint Petersburg Mining University

May 7 to 10, 2018 – Guest Lecture of Prof. Schenk at Saint Petersburg Mining University 1 May 7 to 10, 2018 – Guest Lecture of Prof. Schenk at Saint Petersburg Mining University 2





Prof. Schenk visited Saint Petersburg Mining University from May 7 to 10, 2018. He gave a guest lecture on “Kinetics and transport phenomena of heterogeneous fluid solid reactions”. Prof. Schenk has been invited for giving a guest lecture in three consecutive years. The attending students showed a high interest on the topic and they received a certificate for the successful participation.
Saint Petersburg Mining University and Montanuniversitaet Leoben have had a long common history of academic cooperation. In particular, the Chair for Ferrous Metallurgy is hosting already the second year students from Saint Petersburg in the frame the Erasmus+ International for student exchange.

April, 13th – Lange Nacht der Forschung

April, 13<sup>th</sup> – Lange Nacht der Forschung 1





On April 13th, within the framework of the initiative "Lange Nacht der Forschung" our Chair opened the doors of its laboratories once more to all people interested in steel and its production. We were able to give families and their children a brief insight into the different ways of steel production. In many hands-on experiments, around 100 participants were able to connect closer to the presented content. In addition to the experiments and the possibility to stamp your own coin, the spectacular casting of liquid steel was shown.

April, 10th – 12th – School@MUL: Visit from secondary school Leoben (Altes & Neues Gynmasium)

April, 10<sup>th</sup> – 12<sup>th</sup> – School@MUL: Visit from secondary school Leoben (Altes & Neues Gynmasium) 1 April, 10<sup>th</sup> – 12<sup>th</sup> – School@MUL: Visit from secondary school Leoben (Altes & Neues Gynmasium) 2





On April 10th – 12th, students from secondary school (Altes & Neues Gynmasium Leoben) got the possibility to visit the chairs of Iron-and Steelmaking and Nonferrous-metallurgy. There they could learn and see how metallurgists "cook" steel, coat items with gold and cast liquid metals into moulds.

March, 8th – Diploma Examination

March, 8<sup>th</sup> – Diploma Examination





The Chair of Metallurgy gratulate Dipl.-Ing. Ernst Michael NEUNTEUFL for the succesfully completed diploma examination.

February 26 to March 4, Journey to Japan by Prof. Johannes Schenk

February 26 to March 4, Journey to Japan by Prof. Johannes Schenk 1 February 26 to March 4, Journey to Japan by Prof. Johannes Schenk 2





Prof. Johannes Schenk was invited by Prof. Shin-ya Kitamura, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM) of Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan to participate at IMM 2018, the International Workshop on Mineral Processing and Metallurgy 2018 from March 2 to 3, 2018. The workshop was dedicated to the foundation of a new research center for “Mineral Processing & Metallurgy”. Prof. Schenk, was an invited speaker and held a presentation dealing with the topic “Initiatives of the European Steel Industry towards Carbon Lean Steel Production”.
In the course of his journey, he visited the Japanese steel companies NSSMC and JFE in Kimitsu and Soga respectively, where he had the chance to visit their ironmaking and steelmaking facilities as well as the research centers. Prof. Schenk presented there the research activities of the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy and the competence center K1-Met.
At Tohoku University, he had the opportunities to meet colleagues of IMRAM, who are working on research topics in iron and steelmaking. He had a very informative and fruitful discussion on ongoing projects and about possible collaboration in the future between Tohoku University and Montanuniversitaet Leoben as well as K1-Met.

Webinar TiClogg

Webinar TiClogg 1 Webinar TiClogg 2





The VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut BFI and the Montanuniversitaet organized a Webinar on the results of the RFCS-project "TiClogg" together with voestalpine Stahl, Salzgitter Flachstahl and COMDICAST. For a half day our meeting room became a "broadcasting center" for the results from the Chairs of Simulation and Modeling of Metallurgical Processes and Ferrous Metallurgy. Clogging research is one of the key competences of our clean steel activities (Susanne). Phillip, Menghuai and Christian contributed presentations.

Visit from the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology from POSTECH

Visit from the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology from POSTECH





A delegation of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology from POSTECH in Korea visited the Montanuniversiteat to discuss about an intensification of the collaborations in the field of Ferrous Metallurgy. Heads of the delegation were Prof. Chang Hee Yim - he is Dean of the GIFT and head of the casting technology lab - and Prof. Youn-Bae Kang - already well known from former visits to Leoben - is head of the clean steel lab. Besides our institute they also got the opportunity to visit voestalpine Stahl Donawitz.

We hope to be able to organize a student exchange already for the year 2019.

Januar, 25st –Excursion to voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz

Januar, 25<sup>st</sup> –Excursion to voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz





On January 25th a group of 35 students of the metallurgy, materials engineering and mechanical engineering department visited the voestalpine Stahl GmbH in Linz. The program started with a warm welcome by DI Christian Fischer, head of the technical marketing, with an interesting overview of the various fields of competences and new products of voestalpine. The mid morning tour consisted of a visit of the steel mill including BOF, secondary metallurgy and continuous casting machines, followed by a delightful lunch in the cafeteria. At the afternoon session the group visited the heavy plate rolling mill in action. The rest of the day was dedicated to research and development in the field of materials engineering. The students visited the processing- as well as the development-center steel with a small-scale rolling mill. We also received an insight into forming and joining technology. One highlight was certainly the crash-test for automotive parts were the importance and evolution of high strength steels can practically be understood. Special thanks to DI Christian Fischer and all his colleagues for making this day in Linz so attractive and interesting for all participants!

December 14th, 2017 – January 3rd, 2018 – Visit to Several Indian Steel and Mining Concerns and Universities by Johannes Schenk and Anrin Bhattacharyya

Following their participation in STIS 2017, Prof. Johannes Schenk and Anrin Bhattacharyya was invited by several organizations. Prof. Schenk was invited as a guest of honor at the International Conference on Advances in Metal and Mineral Processing Industries of India in National Policy Perspective, which was held in Taj Bengal, Calcutta on 15.12.2017. After that they visited the raw materials and ironmaking facilities at the Vizag Steel Plant.

Thereafter, they visited the highly impressive underground coal mine at Jhanjhra, West Bengal operated by Eastern Coalfields Limited. In the final part of the trip, they visited the Meatllurgical and Material Engineering Department of Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Anrin Bhattacharyya was invited for a short research stay to discuss about possible further collaborations in future.

December 14<sup>th</sup>, 2017 – January 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2018 – Visit to Several Indian Steel and Mining Concerns and Universities by Johannes Schenk and Anrin Bhattacharyya 1
December 14<sup>th</sup>, 2017 – January 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2018 – Visit to Several Indian Steel and Mining Concerns and Universities by Johannes Schenk and Anrin Bhattacharyya 2
December 14<sup>th</sup>, 2017 – January 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2018 – Visit to Several Indian Steel and Mining Concerns and Universities by Johannes Schenk and Anrin Bhattacharyya 3

Seminar at the Taj Bengal, Calcutta

Visit to Vizag Steel Plant

Visit to the coal mine