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July, 26th – PhD examination Uxia Dieguez Salgado

JJuly, 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