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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