2nd Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy 2019

Main Sponsor

British Steel

In association with

Liberty House Group

2nd Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy - 2019

Date: Tuesday 26th February 2019

Time: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Venue: Armourers' Hall, Armourers & Brasiers' Company, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ

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A research symposium organised by the Materials Processing Institute and supported by the Armourers & Brasiers’ Company and the Iron & Steel Society of IOM3.

The aim of the symposium is to:

Allow PhD researchers and university departments from across the UK to showcase their research.

Inspire academics and research students to engage in the research challenges of the steel industry.

Enable industry colleagues and academics to form strong and lasting networks.

Papers for presentation at the 2019 Symposium, or poster displays, are welcomed from any student, but with a particular leaning towards the ferrous sector. Applications for the poster display are also welcomed from universities and centres for doctoral training (CDTs), seeking to promote the work of their centre.

The 2019 symposium takes place on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at Armourers’ Hall, Armourers & Brasiers' Company, London.

Who should attend

The symposium is open to students, academics and industry and is particularly relevant to students planning to, or currently working on a PhD, as well as university academics, researchers and industries involved in materials, metals and process improvement.

This research symposium gives PhD/EngDoc students, academics, industrial researchers and industry leaders the opportunity to showcase their research, attend presentations about specific research, find out about support available and network with one another.

The Academy has strong links with many industrial companies, including SMEs, universities and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT). However, it is completely independent and does not seek to promote any individual organisation.

Benefits for Students

The Academy aims to enrich the experience of doctoral students by providing opportunities to connect with a wider cohort of students, university groups and relevant industrialists. In addition to networking support, The Doctoral Academy provides opportunities to host students, mentoring and access to specialist expertise and facilities. This supports the training and nurturing of research experts to deliver innovation for the metals and materials industries and to develop leaders of the future.

Benefits for Companies

Through sharing resources, the Doctoral Academy provides a structure for companies to engage with academic research and expertise. This collaborative approach enables the Academy to increase understanding and establish better links between the metals and materials industries, doctoral students and universities working on relevant topics.

Benefits for Universities

The Academy works with universities and research groups in supporting their students to benefit from a closer connection with industry and in promoting the wider research of departments and research groups to industry. 

The Academy also promotes awareness of doctoral education generally, publicising resources relevant to doctoral study, forging contacts between academia and industry and informing policy-makers on strategic development of doctoral education to support the metals and materials sectors.

Programme

10:00-10:20 Registration, Coffee, Tea and Networking

10:20-10:30 Welcome and Introduction

Chris McDonald, CEO, Materials Processing Institute

10:30-11:50 Session 1 - Materials Performance

Chair Session 1: Dr. Steve Ooi, University of Cambridge

Presentations

  1. Role of fracture toughness and wear mechanism in impact-abrasion.
    Presenter: Appa rao Chintha (University of Cambridge)
  2. Using deep neural network with small dataset to predict solidification cracking susceptibility of stainless steels.
    Presenter: Shuo Feng (University of Leicester)
  3. Aesthetic and performance enhancement of ZMA coated steels.
    Presenter: Amar Dhoj Malla (Swansea University)
  4. Comparison of Squats and Studs from different traffic environments.
    Presenter: Shaun Earl (University of Sheffield)

10:50-12:10 First Perambulation

Poster Exposition

12:10-13:10 Session 2 - Materials Design

Chair Session 2: Dr. Richard Thackray, University of Sheffield

Presentations

  1. Hot stage quasi in-situ analysis of the effect of titanium and manganese on static recrystallization of cold-rolled low carbon V and Ti-V bearing micro-alloyed steels.
    Presenter: Ishwar Kapoor (WMG, University of Warwick)

  2. Understanding the nano-oxide particle nature of irradiated oxide dispersion strengthened steels.
    Presenter: Thomas Davies (University of Oxford)

  3. Surface texture and visual appearance of packaging steel.
    Presenter: Stephen Jones (Swansea University)

13:10-14:00 Lunch and Networking

St George's Den (Library 13:30-13:50)

Poster Exposition

14:00-15:20 Session 3 - Materials Processing

Chair Session 3: Professor Hongbiao Dong, University of Leicester

Presentations

  1. Direct observation of coal particle swelling.
    Presenter: Ian Moore (Materials Processing Institute)
  2. A microstructural evaluation of the cleavage fracture of as-cast slabs, known as: 'Clinking'.
    Presenter: Guy Khosla (Imperial College)
  3. TRansformation/TWinning Induced Plasticity (TRIP/TWIP) steels produced by additive layer manufacturing
    Presenter: Hossein Eskandari Sabzi (Lancaster University)
  4. The single-stage production of low zinc pig iron nuggets from basic oxygen furnace dust using blast furnace dust as a reductant
    Presenter: Daniel Stewart (Swansea University)

15:20-15:40 Second Perambulation

Poster Exposition

15:40-16:00 Awarding of Prizes by the Armourers and Brasiers’ Materials Science Committee

  1. Best Paper and Runner-up
  2. Pest Poster
  3. Best Speaker

16:00-16:40 Keynote Speaker

Ron Deelen, Chief Marketing Officer, British Steel

16:40-16:50 Vote of Thanks

Chris Vaughan, Technical Director, British Steel

16:50-18:30 Drinks Reception

Jointly organised by

Materials Processing Institute Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Register to Attend

The symposium is open to students, academics and industry and is particularly relevant for students planning to, or currently working on a PhD, as well as university academics, researchers and industries involved in materials, metals and process improvement.

Click on the following button to access the symposium Eventbrite registration page.

Symposium Registration

Present a Paper or Poster Display

Applications for Paper Presentatons and/or Poster Displays are now closed.

Papers for presentation or poster displays for the 2019 Symposium are welcomed from any student, but with a particular leaning towards the ferrous sector. Applications for the poster display are also welcomed from universities and centres for doctoral training (CDTs), seeking to promote the work of their centre.

Prizes for Presentations

Best Paper Presentation Prize £300
Best Paper Runner up Prize £150
Best Poster Dispay Prize £150