2021 - Virtual Event - 4th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

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10:00-10:10 Welcome and Introduction

Chris McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Materials Processing Institute 

10:10-11:30 Session 1 - Process Optimisation

Chaired by Dr Richard Thackray (University of Sheffield)

Presentation 1 - Improving Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing with a Nozzle Designed by the Method of Characteristics.

Presenter: Florentina-Luiza Zavalan (University of Leicester)

Presentation 2 - Advanced Analytics of Sinter Plant Operations to Minimise Particulate Emissions.

Presenter: Matthew Thomas (Swansea University)

Presentation 3 - Automated Ladle Pouring in the Steel Industry.

Presenter: Ivan Popov (Swansea University)

11:50-13:10 Session 2 - Development of Product and Properties

Chaired by Gill Thornton (Liberty Powder Metals Ltd)

Presentation 4 - How low can you go? The medium manganese limbo.

Presenter: Thomas Kwok (Imperial College London)

Presentation 5 - Investigating different rapid alloy prototyping approaches to develop alloys to allow for higher scrap steel content.

Presenter: Caroline Norrish (Swansea University)

Presentation 6 - Understanding the effects of deep cryogenic treatment on precipitation behaviour in En31 bearing steel.

Presenter: Kyle Nicholls (University of Leicester)

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13:15-13:35 Chris McDonald in conversation with Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, Primetals Technologies, Austria GmbH

(Pre-recorded feature)

13:50-15:35 Session 3 - Understanding Material Performance

Chaired by Professor Cameron Pleydell-Pearce (Swansea University)

Presentation 7 - Role of toughness in abrasion, and impact-abrasion wear.

Presenter: Appa Rao Chintha (University of Cambridge)

Presentation 8 - Effect of Ti microalloying and residual S content on the hot ductility of a boron steel.

Presenter: Yaiza Montaña González (CEIT-Basque Research and Technology Alliance, Universidad de Navarra, Tecnun)

Presentation 9 - Multi-scale investigation of dislocation-assisted carbon migration in ferrite.

Presenter: Tigany Zarrouk (King’s College London)

Presentation 10Blistering formation in high strength steels (HSS) during hot rolling.

Presenter: Rebecca Dewfall (University of Swansea)

15:30-15:45 Virtual Tour of Armourers and Brasiers' Company

16:00-16:40 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl

Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH 

Technology Officer Upstream, Head of ECO Solutions

Primetals Technologies

16:40-16:50 Awarding of Prizes by the Armourers and Brasiers’ Materials Science Committee

  1. Millman Scholarship 2020
  2. Best Poster
  3. Best Presentation Runner Up
  4. Best Presentation Winner

16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks and Thanks

Chris McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Materials Processing Institute

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Symposium 2025

8th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy 2025

Date: Tuesday 25th February 2025

Time: 9:30am - 6:30pm

Location: Armourers’ Hall, Armourers & Brasiers’ Company, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ