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

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

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Keynote Speaker

Jon Bolton, Senior Adviser, Liberty Steel Group (UK)

Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, Technology Officer Upstream Head of ECO Solutions at Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH

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2021 Presentations

Best Presentation Winner

2021 Presentation Winner - Rebecca Dewfall, University of Swansea

Rebecca Dewfall, University of Swansea
Blistering formation in high strength steels (HSS) during hot rolling

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Best Presentation Runner Up

2021 Presentation Runner Up - Thomas Kwok, Imperial College London

Thomas Kwok, Imperial College London
How low can you go? The medium manganese limbo

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Full List of 2021 Presentations and Abstracts

Abstracts and presentations that were conducted through the day during the following sessions.

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10:10-11:25 Session 1- Process Optimisation

Presentation 1 - Improving Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing with a Nozzle Designed by the Method of Characteristics.
Presenter: Florentina-Luiza Zavalan (University of Leicester) - Abstract Presentation

Presentation 2 - Advanced Analytics of Sinter Plant Operations to Minimise Particulate Emissions.
Presenter: Matthew Thomas (Swansea University) - Abstract Presentation

Presentation 3 - Automated Ladle Pouring in the Steel Industry.
Presenter: Ivan Popov (Swansea University) - Abstract Presentation

11:45-13:00 Session 2 - Development of Product and Properties

Presentation 4 - How low can you go? The medium manganese limbo.
Presenter: Thomas Kwok (Imperial College London) - Abstract Presentation

Presentation 5 - Investigating different rapid alloy prototyping approaches to develop alloys to allow for higher scrap steel content.
Presenter: Caroline Norrish (Swansea University) - Abstract Presentation

Presentation 6 - Understanding the effects of deep cryogenic treatment on precipitation behaviour in En31 bearing steel.
Presenter: Kyle Nicholls (University of Leicester) - Abstract Presentation

13:45-15:25 Session 3 - Understanding Material Performance

Presentation 7 - Role of toughness in abrasion, and impact-abrasion wear.
Presenter: Appa Rao Chintha (University of Cambridge) - Abstract Presentation

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) - Abstract Presentation

Presentation 9 - Multi-scale investigation of dislocation-assisted carbon migration in ferrite.
Presenter: Tigany Zarrouk (King’s College London) - Abstract Presentation

Presentation 10Blistering formation in high strength steels (HSS) during hot rolling.
Presenter: Rebecca Dewfall (University of Swansea)  - Abstract Presentation

2021 Posters

Best Poster Winner

2021 Poster Winner - Matthew Dodd, Swansea University

Matthew Dodd, Swansea University
The adhesion of protective coatings to novel REACH compliant packaging steel substrates

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Full List of 2021 Posters and Abstracts

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  1. Initial microstructure characterisation of some castable nanostructured alloys for fission and fusion applications.
    James Lennard (University of Manchester) - Abstract Poster
  2. Effect of environmentally friendly additives on Zn-Mn alloys morphology and structure.
    Dr Nouha Loukil (National School of Engineering of Sfax ENIS-Tunisia) - Abstract Poster
  3. Steel susceptibility to hydrogen induced failure.
    Helena Ferreira (Swansea University) - Abstract Poster
  4. Novel Coating solutions for the improvement of scale surface condition.
    James Grant (Swansea University) - Abstract Poster
  5. The effect of coal volatile on top gas carbon.
    John Lewis (Swansea University) - Abstract Poster
  6. The effect of steel microstructure on damage mechanisms at the wheel-rail interface.
    James Ayabina (The University of Sheffield)- Abstract Poster
  7. A review of published models to predict the extent of surface oxidation.
    Nicola Beech (University of Warwick) - Abstract Poster
  8. Numerical modelling of thermal-mechanical evolution during high heat input welding of marine steel.
    Jun Fu (University of Leicester) - Abstract Poster
  9. Prediction of the mechanical properties of hot rolled steel plates using artificial neural network and statistical method.
    Xiaoan Yang (University of Leicester) - Abstract Poster
  10. Exploring the effects of cryogenic treatment on coating-substrate systems.
    Christian Chiadikobi (University of Leicester) - Abstract Poster
  11. Understanding of ductile fracture mechanisms in nuclear pressure vessel steels under different constraints.
    Suleyman Karabal (The University of Manchester) - Abstract Poster
  12. The Effect of Processing Variables on ZnMgAl Alloy Coating Characteristics.
    Daniel Britton (Swansea University) - Abstract Poster
  13. Development of improved formability advanced high strength steels.
    Talal Said Abdullah (Swansea University) - Abstract Poster
  14. Development of new surface treatments for automotive utilising chemcoater.
    Jamie Williams (Swansea University) - Abstract Poster
  15. The role of Chromium Oxide in suppressing filiform corrosion on Cr metal / Cr Oxide coatings for steel used in packaging applications.
    Ellen Bluett (Swansea University) - Abstract Poster
  16. The adhesion of protective coatings to novel REACH compliant packaging steel substrates.
    Matthew Dodd (Swansea University) - Abstract Poster

2021 Millman Scholar

2020 Millman Scholar - Robert Hillier

Billy Quartermain

Billy Quartermain of Redcar is currently in his first year at the University of Manchester, where he is studying BSc Physics.

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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