6th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy 2023

6th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy 2023

5th Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy 2022

This research symposium is for students, academics, researchers and industry involved in materials, metals and process improvement. The symposium gives universities, researchers and businesses the opportunity to find out about the latest thinking on ferrous metallurgy.

At the symposium PhD and EngD students will showcase their research with particular emphasis on the ferrous sector. Along with this will be keynote presentations from industry leaders, and an exhibition and poster display.

Date: Tuesday 28th February 2023

Time: 9:30am - 6:30pm

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

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.

Applications are welcomed from PhD/EngDoc students to present their research or be included as part of the poster display at the 2022 Symposium.

Applications for the poster display are also welcomed from universities and centres for doctoral training (CDTs), seeking to promote the work of their university or centre.

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.

Register to Attend

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Symposium Programme

The programme below is an outline, this will be updated when the presentations and speakers are confirmed.

09:30 - 10:30 Registration, Poster Display, Exhibition and Networking

10:30 - 10:40 Welcome and Introduction
Chris McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Materials Processing Institute

10:40 - 11:40 Session 1 - Theme - Development of products and Applications
Chaired by Dr Richard Thackray, The University of Sheffield
Presentation 1 - Development of a segregation neutralised dual phase steel for improved formability
Presenter: Pedram Dastur (University of Warwick)
Presentation 2 - The effect of antimony additions on the microstructure and performance of automotive Zn-Al-Mg steel coatings
Presenter: Dan Britton (Swansea University)
Presentation 3 - Evaluation of metallurgical risk factors in post-test, advanced 9%Cr creep strength enhanced ferritic (CSEF) steel
Presenter: Xiyu Yuki Zhang (Loughborough University)

11:40 - 12:00 First Perambulation
Poster Display, Exhibition and Networking

12:00 - 13:00 Session 2 - Theme - Process Development
Chaired by Gill Thornton, Liberty Powder Metals Ltd
Presentation 4 - Effect of high FeOx containing material dissolution in HIsarna slag
Presenter: Bharath Sampath Kumar (University of Warwick)
Presentation 5 - The effects of deep cryogenic treatment on a PVD - TiN coated M2 high speed steel
Presenter: Christian Chiadikobi (University of Leicester)
Presentation 6 - The road to net zero, the testing of a new hybrid fuel for sintering
Presenter: Sam Reis (Swansea University)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
Poster Display, Exhibition and Networking

13:30 – 13:50 Innovate UK Presentation
How early career professionals can help transform industry for a better future
Presenter: Chris Pilgrim, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Materials

14:00 - 15:20 Session 3 - Theme - Development of Techniques and Fundamental Knowledge
Chaired by Professor Hongbiao Dong, University of Leicester
Presentation 7 - A rapid CCT predictor for low alloys steels, and its application to compositionally heterogeneous material
Presenter: Joshua Collins (The University of Manchester)
Presentation 8 - Oxidation of a dual phase steel during rapid alloy prototyping
Presenter: Lauren O'Donnell-McLean (Swansea University)
Presentation 9 - Gigacycle fatigue performance of steel welds
Presenter: Andrew England (University of Strathclyde)
Presentation 10 - Avoidance of hydrogen assisted cold cracking in multi-pass weld metal
Presenter: Shaun Smart (University of Leicester)

15:20 – 15:40 Second Perambulation
Poster Display, Exhibition and Networking

15:40 - 16:00 Presentation of IOM3 Iron & Steel Awards
1. Dowding Medal and Prize
2. Stokowiec Medal and Prize
2. Tom Colclough Medal and Prize
4. Hadfield Medal and Prize

16:00 - 16:40 Bessemer Lecture
Lecture Title: Collaboration to boost evolution and revolution in ironmaking and steelmaking
A keynote presentation given by Rob Boom, awarded the Bessemer Gold Medal for 2022

16:40 – 16:50 Vote of Thanks

16:50 – 17:00 Awarding of Prizes by the Armourers & Brasiers’ Materials Science Committee
1. Millman Scholarship 2022 / 2023
2. Ashok Kumar Fellowship
2. Poster Winner
4. Presentation Runner-up
5. Presentation Winner

17:00 - 18:30 Symposium Ends and Drinks Reception

Poster Exposition

  1. Novel galvanic coatings for ground support equipment - Daniel Murphy (Swansea University)
  2. Effects of welding parameters on sigma phase precipitation in 25Cr-5Ni-1Mo-2.5Cu-1Mn-0.18N Duplex Stainless Steel - Kenta Yamada (University of Leicester)
  3. Improving serviceability of zinc aluminium magnesium coatings - Matthew Alexander Brooks (Swansea University)
  4. Alloy design for impurity tolerance - Katlo Batsile (Imperial College London)
  5. Development of product and process technologies for manufacturing high value alloy steels used in critical applications - William Moncaster (University of Warwick)
  6. Capture and reduction of carbon emissions to maximise circularity in the steelmaking process - Azita Etminan (Swansea University)
  7. In-situ tempering to improve the metallurgy of additively manufactured tool steel components - Anna Tholen (Loughborough University)
  8. Testing ceramics in liquid zinc for upgrading galvanising bath journal bearings - Giovanni Paolo Alparone (Swansea University)
  9. Designing a characterisation toolkit to provide frequent and objective measurement of ferrous scrap quality - Natalie Hogg (University of Warwick)
  10. Development of formable steel grades through alternative steelmaking technologies - Hannah Clarke (Swansea University)
  11. Assessing the bendability of UHSS (ultra-high strength steel) in plane strain conditions - Phillip Krawec (University of Warwick)
  12. Use of sinter pot pilot facility to optimise sinter plant performance - Sullayman Butt (Swansea University)
  13. The influence of cooling rate during solidification on segregation behaviour in low alloy steels with and without residual elements - Ajitesh Sharma (University of Warwick)
  14. Assessment of antimicrobial coated steels for indoor use - Rupika Gulati (University of Warwick)
  15. Multiscale deformation modelling of small-scale mechanical tests - Tristan Hearsey (Swansea University)
  16. Basic oxygen steelmaking slag recycling and circular economy - Anna Alvarez Reguera (Univeristy of Warwick)
  17. Development of improved formability interstitial free steels - Talal Said Abdullah (Swansea University)
  18. Scaling of heat treatment behaviour of low alloy steels - Ashley Scarlett (The University of Sheffield)
  19. Improving the formability of automotive steel grades via hot rolling and run out table simulations - Liam Moody (Swansea University)
  20. The development of sustainable paint for coil coated steel - Jakub Kramp (Swansea University)
  21. Effects of cryogenic treatment on the precipitation behaviour in En31 bearing steel - Kyle Nicholls (University of Leicester)

Sponsored by

Main Sponsor

TATA Steel

Associate Sponsor

Sheffield Forgemasters

Associate Sponsor


Associate Sponsor

Henry Royce Institute

Poster Display Sponsor

UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Metals

Lunch Sponsor

UK Metals Council

Reception Sponsor

Cast Metals Federation