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Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy

The first Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy took place at Armourers Hall in London on the 27th of February. The event, organised by the Materials Processing Institute, the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers and IOM3 was designed to bring together industry and academia and to showcase some of the many examples of current UK -based steel related research.

Presentation sessions on New Materials Design, Materials Processing and Materials Performance were held, in addition to a poster session. The event concluded with an excellent keynote speech by Bimlendra Jha, the CEO of Tata Steel UK on the bright future of the steel industry.

There were many contributions from Advanced Metallics CDT students and staff at this event. Bhushan Rakshe presented his CBMM supported work on recrystallization kinetics in steel containing niobium, and Faris Karouni talked about the results of his research with Sheffield Forgemasters to understand more about hydrogen removal in the vacuum arc degassing process. British Steel sponsored EngD students Marta Muniz Mangas and Ben Jones presented posters on welding of bainitic steels and strain aging in pearlitic wires, and Manolis Stavroulakis presented a poster on functionally graded components for nuclear applications. Congratulations to Faris and Ben for winning best presentation and best poster prizes respectively.


Registration is already open for next year’s event which will be held on the 26th of February 2019, when we can look forward to another excellent opportunity to engage with the wider steel community and demonstrate the commitment of the CDT to supporting steel research in the UK.