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INVITATION COLLOQUIUM SERIES | MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING #1: Structure and properties of metals and alloys and their applications

Date:  Thursday, 28 January 2021
Time: 15:45 - 17:30 hrs.
Location: online (see link below)

Hosted by Dr. Ir. Vishwas Gadgil, VDL

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Iron and steel are the most important ferrous alloys in the last 300 years. But it has only been 150 years since steel can be mass produced. Metallurgy has made great progress in these 150 years. With valuable inputs from basic sciences like physics, chemistry, mathematics and now IT, we have a much better understanding of the structure- property correlation of steels. Today there are over 2000 different types of steels designed for specific applications.

In this colloquium, we will discuss the technology to make pig iron and steel. Crystal structure of the alloys and their effect on the properties are highlighted. Mechanisms at atomic level which govern their properties are described. Classification and selection of the alloys are explained, and practical examples from their applications are presented.

About Dr. Ir. Vishwas Gadgil:

Dr. Ir. Vishwas Gadgil got his Ph.D from the University of Twente in 1991. He has over 35 years of experience in the fields of metallurgical engineering, material characterisation and failure analysis. He has worked as a scientist at the University of Twente for 25 years. He has further worked at Siemens Oil and Gas as a Metallurgist. He currently holds the position of Technologist Materials and Nanotechnology at VDL ETG. His expertise includes joining technologies, corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement.

About the Colloquium Series:

The Materials Science & Engineering Colloquium Series provides a platform for all those who are interested in materials science, whether you are a student, researcher at MESA+, faculty member, or working in industry. During each session, a challenging case will be presented by an expert, for example from industry. All cases are based on a realistic problem where a solution was found by combining existing materials science knowledge and new insights through an experimental or materials system model approach.