Doctor Ilana Timokhina

Professor Sébastien ALLAIN

Full Professor, PhD (2004) / Habitation Thesis (2012), Civil Engineer from Mines Nancy (N97)

Sébastien ALLAIN (40 years old) is Professor at IJL (Jean Lamour Institute) and at Mines Nancy (Nancy’s School of Mines) in France. During his PhD about mechanical properties and work hardening mechanisms of TWIP steels, he developed the basic structure of several models (thermodynamic stability, dynamic Hall-Petch strengthening effect, dynamic strain ageing) which have become references in the field. In 2013, he left ArcelorMittal research center (Automotive Product Group) for a researcher position at the Jean Lamour Institute in the field of solid state physical metallurgy. His research activities focus at present on the link between phase transformations, internal stresses and mechanical properties in steels (3rd generation Advanced High Strength Steels in particular) and in titanium alloys. He has authored or co-authored 46 peer-review articles in international journals (h-factor = 21 WOS) and holds 3 patents. For more details, please refer to http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6658-9231

Professor Bogdan GARBARZ

Professor Bogdan GARBARZ (DSc, PhD) currently holds a post of the head of Department of Manufacturing Technology and Application of Products at Instytut Metalurgii Żelaza (Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy) in Gliwice, Poland. He graduated in metallurgy from AGH - University of Science and Technology of Kraków, in 1974. After receiving PhD degree he took a position of researcher at Instytut Metalurgii Żelaza. In years 1984-1987 prof. B. Garbarz completed post-doctoral studies at Sheffield Hallam University (then Sheffield City Polytechnic), UK, working on development of production technology of new grades of microalloyed structural steels. Since 1988 prof. B. Garbarz has been with Instytut Metalurgii Żelaza occupying various scientific and managing positions.


Doctor Carlos Garcia-Mateo

Carlos Garcia-Mateo is A Senior Researcher at the Spanish National Centre for Metals Research (CENIM) since June 2007. After his postdoc with Prof. Bhadeshia at Univ. of Cambridge, he has devoted most of his career to the development, study and characterization of nanostructured bainite. Such activities have been done under the auspices of national and in European projects, as well as in close collaboration with leading industrial partners. The interest arisen by this unique microstructure has gone beyond our borders and nowadays Nanostructured bainite has become one of the most relevant developments in the recent history of the Physical Metallurgy od Steels.


Professor Adam Grajcar

Adam Grajcar received his M.Sc. (1999), Ph.D. (2003) and D.Sc. (2010) degrees in materials science from the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. He joined the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Institute of Engineering and Biomaterials (Division of Constructional and Special Materials) in 1999 and worked as an assistant and assistant professor. He works as an associate professor from 2011 to now. Prof. Grajcar is a head of the Division of Constructional and Special Materials and a deputy director for science at the Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials. He is involved in teaching and research, primarily related to the relationships between microstructure and mechanical properties of steels. His main areas of interest include thermomechanical processing of steels, plastic deformation and heat treatment of steels. He started with high strength low alloyed steels (HSLA) and currently is involved in investigating advanced high strength steels (AHSS), primarily TRIP-aided microalloyed steels. Prof. Grajcar is a member of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) and Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia (AIM). He has authored or co-authored over 150 publications and presented results at 50 international conferences including invited talks at Thermec’2011 (Quebec City, Canada) and Thermec’2016 (Graz, Austria).


Professor Adel Nofal

Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute - CMRDI, Helwan, Cairo, EGYPT


Massimo Pellizzari

Dpt. Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy

Massimo Pellizzari was born in 1970, in Bolzano, Italy and got his Master Degree in Materials Engineering in 1996 at the University of Trento. In 2000 he got a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Padova. Since 2006 prof. Pellizzari is associate professor at the University of Trento. His research activity is mostly focused on heat treatment and surface engineering of steels, deep cryogenic treatment, the properties of tool steels, special cast irons and the development of powder metallurgical tool steel by ball milling and Spark Plasma Sintering. Recently, the activity has been extended to the production of tool steel, Ti and Al alloys by Additive Manufacturing. He’s author of more than 60 papers in peer reviewed international journals and, since 2015, he’s member of the executive committee of the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE).


Doctor Mahesh Chandra Somani

Dr. Mahesh Chandra Somani, 57 years, is a Docent / Adjunct Professor at the University of Oulu, Finland. During his academic /research career spanning over 35 years, Dr. Somani has completed over 20 technical projects and has authored over 75 technical papers in international journals, besides 62 technical papers in conference proceedings. In addition, he has authored 20 technical reports and has 2 patents to his credit. Dr. Somani did have an established career of 16 years (1982-1998) at the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Ministry of Defence, India in the capacity of Principal Scientist working mainly in the field of aerospace materials for gas turbine engines. At the University of Oulu (since 1999), his academic / research interests focus mainly on physical simulation and modelling of hot deformation processes of steels and other materials, accelerated cooling / direct quenching and phase transformation in steels, technology of alloy steels, static and dynamic restoration mechanisms, dynamic materials modelling and development of processing maps, and strength of metallic materials.


Innowacje technologiczne w obróbce stali.


Projekt współfinansowany ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Programu Operacyjnego Innowacyjna Gospodarka