Background and activities


Fields of interest:

  • Extractive metallurgy of silicon, ferroalloys, iron and steel,...
  • Purification of silicon for solar applications; vacuum refining, slag refining, gas refining, etc.
  • Production of alumina 
  • Thermodynamics and phase relations in metallurgical systems
  • Kinetics of metallurgical reactions (reduction, oxidation, gasification, evaporation, ...)
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Carbon materials and their properties for metallurgical processes
  • Transport phenomena in metallurgy (heat transfer and mass transfer)
  • Metallurgical lab; metallurgical furnaces, experimental design, and materials characterization 


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Safarian, Jafar; Kolbeinsen, Leiv. (2016) Smelting-reduction of bauxite for sustainable alumina production. 2016 SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION Volume 10: Battery, Recycling, Environmental, Mining.