News from 2017

News from 2017

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Sebastien Letout Has Finished His PostDoc Period in SFI Metal Production

Sebastien Letout outside of the offices of MetPro. Photo

Sebastien Letout has for the past two years been working on modelling of the reactions taking place inside the SiMn furnace.

Ketil Rye Elected New Leader of the General Assembly


Ketil Rye (Alcoa) was elected our new General Assembly leader at the General Assembly meeting in November 2017. He continues the work after Ragnar Tronstad (Elkem), who has been leader since the center was established in April 2015. Ketil Rye’s daily work is in Alcoa, as Technology Manager at Alcoa Center of Excellence.

SFI Metal Production Autumn Meeting

Last week the SFI Metal Production autumn meeting took place at NTNU, Gløshaugen. Over 60 participants were present, with about half representing the research community and the other half the industry. 

Leiv Kolbeinsen Appointed Topic Responsible for SNL

Congratulations to Professor Leiv Kolbeinsen who has been appointed topic responsible for Process Metallurgy in the Norwegian encyclopedia Store Norske Leksikon (SNL). The position requires a skilled writer with a solid background within the field. He is now responsible for quality checking the material in the 71 articles attached to the subject, along with writing parts of the content. If you want to add anything to the encyclopedia, it is possible for anyone to send in contributions. 

Program for the SFI Metal Production Autumn Meeting

November 7th and 8th, the SFI Metal Production autumn meeting will take place in Trondheim. See the program for more information. 

KPN Project Controlled Tapping (2017-2022)

The controlled tapping team gathered in a meeting room. Photo: Merete Tangstad.
The project will focus on stabilizing tappings of slag and metal in the metallurgical industry. The goal will be to determine the fundamental tapping mechanism through studying materials and zones in the furnaces, through industrial campaings and CFD modelling work.

Open Access and CRIStin Course

Marianne Lenes introducing Henrik Karlstrøm. Photo: Kari Ravnestad Kjørholt

October 11th Henrik Karlstrøm, from the NTNU library, came to SFI Metal Production to talk about Open Access in research and the use of CRIStin. There were 27 participants from the center, including PhDs, PostDocs, researchers, the RD Leaders and the Center Leader.

SiManTi Trip to Åre

The participants gathered for a group photo by a lake.

26 participants from the SiManTi group went on a trip to Åre 9th to 11th of September, which involved of a combination of academic and social activities. That included presentations from the students about their project assignments, courses on writing and presenting, an HSE introduction course and short lectures from the professors that participated. The social activities included nice meals, hiking, pool and spa.

Visitor from Mintek

Joalet Steenkamp, a chief engineer in the Pyrometallurgy Division at Mintek, is currently visiting the SFI Metal Production Centre as a part of the researcher exchange for the INTPART Metal Production project. She is part of the project management and has a background from both industry and academia within steelmaking, ilmenite roasting and smelting, and manganese ferroalloy production in South Africa. 

Invitation to participate in EIT Raw Materials Stakeholders Meeting

NTNU, together with EIT Raw Materials is hosting a Stakeholders meeting in Trondheim, 20 September for Industry and R&D organizations interested in European Raw Materials Research and Education. On behalf of EIT Raw Materials and NTNU, welcome to the event! Please register by sending an email to Maria Wallin. 

You can find the program here >>