Archive news 2018 - SFI Metal Production
News from 2018
News from 2018
Parlamentary politician Sivert Bjørnstad together with his colleagues, Tore Kristiansen and Mats Henriksen Persøy, visited NTNU on Monday. The centre leader, Aud N. Wærnes, together with Anne Kvithyld, Martin Syvertsen and Leiv Kolbeinsen informed about SFI Metal Production and gave some pictures of the research going on at the centre. Discussions turned on SFI centre as an instrument for strengthening Norwegian research and innovation.
This autumn Raghed Saadieh got Elkem’s forskningsfond (EFF) award. It is an award both for academic performance as well as contributing to the non-academic side of the student life.
More than 50 experts on the metallurgical industry met in Kristiansand to discuss how mathematical models can improve metal production. The two-day conference, Mathematical Modelling in Metallurgical Industry, is part of a cooperation within SFI Metal Production, a Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI), hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), with SINTEF and Teknova as research partners.
The Nature Conference, Minerals and Materials for a Sustainable Future was arranged in Trondheim September 11-13th. Several persons from SFI Metal Production were involved during these three days. Merete Tangstad was chair for the session Sustainability and responsible resourcing of minerals and materials. Arne Petter Ratvik and Daniel Beat Müller were speakers on the topics Apatite fertilisers production and Monitoring of physical economy, respectively. Norsk Hydro’s Hans Erik Vatne talked about the value chain approach to sustainable production of aluminium products.
Norwegian-Canadian Partnership in Research and Education on Primary Production of Aluminium (CaNAl)
During three days this week, 8-10th of August, the Intpart project CaNAl arrange their Kick-off meeting continued by two days of Summer School.
Design and operation of metallurgical processes have been gradually improved through industrial experience, research, modern process control, new and/or improved measurements, etc. Nevertheless, due to high temperatures and several complexities, the design and operation of the processes are still to a large degree empirically based, and several process variations are not properly understood.
This year, Leandro Gustavo Mendes de Jesus will be finishing the last year of his PhD program here at SFI Metal Production. He arrived in the middle of March and will be staying until late December, and his work is centred around waste products from production of manganese in Brazil. His supervisor is Prof. Merete Tangstad. We sat down with Leandro to talk about his work and stay in Norway.
The BEST project is an innovation project with Hydro Aluminium as project owner. The project is funded by the research council of Norway and the industry partners and the research partners are SINTEF Industry and NTNU. We got a chance to sit down with Mertol Gökelma, who is the new postdoctoral researcher representing NTNU in the project. His main topic for the postdoc period is to carry on the research activities for the inclusion removal from Al-melts and co-supervision of relevant student theses with Prof. Gabriella Tranell
NTNU has just adopted a new strategy for innovation and is currently appointing 15 innovation managers to help transform more research into practice. The positions form part of the NTNU Strategic Programme for Knowledge-Based Innovation: https://www.ntnu.edu/innovation-resources/knowledge-based-innovation