News

 

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.

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. 

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. 

There were two open sessions, one about innovation and one about the use of biocarbon in metal producing industries. The session about innovation did especially awaken interest, discussion and hopefully new awareness. The Research Domain Leaders also presented the results and plans for their respective Research Domains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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. 

There are three other topic responsible professors from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering: Geir Martin Haarberg (Electro Chemistry), Marisa di Sabatino (Alloys) and Otto Lohne (Electro Chemistry and Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy).

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. 

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.

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.

It was startet with a collection of knowledge from scientific publications as well as industrial experiences. This was presented on a 2 days seminar with more than 20 participants from the participating companies at NTNU the 11th and 12th of October. The strategy for further work was also discussed.

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.

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.

Open Access is important for a number of reasons. Subscriptions to academic journals can often be costly, and state funded research should be available to the public. Open Access publications are also more read and sited more, and in order to live up to NTNU’s motto “Knowledge For a Better World” it is important that scientific findings are easily accessible.

In NTNU Open you can find master theses, doctoral theses and scientific papers published at NTNU, and at CRIStin.no everyone can search for publications.

You can find the Power Point presentation used in the course here >>

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.

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.

The SiManTi group is a networking group for young researchers who are doing an MSc, PhD or postdoc on high temperature processes, or exchange students. They have been on similar trips before, like the trip to Oxford last fall where there also were participants from South Africa and Oxford.

A few of the participants sitting around a table in the hotel lobby. Photo.

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. 

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. 

During her stay here she will be contributing to a chapter in the book New Trends in Coal Conversion called Coal-based reducing agents in ferroalloys and silicon production along with Merete Tangstad, Eli Ringdalen, and Paul Beukes. She will also work on a publication for INFACON 15 with Eli Ringdalen and they will work on an EU-funding application. 

INTPART Metal Production aims at strengthening ties between Norway and South Africa. The main aim of the researcher exchanges is to work on joint funding applications to ensure collaboration between countries and companies beyond the life of the project, to develop course material for education of future generations, and to write joint publications.

Joalet is staying until September 16th, making her stay about a month long, and this is a type of exchange she intends to continue with every year for the duration of the project.

There have also been other exchanges to our Centre, and you can read more about them on the INTPART Metal Production website, which Joalet manages. 

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 >>

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 >>


 

New Member of the General Assembly and Executive Committee


Tor Grande, Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at NTNU, will be replacing Anne Borg as a member of the SFI General Assembly and Executive Committee. He has an MSc in Chemistry (1987) and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry (1992) from NTH, became a professor in Materials Chemistry/Science at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 1997 and has since been appointed to a number of management positions. We look forward to the cooperation!

New Member of the General Assembly and Executive Committee


Tor Grande, Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at NTNU, will be replacing Anne Borg as a member of the SFI General Assembly and Executive Committee. He has an MSc in Chemistry (1987) and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry (1992) from NTH, became a professor in Materials Chemistry/Science at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 1997 and has since been appointed to a number of management positions. We look forward to the cooperation!

We also want to congratulate Anne Borg, who has gone on to becoming Pro-Rector for Education after being Dean for the faculty since 2013.

The next General Assembly meeting will be held November 9th.