ECerS Summer School and Conference combined with CESAREF training and site visits

In combination with the ECerS Summer school on “Advanced Characterization Techniques”, taking place in Lyon on the 29th and 30th June, CESAREF will be providing an additional day of training on “X-ray scattering and diffraction using synchrotron radiation” on the 1st July.

These training days are the precursor to the XVIII Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS conference) where several of our PhD students will be presenting posters across two thematics “Refractories, high and ultra-high temperature ceramics” – S5, and “Ceramics and sustainable development” – S6. The posters that will be presented are:

  • Performance prediction and assessment of reusability and recycling of refractory materials using the NDT sensoring approach and ML – Amit Kumar GOPE (find him here: S5-P094)
  • Investigation of relationships between microstructure and thermomechanical properties of refractory material using the DEM – Harikeshava RANGANATHAN (find him here: S5-P100)
  • Effects of Grain Size and Shape of alumina aggregates on the Sinterability and Thermal Shock Resistance of Refractory Materials – Kwasi Addo BOATENG (find him here: S5-P102)
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and eco-design: towards optimized refractory materials for a green steelmaking process – Sarah BADIOLI (find her here: S5-P104)
  • Use of metallurgical residues as potential raw materials for high performance refractory castables – Mathilda DERENSY (find her here: S5-P108)
  • Recyclability of refractory materials: thermomechanical properties characterization in steel continuous casting – Andrea SALERNO (find him here: S6-P112)

Presentations will also be made by Prof. Marc HUGER (CESAREF coordinator), in the “Refractories, high and ultra-high temperature ceramics” thematic, on :

  • Thermomechanical Properties related to Microstructural Design of Alumina/Aluminum Titanate Composite Materials, Monday 3rd July, 17.15 – 17. 30, Room Rhône 3B, and
  • Thermal damage modelling of the microstructure of model refractory materials by the discrete element method, Monday 3rd July, 17.30 – 17.45, Room Rhône 3B,

and Prof. René GUINEBRETIERE (CESAREF supervisor), in the “Advanced characterization techniques” thematic, on :

  • High temperature phase transitions in ceramic materials studied by in situ 3D-reciprocal space mapping at the ESRF, Thursday 6th July, 11.45 – 12.00, Room St Clair 1.

To finish the week we have organised two site visits. Firstly, there will be a site visit for the CESAREF students to Valoref a refractory recycling company (a subsidury of St Gobain our project partner) which is located near to Lyon. Finally, there will be the rare opportunity to visit the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), for those students who have participated in the initial day of training provided by CESAREF on “X-ray scattering and diffraction using synchrotron radiation”.

If you want to know more about the project, you will also have the opportunity to talk to out students at our promotional stand (K, just next to the coffee). We are looking forward to seeing you there!

A flyer summarising the weeks activities can be found here.

This project has received funding from
the European Union's Horizon Europe
research and innovation program under
grant agreement no.101072625