Management team

Recruitment, Training and Skill Progress Committee (RTSPC) chaired by:


PhD 01 : Documenting the upstream of refractories manufacturing

Academic Supervision (GEMME, University of Liege, Belgium)

Industrial Supervision (RHI Magnesita, Leoben, Austria)


PhD 02 : Comparison between production routes

Academic Supervision (CHEMENG, University of Liege, Belgium)

Industrial Supervision (St-GOBAIN, Cavaillon, France)


PhD 03 : Enhanched Value in Use of Refractories in Industrial systems, by developing LCA methodologies

Academic Supervision (CHEMENG, University of Liege, Belgium)

Industrial Supervision (TATASTEEL, IJmuiden, Netherlands)


PhD 04 : Use of metallurgical residues as potential raw materials for high performance refractory castables

Academic Supervision (RWTH, Aachen, Germany)

Industrial Supervision (CALDERYS, Neuwied, Germany)


PhD 05 : Characterization of refractory material properties after usage for recyclability determination

Academic Supervision (IRCER – UMR CNRS 7315, Limoges, France)

Industrial Supervision (VESUVIUS, Ghlin, Belgium)


PhD 06 : Microstructure design of refractory castables for in use thermomechanical properties optimization

Academic Supervision (IRCER – UMR CNRS 7315, Limoges, France)

Industrial Supervision (IMERYS, Vaulx Milieu, France)


PhD 07 : Microstructure dependence of local strain through in-situ micromechanical investigations

Academic Supervision (PIMM – UMR CNRS 8006, Paris, France)

Industrial Supervision (ELKEM, Kristiansand, Norway)


PhD 08 : Discrete Element Method to support microstructure design of refractories (currently open Phd Position)

Academic Supervision (IRCER – UMR CNRS 7315, Limoges, France)

Industrial Supervision (IMERYS, Vaulx Milieu, France)


PhD 09 : Influence of mirostructure of refractory materials on the macroscopic mechanical behaviour

Academic Supervision (MUL, Leoben, Austria)

Industrial Supervision (SAFRAN Tech, Colombes, France)


PhD 10 : Microstruct. impact on refract. materials during In-Situ testing by means of X-Ray imaging methods

Academic Supervision (BAM, Berlin, Germany)

Industrial Supervision (SAFRAN Tech, Colombes, France)


PhD 11 : Influence of H2 containing atmospheres on the thermo-mechanical behaviour of refractories

Academic Supervision (MUL, Leoben, Austria)

Industrial Supervision (TATASTEEL, IJmuiden, Netherland)


PhD 12 : Changes of microstruct. and thermal properties of refractory castables in H2 combustion atmospheres

Academic Supervision (RWTH, Aachen, Germany)

Industrial Supervision (RHI Magnesita, Leoben, Austria)


PhD 13 : Sensoring material performance in use, and monitoring using machine learning (currently open Phd Position)

Academic Supervision (IRCER – UMR CNRS 7315, Limoges, France)

Industrial Supervision (VESUVIUS, Ghlin, Belgium)


PhD 14 : Smart Factory: Predicting thermal behaviour of steel ladles with advanced digital methods

Academic Supervision (TUW, Wien, Austria)

Industrial Supervision (ARCELORMITTAL, Maizières-lès-Metz, France)


PhD 15 : Smart Factory: Enhancing energy efficiency in steel making through advanced digital technologies

Academic Supervision (TUW, Wien, Austria)

Industrial Supervision (TATASTEEL, IJmuiden, Netherland)