Workshop on Mathematics and Materials Science
for Steel Production and Manufacturing

June 4-5, 2019, Skien/Norway

The last fifteen years have seen the development of ever more refined high-strength and multiphase steels with purpose designed chemical compositions allowing for significant weight reduction, e.g., in automotive industry. The production of these modern steel grades needs a precise process control, since there is only a narrow process window available in which the desired physical properties are defined.

In combination with component walls getting thinner and thinner these new steels make also new demands on a more precise process control in metal manufacturing processes, such as welding and hardening. Improved and optimized process control requires quantitative mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization of the complex thermal cycles and thermal gradients experienced by the processed material. Such models require an understanding of the behaviour of the materials from a materials science and phase transformations perspective.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together scientists from academia and industry working on the interface between modelling, simulation and materials science with applications in steel production and manufacturing.

You find our poster announcement HERE.

Invited Speakers

  • Jonas Edberg (Luleå University of Technology)
  • Dolores Gómez Pedreira (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Tim Haas (RWTH Aachen)
  • Martin Hunkel (IWT Bremen)
  • Åke Jansson (Thermo-Calc Software AB)
  • Jari Larkiola (University of Oulu)
  • Seppo Louhenkilpi (University of Oulu/Aalto University)
  • Alfred Schmidt (University of Bremen)

Scientific Committee

  • John Inge Asperheim (EFD Induction Skien)
  • Timo Fabritius (University of Oulu)
  • Bjørnar Grande (EFD Induction Skien)
  • Dietmar Hömberg (WIAS Berlin)
  • Dmitri Ivanov (EFD Induction Skien)
  • Volker John (WIAS Berlin)
  • Pertti Mikkonen (SSAB Raahe)
  • Thomas Ohligschläger (Outokumpu, Tornio)
  • Seppo Ollila (SSAB Raahe)
  • David Porter (University of Oulu)
  • Esa Puukko (Outokumpu, Tornio)


  • John Inge Asperheim (EFD Induction Skien)
  • Bjørnar Grande (EFD Induction Skien)
  • Dietmar Hömberg (WIAS Berlin)
  • Dmitri Ivanov (EFD Induction Skien)
  • Robert Lasarzik (WIAS Berlin)



Contact and further information

Phone: +49 30 20372-555