University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Title: Selection of failure analysis cases and the role of regulatory agencies in Brazil
Metallurgical Engineer and Master of Engineering (Bainitic Transformation in Austempered Ductile Iron) at Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo.
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Metal Casting Specialist at the Government Industrial Research Institute Nagoya. PhD at Imperial College London (Titanium Aluminide Phase Diagrams). Academic visitor at Imperial College London (Nuclear Materials). Visiting scientist at BAM - Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Tribology). Teacher at the Adults Literacy Programme (São Paulo Town-Hall). Researcher at IPT - Institute for Technological Research of the State of São Paulo for 20 years (1986-2006), mainly as a Head of the Failure Analysis Laboratory. Associate Editor for the Engineering Failure Analysis journal since 2012. At present working full-time as Associate Professor at Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo, holding the position of chairs of Phase Transformations; Physical Metallurgy; and Selection of Materials.
Current research interests are Stress-Corrosion Cracking, Tribology, Mechanical Twinning and Archaeometallurgy.
Budapest University of Technology, Hungary
Title: Role of novel non-destructive measurements in structural integrity assessment of engineering alloys
Dr István Mészáros, Electrical Eng., PhD, DSc (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2015, title: Analysis of the connection between structural and magnetic properties of selected alloys) is a full-time Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE). Head of the magnetic material testing laboratory at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering BUTE.
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Main research interests are:
- Connections between magnetic properties and microstructure of engineering steels.
- Connections between magnetic properties and mechanical properties of engineering steels.
- Deterioration processes (creep and/or fatigue) of heat resistant power plant steels.
- Phase transformation processes (TRIP, austenitic-, duplex-, lean-duplex stainless steels).
- Development of magnetic nondestructive material testing methodologies.
He has more than 100 scientific publications, and more than 345 independent citations.
José Luis Otegui
University of Mar del Plata, Argentina
Title: A perspective on real life applications of failure analysis in mechanical components
Dr José Luis Otegui, Mech. Eng, Ph.D. (U. Waterloo) is a Scientific and Technological Researcher for CONICET (Argentine Scientific Council) in the field of Mechanics of Materials.
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He has more than 100 published articles, and a reputation for consultancy in failure analysis, numerical modelling, fracture mechanics, and experimental materials evaluation.
Until 2014, Full Professor at the University of Mar del Plata Argentina. Now a Senior Consultant at YPF Technology S.A. Present research focuses on factors promoting sub-critical crack growth in shale formations.
Author of three books: Mechanics of Structural Materials and Pipes and Pressure Vessels (both in Spanish) and Failure Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications in Mechanical Components (ISBN 978-3-319-03910-7, 2014).
Madeleine du Toit
University of Wollongong and the Energy Pipelines CRC, Australia
Title: To be announced
Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
Title: CT-based tests and finite element simulation for the failure analysis of syntactic foams
Ibolya Zsoldos graduated as Engineer for mathematics and Engineer for computer aided design and manufacturing at Technical University Budapest, Hungary.
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Her scientific degrees are: PhD and DSc of Technical Science at Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary. She has been working as professor and head of the Department for Materials Science and Technology, at the AUDI Faculty of Vehicle Engineering, Szechenyi Istvan University, Gyor, which department has general laboratories for microscopy, mechanical and non-destructive test, furthermore special laboratories for computer tomography and 3D printing of metal powders. She was visitor researcher at Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, US (2006).
Main specialities of the department and research group leading by her:
- Industrial failure analyses in automotive materials and manufacturing.
- Reconstruction methods and failure analyses based on computer tomography: reconstruction algorithms for dynamical behaviour and failure processes of metal, polymer and wet foams, general industrial failure analysis, determining of defects in engineering materials.
- Optimizing methods and algorithms for 3D printing of metal powders.
- Modelling and simulations in nanostructures, nanomaterials, self-organizing behaviour of graphene and carbon nanostructures.
She is author of numerous scientific papers and monographies, most of them can be found (and are cited) by Web of Science, Scopus, Springer and other well-known scientific publishers.
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