The ICIT & MPT 2011 keynote papers

Prof. Dr. Peter Hoffmann

Prof. Dr. Peter Hoffmann

ERLAS - Erlanger Lasertechnik GmbH, Managing Director, CEO

Recent Developments in Laser Machining of Tools

Prof. Dr. Peter Hoffmann received his Doctor of Engineering degree in 1993 with the work "Process Sequence Laser Cutting and Welding". In the same year he started his business carrier as the Managing Director of Bavarian Laser Center. In 1998 he moved to his present company ERLAS - Erlanger Lasertechnik GmbH, where he took over the position of Managing Director / CEO. Currently he still holds this position. He continued his involvement in academical activities and in 2007 he got appointed as the Honorary Professor at University Erlangen.

prof. dr. Karl Kuzman

prof. dr. Karl Kuzman

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Head of the Forming Laboratory

From Understanding to Control Metal Forming Processes

Prof. dr. Karl Kuzman had been gaining knowledge and research expertise in various industrial applications in the field of metal forming processes, tools and machines, CAE, FEM, economy and manufacturing as well as ecology and energy savings in manufacturing. In period between 1973 and 1978 he was a director of UNIOR - hot and cold forging plant, in 1993 he founded TECOS - Slovenian tool and die development centre, where he remained as a director until 2005. In 1996 he received a habilitation and appointment as a full time professor in the field of forming technologies at the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, where he also performed a position of Dean within time period between 2005 and 2007. He is currently Head of Forming Laboratory and mentor to various national and international graduate and post-graduate students. In time of his academicals achievements prof. Kuzman performs an important part in various international organisations, such as: ICFG – International Cold Forming Group (Chairman 2003-2007), ICEM – International Committee for Ecology and Economy (Chairman 2003 – 2009), IDDRG – International Deep Drawing Research Group (National Secretary), CIRP – International Academy for Production Engineering, Paris (Associate member since 2004) and WAMME – World Academy of Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, Cliwice, Poland (Fellow since 2006), and great number of invited lectures on various universities worldwide. In 1987, Government of Slovenia assigned him the Boris Kidrič award for innovation. In 1999 he received Honours of Signum Aureum Facultatis at Univeristy Miskolz in Hungary, and in 2007 he became Honorary Member of Croatian Association for Polymers and Rubber.

Prof. dr. José M. Torralba

Prof. dr. José M. Torralba

Deputy Director of Institute IMDEA Materials. Professor of MSE at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Powder Injection Moulding: Processing of Small Parts of Complex Shape

Metallurgical Engineer (1982, Technical University of Madrid –UPM-), Dr. Eng. (1985, UPM), Armament and Material Engineer (1986, Escuela Politécnica Superior del Ejército –EPSE-), Dr. Eng. (1994, EPSE). He has been Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department (UC3M) in 1999-2000, Vice-rector for Academics Infrastructures (UC3M)(2000-2004), Vice-rector for Research and Innovation (UC3M)(2004-2006). His main scientific-technical field of interest is Powder Metallurgy. Since 1982 he has worked with different sintered materials families and he has been involved in technologies like mechanical alloying, metal injection moulding or spray pirolysis to develop nanoparticles. He has published more than 350 scientific papers (132 in the JCR with more than 600 cites), has supervised 15 PhD thesis and 40 Diploma Thesis. In 1999 has received the "Professor FryderykStaub" Award by the Silesian University of Technology (Poland), in 2001 the HonorisCausa Doctorate by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Rumania), in 2005 the Slovak Academy of Sciences Award and in 2007 HonorisCausa Doctorate by the University of Craiova (Rumania).He has participated in more than 55 international scientific committees of International Conferences and being Chairman of 6 of them. He has been involved in 32 competitive projects (in regional, national and international frameworks), being the main researcher in 20. He has managed several research grants with industries, including the Höganäs Chair in Powder Metallurgy. He is Regional Editor (for Europe) of Journal of Materials Processing Technology and Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.

prof. dr. José L. Ocaña

prof. dr. José L. Ocaña

Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the ETSII-UPM School of Engineering and Director of the UPM Laser Centre at this University.

Laser Shock Processing: An Emerging Technique for the Enhancement of Surface Properties and Fatigue Life of High Strength Metal Alloys

Prof. Dr. Ing. José L. Ocaña is MSc. (1979) and PhD. (1982) in Industrial Engineering (Mechanics, Energy and Materials) at the Polytechnical University of Madrid (Spain). He has actively promoted and participated in national (Spain) and European R&D initiatives in the field of scientific and industrial applications of high power lasers, especially in high intensity laser-matter interaction, laser welding, laser surface treatments, laser micromachining and on-line monitoring and control of industrial laser applications. As a result, he is author/coauthor of more than 100 scientific papers and more than 150 communications in the field of laser technology and applications. He is member of multiple scientific committees and editorial boards in the field of laser technology and applications. Member of the Executive Board of the European Laser Institute and former Chairman of EULASNET II (Eureka Umbrella Network for Laser Technology and Applications). He has received several prizes related to his research activity.

prof. dr. Rui Vilar

prof. dr. Rui Vilar

Full Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon

Laser-assisted multilayer deposition on single crystal superalloy substrates

R. Vilar got his degree in Metallurgical Engineering in Porto University in 1973. He did his Master Degree at the National Institute Nuclear Science and Technology, Paris, in 1978 and his PhD (Thèse de Doctorat d'État) at Paris-Orsay University in 1983. He is presently Full Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. He authored more than 400 publications in laser materials processing since 1987. Presently his research activities develop in the following areas: (a) laser powder deposition of aerospace alloys; (b) laser-assisted materials design and synthesis; (c) surface micro and nanopatterning using ultrafast lasers; (d) medical applications of ultrafast lasers; and (e) optical sensing for environmental applications. He pioneered early forest fire detection using active optical sensing methods based on LIDAR (9 patents). Presently, optical methods are being applied to fire surveillance in industrial infrastructures, remote detection of oil spills in water by laser-induced fluorescence, and for the remote assessment of drought and fire stress in forest species.

Prof. dr. Mario Rosso

Prof. dr. Mario Rosso

Full Professor in “Metallurgy” at the 1st Engineering Faculty of the Politecnico di Torino

New Frontiers for Thixoforming

The scientific work of prof. dr. Mario Rosso, as his more than 350 papers published in scientific review or on Conference Proceedings bear out, concerns different aspects related to metals and alloys. In particular: Tool materials and alloys, Surface engineering: heat treatments, coatings, wear behaviour and corrosion, Powder Metallurgy for iron based materials, Properties of light alloys, influence of casting processes, as well as contribution to the development of innovative casting technologies. Mario Rosso had and has the scientific responsibility of many R&D European and national research projects. Some Honorary Awards: at the Silesian University of Tecnology of Gliwice (Poland), at the Institute of materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia and Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Craiova (Romania). Member of many scientific committees for Review, as well as for International Conferences. Chairman of the 7th International Tooling Conference, Torino May 2nd-5th, 2006.

 Prof. dr. Habil. Miklós Tisza

Prof. dr. Habil. Miklós Tisza

University of Miskolc, Head of Department of Materials Processing Technologies

Innovations in Material and Process Developments in Sheet Metal Forming

Prof. Dr. Miklós Tisza is the Head of the Department of Materials Processing Technologies at the University of Miskolc in Hungary. He was graduated at the Technical University of Heavy Industry in 1972. He has got his Ph.D. degree at the University of Miskolc in 1977 and the highest academic degree (DSc.) given by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1995 in the field of computer aided engineering in materials sciences and materials processing technologies. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses for many years. He has written several textbooks published in the UK, USA, Iran, and Israel, as well as in Hungary. He is the author or co-author of more than three hundreds papers. He is the Vice-President of IDDRG since 1994. He is a member of SAB-ICTP, and the EsaForm Board of Directors. He is the President of the Material Science and Materials Processing Technology Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His main research field is sheet metal forming with particular interest on the Computer Aided Engineering Methods and Finite Element Modelling and Simulation.

Prof. dr. Božidar Liščić

Prof. dr. Božidar Liščić

Faculty for Mechanical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Evaluation of Cooling Intensities of Liquid Quenchants for the Global Database

Prof. Dr. Božidar Liščić received his BSc. in Mechanical engineering from the Technical faculty, University of Zagreb, and his Ph.D.in Material Science from the same university. After working for 10 years in a big machine tools factory (3000 employees), of which he was technical director from 1961. to 1964., he was Lecturer, Associated Professor and Full Professor at the Faculty for Mech. Engineering the University of Zagreb, teaching Heat Treatment of Metals. During this time he has served in several short time and medium time missions as UNDP expert for Heat Treatment in: Israel, India, Egypt, Turkey, Bangladesh and Pakistan. His particular field of research is Technology of Quenching. He has introduced the Temperature Gradient Method for measuring, recording and evaluation of the quenching intensity of liquid quenchants, using the Liscic/Nanmac probe, developed in cooperation with the American company Nanmac, and the Ipsen-Liscic sensor for high-pressure-gas quenching in vacuum furnaces, respectively. From 1989. to 2009.he was adviser of the research department of the German company IPSEN. He is author of 119 papers, review articles and chapters in books, and is the first editor of the recently published book: Theory and Technology of Quenching- Second Edition (2010), CRC Press USA. He is member of the American Society for Materials (ASM International), of which he was 1988. elected as Fellow (FASM). From 2004.to 2005.he was President of the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE). He is also member of the German association Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Wärmebehandlung und Werkstofftechnik (AWT),of which he received 2006. its highest award The Adolf Martens Medal. From 1997. he is full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.