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Call for papers for the Special Issue "Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking"

NOVEMBER 19, 2022
The Special Issue Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking welcomes contributions on recent advances in all aspects of electric arc furnace steelmaking including but not limited to EAF process optimization and efficiency, the application of new sensors and equipment, reduction of CO2 emissions and environmental impact, process modeling and simulation, scrap handling and alternative/new charge materials as well as slag properties and valorization. The special issue will be published by the journal Metals and is co-edited by Dr. Thomas Echterhof. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 31 December 2023.

Special Issue "Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes in Ironmaking and Steelmaking" published

AUGUST 12, 2022
The Special Issue Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes in Ironmaking and Steelmaking provides a collection of regular and review articles to showcase the recent advances in the modeling and simulation of unit processes in ironmaking and steelmaking, while considering the latest experimental results and process operational data. The special issue was published in the journal Metals. The co-editors of the issue are Dr. Thomas Echterhof, Prof. Ko-ichiro Ohno and Dr. Ville-Valtteri Visuri.

Appointment to Deputy Head of the Process Metallurgy Research Unit at the University of Oulu

AUGUST 11, 2022
I was appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Technology to serve as the Deputy Head of the Process Metallurgy Research Unit. In this role, I will support the Head of the Research Unit and the Laboratory Engineer.

Appointment to Associate Professor at the University of Oulu

JUNE 13, 2022
I was appointed to a 5-year tenure track position as an Associate Professor of Sustainable Primary Metallurgy of Steelmaking at University of Oulu starting June 13, 2022. In this position, I will be focusing strongly on EAF and converter metallurgy.

New journal papers

JUNE 11, 2022
Some new journal papers were published during the spring regarding our work on modeling phase transformations during solidification and quenching.

Bibliographical information

  • J. Miettinen, M. Somani, V.-V. Visuri, S. Koskenniska, S. Louhenkilpi, T. Fabritius, and J. Kömi, “Simulation of the Solidification and Microstructural Evolution in Steel Casting Processes Using the InterDendritic Solidification Tool,” Steel Research International, vol 93, no. 9, 2022, 2200120.
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  • Q. Shu, V.-V. Visuri, T. Alatarvas, and T. Fabritius, “A kinetic model for precipitation of TiN inclusions from both homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation during solidification of steel,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 2321–2333.
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  • A. Pohjonen, S. R. Babu, and V.-V. Visuri, “Coupled model for carbon partitioning, diffusion, Cottrell atmosphere formation and cementite precipitation in martensite during quenching,” Computational Materials Science, vol. 209, 2022, 111413.
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Nomination to Vice-Chairman of the Board in the Oulu University Society

MARCH 26, 2022
The annual meeting of the Oulu University Society nnominated me to its Board for a 3-year term on April 26, 2022. In a subsequent internal board meeting I was nominated to Vice-Chairman. The Oulu University Society was founded to promote the foundation of the University of Oulu. Nowaways, it serves to foster the societal connections of the University.