Confirmed invited speakers:


Keynote speakers (30 mins)


  • Merton C Flemings
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
    What are the next Frontiers for Semi-Solid R&D?
  • Qiang Zhu
    (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
    Semi Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites in China

  • Johannes Winklhofer
    (SAG,Austria)                                                                                                 Using recycled material for semi-solid processing of Al-Si-Mg based alloys


Invited speakers


  • Jufu Jiang
    (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)                                                                                                     Fabricating and thixoformging semisolid slurry of superalloy
  • Shusen Wu
    (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
    Semi-solid processing of LPSO structure reinforced Mg-TM(Ni or Zn)-Y alloys
  • Gaofeng Quan
    (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)                                                                                                                     Effects of semi-solid treatment by electro-magnetic induction on micro-structure evolution and mechanical properties of Mg-2.4Y-4Nd-0.5Zr-1Ni alloy
  • Anders Jafors
    (Jönköping University, Swedish)                                                                                                             Semisolid materials processing; A sustanability perspective
  • Daquan Li
    GRIMAT Engineering Institute Co., Ltd, China )
    Application of semisolid forming technology in China
  • Lukasz Rogal
    (Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science Polish Academy of Science)
    Semi-solid processing of advanced alloys; bainitic steels, metal glasses, high entropy alloys
  • A. Nicholas Grundy
    (ThermoCalc, Sweden)                                                                   Predicting alloy solidification using calphad type thermodynamic and kinetic calculations
  • Renguo Guan
    (Northwestern Polytechnic University, Northeastern University, China)
    High-end Aluminum Alloy Materials Prepared by Continuous Rheological Extrusion and Vibration/Cooling Subrapid Solidification processes
  • Jessada Wannasin
    (Prince of Songkla University, Thailand)                                                                                                           Superheated Slurry Principle and its Application in the Die Casting Industry.
  • Pascal Côté
    (STAS Inc., Cannada)                                                                                                             ON EXTENDING THE CAPABILITES OF THE SEED rHEOCASTING
  • Behzad Niroumand
    (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran)                                                                                                                              SSR trial manufacturing of an auto part
  • Xiangjie Yang
    (Nanchang University, China)
  • Jun Zhang
    (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)                                                                                                                                                                               Melt Treatment Technology for Superalloy Casting
  • Veronique Favier
    (Artset Métiers ParisTech- PIMM CNRS, France)
    Semi-solid mechanical behavior: experiments and modelling
  • Pradip Dutta
    (Indian Institute of Science, India)
  • Goetz Hartmann
    (Magma, Germany)                                                                                                                         VIRTUAL ASSESSMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF SEMISOLID METAL CASTING PROCESSES
  • Annalisa Pola
    (Universita degli Studi di Brescia, Italy)                                                                                                             PROPERTIES OF SEMISOLID PARTS: COMPARISON WITH CONVENTIONAL AND INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
  • Michael Modigell
    (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)                                                                                                  HOW TO ACHIEVE PHYSICALLY CORRECT RHEOLOGICAL MATERIAL FUNCTIONS FOR SEMI-SOLID ALLOYS
  • Nagaumi Hirom
    (Soochow University, China)
                                                              Development of high strength high toughness and high thermal conductivity cast aluminum alloys
  • Philipp Ochotta
    (Yizumi, Germany)
  • John Forde
    (JF Advanced Zechnology Solutions, UK)
                                          FOUNDRY 4.0: THE FUTURE OF AEROSPACE ALUMINIUM SHAPE-CASTING