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May 10 – 15, 2015

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TMS Aluminum Cast Shop Science and Technology Course (Cast Shop 15)
May 10 – 15, 2015 • Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.
Grandfield is director of Grandfield Technology Pty Ltd, (a consulting and technology firm) and Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology in the High Temperature Processing Group. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgy (RMIT), an MSc in Mathematical Modelling (Monash University) and a PhD in Materials Science (University of Queensland). Grandfield has 30 years’ experience in light metals research and technology in continuous casting and metal refining (Rio Tinto Alcan, CASTcrc and CSIRO). He has conducted plant benchmarking audits, technology reviews, optimised existing technology, managed technology transfer and developed and commercialised new cast house technologies. He remains active in research with a current focus on trace elements. His work on direct chill and ingot casting of aluminium and magnesium has been awarded both internationally and within Australia. John is regularly invited to give training courses, participate in in-house innovation workshops and conduct R&D program reviews around the world. Grandfield also conducts metals industry analysis on the tungsten and magnesium industries with analysts CM Group. John Grandfield has four patents, has published two book chapters, more than 50 conference and journal papers and has co-authored a book on DC casting of light metals. He is Chair of the TMS Aluminum committee and editor of Light Metals 2014.
Peterson is Technology Director for REAL ALLOY formerly a division of Aleris International. He has also worked for IMCO Recycling and Reynolds Metals Company during his career. Peterson received his Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the University of Utah in 1984. He has served in many areas of the TMS volunteer organization including Chair of the TMS Aluminum Committee, Light Metals Division Chair, and President of the Society. His professional research interests include molten salt reactions, high temperature thermochemistry, reaction kinetics, heat and energy transport, and molten metal processing.
Schumacher obtained his Diplom Ingenieur in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Braunschweig (Germany) and a PhD at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the University of Cambridge (U.K.). Since 2002 Schumacher has been managing director of the Austrian Foundry Research Institute (ÖGI) and holds the Chair of Casting Research at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria.

Schumacher has 25 years of experience in light metals research and technology in continuous and shape casting (Alcan, LSM, ÖGI) with a particular focus on grain refinement. He has been actively involved in issues of the shape casting plants of major European automotive OEMs and their suppliers. His current scientific focus is also on the control of trace elements regarding the modification of eutectic structures and the phase selection of intermetallics in light alloys.

His work on grain refinement of aluminium and magnesium has been awarded internationally and he is regularly invited to give invited talks at international conference on casting technology issues. Schumacher also organises teaching courses for foundry men to transfer gained knowledge right down to the shop floor.

Schumacher has three patents, published two book chapters and more than 80 conference and journal papers.
Dmitry G. Eskin received his Engineering and PhD degrees from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (Technical University, Russia) in 1985 and 1988, respectively. After that he worked as a Senior Scientist in the Baikov Institute of Metallurgy (Russian Academy of Sciences) with main research focus of alloy development, heat treatment and metal processing of aluminum alloys. In 1999–2011, he was a Fellow in Materials innovation institute(The Netherlands) and since 2008 also held a position of Associate Professor in Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), where he conducted fundamental and applied research on solidification processing of metallic materials. In 2011 he joined Brunel University (U.K.) as Professor. His current research concerns solidification processing of light alloys. He is a well-known specialist in physical metallurgy and solidification processing of light alloys, author and co-author of more than 180 scientific papers, 6 monographs, and a number of patents. Among his books are "Multicomponent Phase Diagrams: Applications for Commercial Aluminum Alloys" (2005), "Physical Metallurgy of Direct-Chill Casting of Aluminum Alloys" (2008), "Direct-Chill Casting of Light Alloys: Science and Technology" (2013) and "Ultrasonic Melt Treatment of Light Alloys Melts" (2014). Prof. Eskin is a member of TMS since 2000 and regular speaker at TMS Annual Meetings.

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