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Esa Vuorinen
Esa Vuorinen, Professor of Engineering materials. Photo: Tomas Bergman View original picture , opens in new tab/window

How modern steel can contribute to a more sustainable society

15 Nov. 2021, 11:00 - 11:45
Luleå, Vetenskapens hus or digitally
Published: 29 October 2021

Steel is one of the most important construction materials in today's society and its use has increased from 800 to 2000 million tons per year in recent decades. The production of steel requires large amounts of energy and carbon dioxide emissions are significant. Therefore, efforts to reduce environmental impact are important. Esa Vuorinen, new Professor of Engineering materials, shows how new heat treatment methods can improve the properties of steel and thereby contribute to a more sustainable society.

The material engineering research on steel focuses mainly on processes that take place after the melt has solidified, and in Luleå, new heat treatment methods have mainly been developed to improve various industrial processes. The aim of the work is to adapt the properties of the steel to the requirements. This reduces the amount of steel that needs to be used in different products, while at the same time improving the safety of various critical components.

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Esa Vuorinen

Vuorinen, Esa - Professor

Organisation: Engineering Materials, Materials Science, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 493449