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Andrew Balev is a Dpl. Materials Engineer,  Head of R&D of CENTRAVIS PRODUCTION UKRAINE PJSC. He has published more than 50 scientific papers including 10 patents. He is a technical expert with 18 years of experience in mechanical and material engineering....

Yuhei Suzuki is a General Manager of NIPPON STEEL EUROPE GmbH. NIPPON STEEL is formed by the merger of Nippon steel and Sumitomo Metals on October 2012. He earned his master’s degree from Kyoto University Graduate School of Energy Science. He started his career as a pipe and tube engineer at Sumitomo Metals. After ten years of material development and process improvement in stainless steel and Ni base alloy seamless tubes and pipes, in 2021, he was transferred to NIPPON STEEL EUROPE GmbH (Dusseldorf,...

Willem Maarten van Haaften holds a PhD in material science from TU Delft, after which he started his career at Tata Steel in IJmuiden, The Netherlands. After ten years of product development and process improvement in high strength hot rolled steels, he joined Shell in 2012. First in upstream technology, later in materials and corrosion technology; two areas in Shell that cannot do without stainless steels. All in all, more than 18 years of experience in application of materials technology....

Mr Dong has been pursuing stainless steel research and product development for almost fifteen years since he joined Baosteel. His interests were focused on the development and application of  ferritic, austenitic and martensitic stainless steels  in ABC, household appliances, houseware and heat exchangers.  Mr Dong hopes his experience may be helpful to the Conference....

Mr Astad has worked at Equinor since 2010. His position is now Senior Engineer Materials Technology. Through his experience at Equinor has worked with stainless steels in different areas; material selection for subsea and topside projects, M-650 qualification of manufacturers of special materials, induction bending specifications and follow-ups to construction and welding activities on sites both onshore and offshore....

Peter van Gansewinkel is since 32 years active in metal processing and fabrication for Defense, Offshore, Subsea, Hydrocarbon, Petrochemical and PowerGen industries. In 1998 he joined the business-to-business marketing and technical sales department of Brück Pipeconnections BV, with focus on Material Marketing in Oil & Gas. Mr. van Gansewinkel holds metallurgical, mechanical and economic qualifications and  has 18+ years successful international experience in sales and fabrication of Open-Die Forging and Seamless Ring Rolling. Since 2017 Peter is leading the Global Power Generation Sector...

After gaining a civil engineering qualification at Bregenz Technical College [HTL Bregenz] in Austria, Mr Heinzle graduated in engineering, with a specialism in civil engineering, from the Technical University of Vienna [Technische Universität Wien] in 1991. He then gained experience in various management positions in the textiles engineering, car supplier and pipework industries. He has taken responsibility for a wide range of departments over the last 20 years: from sales, to research & development, production, logistics and purchasing. As the Managing...

Mr. NAGAO Mamoru has been general manager of R&D department in Maruichi Stainless Tube specialized to seamless stainless steel tubes & pipes production in Japan. He was born in Kyoto, earned his master's degree from Kyoto University in 1990, majored in material science about microstructure control of duplex stainless steels. He started his career at Materials Research Lab. of Kobe Steel, Ltd.  Since then he has dedicated Kobe Steel's R&D in metallic materials science and engineering. His R&D field was for not...

John Houben has over 20 years experience in material selection, corrosion prevention, troubleshooting, welding and maintenance of petrochemical plants. From 1997, he is responsible for the materials engineering support, including failure analysis of chemical facilities of ExxonMobil Chemical in Europe, Middle East and Far East. In this period a major effort was implementation of Risk Based Inspection Strategies. John Houben has a Masters degree in Materials Engineer from Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands and is a certified Level III...