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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...

Dr. Lars Rose is Manufacturing Technology Guardian and Regional Materials Engineering Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa within DowDuPont Engineering Research and Technology, a global team of materials experts and engineers involved with professionally addressing engineering issues in ageing plants worldwide, centrally directed from the DowDuPont headquarters in the USA. He previously worked as a lab manager at the National Research Council, as researcher and QA manager at the Max Planck Institutes for Polymers and Physics and research...

I’m a master of science in metallurgy and I’m also a welding engineer. I have worked for Stalatube 12 years. I’m responsible for product development and manufacturing technology....

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...

Prof. Dr. Thomas L. Ladwein studied chemistry and metallurgy at Münster University, and graduated with Diploma and PhD degrees. Prof. Ladwein worked for 19 years in various positions in R&D, application engineering and technical marketing in the stainless steel division of Thyssen, later Thyssen Krupp Corporation. From 2003 – 2021, he was full time professor for electrochemistry, corrosion and corrosion control at Aalen University, Germany Prof. Ladwein is the owner of consulting firm Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff. He has...

Mr. Sayee Raghunathan is an experienced, commercially focused technocrat, with specialization in the manufacturing and the energy sectors, as well as having experience across the entire product lifecycle and technology readiness spectrum. He is currently employed as a welding and metallurgical engineering consultant for Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia. This role involves, amongst other things, materials selection consultations and run-repair-replace evaluations for assets and operating facilities and high-level studies and investigations. He is a non-executive director of the American Welding...

Dr Francis has been a corrosion engineer for over 40 years.  He has wide experience in the fields of marine corrosion, desalination, sour oil and gas corrosion, mineral processing, and the chemical and process industries.  He has published over 100 technical papers in all these areas, particularly on copper alloys and duplex stainless steels.  He has written six books on various aspects of corrosion and has jointly edited three others. The most recent was on corrosion in desalination plants.  The...

Raymond Cordewener graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and has fulfilled many technical and managerial functions in several companies. He is on the Steering Committees of Stainless Steel World and Duplex World. Raymond’s broad metallurgical experience and materials knowledge covers forming, forging, casting, welding and machining. He has given training and workshops/masterclasses in the fields of quality, heat treatments, stainless steels, and duplex. He began his own consultancy company in 2005, in his expert fields of metallurgy, cold and hot forming/forging,...

Dr. Nicole Kinsman has been Technical Director of the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), a non-profit trade association based in London, UK, since 2002. Before that she was Market Development Manager for TMR, a stainless steel consulting firm, based in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Dr. Kinsman holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1991) and a PhD in Metallurgy (1994) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland and an MBA (2001) from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. She has...