Steel is an essential material that has been used to build our societies. Thanks to its unique properties together with availability to be produced in massive scale. We see it every day and everywhere. However, steel industry has remained as one of the most polluted sectors due to its massive CO2 emission. World’s crude steel production has reached 1.95 billion metric tons in 2021. The mass production of low grade steel, mixed with poor production methods has made this industry as one of the sources of global warming. The whole production chain must to be revolutionized to reduce this number as much as possible. Few options has been introduced over past few decades that are considered as potential solutions: recycling the waste steel, using higher grades of steel (eventually manufacturing less steel), to use less material by advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, and the very recent fossil free steel production. Structural engineers can effectively tackle the second and third solutions. During this presentation, I will share some of the work we have done in line with this aim.
Mohsen Amraei is currently working as a lecturer at the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Turku in Finland. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral researcher and project manager at LUT University in Finland. Mohsen’s main area of research is additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metallic materials, and ultra-high strength steels. Mohsen holds a PhD degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. His thesis title was “CFRP strengthening of welded high and ultra-high strength steels” under the supervision of Prof. Xiao-Lin Zhao and A/Prof. Amin Heidarpour. He also holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from LUT University and Iran University of Science and Technology, respectively.
Open to all. Attendees external to Imperial need to register.
Time: 11:00 am