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Recycling light metals for high value-added use

Objective

Fellowships are offered on research solving problems in recycling of light metals aluminum and magnesium. European researchers are invited to join the integrated research groups at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and SINTEF (Materialteknologi) in Trondheim, Norway, and take part in research activities covering both fundamental and applied aspects on improving and developing technology for laser/image analysis sorting, refining, alloying and casting of recycled light metals. Extensive research is to be conducted on the solidification behaviour, phase transformations, mechanical processing, and materials modelling and surface properties. The activities range from fully automated laboratory studies to mathematical modelling and numerical simulation. The experimental work will mainly be carried at the Institute for Materials Technology and Electrochemistry. The Institute has a large professional staff of 18 professors, 36 Ph.D students, and 10 technicians. There is a full range of laboratory equipment, including new foundry and refining furnaces to a full range of the newest scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Particularly challenging current fields of research are optical automated sorting of scrap including separation of alloys removal of iron, tin and lead from recycled aluminium in continuous counter flow units, development of environment-friendly methods for protecting molten magnesium, a new technique for direct imaging of solidification, in-site studies of deformation in the scanning electron microscope, problems due to accumulation of tramp elements such as iron and copper in recycled metals, development of through process models to cover the entire processing route from sorting of scrap to forming the finished product, characterization of the surface microstructure and chemistry. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the national centre for technological education and research within the natural sciences. NTNU and SINTEF, the largest independent research institute in Scandinavia, collaborate on a wide range of research fields. SINTEF Materials Technology focuses on process and physical metallurgy including ceramics. Most of the research is conducted in partnership with industry. Marie Curie Fellows will join NTNU and integrated NTNU-SINTEF research teams and have available all services from both institutions, including social services, university courses, computer networks, application software and high quality laboratory facilities and technical assistance.

Funding Scheme

BUR - Bursaries, grants, fellowships

Coordinator

NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Address
Alfred Getz Vei 2B
7941 Trondheim
Norway