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Best poster award PMTi 2017

The Group of Powder Technology (GTP) has participated in the 4th International Conference on Titanium Powder Metallurgy & Additive Manufacturing, held in Xi'an, China (8-10 September 2017) and received the Best Poster Award for the work entitled "Fatigue and oxidation behaviour of low-cost PM Ti-Fe alloys", developed in collaboration with the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Participation of GTP on EuroPM2017 and Keynote Paper

The Group of Powder Technology (GTP) has participated in the European Conference of Powder Metallurgy, held in Milan (1-5 October 2017) with 7 oral contributions. One of them was selected for the keynote paper award (J, Ureña et al. Mechanical Properties And Wear Behaviour Evaluation Of PM Modified Ti Surfaces Designed For Biomedical Applications) which was given during the opening session of the conference. 

The Group of Powder Metallurgy is part of the new project PM Life, funded by the KIC Raw Materials

PM Life is a new lifelong training programme to help develop the Powder Metallurgy Future. The course offers five weeks training and an optional internship covering five strands:

Powder and Hard Metals, Press and Sinter, Additive Manufacturing, Metal Injection Moulding and Hot Isostatic Pressing.

The course will be held at Universities, Research Centres and Industrial Companies throughout Europe, such as Chalmers, Fraunhofer IFAM, Grenoble INP, UC3M, MTC, Hoganas, Sandvik, etc.

A website has been launched and is going to be completed in the near future: www.pmlifetraining.com

Express your interest by completing a short survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PMLifeSurvey

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The BEST Poster presented in “2017 Sol-Gel Meeting”

The poster presented by Arancha Sierra-Fernandez et al. “Sol-Gel synthesis, characterization and antifungal properties of MgO, ZnO and Mg/Zn oxide nanoparticles developed for the protection of stone heritage“ has received an award for the BEST Poster presented in “2017 Sol-Gel Meeting” celebrated in 3-8 Sept. Liege, Belgium. By this reason, Arancha Sierra-Fernandez has received a kind invitation from the Editor-in-Chief of JSST to submit a paper about the work which, if accepted, will appear in the Second Special Issue (S.I.) “The 19th International Sol-Gel Conference, Liège (Belgium), Sept 3-8, 2017” dedicated only to the Best Oral and Poster Presentations.

 

PhD in Advanced Heat Sink Materials in The University of Waikato. New Zealand

Qualification type: PhD

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Funding amount: NZ $22,000 per annum plus domestic fees for a period of three years

Hours: Full Time

Closes: Until the position is filled

Project Description

Applicants are invited (NZ citizens, permanent residents and international students) for a fully-funded PhD studentship in the School of Engineering of the University of Waikato, in the field of powder metallurgy of advanced materials. The research project is funded by US Air Force, Basic Research of Asian Office of Aerospace R&D, will develop an advanced heat sink composite materials through powder metallurgy route, understand the microstructural evolution and factors affecting composite materials interface formation during the process, enabling increased control over interface quality through the optimisation of processing methods, and overcome the technical challenges for producing composites with high thermal conductivity.

 

GTP and IIS-FJD get a grant from Mutua Madrileña Foundation

Researchers from the Group of Powder Technologies (GTP) of the University Carlos III of Madrid in partnership with the Microbiologic Department of the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria of la Fundación Jiménez Díaz (IIS-FJD) has recently obtained a grant in the XVI Call for Health Research of Mutua Madrileña Foundation to conduct a project within 3 years entitled “Design of biodegradable and bactericide sol-gel coatings for the local prevention and treatment of infections associated with biomaterials of clinical devices”. The project is leaded by Antonia Jiménez-Morales at the UC3M and by Jaime Esteban Moreno at the IIS-FJD. Amaya García-Casas and John Jairo Aguilera Correa complete the research team that will be involved in the project. The IIS-FJD is an accredited health research institute, a requirement to request this grant.