Management Team

Prof. Marc HUGER

General Coordinator


Dr. Eric BLOND

Deputy Coordinator


Dr. Daria BARSUK

Project Manager


ESR1 – Thermo-physical properties characterisation of insulating materials and joints
Leading Institution : University of Limoges- IRCER

Diana VITIELLO

PhD student


Prof. David SMITH

Supervisor, IRCER


Dr. Nicolas TESSIER-DOYEN

Co-Supervisor, IRCER


Dr. Benoît NAIT-ALI

Co-Supervisor, IRCER


Contributing Institution: University of Aachen – GHI, University of Minho – ISISE

Industrial Partners: RHI Magnesita – Leoben

Dr. Thorsten TONNESEN

Secondment Mentor, GHI


Dr. Luis LAIM

Secondment Mentor, ISISE


Dr. Ulrich MARSCHALL

Secondment Mentor, RHI-Magnesita



ESR2 – Mechanical characterisation of refractory materials
Leading Institution: University of Limoges

Robert KACZMAREK

Ph.D. Student


Prof. Marc HUGER

Supervisor, IRCER


Dr. Jean-Christophe DUPRE

Co-Supervisor, PPRIME


Dr. Ion-Octavian Pop

Co-Supervisor, GEMH


Contributing Institution: University of Orléans – LaMé

Industrial Partners: TATASTEEL – Ijmuiden

Dr. Jean GILLIBERT, LaMé

Secondment Mentor, LaMé


Dr. Sido SINNEMA

Secondment Mentor, TataSteel



ESR3 – Micro-mechanical approach with the discrete element method
Leading Institution : University of Limoges

Farid ASADI

Ph.D. Student


Prof. Marc HUGER

Supervisor, IRCER


Dr. Damien ANDRE

Co-Supervisor, IRCER


Dr. Pascal DOUMALIN

Co-Supervisor, PPRIME


Contributing Institution: University of Leoben

Industrial Partners: ALTEO – Gardanne

Dr. Dietmar GRUBER

Secondment Metnor, COC


Dr. Jérôme KIENNEMANN

Secondment Mentor, Alteo



ESR4 – Influence of corrosive medium on microstructure evolution
Leading Institution : AGH University of Science & Technology

Camille REYNAERT

Ph.D Student


Prof. Jacek SZCZERBA

Supervisor, AGH


Dr. Dominika MADEJ

Co-Supervisor, AGH


Dr. Edyta SNIEZEK

Co-Supervisor, AGH


Contributing Institution: University of Aachen – GHI

Dr. Thorsten TONNESEN

Secondment Mentor, GHI



ESR5 - Monitoring of gradual fatigue du to thermal cycling
Leading Institution : University of Aachen

Ilona KIELIBA

Ph.D. Student


Dr. Thorsten TONNESEN

Supervisor, GHI


Prof. Rainer TELLE

Co-Supervisor, GHI


Contributing Institution: University of Limoges - SPCTS

Prof. Marc HUGER

Secondemnt mentor, IRCER


Industrial Partners: RHI-Magnesita - Hilden

Dr. Erwan Guéguen

Secondment Mentor, RHI Magnesita



ESR6 - Coupling of slag infiltration and resulting mechanical property changes
Leading Institution : University of Aachen

Efstathios KYRILIS

Ph.D. Student


Dr. Thorsten TONNESEN

Supervisor, GHI


Prof. Rainer TELLE, GHI

Co-Supervisor


Contributing Institution: University of Leoben – COC

Dr. Dietmar GRUBER

Secondemnt Mentor, COC


Industrial Partners: RHI-Magnesita - Hilden

Dr. Erwan Guéguen

Secondment Mentor, RHI Magnesita



ESR7 – Microstructural impact on the thermal transfer of different lining concepts
Leading Institution : University of Aachen

Vahid TADAION

Ph.D. Student


Dr. Thorsten TONNESEN

Supervisor, GHI


Prof. Rainer TELLE

Co-Supervisor, GHI


Contributing Institution: University of Krakow – AGH

Prof. Jacek SZCZERBA

Secondment Mentor, AGH


Industrial Partners: ALTEO – Gardanne

Dr. Jérôme KIENNEMANN

Secondment Mentor, Alteo



ESR8 – Identification of fracture mechanisms for ordinary refractories on a microscale
Leading Institution : University of Leoben

Hung Thanh NGUYEN

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Dietmar GRUBER

Supervisor, COC


Prof. Harald HARMUTH

Co-Supervisor, COC


Contributing Institution: University of Limoges – IRCER

Prof. Marc HUGER

Secondment Mentor, IRCER



ESR9 - Primary and secondary creep behaviour of refractories
Leading Institution : University of Orléans

Lucas TEIXEIRA

Ph.D. Student


Dr. Eric BLOND

Supervisor, LaMé


Dr. Jean GILLIBERT

Co-Supervisor, LaMé


Dr. Thomas SAYET

Supervisor, LaMé


Contributing Institution: University of Leoben - COC

Dr. Dietmar GRUBER

Secondment Mentor, COC


Industrial Partners: Saint-Gobain - Cavaillon

Dr. Paul LEPLAY

Secondment Mentor, St-Gobain



ESR10 - Nonlinear thermomechanical modelling of refractory masonry linings
Leading Institution : University of Orléans

To be difined

Ph.D Student

Prof. Alain GASSER

Supervisor, LaMé


Dr. eric BLOND

Co-Supervisor, LaMé


Contributing Institution: University of Minho - ISISE

Prof. Paulo LOURENCO

Secondment Mentor, ISISE


Industrial Partner: RHI-Magnesita - Leoben

Dr. Ulrich MARSCHALL

Secondment Mentor, RHI-Magnesita


Industrial Partner: TATASTEEL - Ijmuiden

Dr. Sido SINNEMA

Secondment Mentor, TataSteel



ESR11 - Experimental thermomechanical characterization of refractory masonry
Leading Institution : University of Coimbra

Rafael DE OLIVEIRA

Ph.D. Student


Prof. João RODRIGUES, ISISE

Supervisor


Dr. João PEREIRA, ISISE

Co-Supervisor


Contributing Institution: University of Limoges - IRCER

Prof. Marc HUGER, IRCER

Secondment Mentor


Industrial Partners: RHI-Magnesita - Leoben

Dr. Ulrich MARSCHALL, RHI-Magnesita

Secondment Mentor



ESR12 - Influence of corrosion on thermomechanical linings behaviour
Leading Institution : AGH University of Science & Technology

Sina DARBAN

Ph.D. student

Prof. Jacek SZCZERBA

Supervisor - AGH


Dr. Dominika MADEJ

Co-Supervisor - AGH


Dr. Ryszard PROROK

Co-Supervisor - AGH


Contributing Institution: University of Orléans – LaMé

Dr: Eric BLOND

Co-Supervisor, Secondment Mentor - LaMé


Dr. Thomas SAYET

Secondment Mentor - LaMé


Contributing Institution: University of Aachen – GHI

Dr. Thorsten TONNESEN

Secondment mentor - GHI



ESR13 - Computational strategies for masonry structures subjected to high temperatures
Leading Institution : University of Minho

Jae KANG

Ph.D. Student

Prof. Paulo B. LOURENCO, ISISE

Supervisor


Prof. Miguel AZENHA

Co-Supervisor


Contributing Institution: University of Orléans - LaMé

Prof. Alain GASSER, LaMé

Secondment Mentor


Industrial Partners: TATASTEEL - Ijmuiden

Dr. Sido SINNEMA, TATASTEEL

Secondment Mentor



ESR14 - Thermomechanical modelling of industrial linings
Leading Institution : University of Leoben

Soheil SAMADI

Ph.D. Student


Dr. Shengli JIN, COC

Supervisor


Prof. Harald HARMUTH, COC

Co-Supervisor


Contributing Institution: University of Orléans - LaMé

Prof. Alain GASSER, LaMé

Secondment Mentor


Industrial Partners: TATASTEEL - Ijmuiden

Dr. Sido SINNEMA, TATASTEEL

Secondment Mentor



ESR15 - Validation of thermomechanical models of refractory masonry in industrial full-scale
Leading Institution : University of Minho

Pratik GAJJAR

Ph.D. student

Dr. João Miguel PEREIRA, ISISE

Supervisor


Prof. Paulo B. LOURENCO, ISISE

Co-Supervisor


Industrial Partners: TATASTEEL - Ijmuiden

Dr. Sido SINNEMA, TATASTEEL

Secondment Mentor