Speakers 2021

Get to know this year' s SCT speakers!
In 48 technical sessions a high-class and most challenging lecture program with almost 160 presentations awaits you.

Ackermann, Marc

RWTH Aachen University/ArcelorMittal Maizières

  • Improved bainitic TRIP wire rod properties by materials and process design

Dr. Ajmar, Aldo


  • 3rd Generation AHSS – Status and perspective at Baosteel

Dr. Androsch, Franz M.

voestalpine Stahl GmbH

  • Future of mobility and the challenge of electrification

Dr. Arndt, Johannes

Buderus Edelstahl GmbH

  • Efficient strategies for controlled cooled lightweight forgings in automotive applications

Bähr, Philipp

Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials

  • Advanced modelling technique for multi-material joints in car body components considering crack initiation due to notch effects

Dr. Bambach, Margarita

GMT - Gesellschaft für metallurgische Technologie- und Softwareentwicklung mbH

  • XTP® bar steels with increased performance for hightech automotive components

Bamberg, Pedro LinkedIn

RWTH Aachen University

  • Robustness and reliability assessment of Single-Sided Spot Welding as a process for sheet to profile joinings for Body in White vehicle structures

Dr. Bartley, Aurélie

Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences

  • Disjoining and repair strategies of structural joints in automotive lightweight structures

Beranek, Matthias

TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

  • Advancements in laser welding technologies in the field of high strength steel grades

Biegler, Max LinkedIn

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

  • Investigation of liquid metal embrittlement avoidance strategies for dual phase steels via electro-thermomechanical finite element simulation

Dr. Bistron, Marcus

Benteler Steel/Tube GmbH

  • Extraordinary performance of BHFS XD-Tubes based on high manganese steel for automotive light weight and safety applications

Dr. Björk, Thomas

Ovako Sweden AB

  • High cleanness steel combined with excellent machinability - a cost benefit in gear production

Dr. Bleimann-Gather, Günter

TEMA Technologie Marketing AG

  • Opening

Boehne, Christoph

University of Paderborn

    Briesenick, David

    University of Stuttgart

    • Study on the effect of embossing on the bending properties of high strength sheet metals

    Dr. Bruch, Christian

    Saarstahl AG

    • Production of Si-Cr-spring steels for suspension and valve springs in direct continuous casting

    Dr. Brühl, Fritz

    SMS group GmbH

    • Third-generation advanced high strength steels - Materials and process requirements

    Dr. Brust, Sebastian

    Mannesmann Precision Tubes GmbH

    • Injection line solutions for 3.000 bar pressure systems for low emission diesel engines

    Busse, Alexander

    fka GmbH

    • Optimization of Tier-X lightweight strategies with the E2P approach

    Dr. Casellas, Daniel

    Fundació Eurecat

    • New approach to evaluate edge cracking resistance and crashworthiness of thin metallic sheets

    Dr. Catteau, Simon D.

    Ascometal France Holding

    • Alternatives to Mo-added carburizing steels

    Cottens, David

    ArcelorMittal S.A.

      Cyron, Patrick

      University of Stuttgart

      • Prediction and assessment of the quality of deep-drawn sheet metal components by using FEM simulation

      Dahmen, Martin

      Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology

      • Improving weld mechanical properties in laser beam welded press-hardened martensitic-austenitic steel 1.4034

      Prof. Date, Prashant

      Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

      • On the feasibility of forming a connecting rod from sheet metal

      Dr. Denks, Ingwer

      Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH

      • Hot rolled and galvanized steel sheet for high strength automotive components

      Dr. Diekmann, Uwe

      Matplus GmbH

      • Development and characterization of new low alloyed ultra high strength steel for structural body components
      • Towards integration of advanced material models of steels into digital product development

      Ditz, Michael

      Paderborn University

      • Automated fracture pattern analysis of structural bonded joints

      Dr. Dominique, Cornette

      ArcelorMittal Global R&D

      • Delayed fracture, stress corrosion cracking: state of the art & mitigation actions
      • Liquid Metal Embrittlement: status of analysis and countermeasures

      Dormegny, Ludovic

      ArcelorMittal Global R&D

      • Emerging PHS success stories

      Dörre, Maik

      Fraunhofer Institute for Large Structures in Production Engineering

      • Use of slotted holes in bolted connections for commercial vehicle construction

      Dr. Ebel-Wolf, Barbara

      Saarstahl AG

      • Improvement of the microstructural characteristics of wire rod by means of optimized rolling equipment

      Prof. Ebert, Jörg

      Ebertconsulting GmbH

      • Twist-beam axle and disc brake caliper for commercial vehicle suspension - through standardization and simulation to new applications for hot strip

      Eisele, Tanja

      Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

      • Non-destructive detection of near surface defects in steel products using induction thermography

      Eudeline, Camille

      Faurecia Automotive Seating

      • Sheet metal forging

      Dr. Fritzsche, Christian

      Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH

      • Development of test methods to characterize Liquid Metal Embrittlement of steels

      Dr. Fröhlich, Thomas

      Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH

      • Use of stainless steels by system integration trough incremantal swing bending

      Frómeta, David

      Fundació Eurecat

      • Bending impact performance of AHSS and PHS for automotive applications

      Frotey, Marion

      ArcelorMittal Global R&D

      • Two steel grades for ultra-high strength bolts/screws with improved hydrogen resistance

      Dr. Gallio, Giorgio

      MW Italia (CLN group)

      • Fatigue life of cold formed steel wheels: an experimental study

      Gibeau, Elie

      ArcelorMittal Global R&D

      • ArcelorMittal new steel grades offer the solution for Battery Electric Vehicle body challenges

      Dr. Goesling, Marco

      BILSTEIN GmbH & Co. KG

      • Available cold-rolled TWIP steel and its properties.

      Gramlich, Alexander LinkedIn

      RWTH Aachen University

      • Air-hardening martensites: Quench and tempering steel properties at the expense of a precipitation hardening ferritic-perlitic steel.

      Günter, Heinrich

      Paderborn University

      • Resistance element welding – influence of the joining partner on weldability, process and shunt
      • Resistance spot welding of reduced flange widths for steel based lightweight body-in-white design

      Guyon, Henri

      ArcelorMittal Global R&D

      • 3G AHSS and High elongation DP/CP grades, development of a consistent and complementary offer
      • Innovating for panels: several examples of promising steels solutions

      Dr. Hatscher, Ansgar

      Volkswagen AG

      • Design and processing of next generation press-hardening steels for car body applications

      Heine, Florian

      KAMAX Automotive GmbH

      • Potential for lightweight construction through the using of ultra-high-strength, reduced-dimension fasteners on various assemblies

      Henneberg, Johannes

      Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

      • Investigation of tailored tool surfaces for improving the component quality of sheet-bulk metal forming parts produced by a combined deep-drawing and up-setting process

      Prof. Hermes, Matthias

      University of Applied Science South Westphalia

      • Innovative process chain for complex profile forming on adapted rotary draw bending machine

      Dr. Herrero, Diego LinkedIn

      Sidenor I+D, S.A.

      • Improving the isotropy of steels for automotive components subjected to multiaxial loadings

      Hetzel, Andreas LinkedIn

      Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

      • Potential of orbital formed Tailored Blanks for industrial application

      Dr. Heuer, Volker

      ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH

      • Improving materials and manufacturing routes of components subjected to Low Pressure Carburizing (LPC)

      Dr. Hojo, Tomohiko

      Tohoku University

      • Effects of stress and plastic strain generated by stretch forming on hydrogen embrittlement of ultra high-strength TRIP-aided martensitic steel

      Dr. Holzweißig, Martin LinkedIn

      Benteler Automotive

      • The application of modern steel materials for chassis and structural components

      Dr. Iba, Daisuke

      Kyoto Institute of Technology

      • Contact-Bending-Fatigue (CBF) tests on high-strength steel for gears (effect of sliding in the circumferential direction)

      Dr. Iglesias, Gorka LinkedIn

      ArcelorMittal Europe - Tubular Products

      • Advantages of steel tubular solutions in front crash management systems

      Jiménez-Peña, Carlos

      Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

      • On the effect of bolted joint parameters on the fatigue performance of bolted assemblies in high strength steel

      Prof. Jüttner, Sven

      Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

      • Dissimilar joints of ultra high strength steel 22MnB5 and aluminum AW 6016 prepared by projection welding with insert elements

      Kantereit, Heike

      Opel Automobile GmbH

        Dr. Keßler, Lutz

        ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG

          Kesti, Vili


          • Docol HE-grades with excellent edge ductility

          Dr. Kleff, Jörg

          AWT – Arbeitsgemeinschaft Wärmebehandlung + Werkstofftechnik e. V.

            Klitschke, Silke

            Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials

            • Crash loading of advanced high-strength steel sheets – significant strain rate effects under multiaxial stress states

            Köhler, Markus

            Technische Universität Braunschweig

            • Effects of reduced ambient pressure and beam oscillation on gap bridging ability during solid state laser beam welding

            Dr. Köhler, Nils

            Saarstahl AG

            • New wire coatings for high performance cold heading applications and corrosion protection

            Könemann, Markus

            RWTH Aachen University

            • Temperature and stress state dependent fracture phenomena of a high-strength dual-phase steel in an impact tensile test

            Dr. Konovalov, Sergey

            Georgsmarienhütte GmbH

            • Next generation of high strength forging steels

            Dr. Korpala, Grzegorz

            Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

            • Ultra-high strength bainitic steel and its forming by 150-400° C

            Kreins, Marion

            RWTH Aachen University

            • Innovative application-oriented steel design for automotive crash absorbers

            Dr. Krull, Hans-Günter

            Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Specialty Steel GmbH & Co KG

            • Improved live cycle of automotive components by new steel grades and additive manufacturing

            Prof. Krupp, Ulrich

            RWTH Aachen University

            • Surface and internal crack initiation during very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) of high-strength steels

            Krzysztalowicz, Daniel

            ArcelorMittal Global R&D

            • The use of ultra-high-strength steels in trailers for lightweighting – Finite-Element Analyses and manufacturing characteristics

            Dr. Kwak, Young Jin


            • New type of coating process and product in steel industry

            Dr. Lachmann, Carsten

            Volkswagen AG

            • Stress corrosion cracking of hot forming steels

            Langerak, Nico

            Tata Steel Europe

              Dr. Larour, Patrick

              voestalpine Stahl GmbH

              • Bendability investigations on 1000MPa AHSS sheet steel grades

              Larsson, Fredrik

              Luleå University of Technology

              • Feasibility study of warm formed ultra-high strength components in heavy vehicle applications

              Larsson, Joachim

              SSAB Europe

                Dr. Laufer, Marco

                Hammerwerk Fridingen GmbH

                • Geometries made easy by forging

                Dr. Lee, Hyong Jik


                • Development of air-cooled bainitic steels with high toughness

                Dr. Lee, Seawoong


                • Development of high LME resistance 980/1180 grade 3rd generation Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)

                Prof. Lian, Junhe

                Aalto University

                • Microstructure-sensitive modeling of the damage mechanisms of various multi-phase steels

                Lindner, Stefan LinkedIn

                Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH

                • Safety and lightweight innovations for battery electric vehicles by using stainless steels

                Lohmann, Jan Felix

                EZM Edelstahlzieherei Mark GmbH

                • Stress corrosion cracking behaviour of automotive chassis components from the steel 20MnCrMo7 at tensile strengths of 1500 MPa

                Löthman, Elias

                Ovako Sweden AB

                • Ultra-clean steel for improved powertrain solutions

                Dr. Lovato, Georges

                ArcelorMittal Global R&D

                • S in motion® Rear chassis for BEV: lightweight steel solutions for battery electric vehicle

                Ludkovsky, Gregory


                • Reinventing steel in a world of disruption

                Lührs, Hinrich

                Volkswagen AG

                • Wear resistance and formability properties of cladded steels for clutch disc carriers

                Dr. Lüngen, Hans Bodo

                VDEh Steel Institute

                • CO2 mitigation in steel production and by steel application

                Dr. Maminska, Karolina

                Ascometal Schmolz Bickenbach Group

                • Evaluation of fatigue performance after induction treatment in respect of crankshaft application: comparison of an AFP standard with a new economical bainitic grade

                Prof. Mapelli, Carlo

                AIM - Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia

                  Mazzesi, Andrea

                  Baomarc Automotive Solutions S.p.A.

                  • Flexible and cost saving lightweight solution production processes

                  Meissner, Robert LinkedIn

                  University of Stuttgart

                  • Enhanced design of multi-component gears for high dynamic torque transmission

                  Meiwes, Karl

                  Mannesmann Precision Tubes GmbH

                  • New generation of propeller shaft precision steel tubes

                  Prof. Merklein, Marion

                  U Erlangen/Nürnberg

                    Prof. Meschut, Gerson

                    U Paderborn

                      Prof. Mohrbacher, Hardy

                      NiobelCon bvba

                      • Alloying strategies for reducing the hydrogen embrittlement sensitivity of ultra-high strength steels

                      Dr. Molodov, Konstantin

                      Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH

                      • Microstructure evolution in a hot-dip galvanized complex phase Gigapascal steel combining high yield strength and extraordinary formability

                      Muhr, Andreas

                      voestalpine Stahl GmbH

                      • Hydrogen embrittlement susceptibility of electro-galvanized advanced high strength steels

                      Prof. Müller, Eckehard

                      Bochum University of Applied Sciences

                      • The performance of leaf springs at an end or are there future potentials?

                      Dr. Müller, Karsten

                      Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

                      • Component and material testing under dynamic loading conditions

                      Müller, Thomas


                      • Martensitic cold forming steels with 1700MPa tensile strength: Forming properties that may change the industry.

                      Dr. Mundt, Barbara

                      Outokumpu Nirosta GmbH

                      • New designed lightweight bus frames

                      Prof. Münstermann, Sebastian

                      RWTH Aachen University

                      • ICME-based design of damage tolerant microstructures

                      Nagel, Maximilian LinkedIn

                      thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg GmbH

                      • Hot rolled high strength bainitic steels with enhanced local formability

                      Dr. Nestler, Matthias

                      Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology

                      • Improved accuracy of press hardening parts with tailored properties

                      Nickel, Jan LinkedIn

                      Technische Universität Dortmund

                      • Comparative machining tests on stainless steels

                      Oja, Olli


                      • Quenching and partitioning response of vanadium microalloyed TRIP-assisted steel

                      Olfert, Viktoria

                      Paderborn University

                      • Influence of manufacturing tolerances on the failure and deformation behavior of mechanical joints subjected to the crash loads

                      Dr. Ooi, Steve LinkedIn

                      Ovako Sweden AB

                      • Hybrid Steel: A high-performance steel family with low distortion and ease of manufacturing

                      Österreich, Pascal

                      RWTH Aachen University

                      • Expanding the application possibilities of arc brazed steel-aluminum-hybrid compounds

                      Padovani, Mario

                      Baosteel Tailored Blanks

                      • Door Ring solution with advanced new line concept

                      Paetzold, Isabella

                      Technical University Munich

                      • Improvement of the fatigue strength by using two-stage shear cutting for high strength steel applications

                      Parareda, Sergi

                      Fundació Eurecat

                      • Fracture toughness of thick metal sheets to assess the lightweight potential of hot rolled steels for heavy-duty vehicles

                      Paul, Georg

                      thyssenkrupp Steel Europe

                      • New steel grade for demanding chassis applications

                      Dr. Perrot-Simonetta, Marie-Therese

                      ArcelorMittal Europe - Longs Products - Bars & Rods

                      • Enhancing properties of bainitic steel SOLAM® B1100 during manufacturing of lightweight forged parts

                      Dr. Peshekhodov, Ilya

                      Faurecia Automotive GmbH

                      • Experimental validation of the flow curve determination with the help of the plane strain compression test on selected high-strength sheet steels

                      Dr. Petzold, Thomas

                      inpro Innovationsgesellschaft für fortgeschrittene Produktionssysteme in der Fahrzeugindustrie mbH

                      • Hierarchic multiscale simulations including texture and yield surface updates for deep drawing simulation in automotive development

                      Pfeifer, Florian

                      Paderborn University

                      • Investigation on hot sheet metal forming by means of a longitudinal flux inductor

                      Plosila, Pekka

                      University of Oulu

                      • The role of preparing method on the sheared edge quality and hole expansion of hot-rolled 700 MPa steels

                      Prof. Prahl, Ulrich

                      Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

                      • Experimental and numerical investigation of Bake Hardening in Dual Phase Steels.

                      Pütz, Felix

                      RWTH Aachen University

                      • Influence of martensite morphology on the damage initiation in bending tests of a dual phase steel

                      Dr. Raedt, Hans-Willi

                      Hirschvogel Automotive Group

                      • Lightweight Forging – a success-story in four chapters

                      Prof. Rethmeier, Michael

                      Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung u. -prüfung BAM

                        Dr. Rijkenberg, Arjan LinkedIn

                        Tata Steel Europe

                        • Expanding options with novel hot-rolled Steels and differentiated microstructures

                        Salomon, Rainer

                        FOSTA e.V.

                          Sandin, Olle

                          Luleå University of Technology

                          • Modelling the cutting of high strength steel sheets: a new approach based on the particle method

                          Dr. Schauerte, Oliver

                          Volkswagen AG

                          • Overview lecture

                          Schiller, Michael LinkedIn

                          University of Siegen

                          • 3D-swivel-bending – the flexible and scalable production technology for the manufacturing of components adapted to cross-sections and loads

                          Dr. Schmale, Hans Christian

                          Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH

                          • Requirements of electric based vehicle architectures on materials and processes in chassis and body – Steel based solutions

                          Dr. Schmicker, David

                          Sampro GmbH

                          • Predictive process simulation for advanced friction welding applications

                          Dr. Schneider, Matthias

                          Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH

                          • Automated hole expanding test to quantify edge-crack sensitivity of steel sheets

                          Schumacher, Eugen

                          University of Kassel

                          • Investigation of the fatigue behavior of magnetic pulse welded sheet joints of aluminum and steel

                          Schwarz, Mathias

                          Fraunhofer Institute for Large Structures in Production Engineering

                          • Use of lockbolt joints for vehicle construction

                          Schwarzenbrunner, Michael

                          voestalpine Stahl GmbH

                          • High ductility complex-phase grades: An excellent combination of local and global ductility

                          Prof. Schwerdt, Daniela

                          University of Applied Sciences Technology Wismar

                          • Application of sound measurements for quality control of wires during the production of technical springs

                          Scurria, Matilde

                          Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability

                          • About the cyclic behavior of additively manufactured structures

                          Dr. Serafeim, Alexandros

                          RWTH Aachen University

                          • Microstructure-property relationships in hot-rolled batch-annealed medium manganese steels for automotive applications.

                          Shimamura, Yuta

                          Sanyo Special Steel Co. Ltd.

                          • Direction of designing component of high-toughness steel

                          Siegrist, Andre

                          University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück

                          • Lightweight potential in commercial vehicle due to the use of quadratic and rectangle hollow profiles out of high and higher strength steels

                          Dr. Smanio, Véronique

                          ArcelorMittal Global R&D

                          • Control of austenitic grain size during high temperature carburizing

                          Dr. Sommer, Silke

                          Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials

                          • Numerical simulation of the punching process for the assessment of high strength steel bolted connections

                          Dr. Song, Taejin


                          • Recent progresses in development of High Strength Steels in POSCO for chassis and frames

                          Dr. Sourmail, Thomas


                          • Bainite for steering racks – a success story.

                          Sparrer, Yannik

                          RWTH Aachen University

                          • Mechanical properties of Q&P steels for safety-relevant car body applications

                          Staupendahl, Daniel

                          Erichsen GmbH & Co. KG

                          • Automated crack detection in the hole expansion test

                          Ström, Robert


                          • SSAB EV concept – UHSS in electric vehicles

                          Dr. Sulaiman, Hosen

                          Faurecia Autositze GmbH

                            Tedesco, Michele Maria

                            GML - Metals, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

                            • Keynote

                            Dr. ten Horn, Carel

                            Tata Steel Europe

                            • Reduction of tool pollution and galling during stamping of automotive panels

                            Teschner , Matti

                            Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH

                            • Benefits of using the new complex-phase steel CR780Y980T-CH-GI with an improved formability

                            Dr. Thiessen, Richard

                            thyssenkrupp Steel Europe

                            • Dual-Phase steel grade with an improved local-global ductility balance

                            Tomczyk, Michel

                            Arcelormittal Europe - Tubular Products

                            • Evolution of tubes for rear torsion-beam axles

                            Unruh, Eduard

                            Paderborn University

                            • Experimental characterisation of notch effects in mechanical and thermal-mechanical joints in car body structures made of high strength steels

                            Unruh, Klaus

                            Faurecia Automotive GmbH

                            • Process related material choice workflow for advanced automotive seat structures

                            Dr. van der Aa, Ellen

                            Tata Steel Europe

                            • Quantification of LME sensitivity of zinc coated automotive steels

                            Dr. Vandenbossche, Lode

                            ArcelorMittal Global R&D

                            • Boosting the power density of highly efficient traction motors in electric drive trains by higher strength lower loss electrical steels

                            Dr. Varfolomeev, Igor

                            Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials

                            • Fatigue assessment of HSS bolted connections considering effects of manufacturing process

                            Venugopal Poovakaud, Vishnu

                            Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

                            • Numerical investigation on the fatigue performance of bolted connections in high strength steel.

                            von der Heydt, Jana

                            Baosteel Tailored Blanks

                            • Laser welding of aluminum-silicon coated 22MnB5 without an additional ablation step

                            Wagener, Rainer

                            Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability

                            • Cyclic transient material behaviour of steels for application of strain-life approaches of welds
                            • Fatigue assessment of laser beam and laser hybrid welded butt joints made of ultra-high-strength fine-grained structural steels

                            Dr. Wellmann, Norbert

                            EFB Europäische Forschungsgesellschaft für Blechumformung e.V.

                              Wesselmecking, Sebastian

                              RWTH Aachen University

                              • Mechanism controlled rolling of high Mn steels for crash relevant parts

                              Wild, Thomas

                              Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

                              • Effect of surface modifications on tribological and fatigue behaviour of tool steels

                              Dr. Wilzer, Jens Jonas

                              Dörrenberg Edelstahl GmbH

                              • Hot stamping tools - Challenges and solutions

                              Wipp, Daniela

                              Technische Universität Wien

                              • Precipitation simulation of detrimental boron nitrides in steels validated by experiment

                              Wohner, Maximilian

                              Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

                              • Online process monitoring - an approach for process control of complex multi-sheet joints during resistance spot welding

                              Wyman, Neal

                              Tata Steel UK Ltd

                              • Ultra High Strength Steel chassis components

                              Xia, Peikang

                              Technical University of Madrid

                              • Drop weight impact resistance of dual phase and austenitic stainless steels

                              Dr. Yilmaz, Okan

                              ArcelorMittal Global R&D

                              • Recommendations on the application of high-strength steel bolted connections from the perspective of fatigue performance

                              Dr. Zapico Alvarez, David

                              ArcelorMittal Global R&D

                              • Zinc Aluminium Magnesium coating for premium exposed parts
                              • Comparative assessment of GI and GA coated AHSS LME sensitivity during spot welding

                              Dr. Zargaran, Alireza

                              Pohang University of Science and Technology

                              • Tuning microstructure and mechanical properties of B2-strengthened lightweight steels