Speakers 2020

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

RWTH Aachen University, Welding and Joining Institute

  • 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, Institute for Metal Forming Technologies

    • 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

    Cervetti, Massimo

    Baomarc Automotive Solutions S.p.A.

    • Flexible and cost saving lightweight solution production processes

    Claesson, Erik

    Ovako Sweden AB

    • Ultra-clean steel for improved powertrain solutions

    Cottens, David

    ArcelorMittal S.A.

      Cyron, Patrick

      University of Stuttgart, Institute for Metal Forming Technologies

      • 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, Material and Process Development

      • 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


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

      Dormegny, Ludovic


      • 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 GmbH

      • Sheet metal forging

      Favero, Jerome


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

      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 Gandrange / Bars&Wires Research Center

      • 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

      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, Laboratory for materials and joining technologies

      • 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


      • 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 Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute of Manufacturing Technology

      • 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

      Sidenor I+D, S.A.

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

      Hetzel, Andreas LinkedIn

      Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute of Manufacturing Technology

      • 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 Automobiltechnik GmbH

      • 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)

      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

      Kesti, Vili


      • Docol HE-grades with excellent edge ductility

      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, Steel Institute

      • 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, Institut für Metallformung

      • 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

      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

        Dr. Lovato, Georges


        • S in motion® e-chassis: a lightweight steel concept for Battery Electric Vehicle rear subframe

        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

        • Ways and means of CO2 reduction

        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

        Meissner, Robert LinkedIn

        University of Stuttgart, Institute for Metal Forming Technologies

        • 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. 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

        TU Dortmund University

        • 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, Welding and Joining Institute

        • 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


        • 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, CASR

        • 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

        Dr. Rijkenberg, Arjan

        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

          University of Siegen, Institute of Production Engineering

          • 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, Business and Design

          • 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, Steel Institute

          • 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


          • 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

          Ascometal CREAS

          • Bainite for steering racks – a success story.

          Sparrer, Yannik

          RWTH Aachen University, Steel Institute

          • 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. 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


          • Evolution of tubes for rear torsion-beam axles

          Unruh, Eduard

          Paderborn University, Laboratory for materials and joining technologies

          • 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-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute of Manufacturing Technology

            • 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

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

            Dr. Zargaran, Alireza

            POSTECH University

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