Presentations from the 2023 General Assembly are now available for download in the internal member area
The presentations by the winner of the Carl-Lueg-Denkmünze 2023, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Bleck, and Dr. Olaf Schmidt-Rutsch on the history of Henrichshütte are available for download in the internal member area under the menu item "Fachbeiträge".
Come to the 11th European Continuous Casting Conference from 7 – 11 October 2024
If you are active in the field of continuous casting as plant operator, plant supplier, researcher, consumption materials or services provider we offer you to take the chance to present your latest technological developments, ideas and research results at this event by submitting your abstract for a technical paper
Steel Institute VDEh awards Carl Lueg Medal to Wolfgang Bleck
At its general meeting in the LWL Henrichshütte Museum, the VDEh Steel Institute awarded Wolfgang Bleck the Carl Lueg Medal. In front of more than 150 VDEh members, the long-serving director of the Aachen Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy was honored for his services to steel research and the German steel industry. Wolfgang Bleck is only the 20th award winner in the almost 120-year history of the Carl Lueg Medal.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Pluschkell passed away on September 1, 2023, at the age of 87.
Prof. Pluschkell was born in 1936 in Laptau, East Prussia. After studying ferrous metallurgy at what was then the Clausthal Mining Academy, he first worked as an assistant at the Institute for Theoretical Metallurgy there, where he received his doctorate in 1967, and from 1966 as a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart. In 1971 he moved to Hoesch Stahl AG in Dortmund, where he was responsible for research and development, latterly as plant manager for process engineering. In 1990 he was appointed to the Chair of Metallurgical Process Technology at Clausthal Technical University, which he held until his retirement in 2002. Even after that, Prof. Pluschkell continued to be involved in research and teaching.
VDEh rocks! Steel Institute VDEh as sponsor at "Aachener Sommerhüttenfest"
The "Sommerhüttenfest" is the summer party of the Materials Science and Engineering department of RWTH Aachen University. To the left and right of the main stand, the VDEh presented itself with two large flags.
13th EEC - Steel Institute VDEh opens the Call for Papers
The steel world is currently looking at the Electric Arc Furnace, because it is one of the central aggregates in future CO2-neutral steelmaking. So take the opportunity to present your latest technological developments and research results at the 13th EEC! We hereby invite you and your company to actively take part in this event with presentations of your new ideas and know-how.
VDEh has produced recruiting film "STUDY METALLURGY!"
In order to increase the number of students, VDEh launched the training initiative "Study Metallurgy and Materials Engineering!" last year. As the foundation of the campaign, the website www.studier-metallurgie.vdeh.de was launched and an electronic postcard was sent to schools and career information centers. Now VDEh has produced a recruiting film on the topic.