Advancing Metallurgical Frontier through Slag Physical Chemistry
Some topics on our recent activities aiming to “Metallurgical Frontier” through Slag Physical Chemistry will be given in the lecture as follows:
Thermodynamic prediction of surface tension of molten ionic solutions
Application of neural network computation to prediction of several properties of molten slag
Dynamic change of interfacial tension between liquid steel and molten
Physico-chemical properties of molten magma under high pressure
and so on
Doctor’s degree in Engineering from Osaka University
Research Associate in Osaka University, Japan
Researcher in Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Associate Professor in Osaka University, Japan
Professor in Osaka University, Japan
Dean, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University.
Uday PAL Boston University, USA
Solid Oxide Membrane-Based Technologies for Energy and Environmental Sustainability
This presentation will highlight the high-temperature interaction of solid oxide membranes and molten salts in a variety of applications targeting energy and environmental sustainability. These areas include Green Metals Production, Waste to Energy Conversion, Fuel Processing, Energy Conversion and Energy Storage. Ionic and electronic oxide membranes, along with high-temperature electrochemistry, have played a central role in this research. Some of these technologies are now being commercially developed. This talk will focus on understanding the process science of these applications.
Prof. Pal has six years of industrial and twenty nine years of academic research experience in high temperature chemical and electrochemical processes including clean metals production, energy conversion, and energy storage. Prof. Pal has authored and co-authored over 300 publications including 28 issued patents. Some of his recent honors and awards include, James Douglas Gold Medal for outstanding achievement in nonferrous metallurgy, TMS Extraction and Processing Division Distinguish Lecturer Award, Silver medal in TECO Green Tech International Contest in Taiwan, and Distinguished Foreign Scientist Award, CSIR, India. Prof. Pal is a member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Manufacturing and US Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.