28th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials METAL 2019 was held on May 22nd - 24th 2019 traditionally in Brno. From 460 registered participants, 423 persons from 27 countries attended the conference (208 participants from the Czech Republic, 86 from Poland, 39 from Russian Federation, 28 from Slovakia, 10 from Germany, 8 from Romania, 6 from the Republic of Korea, 6 from Austria and others for example from Turkey, Spain, Finland, Canada but also from Japan and Kazakhstan).
The participants presented 144 lectures and 250 posters. The conference was divided into six sessions and poster session due to the topics:
Plenary session (2 lectures), Session A (16 lectures; 19 posters), Session B (27 lectures, 35 posters), Session C (23 lectures; 46 posters), Session D (23 lectures; 43 posters), Session E (35 lectures; 79 posters), Session F (18 lectures; 28 posters).
The opening plenary lecture entitled "Magnesium Twin-Roll Casting Technology for Flat and Long Products” was performed by Dr.-Ing. Madlen Ullmann from Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, (Germany). Another plenary speaker Dr. Pavel Kučera, technical director of VÍTKOVICE CYLINDERS a.s. (Czech Republic) presented the lecture "Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel, Energy Source and an Industrial Gas".
The conference programme also included commercial presentations of Thermo-Calc Software AB, NETZSCH-Geratebau GmbH, COMTES FHT Inc. and KEYENCE INTERNATIONAL (Belgium) NV / SA.
The social evening with wine tasting of South Moravia accompanied by Swing Quartet was held on the first day in hotel restaurant.
The accompanying program, which included the Cruise ship on the Brno dam, the visit of the Pavilion Anthropos, VIDA! Science centre or Excursion to Starobrno Brewery, was held on Thursday. Participants highly appreciated the cultural program.
250 posters in the poster session took part in a Best poster contest. 3 prizes and five honorable mentions were announced based on the evaluation of chairmen of the sessions. Winners were awarded the diplomas and practical gifts.
Winners of Poster session:
1st price - KAMYSNIKOVA Kateryna - Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics SAS, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, EU
2nd price - OPĚLA Petr - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
3rd price - LEE Hong Bum - POSTECH GIFT, Pohang, Republic of Korea
TKADLEČKOVÁ Markéta - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
JABŁOŃSKA Magdalena Barbara - Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland, EU
PODANÝ Pavel - COMTES FHT a.s., Dobřany, Czech Republic, EU
SPIRIDONOVA Anastasiya - D.Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow, Russia
WNĘK Mariusz - Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland, EU
Presentation of companies:
Thermo-Calc Software AB - sponsor and exhibitor
NETZSCH-Geratebau GmbH - sponsor and exhibitor
COMTES FHT a.s. - sponsor and exhibitor
Olympus Czech Group, s.r.o., člen koncernu - exhibitor
Carl Zeiss spol. s r.o. - exhibitor
Linde Gas a.s. - exhibitor
KEYENCE INTERNATIONAL (Belgium) NV/SA - exhibitor
IEF - Brno Trade Fair
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, FMT