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Thermo-Calc User Group Meeting - Leoben 2024

Leoben, Austria| 29 February – 1 March 2024

We look forward to our user group meeting in Leoben, Austria, in 2024! The aim of the meeting is to exchange ideas and experience in the field of CALPHAD-type thermodynamics and kinetics in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


If you want to attend the user group meeting, please fill out the registration form and send the scanned form to

We offer participation to PhD students free of charge, but note that we do have a maximum limit of participants so register early to secure your spot. Indicate that you’re a PhD student in the email for your registration.


Thursday February 29, 2024

12.00 13.00: Registration

13.00 14.00: Lunch

14.00 14.15: Welcome and Introduction
Andre Schneider, Thermo-Calc Software AB, and Jiehua Li, Chair of Casting Research, Montanuniversität Leoben

14.15  14.40: News from Thermo-Calc, Overview of recent developments, Outlook to the future
Andre Schneider, Thermo-Calc Software AB

14.40 – 15.05: Process Metallurgy Simulations for the Transition to Hydrogen-Based Iron- and Steelmaking
Alisson Kwiatkowski da Silva, Nicholas Grundy, Ralf Rettig, Lina Kjellqvist, Thermo-Calc Software AB

15.05 15.30: High-throughput calculations with TC-Python for alloy optimisation
Ulrich Klotz, fem Research Institute, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

15.30 15.55: Ru-containing hardmetals: experimental studies and thermodynamic calculations
Raquel de Oro Calderon, Lena Maria Dorner, Wolf-Dieter Schubert, Ralph Useldinger, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

15.55 16.30: Coffee Break

16.30 – 16.55: CALPHAD dataset development for the systems Nb/Ta-Al-O
Julian Gebauer, Peter Franke, Hans Jürgen Seifert, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IAM-AWP, Germany

16.55 17.20: TCP phases, can it be that a model based on binary interactions, respecting crystallography and using DFT, works also for multicomponent extrapolations?
Suzana G. Fries, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

17.20 17.45: Modeling of phase equilibria and diffusion in Sn-Ag-Cu solder systems
Roman Čička, Marian Drienovsky, Tereza Machajdikova, Institute of Materials Science, Slovak University of Technology, Trnava, Slovakia

17.45 18.10: Die Steel Design for Additive Manufacturing
Florian Hengsbach, Julius Bürger, Anatolii Andreiev, Krista Biggs, Jörg Fischer-Bühner, Jörg Lindner, Kay-Peter-Hoyer, Mirko Schaper, Greg Olson, Paderborn University & Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Germany & USA

18.10 18.35: Composition screening by combining TC Python and MICRESS: Solidification
microstructures of Al recycling alloys as an example
Markus Apel, Access e.V., Aachen, Germany

19.00 late: Social gathering and dinner at Arkadenhof Gaststätte Schwarzer Adler

Friday March 1, 2024

08.30  08.55: Combination of computer thermodynamic simulation tools and experiments to understand the early stage precipitation of sigma phase in high alloyed duplex steels
Aurélie Jacob, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

08.55  09.20: How Thermo-Calc Software incorporates in modelling Kirkendall porosity in compositionally graded Ni-based superalloys
Ahmadreza Riyahi Khorasgani, Ingo Steinbach, Julia Kundin, ICAMS, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

09.20 09.45: Thermodynamic and kinetic modelling of precipitation processes in Inconel 800HT alloy during the exploitation
Hanna Purzyńska, Roman Kuziak, Łukasz Poloczek, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Upper Silesian Institute of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

09.45 10.10: Modeling the bainite start temperature with CALPHAD by integration of ab-initio data
Tobias Spitaler, Bernd Schuscha, Lorenz Romaner, Montanuniversität Leoben, Department Materials Science, Leoben, Austria

10.10 10.35: ICME for sustainable and reliable manufacturing
David Linder, John Aristeidakis, Ida Berglund, QuesTek Europe AB, Solna, Sweden

10.35 11.05: Coffee break

11.05 11.30: Incorporating vacancies into 3rd generation CALPHAD descriptions: A case study for the Al-Ni system
Alexander Walnsch, Andreas Leineweber, Mario J. Kriegel, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Materials Science, Germany

11.30 11.55: The CALPHAD method and its predictive capabilities – case study for the Al-Cu-Si system
Ales Kroupa, Ondrej Zobac, Klaus W. Richter, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno, Czech Republic

11.55 12.20: The Thermo-Calc Additive Manufacturing Module: An integrated CALPHAD-based FEM tool
Andre Schneider, Andreas Markström, Amer Malik, Quang Minh Do, Johan Jeppsson, Thermo-Calc Software AB

12.20 12.45: Designing high performance Al-based composites with Thermo-Calc
Jiehua Li, Chair of Casting Research, Department of Metallurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben

12.45 13.00: Closing remarks / Wrap up

13.00 14.00: Lunch

14.00 15.30: Lab Tour of the Chair of Casting Research
Jiehua Li, MU Leoben – Chair of Casting Research, Department of Metallurgy, Leoben, Austria

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Seminarraum “D”, Chair of Casting Research, Montanuniversität Leoben

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