Michael Auinger receives T.P. Hoar Award 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Auinger from Warwick University! He has received the T.P. Hoar Award 2016 from the British Institute of Corrosion for his paper “Grain boundary oxidation in iron-based alloys, investigated by 18O enriched water vapour – The effect of mixed oxides in binary and ternary Fe–{Al, Cr, Mn, Si} systems” [1]. The T.P. Hoar Award recognizes the best paper published each year in Corrosion Science.
The paper is a joint publication from the Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, Vienna University of Technology, Christian Doppler Laboratory, voestalpine and University of Warwick. Internal oxidation of eleven iron based alloys containing Al, Cr, Mn and/or Si was studied using oxygen isotope exchange to reveal the location of fast diffusion pathways. By comparing to numerical simulations using the algorithm ASTRID, the authors show that oxygen transport within the ferrite grains is significantly slower than previously reported in literature. ASTRID (Applied Simulations of Thermodynamic Reactions and Interphase Diffusion) links the thermodynamic library ChemApp to the numerical programme COMSOL (COMSOL Inc., USA) [2].
We are happy to confirm that Michael Auinger will present this success story of linking ChemApp/FactSage with experimental methods at the GTT-Technologies User’s Meeting 2017!

[1] M. Auinger, V. G. Praig, B. Linder, H. Danninger, Grain boundary oxidation in iron-based alloys, investigated by 18O enriched water vapour – The effect of mixed oxides in binary and ternary Fe–{Al, Cr, Mn, Si} systems, Corrosion Science 96 (2015) 133–143.
[2] M. Auinger, R. Naraparaju, H.J. Christ, M. Rohwerder, Modelling high temperature oxidation in iron-chromium systems: combined kinetic and thermodynamic calculation of the long-term behaviour and experimental verification, Oxid. Met. 76 (2011) 247–258.