International Conference on Metals and Hydrogen

This fourth SteelyHydrogen conference provides a unique environment to share and exchange experiences on the link between metals and the various aspects of hydrogen: hydrogen-microstructure interactions, hydrogen embrittlement, hydrogen detection, etc. Since its first edition, the spirit of the conference has been in keeping a balance between fundamental and industrial aspects.

Whereas early edition focussed on steel substrates, since the 2018 edition, the scope was broadened to other metals such as Al, Ni and Ti, with revealing scientific contributions and new applications being addressed.

Given today’s interest in hydrogen as energetic vector, and the maturity of some technologies becoming reality, the SteelyHydrogen forum in 2022 could not have been better timed. Therefore, this edition will also be dedicated to the role of hydrogen in the global energy transition. Particular attention will be drawn to material challenges.

As such, the scientific scope of the conference can be summarised by the following topic categories:

  • Hydrogen embrittlement: effect of hydrogen on mechanical properties

    • Aqueous environment
    • Gas environment
    • HIC & Stress Sulphide Cracking (SSC)
    • Metallurgical influences
    • Mitigation actions (microstructural design, coatings, etc.)
    • Mechanisms
  • Modelling the hydrogen-metal interactions and/or the hydrogen embrittlement from atomic to meso-scale

  • Advanced methods to characterise hydrogen

  • Hydrogen-metal interactions: hydrogen activity, diffusion, trapping, etc.

  • Surfaces and coatings for metallic substrates in hydrogen environment

  • Industrial hydrogen challenges

  • Future material challenges for hydrogen applications

  • Other

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Conference

SteelyHydrogen 2022 could not be better timed as the interest of hydrogen as energetic vector and the maturity of some technologies are becoming a reality. Do not miss this edition on the role of hydrogen and its interaction with metals on the energy transition.

Programme

Browse programme of 4th edition of SteelyHydrogen conference 2022

Venue

SteelyHydrogen 2022 welcomes its participants in the unique location of a historic monastery where Augustinian monks still live and work.

Because of the pandemic, we also have a plan B…just in case.

Scientific Jury

Discover the international experts who have accepted to join the SteelyHydrogen 2022  Scientific Jury team.

The members of the scientific jury judge the award competition for the “Best Paper” and “Best Poster”.

Registration

Online registration module is open.

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Sponsoring

OCAS offers a number of opportunities to organisations or companies who might want to sponsor this conference adapted to your desired level of involvement and exposure to attendees.  All incoming requests are handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact steelyhydrogen@ocas.technology for more details.

Meet our key note speakers

Keynote speaker Dr. Yi-Sheng (Eason) Chen, University of Sydney (Australia) confirmed his presentation on “Atom probe observation of hydrogen atoms in steel microstructures”

Keynote speaker Dr. Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, Imperial College London (UK) confirmed his presentation on “A phase field framework for predicting hydrogen assisted failures”

Keynote speaker Dr. Abdelali Oudriss, LaSIE UMR CNRS, La Rochelle Université (France) confirmed his presentation on “Overview on the implication of the hydrogen-metallurgical defects interactions in the hydrogen embrittlement mechanisms of nickel-base alloys”

Keynote speaker Dr. Huan Zhao, Department of Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (Germany) confirmed her presentation on “Atomic-scale analysis of hydrogen embrittlement in high-strength Al alloys”

Keynote speaker Professor, Dr. Eng. Hisao Matsunaga, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University (Japan) confirmed his presentation on “Fatigue crack growth properties of steels in high-pressure hydrogen gas environment”

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COVID-19 measures

Of course, we are looking forward to welcome you at the splendid venue of Thagaste in Ghent. However, because of the pandemic, and in order to avoid postponing the conference, this 4th edition will be fully compatible with any COVID-19 measures that may apply at the time of the conference.  In view of the global evolution of the pandemic, the organising committee decided to open SteelyHydrogen 2022 as a hybrid conference allowing physical or virtual attendance. That is why you can specify one of both options during the registration process.

Deadlines

  • 15 March 2021

  • 30 September 2021

  • 30 November 2021

  • 01 June 2022

  • 11 October 2022

  • Call for papers

  • Deadline abstract submission

  • Notification of acceptance

  • Full paper submission for oral or poster contribution

  • Conference proceedings available for registered participants

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