HMnS 2019 in retrospect

  Impressions of HMnS2019 conference Copyright: © Manuel Hamel

The HMnS2019 is the fourth international conference covering all scientific and technical aspects of medium and high Mn steels. After the success of the previous HMnS conferences in Seoul (2011), Aachen (2014) and Chengdu (2016) the HMnS2019 returned to Aachen.

Medium and high Mn steels exhibit complex deformation mechanisms leading to an extraordinary combination of mechanical properties. Austenitic single-phase high Mn steels and multi-phase medium Mn steels between 3 to 30 wt.% Mn have been addressed to cover the ongoing scientific and industrial developments in the design and processing of Mn-rich high-strength steels.

  Professor Bleck Copyright: © Manuel Hamel

The HMnS2019 brought together more than 200 scientists and engineers from over 20 countries on April 1st till April 3rd 2019. The SuperC building of RWTH Aachen has been chosen as the conference venue. The conference excursion offered a visit to various research facilities on the new CAMPUS Melaten of the RWH Aachen University, followed by a guided tour of the historic downtown and the conference dinner on the roof terrace of Forum M overlooking Aachen Cathedral and the city center. The conference was closed after more than 100 contributions of Wednesday evening by a farewell party in a student’s restaurant.