Nichteisenmetallurgie, Nichteisen, Nichteisenmetalurgie, Metalurgie, Montan, Montanuni, Montanuniversität, Leoben, Metallurgie, Helmut Antrekowitsch, Stefan Pogatscher, Jürgen Antrekowitsch, Stefan Luidold, Stefan Steinlechner, Recyclingtechnik Leoben

Rana Ahmed


• Algorithm supported characterization
• Simulation and parameter optimization of recycling steps


Education/Professional experience

1998–2005Primary and Secondary School, Cairo, Egypt
2005–2012Bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering, Production and Design dept., Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (BSc)
2018–2020Master’s degree program in Materials Engineering, Dalarna University, Sweden, with focus on Materials Characterization Techniques, Failure Analysis and Prevention and Iron and Steel Metallurgy
2020Graduation (Dipl.-Ing.)
Topic: Evaluation of Test Method to Detect Hydrogen Embrittlement in Martensitic Ultra High Strength Steel (Step Load Test), in cooperation with Dalarna University and SSAB Sweden
2021–presentPhD student and research associate at Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben, Austria

PhD Thesis

The dissertation deals with the development, improvement and implementation of algorithms on the basis of real laboratory test results but also in combination with thermodynamic calculations as part of the carried-out research in the area of recycling of industrial material flows. In order to meet the continuously increasing demands on recycling technologies and also to create the basis for a digitization change in the industry, the use of intelligent software technologies is increasingly important. Algorithms are in the long term of great importance in research but also inevitable for later implementation in industry.


Höber L., R. Ahmed, T. Hofbauer and S. Steinlechner: Strategies for the upgrade of a TBZC product (Tetra Basic Zinc Chloride) by selective removal of the impurity chlorine. Rewas 2022 – Developing tomorrow‘s technical cycles (2022), Anaheim, Kalifornien, USA, 95–108