|2007–2012||Higher Technical Education Institute (HTL) Kapfenberg / education focus on Electrical engineering|
|2013–2019||Bachelor’s degree program in Metallurgy, University of Leoben, Austria (BSc)|
|2019–2020||Master’s degree program in Metallurgy, University of Leoben, Austria, with focus on Nonferrous Metallurgy and Metallic Materials|
Topic: Optimisation of the combination of strength and conductivity of Al alloys in overhead line technology
|2020–present||PhD student and research associate at Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben, Austria|
Titel: Radiation resistant Al alloys for space applications
In order to reduce CO2 emissions, aluminum and its alloys are increasingly in the focus of attention in lightweight automotive construction. To improve the recyclability of aluminum, so-called “crossover alloys” have been developed. By mixing AlMg (5xxx) with AlZnMg (7xxx) alloy classes, the novel alloys are age-hardenable through precipitation of T-phase (Mg32(Al,Zn)49) and the advantageous properties of both classes are combined. Recent research results showed the irradiation-resistance of the T-phase.
This research investigates the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties by different heat treatment strategies and, on the other hand, the precipitation sequence of T-phase using differential scanning calorimetry. In addition, two different approaches of manufacturing are investigated: conventional production of the alloy by hot and cold rolling and severe plastic deformation to produce a nanocrystalline microstructure by high pressure torsion (HPT).
Willenshofer P.: A novel ultrafine-grained crossover aluminium alloy with enhanced irradiaton resistance. 18th International conference on aluminium alloys, Toyama, Japan, 2022