Volodymyr Shatokha

National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine

Volodymyr Shatokha graduated in 1982 as the Ferrous Metallurgy engineer and in 1985 received a PhD degree from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute (since 1999 - National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine). In 1998 he received the title of Professor with the Ironmaking Chair. During 1999-2002 he was the Dean of the Metallurgical Faculty. Since 2002 he works as the Vice Rector for Research and Education. His research deals mainly with properties of iron ore materials, physicochemical processes of ironmaking, recycling methods, sustainability analysis etc. He is the author of over 180 research papers, 7 books, 10 patents. He is the honorary Professor at the Inner-Mongolia University of Science and Technology, China, visiting professor to The University of Tokyo (2013). Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (2010). Fellow of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme for the EU climate and energy policy studies (since 2015).

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This book is addressed to a large and multidisciplinary audience of researchers and students dealing with or interested in sintering. Though commonly known as a method for production of objects from fines or powders, sintering is a very complex physicochemical phenomenon. It is complex because it involves a number of phenomena exhibiting themselves in various heterogeneous material systems, in a wide temperature range, and in different physical states. It is multidisciplinary research area because understanding of sintering requires a broad knowledge - from solid state physics and fluid dynamics to thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions. Finally, sintering is not only a phenomenon. As a material processing method, sintering embraces the wide group of technologies used to obtain such different products as for example iron ore agglomerate and luminescent powders. As a matter of fact, this publication is a rare opportunity to connect the researchers involved in different domains of sintering in a single book.

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