Frank Czerwinski

Natural Resources CanadaCanada

Biography Dr. Frank Czerwinski holds a Ph.D. degree in metallurgical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Ph.D. (Hons) and M.Sci. (Hons) degrees in materials science from the University of Mining and Metallurgy, Cracow, Poland. He has also completed post-doctoral studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. During his professional career, Dr. Czerwinski was a University Professor of materials and metallurgical engineering and the faculty member. He was also Manager and Principal Scientist of numerous research projects sponsored by universities, research institutions and industry. After years of university teaching and research, he has joined, for over a decade, the global industrial sector. At present, he is with CanmetMATERIALS, Canada’s principal federal research and development laboratory for metals and materials. Dr. Czerwinski is the author of 2 books as well as the author and co-author of 16 patents and over 150 research papers in peer-review scientific journals and conference proceedings. They cover areas of processing and heat treatment of steel, metallurgy of welding, electrodeposition, phase transformations in metals and alloys, high temperature corrosion, metallic and ceramic thin films and coatings, nanomaterials, grain boundary engineering, crystallographic texture, semisolid processing of alloys and analytical techniques of materials investigation.

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Scientists and engineers for decades searched to utilize magnesium, known of its low density, for light-weighting in many industrial sectors. This book provides a broad review of recent global developments in theory and practice of modern magnesium alloys. It covers fundamental aspects of alloy strengthening, recrystallization, details of microstructure and a unique role of grain refinement. The theory is linked with elements of alloy design and specific properties, including fatigue and creep resistance. Also technologies of alloy formation and processing, such as sheet rolling, semi-solid forming, welding and joining are considered. An opportunity of creation the metal matrix composite based on magnesium matrix is described along with carbon nanotubes as an effective reinforcement. A mixture of science and technology makes this book very useful for professionals from academia and industry.

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