Wojciech Borek

Silesian University of Technology

Dr. Wojciech Borek, Ph.D. and MSc in Engineering, is an assistant professor in the Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, and a member of the association of Polish Cluster of Innovative Forging Technologies 'HEFAJSTOS.” His scientific interests include materials science, heat treatment, thermomechanical treatment, plastic deformations, and Gleeble simulations, also is a specialist in steels, stainless steel, high-manganese austenitic steels, and light alloys. He is an author and coauthor of ca. 80 scientific publications worldwide including 10 chapters in books and more than 20 publications in the Philadelphia list, he won 10 awards and honors, national and international, he is and/or was a contractor of more than 6 research and didactic projects in Poland and abroad, and a reviewer and co-promoter of numerous scientific publications, including 2 doctoral researches.

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Stainless steel is still one of the fastest growing materials. Today, the austenitic stainless steel with the classic composition of 18% Cr and 8% Ni (grade 304L) is still the most widely used by far in the world. The unique characteristic of stainless steel arises from three main factors. The versatility results from high corrosion resistance, excellent low- and high-temperature properties, high toughness, formability, and weldability. The long life of stainless steels has been proven in service in a wide range of environments, together with low maintenance costs compared to other highly alloyed metallic materials. The retained value of stainless steel results from the high intrinsic value and easy recycling. Stainless steel, especially of austenitic microstructure, plays a crucial role in achieving sustainable development nowadays, so it is also important for further generations.

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