Superalloys 2018

9-13 September, Oxford, UK

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EuroSuperalloys 2018

The 3rd European Symposium on Superalloys and their Applications

The Third European Symposium on Superalloys will take place in Oxford, United Kingdom during 9-13 September 2018. This follows the successful Eurosuperalloys meetings which took place in Germany in 2010 and France in 2014.

The conference will highlight major new initiatives and growth opportunities for both Ni-based and Co-based alloys. Emphasis will be placed on all aspects of the technology needed to put these materials to use: processing, structure/property relationships, and degradation mechanisms – both mechanical and chemical.

In addition to these topics, special attention will be given to modelling tools. These are enabling the analysis of processing, properties, behaviour, design and recycling, for the optimisation of overall life cycle approaches. Papers on novel methods for model validation and also new types of manufacturing techniques are particularly sought.

Professor Roger Reed
University of Oxford
Professor Cathie Rae
University of Cambridge
Dr Mark Hardy
Rolls Royce plc


The symposium will focus on superalloys only, i.e. Ni and Co base alloys, with possible extension to metallic and intermetallic materials beyond the temperature capability of superalloys. All kinds of topics around those materials could be considered:

Alloys development
Solidification/ Processing/ Repair
In-service damage
Mechanical and rheological behaviour
Microstructure sensitive modeling approaches
Metallic and intermetallic materials beyond superalloys

Paper submission

Abstract submission is now closed and the peer review has now been completed (please refer to Program).

Full papers are published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Third European Symposium on Superalloys and their Applications. ISSN: 1073-5623 (Print) 1543-1940 (Online). Link.

Poster submission

This guideline is ONLY for authors who have received notification of acceptance for poster publication from the organisers. Posters should be prepared in 79x114cm size and suitable for printing in portrait. A recommended template is available for download here – please use a PowerPoint format or similar.

Poster submission is now closed.

For all accepted poster presenters, we look forward to meeting you at University of Oxford!


Registration to attend the symposium is now open Registration

"The 3rd European Symposium on Superalloys"



Local Organising Committee
    Professor Roger Reed University of Oxford (Chair)
    Professor Cathie Rae University of Cambridge (Co-Chair)
    Dr Mark Hardy Rolls Royce plc (Co-Chair)
    Professor David Dye Imperial College London
    Dr Howard Stone University of Cambridge
    Dr Alessandro  Mottura University of Birmingham
    Dr Nils Warnken University of Birmingham
    Dr Fauzan Adziman University of Oxford
    Dr David Crudden University of Oxford
    Dr Paraskevas Kontis Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
    Dr Matthew Lunt Defence Science and Technology Laboratory UK
International Committee
    Suresh Babu University of Tennessee, USA
    Tony Banik ATI Speciality Materials, USA
    Marion  Bartsch German Aerospace Center, Germany
    Nathalie Bozzolo Mines ParisTech, France
    Jonathan  Cormier ISAE-ENSMA , France
    Christian Dumont Aubert & Duval, France
    Gunther Eggeler Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany
    Charles Feng University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China
    Uwe Glatzel University Bayreuth, Germany
    Thomas Goehler MTU Aero Engines AG. Germany
    Matthias Goken Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Magnus Hasselqvist Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Sweden
    Shigenari Hayashi Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Martin Heilmaier Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Phillippe Héritier Aubert & Duval, France
    Alain Jacques University of Lorraine
    Jean-Briac le Graverend Texas A & M University, USA
    Lin Liu Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
    Didier Locq Onera-The French Aerospace Lab, DMSM-MMS, France
    Johan Moverare Linköping University, Sweden
    Steffen Neumeier Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Sadao Nishikiori IHI Corporation, Japan
    Carlos Nunes University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Matthias Oechsner Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
    Ikuo Okada Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan
    Florence Pettinari CEMES-CNRS, France
    Bruce Pint Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
    Mickaël Piellard Safran Tech, France
    Tresa Pollock University of California, USA
    Akihiro Sato IHI Corporation, Japan
    John  Shingledecker Electric Power Research Institute, USA
    Robert Singer Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Sanjay Sondhi GE Global Research, USA
    Dheepa Srinivasan GE Power, GE India Technology Center Pvt. Ltd., India
    Martin Stokinger BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG, Austria
    Akane Suzuki GE Global Research, USA
    Masao Takeyama Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Masaki Taneike Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan
    Julien Thébault Safran Aircraft Engines, France
    Shigeki Ueta Daido Steel Co. Ltd, Japan
    Patrick Villechaise ISAE-ENSMA, France
    Jacqueline Wahl Cannon-Muskegon Corporation, USA
    David Young University of New South Wales, Australia
    Jian Zhang Institute of Metal Research, China



Dr Jean-Yves Guédou

The Organising Committee of the Third European Conference on Superalloys has selected Dr Jean-Yves Guédou – recently retired from SAFRAN Aircraft Engines – as its conference dedicatee. This honour is bestowed in recognition of Dr Guédou’s technical accomplishments in the field of nickel-based superalloys and for his widespread and sustained contribution to the superalloy community over many years.

Dr. Jean-Yves Guédou gained a degree in engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne (France). He then did a PhD thesis on the plastic deformation of Fe3Al intermetallics, which was defended at INP Grenoble in 1980. He then joined Snecma (now SAFRAN Aircraft Engines), where he worked for all of his career. He was employed initially in the structural design department, in charge of the compressor design of M88 engine for the Rafale fighter. He then joined in 1983 the Materials department of Snecma and subsequently became head of the "Mechanics and Microstructure of Materials" department in 1986. He became the coordinator of Materials research at Snecma in 1994 and then principal Metallic Materials expert at Snecma in 2001 and of the whole SAFRAN group in 2008. Finally, he joined the Materials and Processes division of the SAFRAN group in 2010 in charge of all research activities. During his career at Snecma/SAFRAN, Jean-Yves Guédou led several large research programmes (Dartagnan, Bartholdi, Organdi, Opale Chair) involving the SAFRAN companies and several French laboratories/universities such as ONERA, Ecole des Mines de Paris, ISAE-ENSMA, ENS Cachan, with financial support from DGA and the French Research Agency (ANR).

Jean-Yves Guédou is world-renowned particularly as a specialist in powder metallurgy Ni-based alloys for disk applications. In this area, he contributed to the industrialisation of N18 alloy for engine disk applications and he was the main leader for the N19 alloy development project. Furthermore, Jean-Yves participated in the development and introduction of Ni-based single crystal superalloys and their associated TBCs in SAFRAN aero-engines. In addition to these achievements, it must be emphasised that Jean-Yves Guédou has – constantly and often with considerable patience – shared his knowledge and passed on his passion for those fascinating materials to many younger scientists and engineers. He is very much admired and respected in our field.

And last but not least and in the context of the Eurosuperalloys conferences, it should be widely appreciated that Jean-Yves worked tirelessly with Martin Heilmaier to organize the first Eurosuperalloys conference, held in Germany in 2010. Then he acted as the chairman of the second conference held in France in 2014. This conference held in Oxford builds on his vision and legacy.

The Organising Committee, June 2018


Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, United Kingdom.


Entertainment schedule
Sunday 9th September, 2018 Drinks reception at Mathematical Institute
Monday 10th September, 2018 Reception at Ashmolean Museum
Tuesday 11th September, 2018 Oxford pubs | Oxford walking tour Oxford pubs

Wednesday 12th September, 2018 Dinner at St Anne’s
A five day meeting
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