Erwin Povoden-Karadeniz

Computational Thermodynamis and Kinetics Specialist & Co-Founder


Computational Thermodynamis and Kinetics Specialist

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Materials Science, Institute of Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials, ETH Zurich, 2008.

Mag.rer.nat. in Petrology, Karl-Franzens University Graz, 2000.

Career Background

Dr. Povoden-Karadeniz has obtained profound experience in computational modeling of thermodynamics, starting with his diploma thesis, where he described the thermodynamics of multi-component, multi-phase mineralizations in heat-affected calcareous rocks due to high-temperature metamorphism. His doctoral study at ETH focused on thermodynamic modeling of rare earth – transition metal oxide systems, aiming on the understanding of long-time service degradation mechanisms in perovskite-based high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells.

In 2009 he joined the  Institute of Material Science and Technology at TU Wien as senior scientist, where he extended his interest to the modeling and simulation of non-equilibrium precipitation in various conventional and special alloys (Ni-base superalloys, steel, Aluminum alloys, refractory alloys, shape memory alloys). At TU Wien, he used his CALPHAD modeling  expertise for the development of large multi-component thermodynamic and diffusion databases. Dr. Povoden-Karadeniz teaches special University courses on computational materials modeling and materials research and development for high-temperature applications and has authored more than 40 scientific papers. His paper “Thermodynamic modeling of metastable phase in the Al-Mg-Si system” was awarded best paper of the year 2013 printed in the CALPHAD journal. He heads the superalloys research team at the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at TU Wien and has been working in a number of projects in the field of early stages of precipitation and solid-state phase transformations in Fe-base, Ni-base and Al-base alloys.

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