David Lang wins EPMA Thesis Competition.

The thesis focused on Plansee's material MHC.

Seinen Preis nahm David Lang am 22. September 2014 in Salzburg entgegen.

David Lang works in the Christian Doppler Laboratory “Early Stages of Precipitation” at Leoben University, and this is where, in 2012, he published his thesis entitled "Characterization of the precipitation mechanism in the molybdenum based alloy MHC". The research was commissioned and supported by Plansee and has now been awarded the first prize in the Master Thesis category by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) in the 2014 Thesis Competition. Our congratulations go to David Lang!

“In his research, David Lang thoroughly investigates the material properties of a very special alloy, namely MHC,” explains Jürgen Schatte, one of the developers at Plansee. “The material is more resistant to thermal and mechanical stresses than the widely used molybdenum alloy TZM. David's research helps us to make the MHC production process more efficient and to define material properties very precisely.”

Jürgen Schatte makes sure that scientific research immediately translates into benefits for the customer. After all, Plansee uses MHC in such products as particularly durable extrusion dies and X-ray targets.

And research on MHC continues: In his doctoral thesis, David Lang is also investigating MHC and the thermo-mechanical process used to produce it