On behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, I am glad to welcome you at 26th IFHTSE Congressof Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering, dedicated to the 180th anniversary of a prominent Russian scientist, engineer and metallurgist Dmitry Konstantinovich Chernov. It is significant!

Dmitry Konstantinovich contributed a lot to the development of metallurgical production not only in Russia, but worldwide. He discovered polymorphic transformations now widely known as “Chernov’s points”. His researches led to the creation of scientific metallography.

Dmitry Konstantinovich became a founder of metal science – theory of the structure of metals and alloys. Chernov’s innovative ideas formed the basis for improving such important metallurgical processes as iron and steel smelting, forging and rolling, casting and heat treatment of steel articles.

It is for the first time in post-Soviet times when Russia hosts this authoritative and worldwide respected scientific forum. Our country has been cooperating with the International Federation of Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering since its foundation. As for now, personnel of Russian scientific and educational institutions, industrial enterprises take an active part in the work of the federation.

The processes of heat treatment of metals and alloys, as well as the modification of their surface, are indispensable in many key industries such as aircraft and shipbuilding, engineering, vehicle manufacturing and defense industries, power industry, etc. Hence, Russia pays close attention to the issues of industrial heat treatment.

Our forum will see representatives of domestic and foreign companies and enterprises, scientific research centers, public organizations, industry-specific schools.

We hope, that all the participants – specialists, experts and executives – will remember the Moscow 26th IFHTSE Congress of Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering for its formal, eventful and creative atmosphere, interesting and involving discussions.

Welcome to Russia! We wish you good luck in work, professional networking, groundbreaking ideas and memorable impressions!.

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the First Deputy Minister S.A. Tsyb

The Russian Society of Metal Science and Heat Treatment invites you to Moscow for participation in the 26 IFHTSE Congress in 2019, dedicated to the 180th anniversary of the famous Russian scientist Dmitry CHERNOV known worldwide as the father of metallography.

The history of Russian metallurgists’ communities dates back to the very end of the 19th century, and it is strongly associated with the name of D. Chernov. In the year of 1899 D. Chernov established an official department of metal science in the Imperial Russian Technical Society, and in 1910 the Russian Metallurgic Society was formed.

Today ROMIT inherits the tradition of uniting metal scientists that dates back to Chernov.

We hope that the Congress of 2019 in Moscow will contribute to the networking on the latest techniques in heat treatment of metals and surface engineering.

The President of the Russian Society of Metal Science and Heat Treatment ROMIT, Academician of the Russian Engineering Academy, Professor Arkadiy Tikhonov

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