Dirk Vanderschueren, PhD

  • Master of metallurgical engineering,
  • 1986 PhD ‘Texture evolution during the production of steel sheet’,
  • 1991 Post-doc at Steel Research Laboratories of
    Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal,
  • 1993-1994 Product development at OCAS for AM Gent.
  • Product development of AutomotiveHigh Strength Steels a.o. IF HSS, DP and TRIP steels from 1994- 2000
  • Hot strip mill Quality responsible and Process specialist at AM Gent from 2000 – 2010
  • Guest professor at UGent from 2011, teaching:


  • Welding metallurgy
  • Physical metallurgy of steel products
  • Relation between microstructure and properties of metals

Current focus

  • Since 2014:Consultant for the Steel Industry with Steelmasters
    Consultant for the welding industry with FusionPoint


Previous work experiences