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Department of Metallurgy



Prof. Fabienne Delaunois, Head of Department
UMONS Faculty of Engineering
56, rue de l'Epargne, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 65 374439   Fax: +32 (0) 65 374436

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Academic Team

Prof. Fabienne Delaunois
Associate Professor - Head of Department 
Prof. Yves Riquier, Professor Emeritus
Prof. Clément Pacqué, Professor Emeritus
Prof. Michèle Jacob-Dulière, Professor Emeritus


Research Team

  • Dr Véronique Vitry, Senior Research Assistant
  • Adeline Sens, Research Assistant
  • Victor Stanciu, Research Assistant

Technical Team

  • Sébastien Colmant
  • Mohammed Noureddine
  • Daniel Pouille


Research Themes

Our main research themes (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Study of metallic materials (F. Delaunois)
  • Metallurgical expertise - Assistance in choosing steel materials (F. Delaunois)
  • Improving the quality of heavy plates of austenitic-ferritic stainless steel (F. Delaunois)
  • Influence of residual on the quality of thin metal sheets from the electrical industry (F. Delaunois)
  • Process improvement in steel (F. Delaunois)
  • The recycling of byproducts of the metallurgy of iron (F. Delaunois)
  • Studies of autocatalytic chemical deposits of nickel-boron (F. Delaunois, V. Vitry)
  • Hot tensile testing on metallic alloys (F. Delaunois)
  • 3-point bending tests on sintered alloys (F. Delaunois)
  • Study of the laser welding of aluminum alloys (F. Delaunois)
  • Corrosion of galvanised steel used for health (F. Delaunois)
  • Development of super austenitic stainless grades (F. Delaunois)
  • Defectology of stainless steel (F. Delaunois)
  • Characterisation of special grades for hot rolling (F. Delaunois)
  • High temperature oxidation of cryogenic and stainless steels (F. Delaunois)
  • Corrosion of various metal alloys (F. Delaunois)


Teaching Activities

Our main teaching activities (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Development and Use of Metal Alloys
  • Process Modelling
  • Material Recycling and Waste Management
  • Structures of Metal Alloys
  • Thermal, Thermochemical and Thermomechanical Treatment of Steel
  • Metals and metal alloys with specific properties (Special Steels and Alloys)
  • Study of Metallic Materials - Structures and Properties
  • Knowledge of Building Materials and Technology, including Knowledge of Metal Alloys
  • Materials Science 1 (in association with the Department of Materials Science)
  • Integrated Project on the mastery of the subject