Seven Refractories is proud to present new steps in university-level research & development by two young university graduates, Danijel Simonettig and Alan Kranjc
During the first quarter of 2015, two diploma theses were finished by young researchers with substantial contributions by Seven Refractories. True to the international and multi-lingual spirit of Seven, also the diplomas reflect the Slovenian and Italian origins of the company.
Danijel Simonettig dedicated his diploma work at the Università degli Studi di Trieste/Italy to the “Investigation of alkaline resistance of refractory materials with different aluminium content” (Italian original: “Studio dell’ attacco alcalino su materiali refrattari – monolitici al variare del tenore di allumina”). For this interesting and highly relevant research and development topic, Danijel was granted access to Seven’s internal and external lab, samples of various types of our Seven Cast product, as well as the mentorship of Seven’s CEO Erik Zobec.
Alan Kranjc investigated “Improvements for Al2O3-SiC-C refractory materials” (Slovenian original: “Izboljš ave za ognjevzdržne materiale Al2O3-SiC-C”) at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana/Slovenija. Also Alan was given unrestricted access to Seven’s research and development facilities as well as to the external cooperation lab Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro in Murano/Venice. In addition, Mihaela Bregantič, Laboratory Leader at Seven Refractories, was not only a major contributor to both theses, but also performed duties as Alan’s mentor.
Mihaela summarizes: “It was a great pleasure to work with talented new researchers, especially for us as a young and dynamic company. We place considerable emphasis constantly pushing for improved lab results in order to develop new products with even better specifications.”
Both Danijel and Alan have agreed to take positions with Seven Refractories after their studies, and we are happy to welcome them to our team!