Wilfried KRIEGER


Born 1944 in Znaim (now Czech Republic).

1962-1968 Studies of metallurgy at the Montanistic University in Leoben (Montanistische Hochschule Leoben), then assistant at the Department of Ferrous Metallurgy.

1971 Promotion to Dr. mont. at the Montanistic University.

1971-1988 Aissistant to director in the section „Forschung, Entwicklung und Qualitätswesen“ of VÖEST AG respectively VOEST-ALPINE in Linz.

1978-1979 Lectures in ferrous metallurgy during the transition from Professor Trenkler to Professor Hiebler at the Montanistic University in Leoben (Montanuniversität in Leoben).

1988-2001 Head of the section „Forschung, Entwicklung und Qualitätswesen“ of VOEST-ALPINE AG in Linz; postdoctoral studies in blasting technology at the Montanistic University in Leoben (Montanuniversität in Leoben).

1998 Promotion to full professorship by the Austrian Federal President.

2001 Promotion to full professorship for metallurgy (Chair of Metallurgy) at the Montanistic University in Leoben (Montanuniversität in Leoben).

2004 Head of the Department of Metallurgy (chairs for metallurgy, modelling and simulation of metallurgical processes, casting research as well as thermal technology , industrial furnace construction and power/energy economics, section non-ferrous metals). Member of numerous national and international scientific bodies.

2007 Retirement.

Died 2009 in Linz.

Field of activity

Dissertation „Viskositätsverhalten von Legierungsschmelzen auf Eisenbasis” (1971).

Post doctoral thesis „Metallurgie und Technologie der Stahlerzeugung“ (1988).

In cooperation with Herbert Trenkler publisher of five volumes of Gmelin-Durrer Meallurgie des Eisens:

  • Volume 5: Theorie der Stahlerzeugung 1. Begriff Stahl und Möglichkeiten der Stahlerzeugung; Theoretische Grundlagen (1978).
  • Volume 6: Theorie der Stahlerzeugung 2. Kinetische Grundlagen der Stahlerzeugung; Entstehung und Verhalten der nichtmetallischen Phasen im Eisenbad; Grundlagen der Erstarrung von Stahlschmelzen (1978).
  • Volume 7: Practice of Steelmaking 1. Charge Materials and Additives; Sampling and Temperature Measurement; Unfired Processes (1984).
  • Volume 8: Practice of Steelmaking 2. The Open Hearth Process; The Electric Arc Furnace Process; Induction Furnace Melting; New Electric Steelmaking Processes; Continuous Steelmaking (1985).
  • Volume 9: Practice of Steelmaking 3. treatment of Molten Steel Outside the Melting Unit; Remelting Processes; Automatic Control of Steelmaking Processes (1988).

Working focus in the Department of Ferrous Metallurgy:

  • Reduction/smelting reduction.
  • Steel and alloy development.
  • Interaction steel/slag.
  • Non-metallic inclusions.
  • Continuous casting.

Remelting technology.