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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Researcher Alexander Pomberger at University of Cambridge


The "Science of Metal Transformation: Heat Treatment" course delves into the fundamental principles and advanced techniques used in altering the properties of metals through controlled heating and cooling processes. Over a series of meticulously structured lectures, this course covers an array of topics ranging from the basic concepts of heat transfer and phase transformations in metal alloys to more intricate subjects such as annealing, normalizing, hardening, and tempering methods. Students will explore the significance of microstructure changes in heat treatment, the impact of alloying on transformation, and various quenching techniques. Moreover, the course delves into the applications of heat treatment for different metals, surface hardening, cryogenic treatment, and the crucial aspect of quality control in the heat treatment process. Advanced topics include environmental considerations, computational modeling, case studies in industrial applications, additive manufacturing, emerging trends, future prospects, and adherence to industry standards and regulations. Throughout this comprehensive learning journey, students gain a deep understanding of heat treatment's critical role in various industries, equipping them with the knowledge to meet evolving challenges and opportunities within the realm of metal transformation.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Science of Metal Transformation: Heat Treatment, by Alexander Pomberger

  • I am a chemist&chemical engineer with a strong interdisciplinary interest in artificial intelligence/machine learning and research commercialization. During my PhD I work at the intersection of synthetic organic chemistry, lab automation via robotics and machine learning-based optimization in order to help tomorrow’s chemist to accelerate their workflows. I am application oriented, aiming to combine novel academic innovations with industrial challenges to finally present a solution ready for use in industry.