PhD School

in Electromagnetic Technologies for Liquid Metal Processing


(Best for student and industry engineers specializing in industrial liquid-metal technologies)

September 14-16, 2023 (prior to MMP conference)

Riga, Latvia


Special guests:

Prof. Andrew Kao (Greenwich University, UK) "Simulation of solidification with external magnetic fields"

Dr. Sergejs Spitāns (R&D process engineer at ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH, Germany) “Practical examples of simulation-aided design of metallurgical equipment”


Organized by University of Latvia, supported by simulation software company CENOS

School director: prof. Jānis Priede (University of Latvia / Coventry University)


Description: The school will focus on numerical modelling and simulation of electromagnetic technologies for industrial liquid metal processing. It is relevant for students and industry engineers specializing in liquid metal technologies and seeking to learn practical approaches for computer modelling in relevant space. Following the keynote speeches by the field experts from academia and industry, the school will provide the student the shortcut to theoretical and practical knowledge in modelling of electromagnetic stirring. On the last day of the school, CENOS company will organize a hands-on training for the electromagnetic-stirring-specialized simulation software. The training aims to bring the students from zero to hero with no previous experience in simulation. This event is also designed to be an ideal training ground for industry engineers.


Brief agenda:

14.09.2023. Thursday: keynote and theoretical intro into electromagnetic technologies for liquid metals, practical demonstrations at the Institute of Physics and Institute of Numerical Modelling.

15.09.2023. Friday: MHD simulation basics, practical calibration of simulation experiments, simulation practice

16.09.2023 Saturday: Hands-on training for EM-stirring-specialized simulation software (by CENOS)

17.09.2023. Sunday Excursion to Rundale palace (Fee 50 Eur)

(optional): social - excursion for industrial heritage of Riga city

18-19.09.2023. Monday - Tuesday: MMP colloquium


Participation fees:

  • for PhD students – Included in the MMP conference fee (EUR 300)

Participation covers:

  • full participation in MMP conference
  • participation in the PhD school, incl. hands-on software training
  • coffee breaks and lunch
  • software trial license for 2 months (for industry engineers)