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JOHN F. GRANDFIELD, PhD, is Director of Grandfield Technology Pty Ltd, a consulting and technology firm, and Adjunct Professor in the High Temperature Processing Group at Swinburne University of Technology. Dr. Grandfield has thirty years of experience in light metals research and technology, with an emphasis on smelting, continuous casting, and metal refining. In addition, he has conducted plant benchmarking audits and technology reviews, optimized existing technology, managed technology transfer, and developed and commercialized new technologies.
DMITRY G. ESKIN, PhD, is a Professor of Solidification Research at Brunel University (UK). Internationally recognized for his work in physical metallurgy and solidification processing of light alloys, Dr. Eskin holds several patents and is the author or coauthor of five monographs and more than 160 scientific papers. Among his publications are Advanced Aluminum Alloys Containing Scandium, Multicomponent Phase Diagrams: Applications for Commercial Aluminum Alloys, and Physical Metallurgy of Direct Chill Casting of Aluminum Alloys.