Igor Yuryevich Konyashin

Education
1982Graduated from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS
1985PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Science and Technology MISIS
1990Senior Research Scientist (VAK certificate) in Materials Science and Engineering
Traning courses
  1. Training courses in Patenting and Licensing, VNIIGP, Moscow, Russia, 1988
  2. Training courses in MBA, Tulsa University, Tulsa, USA, 1993
  3. Trainng courses in Scanning Electron Microscopy, Shannon, Ireland, 2000
Employment

Since 1999: Manager of Research and Development, Element Six GmbH, Burghaun, Germany

Fields of Research Interests

Novel hard and superhard nanomaterials and coatings; physico-chemical fundamentals of novel technological processes in the field of hard and superhard materials; sintering fundamentals of cemented carbides; new technologies for fabrication of hard and superhard materials.

Participation at Research Projects
  1. Headed over 50 research projects at Elements Six GmbH since 1999
  2. The MACAN European project, 2010-2013
  3. Two European projects on superhard coatings and new forms of carbon, 1996 — 2011
Methods Used, Courses
  1. HRSEM
  2. TEM and HRTEM
  3. Mechanical properties of hard and superhard materials
  4. ASTM wear tests of hard and superhard materials
Honorable Titles, Membership in the Russian and Foreign Academies and Other Public Organizations
  1. Member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Performance Materials
  2. Member of the Scientific Committee of International Conferences on the Science of Hard Materials
Publications
  1. I.Konyashin. Cemented Carbides for Mining, Construction and Wear Parts, Comprehensive Hard Materials, Elsevier Science and Technology, Editor-in-Chief V.Sarin, 2014.
  2. I.Konyashin, S Hlawatschek, B. Ries. Engineered Surfaces on Cemented Carbides Obtained by Tailored Sintering Techniques. Surf. Coat. Technol., 258(1014)3000-309.
  3. I. Konyashin, B. Ries Wear damage of cemented carbides with different combinations of WC mean grain size and Co content. Part I: ASTM wear tests. Int. Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 46 (2014) 12–19
  4. I. Konyashin, B. Ries Wear damage of cemented carbides with different combinations of WC mean grain size and Co content. Part II: Laboratory performance tests on rock cutting and drilling. Int. Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 45 (2014) 230–237.
  5. I.Yu. Konyashin, F. Lachmann, B. Ries, A.A. Mazilkin, B.B. Straumal, Chr. Kübel, L. Llanes, B. Baretzky. Strengthening zones in Co matrix of WC-Co cemented carbides. Scripta Materialia, Scripta Materialia 83 (2014) 17–20.
  6. I.Konyashin, S. Hlawatschek, B. Ries, F.Lachmann, M. Vukovic Cobalt capping on WC-Co hardmetals. Part I: A mechanism explaining the presence or absence of cobalt layers on hardmetal articles during sintering. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 42 (2014) 142–150
  7. I.Konyashin, S. Hlawatschek, B. Ries, F.Lachmann, M. Vukovic. Cobalt capping on WC-Co hardmetals. Part II: A technology for fabrication of Co coated hardmetal artilces during sintering. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 42 (2014) 136–141
  8. Zaitsev, A. A.; Vershinnikov, V. I.; Panov, V. S.; Levashov, E. A.; Borovinskaya, I. P.; Konyashin, I. Yu.; Rupasov, S. I.; Patsera, E. I.; Shumenko, V. N.; Zamulayeva, E. I. The effect of process sintering parameters on structure and properties of VK5 hard alloy of tungsten carbide SHS powder. University Transactions. Powder Metallurgy and Functional Coatings. (2013), (3), 21-27.
  9. I. Konyashin, B. Ries, F. Lachmann, A. T. Fry. Gradient Hardmetals: Theory and Practice. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 36(2013)10-21.
  10. I. Konyashin, B. Ries, F. Lachmann, A. T. Fry. A novel sintering technique for fabrication of functionally gradient WC—Co cemented carbides. J. Mater. Sci., 47 (2012), 7072-7084.
  11. I. Konyashin B. Ries.F. Lachmann,A. Mazilkin,. B. Straumal. Novel Hardmetal with Nano-strengthened Binder. Inorganic Materials: Applied Research, 2011, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 19–21.
  12. I.Konyashin, B. Ries, F. Lachmann. Near-Nano WC-Co Hardmetals: Will They Substitute Conventional Coarse-Grained Mining Grades? International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 28 (2010) 489–497.