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MOLTEN Conference 2024

The FactSage Workshop

The FactSage Workshop

As part of MOLTEN 2024, we are proud to host The FactSage Workshop, aiming to introduce participants to FactSage©, a comprehensive chemical thermodynamics database system.

Use the opportunity of attending MOLTEN 2024 to meet with the FactSage experts and developers for a 1 day course!

Session 1 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

In this Common Session, participants will cover:

  • Common FactSage principles,
  • Explore databases,
  • Review examples of calculations,
  • Recent developments.
Session 2 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Participants will work in groups using the FactSage Workshop trial version. This will include:

  1. Examples of calculations for steelmaking,
  2. Aluminum production and molten salts,
  3. Using ChemApp for Python with FactSage, 
  4. Copper smelting and recycling.

Please note, attendees will need to bring their own laptop and install the workshop version of FactSage prior to the workshop commencing, which will be sent to participants upon registrations. 

This workshop not only provides valuable insights into FactSage but also offers a networking opportunity, allowing participants to connect, upskill, and share experiences before the conference begins. 

Workshop facilitators

Liling Jin, Ph.D.

Research Associate
LiFePO4 Batteries
Liling Jin is currently working on the thermodynamic aspects of LiFePO4 batteries as a research associate. She received her B.Sc and M.Sc in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering of University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China; and obtained her Ph.D (2012) in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal (University of Montréal, Canada). Her Ph.D project was entitled "Thermodynamic studies of Al-Mg-Rare Earth systems" and was under the supervision of Prof. Patrice Chartrand. Her research interests are: Thermodynamic modeling and phase equilibria of metallic and oxide systems; Rare earth metals; and Li battery.

Prof In-Ho Jung

FactSage Developer
Seoul National University
Professor Jung is a world-renowned expert in chemical metallurgy and thermodynamic database development. After working at McGill University, Canada as an assistant and associate professor for 10 years, he is currently a professor at Seoul National University, South Korea. He is a co-developer of FactSage thermodynamic software, and academic member of FIRE (Federation of International Refractory Research and Education). Since 2009, Prof. Jung has led the “FactSage Steelmaking Consortium Project” to develop thermodynamic databases and process simulation models for steelmaking industry, sponsored by 13 companies around the world. He has authored and co-authored 9 book chapters, 20 patents and more than 260 journal papers, and 130 conference proceeding papers. He has received many prestigious awards including John F. Elliott lectureship award from Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) in 2022.

Denis Shishin, Ph.D.

FactSage Collaborator
Theme leader thermodynamic modelling and education PYROSEARCH Laboratory
School of Chemical Engineering University of Queensland
Dr. Shishin coordinates the development of large self-consistent thermodynamic database for non-ferrous pyrometallurgical applications. He also leads professional education activities with 12 companies-sponsors of PYROSEARCH laboratory. The research methodology relies on close integration of literature data analysis, high-temperature equilibration experimental work conducted in-house by the PYROSEARCH team, and CALPHAD-style thermodynamic modelling of sub-systems of the targeted large chemical system. The chemical system of interest has been continuously expanded since Dr. Shishin joined the group:

Dr. Shishin earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry from the Moscow State University, and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada. During the PhD studies he collaborated with the creators of FactSage software, Prof. Arthur Pelton and Prof. Christopher Bale. He published more than 60 research articles and conference papers.

Dr Stephan Petersen

FactSage Developer
Stephan Petersen graduated from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in metallurgical engineering and material science. He subsequently joined the Institute of Solid State Research at the Research Center Juelich, where he worked on high-pressure solution growth and defect thermochemistry of gallium-arsenide, which formed the basis for his Ph.D. thesis.

At GTT-Technologies, where Stephan is a managing director, his primary interests lie in the continued development and application of ChemApp, in particular with respect to process simulation.

icon-pd-hours-01.png 7 PD Hours


Sunday, 16 June 2024


9:00 am - Registrations / Welcome
9:30 am - Workshop session 1 commences
1:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Workshop session 2 commences
4.30 pm - Workshop concludes


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Merivale St, South Brisbane


Morning tea and lunch included

Workshop Cost

PhD Students, PostDocs - Free ticket allocations are now exhausted
Industry Professionals, University Professors – $500 AUD

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If you wish to register for the workshop only and not attend the whole conference click here.

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