Plenary Lecture

An Overview on IQ-2 Processes, Their Present and Future

Dr. Nikolai Kobasko
IQ Technologies Inc.
Akron, USA
Intensive Technologies Ltd
Kyiv, Ukraine

Abstract: IQ-2 process is a new technology which uses achievements of material and thermal sciences. Thermo – regulated thermal process is a main basis for monitoring phase transformation during quenching. It creates high compressive residual stresses on the surface of hardened products and provides super-strengthening of a material that results in increasing service life of machines and constructions. At present time, IQ-2 processes are already used in the practice. In the future, IQ-2 processes can be combined with the cryogenic and thermo – mechanical heat treatment and other advanced technologies which could be significantly extended and improved due to combination and monitoring. Many presentations on this subject were discussed at the WSEAS and NAUN Conferences. This presentation summarizes practical and theoretical data and makes prediction for the IQ-2 technology’s future.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Dr. Kobasko received his Ph.D. from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is a leading expert on quenching and heat transfer during the hardening of steels. He was the Head of the laboratory of the Thermal Science Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is Director of Technology and Research and Development for IQ Technologies, Inc., Akron, Ohio and supervisor of Intensive Technologies, Ltd, Kyiv, Ukraine. The aim of both companies is material savings, ecological problem-solving, and increasing service life of steel parts. He is an ASM International Fellow (FASM). Dr. Kobasko is the author and coauthor of more than 270 scientific and technical papers, several books and more than 30 patents and certificates. He received the Da Vinci Diamond Award and Certificate in recognition of an outstanding contribution to thermal science. Dr. Nikolai Kobasko was Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor of the WSEAS Transactions on Heat and Mass Transfer; and is currently a member of the Editorial Board for the International ASTM Journal "Materials Performance and Characterization (MPC).