Sorin Segerberg 1943-2021

In the world of quenching there are few who can match the experience or passion that Mr. Sorin Segerberg had;  “ Sorin Segerberg passed away July 27 at 78 years old.  Born in 1943 he graduated from Materials Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, 1968 with a degree in metallurgical science. Sören Segerberg was a leading expert in the quenching area. He started his career in the heat and surface treatment industry building valuable industrial experience as well as a wealth of ideas and a desire to experiment. From 1979 and the next 25 years he worked in research and development at the Institute for Engineering Technology Research (IVF, today RISE) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Sören Segerberg was one of the initiators of the development and sale of IVF’s Quenchotest/ivf SmartQuench, an equipment for quality control of cooling curve measurement, which even today, after 35 years on the market, is a leader internationally with customers and agents in about 40 countries. He was also a contributor in the development of ASTM D6200 and ISO 9950.

Sören Segerberg was awarded Fellowship by ASM in 2004, “for sustainable development of quenching technology and leadership in the global heat treating industry, including research leading to the understanding of quenching principles and for the development of testing equipment for gas and liquid quenchant characterization.” He was a member of ASM and IFHTSE.  He was an early recipient of the Karl-Wilhelm-Burgdorf Prize given by AWT, the German Heat Treating Society.”

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