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QKyu Sup Hwang

Kyu Sup Hwang was born and raised in Daejeon, South Korea. He graduated Chungnam National University for B.S. and University of Utah for M.S., both in Metallurgical Engineering major. Currently, he is pursuing PhD degree and working as a research/project manager at Heavystone Lab LLC which is a spin off company for commercializing FG WC-Co technology which was developed in this lab. His previous research includes producing nano W and WC-Co powders using thermal plasma reactor and investigating sintering behavior of nano W.

Beside research, he enjoys most sporting activities and photography.


Cooper-hansen Fellowship, College of Mines and Earth Sciences, University of Utah
University Invention Disclosure (Method for making W nanopowder), University of Utah
Best poster presentation award, International Conference on Sintering 2011

Beside his research, he enjoys photography (semi-pro level) and variety of sports (mostly, baseball and snowboarding).

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Johannes HelleJohannes Helle

Johannes is an intern from Germany who got involved with titanium metallurgy (mainly MIM) while working as a student intern at Element22 in Kiel, Northern Germany. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and specialized in tape casting of thin titanium sheets. Besides that, he has also partially taken over Nick's role and assists with general lab work.


He enjoys hiking and camping in the great outdoors that Utah has to offer. As one might expect, he also enjoys soccer and occasionally a beer.

Last Updated: 8/29/23