On Thursday, 30th May 2019, the Australian Member Chapter of AIST organised the First Australian Steelmaking Symposium at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

The event was held in conjunction with the 2018 John F. Elliott Lecture, delivered by Professor¬† Ken Coley, of McMaster University Canada, on the subject of “High-Temperature Kinetics from the Lab to the Steel Plant”.

More than 50 attendees filled the Leon Kane-Maguire theatre at the UOW Innovation Campus. Presentations included lectures from academics and students from Swinburne University, University of Wollongong and the University of New South Wales. Technical papers were delivered by Liberty Primary Steel and Posco and other industry specialists. A panel discussion on advanced automation and big data in the steel industry closed the forum.

The Chapter extends a special note of appreciation to two BlueScope colleagues who travelled from New Zealand to attend the event.

Group photo of participants with Prof. Ken Coley and Dr Brian Monaghan (UOW) holding the AIST Banner with Australian Member Chapter Chair Andrea Fontana to the left of them.