Members of Program C of the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing recently attended Galvatech 2017 in Tokyo.  Galvatech, the international conference on Zinc and Zinc Alloy coated steel, is a premier international conference on cutting-edge technologies for the processing and performance of coated steel sheets for automotive, electrical appliance and construction applications.

Andrew Johnstone and Phan Le Quang of University of Wollongong (Project C2.3) presented papers and posters, with Phan’s paper being ‘invited’ and Andrew’s poster receiving an excellence poster award. Also attending was Buyung Kosasih (University of Wollongong; Project C2.3), DongDong Qu (University of Queensland; Project C2.1) and Jason Hodges & Nega Setargew from BlueScope (Nega also presented).

Galvatech 2017 presented a good opportunity for the researchers to network with others investigating aligned industrial problems and establish links for future collaboration.