Keynote Speakers

  • Gyeongju, Pohang / Korea
  • 25th (Sun) - 28th (Wed) June 2023
Total 20건 1 페이지
  • David Leigh

    David Leigh is the General Manager Steel Decarbonisation at Rio Tinto.  David has accountability for managing Rio Tinto’s scope 3 global research and development program, in particular with key customers in Asia. The work includes partnerships with steelmakers, engineering companies and multiple research providers and universities in search of low carbon emission steelmaking technologies.

    David has been with Rio Tinto since 1989.  Over this 33 year career, he has worked across a range of leadership and technical roles, including more than a decade working on the HIsmelt technology.

    Steel decarbonisation is a fast-evolving sector and a fulfilling opportunity for David to combine his personal passion to reduce carbon emissions with his diverse skillset and professional experience.

    David has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and holds patents for ironmaking technology.

  • Dong Joon Min

    Professor Min earned a B.S. / an M.S. and a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from Yonsei University and the University of Tokyo, respectively. Then, working as a professor Emeritus of Materials Science & Engineering at Yonsei University, he also served as the Dean of the College of Engineering and as the Vice President of Administration and External Affairs. 

    He has published a total of 197 SCI papers, as well as 340 conference papers. Earning the Honorary Membership of ISIJ, he received the Brass-Tower Industry Prize from Korea Steel Society, the Adrian Normanton Award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the Nishiyama Commemorative Prize from ISIJ. 

    At present, he is serving as a chair-professor for POSCO. Currently, he is working on Co-chairperson of Green Steel Committee for Carbon Neutral program of Iron and Steelmaking Industry of Korea.

  • Hyeong Jin Kim

    Dr. HyeongJin Kim is a researcher and process engineer for Automation and Models of Integrated steelworks, currently serving as the Vice President of the Process R&D Division at Hyundai Steel R&D Center in Korea. He obtained his PhD in computational fluid dynamics from Oklahoma State University, USA, in 2001.

    As the leader of the Process R&D Division, Dr. HyeongJin Kim is responsible for overseeing Hyundai Steel Company's Smart Factory and Carbon Neural Pathway initiatives. In 2021, he was awarded the Korea presidential commendation for his contribution to the development of the steel industry through the implementation of eco-friendly steelworks and the development of smart factory technologies.

  • Il Sohn

    AREA OF RESEARCH : Understanding the fundamental thermo-physical properties of high temperature oxide and halide melts and its relationship to the structure applied to the basic metals research with emphasis in iron and steel. In particular, crystallization control of these melts during cooling and heating and pyrometallurgical recycling of end-of-life lithium ion batteries are of interest.


    EDUCATIONAL VISION : To instill upon students interest in the field of metallurgy and extractive processing through fundamental understanding of thermodynamics, kinetics, solidification, and transport phenomena. Emphasis in problem based learning in industrial situations is an essential tool for applying the fundamentals. New teaching methods such as FLIP learning and CLUSTER (Cyber Learning amongst Universities in the Same Time-zone for Education and Research) is pro-actively used in the classroom.

  • Jian Pan

    Professor Jian PAN received his PhD degree in Ferrous Metallurgy from Central South University in 2007. He joined Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) as a visiting scientist from 2014 to 2015. Since 2019, he served as the deputy director of the Low Carbon and Hydrogen Metallurgy Research Center at Central South University, responsible for the construction of a joint laboratory with Vale in Brazil. His research mainly forcuses on: 1) fundamentals and technologies of iron ore sintering and pelletizing; 2) low-carbon and hydrogen-based metallurgy; and 3) efficient utilization of metallurgical wastes. 

    He has published more than 200 journal papers and 3 book chapters, and applied for 71 Chinese patents. He has achieved 1 National and 7 Provincial Science and Technology Awards. He was the recipient of Baosteel Excellent Teacher Award. He is now serving as the editorial board member of several journals including Journal of Iron and Steel Research, China Metallurgy and Sintering & Pelletizing.

  • Jianliang Zhang

    Professor Jianliang Zhang earned a Master degree and PhD. in School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering, University of Science & Technology Beijing. Then, working as a full professor in School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering at USTB, he also served as the vice dean. 

    At present, he is serving as a director of ironmaking branch, Chinese Society for Metals, secretary general of World Steel Development Institute, deputy director of HISCO-BNUST Collaborative Innovation Center for Green Manufacturing of Iron and Steel and director of Institute of Green Manufacturing, Joint Research Institute of Baowu-BNUST.


    (1) Blast furnace ironmaking: low-cost ironmaking integration technology, PCI with oxygen enrichment, blast furnace (BF) burden composition optimization, BF long campaign, quality assessment of metallurgical coke, refractory rational allocation, metallurgical process expert system, etc.

    (2) Reaction mechanism in ironmaking process: dissection study of BF, BF damage study, DEM numerical simulation, etc.

    (3) Advanced ironmaking technology: Zn-bearing dust treatment, load reduction sintering with ultra-thick layer, oxygen blast furnace, etc.

    (4) Environmental-friendly metallurgy: sintering gas desulfurization, hydrogen energy metallurgy technology, etc.

    (5) Alternative ironmaking: direct reduction process, smelting reduction process, etc.

    (6) Development and application of complex ferroalloy.

  • Joohyun Park

    Prof. Joohyun Park is the director of the Laboratory for the High Temperature Physicochemical Processing of Materials (HiTeP2), Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, Korea. He was a senior research scientist in the Technical Research Laboratories, POSCO, for 7 years and now performing research focusing on i) Sustainable ferrous- and non-ferrous metallurgy for carbon neutral society, ii) Inclusion science and engineering, iii) Slag science and technology, etc. 

    He has been an Affiliated Professor in KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and a Guest Professor in University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB), China. He was selected as a recipient of the Iron- and Steelmaking Technology Award (2005) and Best Patent Award (2006) by POSCO; the Best Young Scientist Award (2012) and Chungwoong Award (2021) by Korea Institute of Metals and Materials; the Marcus Grossmann Young Author Award (2014), TMS-EPD Science Award (2020), and Key Reader Award (2021) by TMS; the Sawamura Award (2017) by Iron & Steel Institute of Japan; the Minister Award (2021) by Korean Government (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, MOTIE). He has granted about 30 (International and Korean) patents and published 210 peer-reviewed articles with 460 conference presentations. 

  • Junjie Sun

    Dr Junjie Sun is Principal researcher of China Baowu Central Research Institute and adjunct academic secretary of China Baowu Low Carbon Metallurgical Innovation Center.
    Dr Junjie Sun received his Phd in iron and steel metallurgy from Northeastern University in 2015. He started working at Baosteel as deputy head of a blast furnace in 2016. From 2017 to 2022, he studied blast furnace numerical simulation at Anhui University of Technology as Postdoctoral researcher. He is working on HyCROF technology and hydrogen metallurgy technology. 
  • Myoung-Kyun Shin

    Dr. Myoung-Kyun Shin was awarded Ph.D of chemical metallurgy from Seoul National University in 1994. He joined the research department for FINEX development of Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technologies from 1993. After completion of pilot development, he moved to the POSCO for the commercialization of FINEX and involved in FINEX R&D department from 2001. 

    He has carried out process research, development, and engineering mainly on fluidized bed reduction systems in the phase of demonstration and commercial scale-up. Also, he carried out the several R&D project to enhance the FINEX process performance with success. From 2021 to 2022, he has been worked as the head of low carbon process research group in POSLAB and leaded the development of HyREX Process. Since 2003, he is working as head of Low Carbon Iron and Steel Making R&D center and supervising the R&D program of POSCO’s low-carbon iron and steelmaking technologies including HyREX.
  • Nigel Tame

    Nigel manages BHP’s portfolio of initiatives in steel decarbonisation. Nigel started his career with BHP nearly 20 years ago in BHP Research as part of iron ore technical marketing, working in asset, product support and fundamental research. Prior to his current role, he worked as an industry consultant in Australia and the UK to provide commercial advisory services across bulks and metals markets and before returning to BHP to coordinate commercial strategy for iron ore marketing.
    Nigel holds a Ph.D. and Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
  • P. Chris Pistorius

    Petrus Christiaan (Chris) Pistorius is POSCO Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  His research focuses on pyrometallurgy and solidification.  Previously he was an associate professor (1991-1996) and professor (1997-2008) in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and served as the head of that department from May 2002 to June 2008.  Chris has a Master's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pretoria, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Paul Zulli

    Dr Paul Zulli was appointed Director of the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing in March 2017. He is an internationally recognised leader in steel manufacturing research, technology development and deployment, combining over 30 years of technical and management experience across many aspects of the steel and ferrous minerals industries. He is a respected leader of multi-disciplinary teams, with an established reputation for delivery of tactical and strategic project outcomes into various operating businesses. An influential senior manager, he has been active in seeking to bridge the gaps between academic research products and innovative industrial solutions, with the goal to provide value-adding and sustainable outcomes.  

    He has been successful in securing numerous competitive national funds. His specific areas of scientific reputation include development and implementation of simulation methods and operational systems concerned with complex manufacturing processes in difficult industrial settings, coupled with experimentation, pilot and plant trials activities. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
  • Sakamoto Mitsuru

    Mitsuru Sakamoto has more than 20 years of manufacturing and development experience in the ironmaking process (blast furnace, sintering, pellets, raw materials) at Kobe Steel.
    From 2021, he was tasked with developing a business strategy for carbon neutrality in steel.
    In 2022, as a result of this, he contributed to the first sale of “Kobenable Steel”, a low-CO2 blast furnace steel material, in Japan.
    His current position at Kobe Steel is general manager at the Ironmaking Development Department of the R&D Laboratory.
    In this presentation, Kobe Steel's strategy for carbon neutrality will be explained.
  • Shigeru Ueda

    Professor Shigeru Ueda received his PhD(Engineering) degree in Department of Metallurgy, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 2001. He started working at Tohoku University in 2001. He was a visiting researcher (2001-2002) in Dept. of Material Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA and research associate(2002-2006) in Faculty of engineering, Iwate University, Japan.

    Since 2006, he joined Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials Tohoku University as research associate. At present, he is serving as professor and studying for 1) High temperature physical chemistry, 2) Ironmaking, steelmaking and pyro-metallurgy.
  • Shoji Ushio

    Senior Researcher, Blast Furnace & Decarbonization Research Department, Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan.
    Dr Shoji Ushio obtained his PhD from Kwansei Gakuin University in 2012. He started his career in Nippon Steel Corporation in the study of crystal growth process of silicon carbide. In recent years, his research has focused on decarbonization of ironmaking, especially on hydrogen direct reduction processes. As part of a study on hydrogen reduction processes, he and his co-researchers investigated the hydrogen reduction of iron ore fines in a national project in 2020-2021fy.
  • Sung-Mo Jung

    Sungmo Jung started his professional career in 2000 at GSIST (Graduate School of Iron and Steel Technology), POSTECH after he spent two years wording as a postdoctoral research associate in Carnegie Mellon University. He was working as a research faculty and associate professor for ironmaking and steelmaking technologies such as sintering, hot metal pretreatment and slag/metal reaction. Since 2015, he has been a full professor in GIFT (Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology) for EML (Environmetal Metallurgy Lab). His research focuses on the primary technology for  ironmaking and crude steel production. The current topics in the ongoing research projects are related to the recycling of materials and energy and hydrogen reduction for CO2 lean steel production. Since 2015, he is also the director of Process & Engineering Center of GIFT. Sungmo Jung has published more than 100 papers in Journals and Conference Proceedings.
  • Tom Honeyands

    Associate Professor Honeyands is Director of the Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research (CIMR) at the University of Newcastle. He is a metallurgical specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in research, consulting and process engineering. 

    Prior to joining the University of Newcastle in 2015, Associate Professor Honeyands spent 20 years working in an industrial R&D environment and 6 years as a metallurgical consultant. While working for BHP he was involved in research into both conventional blast furnace ironmaking and alternate ironmaking technologies. He was a member of the core team responsible for the R&D to mitigate technical risks with the development and commissioning of a new hydrogen based direct reduction technology; FINMET. While working for Creative Process Innovation, he led the AMIRA P1097 project on transportable moisture limit (TML) of iron ore fines to address a global safety issue in the iron ore industry.

    In his current role as director of CIMR he is responsible for leading research in the use of iron ores in both conventional and low carbon iron and steelmaking as part of a $10 Million dollar partnership with BHP. He is also engaged in leading projects in the ARC Steel Research Hub and in the Heavy Industry Low Carbon Transition (HILT) Cooperative Research Centre.
  • Woong-Seong Chang

    Dr. Chang received his bachelors and master’s degree in Metallurgy at Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. Upon graduation in 1984, he immediately started working at POSCO technical research laboratory and got a Ph.D. while studying abroad at Monash University, Melbourne in 1995.

    His representative career is as follows.
    • President, Office of Strategic R&D Planning (present)
    • Chairman, The Forum Management Committee, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (present)
    • Director/Professor, Institute of Innovation & Technology, Inha University (2020~2022)
    • Chairman, The Committee of R&BD Planning for 2050 Carbon Neutral in Steel Industry
    • President of the Korean Welding & Joining Society (2018)ㆍ Managing Director of Core Industry for MOTIE (2016~2020)
    • Program Director of Metallic Materials for MOTIE (2012~2016)ㆍ Research Fellow of the RIST (1988~2016)
    • Research Engineer, POSCO Technical Research Lab. (1984~1988)

    As a PD of metallic industry, he planned several large-scale research projects such as hydrogen reduced iron making project, advanced steel products for shale gas production and fostering lifecycle titanium industry ecosystem, etc. While, during the term of MD office, he focused on planning a Korean way of platform revolution to boost Korean manufacturing industry.
  • Yasuo Kishimoto

    Fellow, Steel Research Laboratory, JFE Steel Corporation, Japan Dr. Yasuo Kishiomoto was awarded Ph.D of Engineering from Nagoya University in 1999. He started his career in Kawasaki Steel Corporation from 1983. 
    From 2005, Dr. Yasuo Kishiomoto has been working at steel researcher laboratory of JFE Steel Corporation. He also served  Deputy Director General, Science & Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2014.
  • Zulfiadi Zulhan

     Zulfiadi Zulhan is a highly accomplished Head of the Pyrometallurgy Laboratory at the Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). He has an extensive academic background and a remarkable track record in research and development, as well as practical experience in the metallurgical industry. 

     Dr. Zulhan holds a Dr.-Ing. degree in Ferrous Metallurgy (Summa Cumlaude) from the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy (IEHK), RWTH Aachen University, Germany, which he received in 2006. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Corrosion from the Department of Mining Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia (2000). Recently, in 2021, he completed the Engineer Professional Program, earning an Insinyur (Ir.) degree from the Bandung Institute of Technology.

    His representative working experience is as follows.
    • 1997 – now : Academic Staff, Metallurgical Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
    • 2002 – 2005: Researcher, Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy, RWTH Aaachen, Germany
    • 2006 – 2009: Metallurgist, Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH, Duisburg, Germany
    • 2010 – now : Technical Advisor / Technical Operation Senior Analyst, PT Antam Tbk, Indonesia
    • 2012 – 2015: Consulting Metallurgist, Technometall GmbH, Duisburg, Germany
    • 2015 – 2021 : Colsulting Metallurgist, Tenova Metals Deutschland, Essen, Germany
    • 2021 – 2022 : Consulting Metallurgist, Technometal Beijing, China

     He has extensive knowledge of green metals processing, high temperature metals processing modelling and simulation, ironmaking process and steelmaking process principles and technology.