CIVS Students Attend AIST Dinner Keynote on Hydrogen Steelmaking

January 13, 2023

On January 11th, CIVS students and faculty attended the AIST Midwest Member Chapter Dinner at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

The keynote presentation entitled “Hydrogen Steelmaking” was given by Pravin C. Mathur, Ph.D., Executive Director of Metals, Combustion & Energy at Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company. Linde – through a merger with Praxair – is a charter member of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC), a nationwide industry-led sustainable consortium founded by CIVS in 2016.

“Attending the AIST dinner was a good opportunity to experience how different steel companies around the globe are making efforts to increase energy efficiency and be more environmentally friendly,” said Justin Heffron, Interactive 3D Developer, and Technical Artist at CIVS.

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 15,500 members from more than 70 countries. With 30 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable steel industry knowledge and expertise network. One of the priority goals of AIST events like this is to continue to support the rising generation of steel industry professionals.