The Association of Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) will be awarding those it considers have made ‘significant contributions’ to the AIST and the global iron and steel industry.

The awards, known as the Board of Directors Awards and Recognition Program, will be presented on 6 May at the President’s Award Breakfast, a ‘signature event’ at the forthcoming AIS Tech 2014 conference and exhibition in Indiapolis, Indiana, USA.A number of awards will be made and some carry impressive cash prizes.

First place in the Hunt-Kelly Outstanding Paper Award (and a cheque for $5,000) went to Debdutta Roy of Saint-Gobain Abrasives and P Chris Pistorius and Richard J Freuhan of Carnegie Mellon University for The Effect of Silicon on the Desulfurisation of Al-Killed Steels.

Second Place and a cheque for $2,500 goes to Nicholas A. Gregurich, ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor; Garrett P. Flick, ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor; Rudolf Moravev, ArcelorMittal Global R&D; and Kenneth E. Blazek, ArcelorMittal Global R&D
for their paper entitled, In-Depth Analysis of Continuous Caster Machine Behavior During Casting with Different Roll Gap Taper Profiles.

Third Place and a cheque for $1,000 goes to Gisèle Walmag, CRM Group; Sebastian Flament, CRM Group; Jürgen Malbrancke, CRM Group; Geneviève Moreas, CRM Group; Mario Sinnaeve, Marichal-Ketin for their paper Development of New Materials Based on On-Site and Laboratory Evaluation Methods for Understanding Work Roll Surface Degradation.

Mark D Millett, president and CEO of Steel Dynamics Inc will be presented with the AIST William T Hogan SJ Lecture Award for his selected lectures covering trade, economics, steel industry operations, developments or forecasts. John G Speer of Colorado School of Mines will receive the AIST Tadeusz Sendzimir Memorial Award for advancing steelmaking through invention, development or application of new manufacturing processes or equipment.

The AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow Award goes to Thomas W Goettege, retired, of the US Steel Corporation and is presented posthumously to Kent D Peaslee of Missouri University of Science and Technology. The award is presented to those who advance the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel.

Arthur D Pelton of École Polytechnique will receive the John F Elliot Lectureship Award for his distinguished contributions to chemical process metallurgy and materials chemistry; and Dr. David K Matlock of the Colorado School of Mines will take the J Keith Brimacombe Memorial Lecture award. His lecture, Perspectives on Industry/University Partnerships to Support Innovations in the Steel Industry will be presented at AISTech.

The Benjamin F Fairless Award goes to Johannes Schade of AK Steel Group for his ‘intense interest in the technology and development of the iron and steel industry’ and the Outstanding Chapter Growth Award goes to the India Chapter Member and will be accepted by SS Mohanty of the Steel Authority of India Ltd.

AISTech 2014 runs from 5-8 May at the Indiana Convention Centre in Indianapolis and combines an exhibition with ‘hundreds of technical presentations’. The President’s Award Breakfast is a ‘signature event’ of the show.