The Australian government is investing $5 million in Australia’s only Steel Research Hub, located at the University of Wollongong.
It brings together the research power of nine leading Australian universities and 10 industry partners.
The purpose is to develop new, higher-value added products and more advanced manufacturing processes to build a stronger, more competitive Australian industry backed by world leading research.
Researchers at the Hub are currently looking at how to use waste from steel production to build roads.
The Steel Research Hub is funded through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP), which engages Australia’s best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training a future workforce.
As well as the University of Wollongong, other partner universities are the Australian National University, Deakin University, Monash University, University of NSW, RMIT, University of Sydney, Swinburne University, University of Newcastle.
Industry partners include AiG, Bluescope, Infrabuild, Arcelor Mittal, Liberty, Aust Steel Institute, Bissaloy, Weld Australia and the National Association for Steel Framed Housing and the Australian Research Council.
''A future made in Australia requires steel and we make some of the best in the world right here in the Illawarra. That’s why this investment in research-led innovations to manufacturing and product is so important.''Jason Clare, Australian minister for education
“A future made in Australia requires steel and we make some of the best in the world right here in the Illawarra. That’s why this investment in research-led innovations to manufacturing and product is so important. I can think of no better place for the Steel Research Hub than Steel City itself,” said Australian minister for education, Jason Clare.
Source: Mirage News