CIVS and AK Steel researchers has been selected to receive the 2017 AIST Hunt-Kelly Outstanding Paper Award (AIME) – First Place for their paper entitled “Investigation of Co-Injection of Natural Gas and Pulverized Coal in a Blast Furnace.” The award recipients are CIVS Director and Professor Chenn Q. Zhou, graduate student Tyamo Okosun, AK Steel Technical Manager Stuart J. Street, CIVS alumni Yan Chen, Bin Wu, and Jaiqi Zhao.
The Hunt-Kelly Outstanding Paper Award – First Place is the highest award given to a technical paper selected from division level best papers in 26 categories and other nominations from over 470 papers presented in the AISTech technical sessions. The selection process is very rigorous, with each paper judged for excellence, originality, relevance to the technology (applied or fundamental) of the iron and steel industry, and for the advancement of engineering and operating practice in the steel industry.
The AIST Awards and Recognition Program is an important aspect of the association and its commitment to the iron and steel industry. Its purpose is to recognize, through peer review, the active leadership and significant contributions of individuals or companies to AIST and the global iron and steel industry. The authors were nominated for this award as the recipient of the 2016 Josef S. Kapitan Award-Ironmaking from the AIST Ironmaking Technology Committee.
The authors will receive the award at the AIST President’s Award Breakfast on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 in Nashville, Tenn., USA. The event draws in excess of 1,000 attendees world-wide. The breakfast is held in conjunction with AISTech 2017 — the Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, representing the largest annual technological forum for the global steel industry.
Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation
CIVS is an interdisciplinary applied research center that combines advanced simulation techniques with 3D visualization and virtual reality technologies to produce innovative solutions in response to industrial and research challenges.
Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon and carbon and stainless tubular products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.
Association for Iron & Steel Technology
AIST is a non-profit organization with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries. With 30 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. The university was established by the unification in early 2016 of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. With more than 15,000 students and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university.