Chris Pistorius

POSCO Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Director of the Center for Iron & Steelmaking Research

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telephone: 412-268-7248
email

Dr. Pistorius received his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 1987, his master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 1988, and completed his Ph.D. in corrosion at the University of Cambridge in 1991. He was an Associate Professor and then Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa, from 1991 to 2008; he served as Head of that department from May 2002 to June 2008. He is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering. Dr. Pistorius conducts research in the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research, focusing on steel cleanliness, reaction kinetics, ironmaking, and electrochemistry.

Dr. Pistorius’ publications can be seen here.

Bryan Webler

Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Faculty Member of the Center for Iron & Steelmaking Research

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telephone: 412-268-2675
fax: 412-268-7247
email: webler@cmu.edu

Dr. Webler received a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and an MS (2007) and PhD (2008) in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. His PhD work at CMU was with the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research (CISR), studying high temperature oxidation of low carbon steels. From 2008 to 2013, he was a Senior Engineer in the Materials Technology Department of the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, studying corrosion resistance and mechanical behavior of stainless steels and nickel-base alloys. Dr. Webler joined CMU as an assistant professor in 2013 and is a faculty member in CISR.

Dr. Webler’s research interests deal with the reactions between metals and their environment, specifically:

  1. Steel production and refining
  2. High temperature oxidation
  3. Corrosion
  4. Fundamental thermodynamics and transport phenomena

See Dr. Webler’s publications here.

Richard Fruehan

U.S. Steel Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
University Professor
Director Emeritus of the Center for Iron & Steelmaking Research
Associate Editor of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions

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R. J. Fruehan received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Imperial College London and spent 12 years at U. S. Steel before joining Carnegie Mellon University. He established the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research in 1985 and is Co-Director. He has published over 200 papers, three books and the holder of seven patents. He is the recipient of numerous international awards and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

  1. Primary metal production with the goal of reducing energy and emissions.
  2. Fundamentals of gas-metal and slag-metal reactions.
  3. Refining of metals for high quality products.
  4. Examining competitive, economic, and environmental issues related to metal production.

See Dr. Fruehan’s publications here.

Roxann Eckman

Program Assistant, Center for Iron & Steelmaking Research

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Telephone: 412-268-1332
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Graduate Students, Researchers

Graduate Students

  • Andre Assis
  • Karina Assis
  • June Bott
  • Jorge Gibson
  • Megha Jampani
  • Haoyuan Mu
  • Jiwon Park
  • Debdutta Roy
  • Erica Sampson
  • Ming Tang
  • Mohammed Tayeb

Researchers

  • Wee Changhyun
  • Jia-Shyan Shiau
  • Ilryoung Sohn

Alumni

MS and PhD
Student Graduated Current Employment
Dr. Peter Glaws 1985 The Timken Company
Dr. Roy Matway 1986 Allegheny Technologies
Dr. Allan Chan 1987 Praxair
Prof. Jong-Jin Pak 1987 Hanyang University
Prof. Seon-Hyo Kim 1987 Postech
Dr. J. Neidringhouse-Wise 1988 AK Steel Company
Dr. B. Lally 1988 Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Lih-Farn Shiau 1989 Hitachi Metals
Dr. Frederick J. Mannion 1990 US Steel Company
Prof. Claudia Nassaralla 1991 Physician
Dr. Balu Sarma 1992 GE – India
Dr. Yuting Zhang 1992 AK Steel
Dr. Ronaldo Sampaio 1993 Brazilian Ministry of Science
Dr. Curtis Abel 1993 Lucent
Dr Sunil Roy 1993 I2 Corp
Dr. Alok Sharan 1993 Hewlett Packard
Dr. Arianna Morales 1994 General Motors
Dr. Xiaodong Zhang 1994 Ford Motor Co.
Dr. Stephen Feldbauer 1995 Abbott Furnace Co.
Dr. Penny Iwamasa 1995 Intel
Dr. Heather Uljon 1996 Penn State
Dr. Daniel Goldstein 1996 Mittal Steel
Dr. Scott Story 1997 US Steel Research
Dr. Shih-Hsien Liu 1997 China Steel
Dr. Richard Smith 1997 North American Stainless
Dr. James Stepanek 1998 Colorado State Univ.
Dr. Kenichi Shimizu 1998 Sumitomo Electric
Dr. Yongsug Chung 1999 Dongbu Steel
Dr. Catherine Molloseau 1999 Jesuit High School, Portland, OR
Dr. Lisa Eastep 2000 Exponent
Dr. Vincent Chevrier 2000 Keywell
Dr. Carl Orrling 2000 Sweden
Dr. Ravi Rastogi 2000 Honeywell
Dr. William Slye 2000 Praxair
Dr. Nattaphong Phinichka 2001 Srinakharinwiroj University at Prasarnmit
Dr. Christopher Manning 2002 Nucor
Dr. Paretosh Misra 2002 Nucor
Dr. Mawin Supradist 2002 Chulalongkorn Univ
Dr. James J. Kerr 2002
Dr. Otavio Fortini 2003 US Steel
Dr. Adam Badri 2003 Shell Oil
Dr. Paulo Nogueira 2003 CVRD
Dr. Kritsada Prapakorn 2003 Thai Government
Dr. Yan Wang 2003 St.Gobain
Dr. Siddhartha Misra 2004 US Steel
Dr. Neill McDonald 2004 Arcelor
Dr. Il Sohn 2006 U. S. Steel
Dr. Pallava Kaushik 2006 Mittal Steel
Paolo Nolli 2006 Vesuvius, Pittsburgh
Martin E. Valdez 2006 Tenaris
Wanlin Wang 2007 Central South University, Changsha, China
George Shannon 2007 Latrobe Steel
Sabuj Halder 2007 Praxair
Eric D. Schmidt 2007 V&M Star
Bryan A. Webler 2008 Bettis Laboratory
Rodrigo Corbari 2008 V&M Star, France
Cong Wang 2009 Alcoa
Matthew Walker 2010 Alcoa
Jingxi Zhu 2011 Carnegie Mellon University
Lan Yin 2011 MIT
Neerav Verma 2011 Exon Mobile
MS or ME
Mr. David Vencil 1987 Nucor
Prof. E. Oktay 1987 Sakarya University
Ms Peggy Barron-Antolin 1987 U. S. Steel
Mr. Stanley Antolin 1988
Mr. Bryan. Frew 1998
Mr. Ruming Jiang (deceased) 1988
Mr. Martin Sulsky 1988 Pratt Whitney
Ms K. Larsen 1988
Dr. L. F. Shiau 1989 Carpenter Technology
Mr. Wen Ge Lo 1991 China Steel
Mr. Noriyuki Masumitsu 1991 Nippon Steel
Mr. K. Nomura 1993 Daido Steel
Mr. H. Ishii 1993 Nippon Steel
Dr. C. Dumay 1994 deceased
Mr. Youngkil Kim 1995 Posco
Mr. William King 1995 AK Steel
Mr. M. Sasagawa 1995 Nippon Steel
Mr. Chris Kovcsek 1996 Clark Screw Machine
Mr. Jason Harman 1996 US Navy
Mr. Rungroth Lert-a-Rom 1997 Siam Cement Co.
Mr. Ju-Yeol Ryu 1997 Posco
Dr. Christophe Dumay (deceased) 1994
Mr. Hagdong Kim 1997 Posco
Mr. Yoshifumi Morizane 1997 Nippon Steel
Mr. Roger Maddalena 1999 Vesuvius
Mr. Kazuo Ide 1999 Nippon Steel
Mr. Hanyong Choi 1999 Posco
Mr. Kwangyong Seo 1999 Posco
Ms Christine Tse 2000 Eric Mader & Assoc.
Mr. Jitae Kwon 2001 Posco
Ms Heather Creely 2001 Duferco Farrel Corp.
Mr. Cheol-Mu Lee 2003 Posco
Mr. Masahiro Nagata 2003 Nippon Steel
Mr. Chanjoon Paek 2003 Posco
Mr. Paolo Nolli 2004 Tenaris
Mr. Kai Shen 2005 Bao Steel
Mr. Young Jo Kim 2005 Posco
Mr . Katsahiro Fucchigami 2005 Nippon Steel
Mr. Guangguang Yu 2006 AK Steel

Former Faculty, Visiting Researchers and Research Associates

Prof. Hani Henein 1983-1988 U. of Alberta
Dr. Bahri Ozturk 1983 -1997 Allegheny Technologies
Prof. Carlos Seaton 1984 Simon Bolivar University
Prof. Fumitaka Tsukihashi 1985-1987 Tokyo University
Prof. Itaru Jimbo 1985-1996 Tokai University
Prof. Kimihisa Ito 1987-1989 Waseda University
Mr. Kazuto Sekino 1988 Sumitomo Steel Co
Mr. Shuyoda Toyoda 1988
Mr. Liao Liau 1986-1988
Prof. Boris Linchevsky 1987 Moscow Evening Institute
Prof. Dong-Joon Min 1988 Yonsei University
Mr. Raoul Roth 1990 IRSID
Dr. Bryan Lally 1991-1993 Los Alamos
Dr. Louise Brinkmeyer 1993-1995 Westmoreland Testing
Dr. R. Sankaranarayanan 1992 India
Mr. Christophe Petit 1993 IRSID
Prof. Tetsua Nagasaka 1994 Tohoku University
Dr. Mohan Brahma 1995-1996 Nation Bank of Canada
Prof. Toshi Suzuki 1995 Tokyo University
Mr. Hidekazu Todoroki 1995-1997 Nippon Yakin
Prof. Rian Dippenaar 1995 Wollongong Univ.
Prof. Yoshiaki Kashiwaya 1996-1998 Hokaido University
Prof. J. Fu 1996 Beijing University
Dr. Leiv Kolbeinsein 1996-1997 Sintef
Dr. Dong Sik Kim 1996-1997 Posco
Dr. Geoffrey Brooks 1997 CSIRO
Mr. Carlos Cicuitti 1997 Tenaris
Dr. Hyo Seok Song 1997-1998 Posco
Mr. Anders Tillander 1998 KTH, Sweden
Dr. Yang Fang 1998-1999 Bao Steel
Dr. C. Li 1998-1999 Posco
Mr. Roberto Ares 1999 Siderar
Mr. Fernando Medina 2000 Siderca
Dr. Sung-Mo Jung 2000 Postech
Prof. Toshihko Emi 2000 Tohoku Univ
Prof. K. Schwerdtfeger 2000 Claustal Univ
Mr. Hongzhi Shi 2001 Bao Steel
Mr. Youngquan Li 2001 Bao Steel
Dr. Liviu Brabie 2002 Sweden
Dr. Eui-Jun Kim 2002-2003 Korea
Mr. Xiaofang Jiang 2002-2003 Bao Steel
Prof. Shigeru Ueda 2002 Iwate University
Dr. Hiroyuki Shabata 2003 Tohoku University
Dr. Dong Kyun Choo 2003 Posco
Dr. Sung-Koo Jo 2003-2004 Korea
Mr. John A. Vasquez 2004 SIDOR
Dr. Yan Yu 2005 Bao Steel
Dr. Christian Mutale 2004-2005 Alcoa
Mr. Pello Uranga 2005 CEIT, Sprain
Dr. Taha Mattar 2005 Egypt