The 4th Asia Steel International Conference is over

Asia Steel 2009 The 4th Asia Steel International Conference was taking place in Busan (Korea) on May 24-27, 2009.
Organized by: The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials
Co-organized by: CSIRO (Australia), The Chinese Society for Metals (China), The Indian Institute of Metals (India), The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (Japan)

Organizing Committee of Asia Steel 2009: GIFT/ POSTECH
Sponsors: POSCO, Hyundai Steel, Dongkuk Steel Group
Chairman Professor Hae-Geon Lee (GIFT/ POSTECH)

Topics of the Conference
1. Raw Materials and Preparations
2. Ironmaking and Direct Reduction
3. Steelmaking
4. Casting and Solidification
5. Rolling and Forging
6. Forming
7. Thermomechanical Treatment
8. Joining
9. Surface Engineering
10. Environmental & Energy
11. Analysis
12. Instrumentation
13. Computational Approach

More than 200 researchers, professors, PhD students, and graduate students from many countries around the world attended the conference. The largest delegations were from Korea, China, and Japan.

So, Asia Steel 2009 is over… The conference was very well organized and the location was incredible – beautiful City of Busan, Paradise Hotel near Hyundai beach.

Thanks to Asia Steel 2009 scientists from around the world have an opportunity to meet all together in one place and discuss their ideas and their research. With no doubt this kind of collaboration is very important both for scientists and for the progress of science.

Many thanks to the organizing committee and especially to Chairman Hae-Geon Lee. Also many thanks to Asia Steel’s sponsors.

The conference took place at Paradise Hotel.

Welcome party.

Before plenary lectures opening.

Welcoming speech of Joon-Yang Chung, President of KIM.

The steelmaking session.

The exhibition of modern laboratory equipment.

Professor Xinhua Wang (University of Science and Technology Beijing)
Pierre Pfister (Badishe Stahl-Engineering GMBH)
Kenichi Uesugi (Kobe Steel LTD.)

Alexander Alexeenko (Lasmet Co.) and Chairman, Professor Hae-Geon Lee (GIFT/ POSTECH)

Conference attendees at the Hyundai beach after the second day of the conference.

Cocktail party.

Professor Bart Blanpain (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Chairman, Professor Hae-Geon Lee (GIFT/ POSTECH)

Student of GIFT/ POSTECH Katerina Gusieva.

During the official dinner China delegation singing a song. Next Asia Steel will be in China.

Korean drummers!

Post conference tour to POSCO.

The Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang University of Science and Technology.

The building of GIFT laboratories with large-scale equipment.

Alexander Alexeenko