Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) presented its highest technical award – the 2019 Institute Medal – to Chad Cathcart, Hot Strip Quality Assurance Manager at Stelco, for the paper Clean Steel Assessment. His paper was an “introduction to clean steel production and measurement, aimed primarily at the young metallurgist beginning their career but is also applicable to the non-metallurgist.”
The award was presented by AISI Chairman and AK Steel chief executive officer, Roger Newport, during the 2019 General Meeting in Washington, D.C.
“I am honored to congratulate this year’s Institute Medal winners and finalists on their remarkable achievements,” said Mr. Newport. “We thank them for their unrelenting efforts to promote and further steel industry innovation – ensuring that the North American steel industry remains among the most competitive and efficient in the world.”
Established in 1927, the Institute Medal and two Finalist Medals are awarded for technical papers having special merit and importance in connection with the activities and interests of the iron and steel industry. Papers are judged on the potential value to future prosperity of the industry, technical excellence and originality, effective communication and breadth of interest to AISI members.
The inscription on the medal reads: “American Iron and Steel Institute Medal, established by American Iron and Steel Institute, October 28, 1927, to perpetuate the memory of Elbert H. Gary, founder and first president, and to stimulate improvement in the iron and steel and allied industries.”
Finalist medals were also awarded to:
- Grant Thomas, Manager Product Research, AK Steel Research and Innovation; Fadi Abu-Farha, Assistant Professor, Automotive Engineering, Clemson University; Tyson W. Brown, Lab Group Manager, General Motors Global R&D; Louis G. Hector, Jr., Research Fellow, General Motors Global R&D; Xiaohua Hu, Senior Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Yang Ren, Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory; and, Xin Sun, Director, Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (formerly of Pacific Northwest National Lab) for their paper titled In Situ Local Measurement of Austenite Mechanical Stability and Transformation Behavior in Third-Generation Advanced High-Strength Steels. [Picture below]
- Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki, Gang Huang, Narayan Pottore and Sriram Sadagopan of ArcelorMittal Global R&D for their paper titled Effect of Al Addition on the Formability of Uncoated Commercial Dual Phase 1180 Steel Products. [Picture below]
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(L-R) Roger Newport, Chairman, AISI, Chief Executive Officer, AK Steel Corporation; Tyson Brown, General Motors Company; Yang Ren, Argonne National Lab; Xin Sun, Oak Ridge National Lab; Xiaohua Hu, Oak Ridge National Lab; Grant Thomas, AK Steel; Thomas J. Gibson, President and CEO, AISI
(L-R) Roger Newport, Chairman, AISI, Chief Executive Officer, AK Steel Corporation; Sriram Sadagopan, Group Manager, Applications Technology; Narayan Pottore, Principal Scientist, Product Development; Gang Huang, Lead Engineer, Applications Technology; Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki, Lead Engineer, Applications Technology; John Brett, Vice Chairman, AISI, President and CEO, ArcelorMittal USA; Thomas J. Gibson, President and CEO, AISI