AISI’s Committee on Manufacturing Technology (COMT) gives direction to the Collaborative Research and Development Program. The COMT meets twice per year and holds conference calls as needed.


To provide AISI members technological awareness, anticipation, evaluation and leadership addressing opportunities and competitive threats to ensure steel continues as the material of choice.


Increase the competitiveness of the North American steel industry by:

  • Lowering energy use and CO2 emissions
  • Lowering emissions to our environment
  • Enhancing product performance
  • Leveraging steel industry resources and risk

Technology Roadmap

Chapter 1: Cokemaking 
Chapter 2: Ironmaking 
Chapter 3: Basic Oxygen Furnace Steelmaking 
Chapter 4: Casting 
Chapter 5: Electric Arc Furnace Steelmaking 
Chapter 6: Emerging Technologies

Institute Medal

The American Iron and Steel Institute Medal has been awarded each year since 1929 to the author(s) of a technical paper having special merit and importance in connection with the activities and interests of the iron and steel industry. The Medal is awarded by the AISI Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Committee on Manufacturing Technology. 

>> Past Winners

2019 Winner - Stelco

(L-R) Roger Newport, Chairman, AISI, Chief Executive Officer, AK Steel Corporation; Alan Kestenbaum, Executive Chairman, Stelco Inc.; Chad Cathcart, Manager, Hot Strip Mill Quality Assurance, Stelco Inc.; Thomas J. Gibson, President and CEO, AISI

“Clean Steel Assessment”

Chad Cathcart, Hot Strip Quality Assurance Manager at Stelco

2019 Finalist - AK Steel

(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

"In Situ Local Measurement of Austenite Mechanical Stability and Transformation Behavior in Third-Generation Advanced High-Strength Steels."

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).

2019 Finalist - ArcelorMittal

(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

“Effect of Al Addition on the Formability of Uncoated Commercial Dual Phase 1180 Steel Products.

Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki, Gang Huang, Narayan Pottore and Sriram Sadagopan of ArcelorMittal Global R&D