Uni opens $28m steel research hub

Uni opens $28m steel research hub

A new $28m research hub partnered by the Australian Steel Institute will help investigate sustainable pathways for steel.

Led by the University of Wollongong (UOW), the Australian Research Council (ARC) Hub for Australian Steel Innovation Steel Research will employ researchers, scientists and engineers in a five-year project to develop innovative steel processes.

The project is backed by 10 industry partners - BlueScope Steel, Liberty Primary Steel, Infrabuild (Manufacturing), Infrabuild (Wire), ArcelorMittal, Bisalloy, Australian Steel Institute, Weld Australia, Australian Industry Group and the National Association of Steel-Framed Housing) and nine university partners ( RMIT University, Australian National University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Newcastle, Deakin University, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Monash University).

Federal Minister for Education Jason Clare launched the hub this month.  

ASI NSW state manager David Varcoe chairs the industry advisory committee that provides guidance, direction, and support to the hub. He was an invited guest at the opening ceremony. 

The ASI provided an exhibition booth for the hub at its recent convention. Dr Phil Commins from the UOW Facility for Intelligent Fabrication spoke at the convention.   

For further inquiries, contact David Varcoe at davidv@steel.org.au.