The SRC combines research objectives established by the steel
industry with government funding supporting wealth creation through
science and McMasters own identification of Science-based Manufacturing as a key
research area. Developing exploitable technologies motivates and sustains a talented
academic research team for the benefit of the steel industry, while producing a stream of
knowledgeable engineers ready to make careers in steel. There are three components to the
- Research leading to commercially relevant new approaches to
ironmaking, steelmaking process control, waste processing, steel product design and metal
- Training of highly qualified personnel to provide the means of
transferring new technology to the steel industry.
- Continuing education for steel industry engineers to enhance the
receptor capacity for innovation.
Guidance from the Centres industrial members is an essential
principle of the organization. We have built up a membership consisting of the world's major steel producers, as well as suppliers and engineering consultants to the industry.