The SRC combines research objectives established by the steel industry with government funding supporting wealth creation through science and McMaster’s 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 SRC’s mission:

  • Research leading to commercially relevant new approaches to ironmaking, steelmaking process control, waste processing, steel product design and metal forming technologies.
  • 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 Centre’s 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.