GIFT Professor Bruno C. De Cooman Appointed Distinguished Member and Fellow of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)
Prof. Bruno C. De Cooman of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT) at POSTECH was appointed as a Distinguished Member and Fellow of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST).
The AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow Award, established in 1975, is awarded to an AIST member who has made outstanding contributions to the iron and steel industry as well as to the activities of the association. Prof. De Cooman is the first scholar from a Korean research institution in the last 20 years to be named an AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow.
Prof. De Cooman started his academic career in ferrous metallurgy research as a director of the Laboratory for Iron and Steelmaking at Ghent University in Belgium. He leads the Materials Design Laboratory at GIFT and is responsible for leading scientific research and technology development in the field of advanced automotive electrical engineering and constructional steels.
The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 17,000 members from more than 70 countries. The awards ceremony will be held in May at the Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition 2015 (AISTech 2015) in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.