worldsteel announces the world champions of steelChallenge-10

11 April 2016 London, UK

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the new world champions of the 10th steelChallenge. Marcos Daniel GOUVEIA FILHO  from Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (CSP) in Brazil won in the Industry category and Eonseung LEE from Kyungpook National University in South Korea won in the Student category.

The world championship of the 10th steelChallenge took place in London, UK on 11 April 2016. The 12 winners from the regional championship competed for the global title in these two categories. The task was to produce an experimental grade of automotive steel that focuses on the chemical composition of nickel, chromium and molybdenum, at the lowest cost, using the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steelmaking simulator.

Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel, said: “More than 1,000 participants from 136 universities and 44 companies in over 40 countries worldwide competed for the title of regional champion in January this year. I am particurlarly delighted to learn that participants attempted over 34,000 runs of the simulation. To continue the drive for technological innovation we need the brightest and the best working for us. The young people here are future leaders who will help build a sustainable steel industry.”

The 2016 World Champion in the Industry category, Marcos Daniel GOUVEIA FILHO said; “Being involved in the steelChallenge has been a really exciting experience. I’ve learned a lot which will be great for my career progress.”

Eonseung LEE, the World Champion in the Student category for 2016 said; “It was great to meet all my fellow competitors from around the world and so many steel industry leaders. It was a great competition and I am proud to win it.” 

Photos of the event are available here.

The World Champions are:

STUDENT CATEGORY

Eonsung LEE

Kyungpook National University

South Korea

INDUSTRY CATEGORY

Marcos Daniel GOUVEIA FILHO

Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (CSP)

Brazil

 

The Regional Champions are:

STUDENT CATEGORY

Region

Participants

Affiliation

Country

North and South America

Ruy Jose FEIJO ALVES

Universidade Federal do Ceará

Brazil

Europe/CIS/Africa/Middle East

Daniel MENDONCA FRANCIOLI

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Germany

Asia and Oceania

Tao-Sheng HSU

National Chung Hsing University

Taiwan, China

China

Moxuan LI

Chongqing University of Science and Technology

China

Best Runner-Up

Sunqing XIAO

Chongqing University of Science and Technology

China

Judge's Category Eonseung LEE Kyungpook National University
South Korea
 

INDUSTRY CATEGORY

Region

Participants

Affiliation

Country

North and South America

Marcos Daniel GOUVEIA FILHO

Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (CSP)

Brazil

Europe/CIS/Africa/Middle East

Joseba GARCIA RODRIGUEZ

Gerdau S.A.

Spain

Asia and Oceania

Wonchul SON

POSCO

South Korea
 

China


Mingliang LIU
 

Baosteel Group Corporation

China

Best Runner-Up

Seounglok KIM

POSCO


South Korea
 

Judge's Category Choe Cheol WON POSCO
South Korea
 

For more information on steelChallenge, click here.

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Notes to Editors:

  • steeluniversity, an initiative of the World Steel Association, is an industry university, delivering education and training to current and future employees of steel companies and related businesses. The goal of steeluniversity is to inspire and motivate students and steel industry people about the value of working in the steel industry so as to lead change for realising a more sustainable industry that serves a more sustainable world.
  • China Steel Corporation is a ‘Steel’ level sponsor of steelChallenge-10. ‘Silver’ level sponsors are Tenaris, Ternium, and Tata Steel Limited. Nucor Corporation is a ‘Bronze’ level sponsor.
  • The finalists participating in the 'Judge's Category' were added to the Regional Champions upon the recommendation of the independent judge. The recommendation followed an audit of results that showed high performance, but due to a technical issue, were not correctly registered.
  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world's steel production, including over 150 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.

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