The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the new world champions of the 11th steelChallenge. ZHOU Wentao from HBIS Group Co. Ltd. in China won in the industry category and LI Chia-Chun from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, China won in the student category.
The world championship of the 11th steelChallenge took place in Beijing, China on 11 April 2017. The 10 winners from the regional championship competed for the global title in these two categories. The task was to produce steel grade AISI 1018, a mild/low carbon steel used in applications like tooling and machine parts, at the lowest cost, using the Basic Oxygen Furnace steelmaking simulator.
Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel, said, “We saw 1,479 participants from 37 countries worldwide compete for the title of regional champion in this steelChallenge. It is very encouraging to me that I see these students and young industry professionals so engaged with steeluniversity and learning more about our industry. I thank all of the participants and congratulate our two winners.”
The 2017 World Champion in the industry category, ZHOU Wentao said, “I put in a lot of work to prepare for this competition, so it’s really great to win. I appreciate the chance to participate in steelChallenge and it was nice to meet some CEOs.”
LI Chai-Chun, the World Champion in the student category for 2017 said, “This was a fantastic experience to be here in Beijing and to meet these different people. I am very happy to have won and I am grateful for the support of my advisors. I think it will help me with my studies and my career.”
Photos of the event are available on Flickr.
|LI Chia-Chun||National Chung Hsing University||Taiwan, China|
|ZHOU Wentao||HBIS Group Co. Ltd.||China|
|North and South America||Jeová MELO||Universidade Federal do Ceara||Brazil|
|Europe/CIS/Africa/Middle East||Mozart QUEIROZ NETO||The University of Sheffield||United Kingdom|
|Asia and Oceania||LI Chia-Chun||National Chung Hsing University||Taiwan, China|
|China||MA Shuaichao||Chongqing University of Science & Technology||China|
|Best Runner-Up||YU Cheng-Wei||National Chung Hsing University||Taiwan, China|
|North and South America||Mateus PAULINO||Companhia Siderúrgica||Brazil|
|Europe/CIS/Africa/Middle East||Ahmed Abdallah ABDELFATAH||Al Ezz Dekhila||Egypt|
|Asia and Oceania||Nageshwar KUMAR||Tata Steel Ltd.||India|
|China||ZHOU Wentao||HBIS Group Co. Ltd||China|
|Best Runner-Up||Ravi KUMAR||Tata Steel Ltd.||India|
More information on steelChallenge is available on the steeluniversity website.
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