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POSTECH researchers winning Marcus A. Grossmann Young Author Award

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Dr. Sung-Hoon Jung and Prof. Youn-Bae Kang with the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology at POSTECH have been selected as the 2017 Marcus A. Grossmann Young Author Award recipients.

Bestowed by AMS International, the world’s largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists, this award honors young researchers whose paper has been selected as the best of those published in a specific volume of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions.

Dr. Jung and Prof. Kang conducted research to better understand the evaporation refining of Cu and Sn in molten ferrous scrap. They examined and analyzed the effect of S and C, using a comprehensive evaporation kinetic model and proposed optimum conditions of steel compositions for the rapid evaporation of Cn and Sn. They published the findings in a paper entitled, “Simultaneous Evaporation of Cu and Sn from Liquid Steel.”

Upon publication, their paper was widely acclaimed and selected as the Editor’s Choice for Open Access and also This Week’s Featured Article by the International Metallographic Society.

The Marcus A. Grossmann Young Author Award was established in 1960 in recognition of Dr. Grossmann’s accomplishments and especially in recognition of his abiding interest in and encouragement of younger metallurgists and materials engineers. The author must be under 40 years of age on January 1 of the year in which the paper was published to be considered for the award.

The award ceremony will be held at the Materials Science and Technology 2017 Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, USA, during October 8-12 this year.