Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research

Research in this area is primarily conducted within the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research (CISR), whose mission is to perform fundamental research in iron making, steelmaking, refining, and casting. The CISR conducts cooperative research that leverages industrial and government support. Areas of interest include experimental research on high temperature kinetics of metallurgical processes, primary metal production with the goal of reducing energy and emissions, fundamentals of gas-metal and slag-metal reactions, refining of metals for high quality products, and examining competitive, economic, and environmental issues related to metal production.