International Steel Academy

Course Instructor

Professor Dr. Ir. B.C. De Cooman

After 10 years in industrial materials research and research management, Dr. De Cooman started his academic career in ferrous metallurgy research as director of the Laboratory for Iron and Steelmaking at Ghent University in Belgium. His research interests include the solid-state physics of ferrous alloys, materials microanalysis and ferrous products development.In the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT) at the Pohang University of Technology and Science (POSTECH) in Korea, he leads the Materials Design Laboratory (MDL) and is extensively involved with the development of advanced automotive, electrical, engineering and constructional steels.  The MDL combines processing research expertise in the areas of casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, and continuous annealing and galvanizing with an in-depth analysis of materials performance to develop new steel concepts for industrial applications. Dr. De Cooman earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University.