European Steel Forum


Johannes Schenk

Professor, Montanuniversität Leoben

Johannes Schenk started his professional career at Voestalpine Industrieanlagenbau (now Primetals Technologies Austria) in 1990. He worked as a process and research engineer for different ironmaking technologies such as MIDREX, COREX and FINMET. As general manager and vice president of R&D, he was responsible for developing the FINEX process between 1992 to 2007. In 2008, he got the call as full professor for the chair of ferrous metallurgy at the Montanuniversität Leoben. His research focus at the university is on the primary technology for steel production, i.e., ironmaking and crude steel production. The current topics in the ongoing research projects are related to CO2 lean steel production and circular economy. Since 2015 he has also been the chief scientific officer of the Austrian metallurgical competence center K1-MET GmbH. Johannes Schenk has published more than 160 papers in journals and conference proceedings and is the inventor and co-inventor of more than 30 patent families.