Technology Committees

Electrical Applications Technology Committee Meeting

15–16 October 2019 • Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa • Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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Tour of Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa

Hotel Arrangements:

Hampton Inn – Tuscaloosa University
600 Harper Lee Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Ask for the Nucor Rate of $102.
For reservations, call +1.205.553.9800.

AIST technology committee members are asked to print out the latest revised meeting agenda from our website one week prior to this meeting.

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Meeting will be held in the Iverson Training Room at Nucor Steel, and available through the mill safety entrance located at address:  1700 Holt Rd NE, Tuscaloosa, AL  35404

9 a.m.

1.    Chair’s opening remarks - Ramesh Khajjayam
The main focus topics of this meeting will be Women in Steel, University Relations, and Young Professionals. 
2.    Appoint minute-taker
3.    Antitrust guidelines
4.    Membership and attendance
5.    Review minutes of previous meeting
6.    AIST Staff Announcements

Main agenda items


AISTech session development - Poojit Lingam

  • Selection of Abstracts (Due by 16 Sept)

  • Determine session structure (Due by 30 Oct) including session titles & session chairs

  • Review Papers Chair and Session Chair instructions



Main agenda items, continued


Finalize call for papers for next year, Currently this reads 
“Design, application, and/or engineering of power quality and distribution; AC/DC motor/drive technology; HMI systems; open architectural systems and other networks; electrical maintenance and electrical safety applications; and electrical upgrades/retrofits. Application of sensors for process control; efficiency and cost-effective solutions; on-line and off-line shape and flatness measurement; mechanical properties testing; automated surface inspection; oil thickness measurement; surface cleanliness; soft sensors (i.e., modeling of a variable that cannot be measured directly); and other unique sensors that provide new and innovative uses to the primary and finishing sides of the steelmaking process.”


AIST Leadership Conference – Solicit any discussion items/concerns from the TC to be discussed at the LDC - Ramesh Khajjayam



Main agenda items, continued


  • IEEE/EATC discussion – Ongoing cooperative effort between the IEEE Metals Industry Committee and EATC- Ramesh Khajjayam

  • Technology committee Farrington Award planning - Poojit Lingam

  • Technology Training conference (Digital Transformation 2020 and Electrical Engineering 2020)- Ramesh Khajjayam and EATC: Training Subcommittee

2:30 p.m.



Discussions from Digital Transformation Committee Liaisons – Liwei Zhang, Christopher Burnett, and Ramesh Khajjayam 


Presentation items

  1. Nucor Technical Academy – Justin Knight, Training Director, Nucor-Tuscaloosa

  2. Young Professionals Development-A Case Study – Tim Burttram, Manager, Electrical Engineering, Big River Steel

  3. Innovation and Education: The Benefits of Collaboration between Academia and Industry  – Tyamo Okosun, Ph. D, Research Engineer, Purdue University Northwest


Next meeting


Chair conclusion

4 p.m.


Wednesday October 16, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Tour of Nucor-Tuscaloosa

  1. Arrive for Safety discussion at the Guard Shack / gate

  2. Proceed to Iverson Training Room, tour begins