Research at the Interface Between
Users and Producers Of Steel
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC) is dedicated to attaining excellence in the study of steel. The Center was initially established by the National Science Foundation as one of over fifty Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. Thanks to corporate supporters from all over the world, the ASPPRC is now self-sufficient. Cooperation and frequent communication between industrial sponsors and the faculty, staff and students involved in the center forms the basis of the ASPPRC’s success.
Today students at the ASPPRC study primarily three types of steel: bar and forging steels; sheet and coated steels; and plate and hot rolled steels. Students conduct research to work towards either a Master's of Science or Doctorate of Philosophy. In addition to research, the students work closely with corporate sponsors.