Pallava Kaushik, Ph.D. and Hongbin Yin, Ph.D.

Alfred E. Noble Prize in 2014

Pallava has obtained a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in the year 2006 and currently working as a team leader at Steelmaking Process division of ArcelorMittal Global R&D - East Chicago, IN. Pallava's day today activities involves managing projects that focuses on improving the quality of steel products by using clean steel practices and inclusion engineering and characterization. He has received AlST Hunt Kelly Awards and Williams Award from Institute of Metals, Materials and Mining from U.K. He has authored numerous conference and journal publications on steel refining and inclusion engineering. His is passionate about traveling, cars and outdoor activities.

 


The author of more than 70 published technical papers, Yin has received the Williams Best Paper Award from the Institute of Materials, Mineral and Metals in UK (2010), Hunt-Kelly Best Paper Award from Association for Iron and Steel Technology in US (2006 and 2013, both first place), John Chipman Best Paper Award from the Iron & Steel Society in US (1999), and the Sawamura Best Paper Award from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (1998). His research activities have included application of cathode-luminescence microscopy in steel industry; in-situ radioactive visualization of metal solidification; alloy element stratification and resulting convection flow during solidification; high temperature in-situ visualization of liquid and solid steel with Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy etc. His current research interests include castability and quality of new generation of advanced high strength steels; clean steelmaking and casting processes; high-quality slab, bloom and billet casting techniques; inclusion control and inclusion interaction with solidification front.