J. D’Alessio (AIST)
AIME J.E. Johnson, Jr. Award in 2008
John D’Alessio is the director of Operating Technology & Innovation for Stelco with 25 years of process engineering experience. D’Alessio earned a B.Eng. Degree in materials science in 1993 and an M.Eng. Degree in 1996, both from McMaster University. He has held a sessional faculty position at McMaster University since 2007 and is currently instructing courses in both the Walter Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology and the CCE Metallurgy of Iron Steel Program. He also held the committee chair position from 2011 to 2017 for the McMaster University Blast Furnace Ironmaking Intensive Short Course. D’Alessio has co-authored many technical papers, received the J.F. Moore Prize for outstanding student of Metallurgy for the Class of 1993, has been a member of AIST since 1994, became a Professional Engineer registered with the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) in 1998, holds the 2006 Kapitan Award for Best Paper, the 2008 J. E. Johnson Jr. Award and earned his Black Belt for Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in 2013. D’Alessio has been actively serving the academic community, continues to serve as a committee member for the McMaster University Blast Furnace Ironmaking Intensive Short Course, has been working closely for many years in liaison with Purdue University Northwest Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, in ironmaking research, and is an active board member for the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) and the Canadian Carbonization Research Association (CCRA).