WMG, Tata Steel launch global steels research centre

WMG, at the University of Warwick and Tata Steel are strengthening their collaborative research and education programmes. A new GBP 20M industry and government funded international centre for Advanced Steels Research is to be built at Warwick. This new centre will provide a unique national resource, and will complement Tata Steel’s long-term investment in its own move to facilities based at the University of Warwick. WMG will be working with Tata Steel through a hub to bring together Tata Steel-sponsored activity across UK universities.

The new Centre will see 300 of engineers and scientists working within a dynamic R&D environment. It will be led by Professor Sridhar Seetharaman, Tata Steel chair in Low Carbon Materials at WMG. It combines his research excellence with that of two industry and institution funded Tata Steel chairs at WMG, Professor Claire Davis, Tata Steel chair for research into Thermo-mechanical Processing, and Professor Barbara Shollock, Tata Steel chair in Advanced Characterisation and Coatings.

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The Advanced Steels Research Centre will also be accessible to wide range of other leading UK and international academics and will collaborate with the national network of Catapult Centres. Through collaborative research, academics and industry experts will be working with Tata Steel on strategic research programmes which will help transform UK steel production, and includes research into emerging and breakthrough technologies.

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