On the afternoon on 9th December, the seminar of USTB-TATA STEEL Research Center was held. Dr. Debashish Bhattacharjee, Zhang Xinxin, the president of USTB, and directors from different faculties and related departments attended the seminar.
President Zhang Xinxin delivered a speech, extending his thanks and welcome to visitors. He said that USTB, as a leading university in the steel field, can make a great contribution to the development of steel production in China. USTB places emphasis on the importance of the transformation of scientific research achievements and cooperation with other universities. TATA STEEL is one of USTBĄ¯s most important partners. The union research center will provide a platform to join the force from different experts in order to accelerate the development of steel industry.
Tianyi Wang said that USTB must continue to cultivate excellent talents from society, which will make contributions to the development of steel industry. The union research center can bring positive effects on global exchange, resource sharing, and technological development.
Dr. Bhattacharjee said that there are many common problems in steel industry. International exchange and cooperation is an efficient way to solve these problems. USTB has a good performance in material and metallurgy, and as a result, he hoped that further cooperation can be built .
During the seminar, Prof. Dehong Xia, Prof. Xin Zhang, Prof. Lifeng Zhang and Dr. Bhattacharjee delivered reports on the development of energy saving in the metallurgy industry, high quality steel and the development of the steel industry. Dr. Bhattacharjee was awarded the position of visiting professor at USTB for on his academic achievements. The assembled scholars also engaged in a discussion with Dr. Bhattacharjee.