Partnerships with CISR are open to any company with an interest in steel process metallurgy. Our work spans topics that interest producers, suppliers, and users of carbon, specialty, and stainless steels.

Our current industrial partners include:

  • Nucor Steel
  • US Steel
  • ArcelorMittal Global R&D
  • Universal Stainless and Alloy Products
  • SABIC
  • Vallourec Star
  • Hyundai Steel

Partnerships allows access to research that is underway in the center. Reports are sent approximately two weeks before the biannual center meetings in Pittsburgh (or via Zoom). Each member has one seat on the board.

Any partner can suggest projects. These suggestions are typically made at the spring meeting (usually in May). The faculty will then work with the member to develop the scope and decide the appropriate level of effort (about one and a half years for a master’s project, and about three and a half years for a Ph.D. project, or variable duration postdoc project). The faculty present the slate of new projects for approval by the board at the fall meeting (usually in November).

Partners also have limited rights to patents and software as detailed in the terms of the membership agreement.