P. Chris Pistorius is a metallurgical engineer whose research focuses on
Metals Production: Iron & Steelmaking
Advancing modern steel research allows us to access unique properties while lowering the carbon footprint, and it’s important for education.
Pistorius interviewed for WTAE’s “State of Steel”
A two-part series from WTAE TV shows how steel-making will be a key piece of the regional economy in the future, as steel plants adapt to a world of advanced manufacturing and diminishing reliance on fossil fuels. MSE’s Chris Pistorius discusses new technologies for steel-making in the 21st century for WTAE’s “State of Steel.”
Pistorius comments on U.S. Steel’s double-edged new technology
U.S. Steel plans to invest $1B on a new kind of steel-making process that combines casting and rolling. This new technology could cut energy consumption in half and open up a new kind of steel production, said MSE’s Chris Pistorius. However, the new facility will also raise the stakes on accident prevention and reduce jobs.
Materials Science & Engineering
Pistorius and Assis receive Adrian Normanton Award in metallurgy
MSE’s Chris Pistorius and Ph.D. student Karina Assis have been awarded the Adrian Normanton Award from The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Minin (IOM3).
The New Yorker
Pistorius quoted in The New Yorker about Southern steel
MSE’s Chris Pistorius is quoted in The New Yorker on the automation of the steel industry in the American South.
Pistorius quoted on cokeless steel production
Steelmakers are looking to make steel without coke, which is an expensive, carbon-rich form of coal that contributes heavily to air pollution. But can blast furnaces function well without coke, or will the steel industry have to make other, more drastic changes to the steelmaking process?
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Industrial Heating Magazine
Pistorius publishes column on EAFs
MSE’s P. Chris Pistorius published a column about electric arc furnaces (EAFs) in Industrial Heating Magazine, a magazine that features content on additive manufacturing, combustion, burners, heat treating, ceramics, and refractories, among other topics.
KCBS Morning Show
Pistorius discusses the steel industry on KCBS Radio
MSE’s Chris Pistorius joined San Fransisco’s KCBS Morning Show to discuss how the American steel industry has changed over the past 30 years.