ASISC is a true partnership of academic institutions and industry with research interests in sustainable iron and steel making. This partnership leverages the strengths of academia and industry by pooling resources to address a diverse spectrum of interdisciplinary research questions of mutual benefit to ASISC members.
The Center includes an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) that provides regular oversight and consults with the Center participants to define the research agenda, ensuring that it focuses on shared research interests, needs, and opportunities. The IAB consists of representatives from each of the member companies of the Center, with one representative selected by the membership every year to serve as Chair. For 2013-2014, the IAB Chair is Jon Maki.

Industry members of the Center provide the primary financial resource for the Center’s activities, and have substantial interaction with the university members. The extensive graduate and undergraduate student involvement ensures that students have the opportunity to work with industrial personnel, and produces students that are knowledgeable in industrially relevant research. All intellectual property derived from ASISC research is shared equally among the Center members.

Oversight at the university level is provided by S. Komar Kawatra and Timothy Eisele. As the Center Directors, Kawatra and Eisele supervise graduate and undergraduate student research activities focusing on the shared needs of the ASISC members. The Center Director is assisted by a Center Coordinator, Christine Abramson. The Coordinator is responsible for business aspects of Center management, including budgets, operations, travel, procurements, industry correspondences, and other interactions of the Center.


Questions? Contact ASISC Staff, 906-487-3132 ASISC@mtu.edu

Michigan Technological University

Department of Chemical Engineering
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931
Fax: 906-487-3213
Coordinator: ASISC@mtu.edu

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