Collaborative Innovation Center of Steel Technology(CICST) was established by USTB and Northeastern University as its core, jointly with Baosteel, Anshan Steel, Wuhan Steel, Shougang Group, China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group, Institute of Metal Research of CAS, Shanghai University and Wuhan University of Science and Technology. In 2014, CICST was successfully included in the national "2011 plan".Facing at urgent needs of green transformation for the steel industry, CICST is concentrated on developing innovative technologies and equipment to achieve resource-saving, energy-saving, emission-reduction and environmental friendly steel production. Moreover, CICST will explore advanced technology of material design, molten steel cleanliness, quality assurance, etc. to develop materials which are needed in engineering of marine, transportation, energy and other strategic emerging industries of green development.
The targets of CICST are: 1) Leading the development of key-common technologies and advanced products of steel; 2) Becoming the most important industry base to cultivate innovative talents and the transformation platform of the achievements in scientific research; 3)Strengthening international cooperation and frontier exploration, reaching the top level of the world in the basic research of steel.
Zhanyuan Du, vice minister of Ministry of Education, attended unveiling ceremony of CICST in August, 2012.
The Ministry of Education du zhan yuan vice minister made important instruction
Facing the urgent need of green transformation of the iron and steel industry, the center develops innovative technology and innovative production equipment, realizes the production of iron and steel with excellent performance of resource-saving, energy-saving, emission-reducing and environment-friendly products, and realizes the green manufacturing of iron and steel; Adopt advanced technologies such as the design of iron and steel materials, cleanization and preparation of products in the whole process, quality assurance and so on, develop the urgently needed steel for the green development of strategic emerging industries such as Marine transportation and energy, and realize the production of green steel
Development goals of the center: aiming at major needs, focusing on key tasks, leading domestic and foreign steel key generic technology and high-end product research and development; Gather innovative elements, gather first-class talents, become the industry's most important innovative talent training base and achievement transformation platform; We will deepen international cooperation, strengthen frontier exploration, and reach world-leading levels in basic research on iron and steel materialsachievement transformation platform; We will deepen international cooperation, strengthen frontier exploration, and reach world-leading levels in basic research on iron and steel materials
Main research areas
1. Basic Research of Steel
Research on advanced technologies of high performance steel in the material design. Breaking through theories and methods of steel with component simplification, organization elaboration, molten steel cleanliness, quality homogenization. Providing frontier exploration and theoretical support for the research and development of technology, equipment and high-end product.
2. Marine Engineering Steel
Research on new steel materials for marine facilities manufacturing industry and other major national construction projects, to meet the requirements that the national offshore platform, offshore facilities, bridge, special ships and a number of national economic construction in key areas need steel material with high performance and low temperature performance of high strength and high toughness, weather resistance and excellent welding performance.
3. Modern Transportation Steel
Research on the steel of modern transportation facilities and key transportation equipment and other advanced varieties of steel materials which is imperative in major national construction projects, to meet the needs of high performance steel materials in automobile lightweight, high-speed railway, transportation equipment, construction machinery and a number of key areas of national economic construction.
4. Advanced Energy Steel
Oriented national advanced energy development and key energy project construction needs，development of nuclear power and thermal power major equipment manufacturing，deep oil and gas exploitation，large - scale oil and gas pipeline construction in urgent need of high - performance steel materials，studying on degradation of material structure and service safety under special service conditions.