NCKU and CSC Activate Research on Next-Generation Steel

  NCKU and CSC Activate Research on Next-Generation Steel

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TAINAN, Taiwan -- September 16, 2013

With hundreds of millions of funding in the coming years, National Cheng Kung
University (NCKU) and China Steel Corporation (CSC) would go all out to
enhance the research and development (R&D) and production of high-grade steel
in Taiwan, the university revealed at a recent meeting.

The “Next-Generation Steel and Green Manufacturing Process and Product
Innovation and Application Academia-Industry Collaboration Project,” an
Academia-Industry Alliance Program jointly formed by NCKU and CSC, organized a
meeting, September 7, to decide on various issues related to the collaboration
between both parties.

To increase both the industry’s and related industry’s output value to NTD300
billion respectively will achieve optimized benefits for the industry chain,
supply chain and value chain of the steel industry, according to CSC.

The Academia-Industry Alliance Program was proposed by the National Science
Council (NSC), with a view to allow the industry to provide questions and the
academia to come up with solutions to these questions.

NCKU Vice President Dr. Huey-Hen Su welcomed the arrival of academic scholars
and experts to the meeting on behalf of NCKU President Hwung-Hweng Hwung. Su
pointed out that what distinguishes NCKU from others is her research
capability to assist the industry.

“Previously, the NCKU was ranked between 30^th and 50^th in the world in the
field of materials science and engineering-related research,” explained Su.
“Research funding from the industry also occupies a higher percentage in
NCKU’s total funding; in other words, a research university like NCKU
possesses great strength in competition-based plans.”

CSC Chairman Juo-Chi Tsou expressed his gratitude to many of the academicians
involved in this research and collaboration project. The NCKU-CSC joint
academia-industry collaboration project focuses on the industry’s forward
development program to be applied on advanced fuel-efficient vehicles and
offshore wind turbines.

The director of this project, NCKU Department of Materials Science and
Engineering (MSE) Chair Professor Dr. Weng-Sing Hwang said, “This project will
be executed based on three main focuses - next-generation steel product
research and development, next-generation green manufacturing process and
next-generation innovative applications.”

“What is meant by ‘next-generation steel’ is steel materials with doubled
product quality and doubled product life,” explained Hwang.


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