Andreas Pfeiffer has been honoured with the Willy Korf Young Excellence Award for his work for his PhD thesis at the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben.
He received this award on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, during the Global Steel Dynamics Forum #GSDF2023 held in New York City.

At the award ceremony, Andreas had the honour of sharing the core content of his work with an audience of more than 400 steel industry leaders. His research focused on studying the behaviour of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) during the melting step, specifically emphasizing DRI made from ores currently applied in the blast furnace.

The research for Andreas’ PhD was executed in the frame of a funded project of the Metallurgical Competence Center K1-MET GmbH together with the industrial partners Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH and thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG.

Special thanks to the Willy Korf Foundation, represented at the awards ceremony by Astrid Korf-Wolman, board chair, and Maximilian Wolman, Director, for recognizing Andreas’ exceptional contributions.

Congratulation, Andreas, on this well-deserved award!