James initially engaged with Swansea University whilst working for Tata Steel. He undertook 6 modules via the work based learning project, metal (materials education training and learning). Following this he progressed onto a part-time degree studying materials engineering, achieving a first-class degree. James has now successfully progressed onto studying for his Engineering Doctorate with the M2A – examining high strength steels sponsored by Tata Steel.
Ladles that are used to transport molten steel from the BOS plant to the continuous casters are lined with refractory materials. Research engineer Liam Cotton investigates the ladle management system at Tata Steel Port Talbot, to optimise the life of the linings and ultimately save significant time and money per year with new procedures introduced.Learn More
Rhys’ expertise has been utilised by the Welsh Government to inform policy on circular economy and he was also invited to the “APSRG Parliamentary debate” on the recast of UK WEEE regulations that led to participation in EU policy consultations in Brussels.Learn More
This video discusses the value of waste as a resource and shows research conducted at Swansea University to asses the viability of using waste thermocouples as a source of platinum for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).
Researcher Szymon Kubal's analysis of tuyères led to a new BOF stirring element design. These changes will enable consistent delivery of mixing energy to the system and extend refractory lining service life, improving overall vessel availability.Learn More