The Continuing Challenge of Steel: How to Win Mathematicians and Influence Scientists in Other Disciplines

Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 1)


The steel industry is a growing industry. We have seen constant improvements in the steel quality with the help of analytical sciences and the measurement technology. The challenge of steel continues. Collaborations with scientists in other disciplines are vital for the innovation in steel: The steel industry of Japan is currently working closely with neutron scientists. Mathematics is already embedded in the daily activities of the steel industry. Further communication and synergy with mathematicians will play a crucial role for a creation of the new steel era.


Steel industry Analytical sciences Microstructure control Electron microscopy Neutron University-industry collaboration 



The author would like to thank Professor Masato Wakayama, the director of IMI Kyushu University, for giving me this great opportunity to communicate with the distinguished mathematicians.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Steel Research LaboratoryJFE Steel CorporationChiba-shiJapan

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