NEW YORK Severstal North
America Inc. has partnered with Mississippi State University
(MSU) to create a steel research center.
The 5,000-square-foot facility,
located on the universitys Oktibbeha County campus, will
be equipped with lab-scale alloy melting, casting and rolling
facilities, the Dearborn, Mich.-based company said.
"We plan to deploy enhanced capabilities in multiscale
modeling and characterization developed at Mississippi State
and utilize steelmaking expertise from industrial partners,
like Severstal, to guide current and future research and
development activities at the new lab," Roger King, director of
MSU's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems and a professor of
electrical and computer engineering, said.