RWTH Doctoral Candidate Receives Willy Korf Award


Bernhard Steenken, doctoral candidate at the RWTH Department of Ferrous Metallurgy, has been honored with the Willy Korf Award for Young Excellence. The award ceremony was part of the AMM & WSD Steel Success Strategies Conference in New York. He received the prize for his outstanding research on the industrial production of so called advanced high strength steels.

  Bernhard Steenken and Astrid Korf-Wolmann at the award ceremony Copyright: © private RWTH doctoral candidate Bernhard Steenken and foundation director Astrid Korf-Wolman at the award ceremony.

"In his doctoral work Bernhard Steenken, supervised professor Senk, focuses on the influence of varying manganese and aluminum amounts on solidification morphology and high temperature embrittlement. He has made great advances in the development of innovative methods, with which the castability of these new types of steel can be determined," explained Astrid Korf-Wolman, director of the Willy Korf Stiftung and daughter of the epononymous entrepreneuer.

The Willy Korf Stiftung

To honor the steel industrialist Willy Korf, who died in 1990, the foundation annually recognizes two oustanding performances in the steel sector. The Willy Korf Steel Vision Award and the Korf Award for Young Excellence are traditionally awarded at the AMM & WSD Steel Success Strategies Conference in New York, one of the most important conferences in the world for the steel industry.

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