Primary Production of Steel
- Total Units :
- Class Semester:
- Winter 2023
- Date Range:
- Jan 09, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023
- Class Dates:
- No Scheduled Class Meetings, January 9 - April 9 (Online)
- Gianpiero D'Alessio, Joydeep Sengupta
- No textbook required for this course. Course content available on course start date at 9:00 AM, Eastern. Please note registering after the course start date may delay course access and does not permit exceptions to coursework due dates or the refund policy.
John D’Alessio is the director of Operating Technology & Innovation for Stelco. John is an experienced Director in process technology with over 25 years of demonstrated history of working in the mining and base metals and steel industry. John has overseen projects that include metal extraction with expertise in pyrometallurgical processes, process health monitoring and control, process engineering and technology, project engineering, advanced analytics, digitalization, operational excellence, and lean six sigma methods. Mr. D’Alessio earned a B.Eng. degree in Materials Science in 1993 and an M.Eng. degree in 1996, both from McMaster University. Mr. D’Alessio has held a sessional faculty position at McMaster University since 2007 and is currently instructing courses in both the Walter Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology and the MCE Metallurgy of Iron Steel Program. He also held the committee chair position from 2011 to 2017 for the McMaster University Blast Furnace Ironmaking Intensive Short Course.
Mr. D’Alessio has co-authored many technical papers, received the J.F. Moore Prize for outstanding student of Metallurgy for the Class of 1993, has been a member of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) since 1994, became a Professional Engineer registered with the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) in 1998, holds the 2006 and 2020 Kapitan Award for best paper, the J. E. Johnson Jr. Award for 2008 and earned his Black Belt for Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in 2013.
Mr. D’Alessio has been actively serving the academic community, continues to serve as a committee member for the McMaster University Blast Furnace Ironmaking Intensive Short Course, and worked closely for many years in liaison with Purdue University Northwest (formerly Purdue University Calumet), Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, in ironmaking research and is a board member for the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) and the Canadian Carbonization Research Association (CCRA).
Joydeep is currently employed at ArcelorMittal Dofasco as a Senior Research Leader, Primary Processes – Continuous Casting. He earned his Master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology He earned his Ph.D. at the Department of Material Science and Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2002. He has been teaching at McMaster since 2007.