Tohoku University. Research Profiles


Composition and Structure Control of Steel and Other Metals Using Refining and Solidification



The production processes of base materials, such as iron- and steel-making processes, belong to an age of technical innovation toward an eco-friendly society. To support this innovation, fundamental studies are being conducted in our laboratory. The main subjects are "Process Design of Highly Efficient Reactors by Enlargement of Reaction Interface", "Recovery of Rice Field damaged by Tsunami using Steelmaking Slag", "Recovery of Rare Metals from By-product of Steelmaking Process", and "Control of Non-metallic Inclusions on Clean Steel Production".

Targeted Application(s)/Industry

Directly we are carrying out the collaboration with steelmaking companies, however, our technology can be applied to non-ferrous production and recycling process using high temperature treatment.


Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials

KITAMURA Shinya , Professor
Doctor of Engineering


Related Information

Japan Partent 2011-103597

Recovery of paddy field dameged by Tsunami using steelmaking slag, Kinzoku, 82(2012),pp.1011-1015

Influence of Partial Pressure of Sulfur and Oxygen on Distribution of Fe and Mn between Liquid Fe-Mn Oxysulfide and Molten Slag, Metallurgical Materials Trans. B, 43B (2012), pp. 1069-1077

Influence of Bottom Bubbling Rate on Formation of Metal Emulsion in Al-Cu alloy and Molten Salt System, ISIJ International, 52(2012), pp.1018-1025