In Honor of Nobel Laureate Dr. Avram Hershko

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Featuring many Nobel Laureates and other Distinguished Guests


On Advanced Sustainable Iron & Steel Making (10th Intl. Symp.)

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This major symposium is in honor of the distinguished work and lifetime achievements of Mr. Sergio Leite, BSc, MSc, a very well-known professional with deep rooted impact in Advanced Sustainable Iron & Steel Making.

Sergio Leite de Andrade is an established professional in the field of metallurgy and materials, with a career spanning more than 50 years at Usiminas, where he has held several executive and management positions. With a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from UFRJ and a Master's Degree from UFMG, Sergio has a solid academic background and practical experience that qualify him as an authority in the steel sector.

In addition to his work at Usiminas, Sergio Leite is also recognized for his contribution to the sector through his participation in organizations such as the Brazilian Steel Institute, ABM and FIEMG, where he has held prominent positions and made significant contributions to the development and strengthening of the steel industry in Brazil. His technical expertise and leadership are widely recognized, reflected in more than 60 published technical papers and his work as a speaker at national and international events.

As Chairman of the Board of Directors of Usiminas and “Mineração Usiminas” MUSA, Sergio Leite has clearly demonstrated his leadership and strategic vision, guiding the company through a process of revitalization and growth. His commitment to quality, innovation and sustainability are all hallmarks of his management, which has contributed significantly to the advancement of the country´s steel industry.

We are pleased to invite you to actively participate in this event in honor of Sergio Leite de Andrade, where his contributions and achievements will be celebrated and discussed in an environment of collaboration and learning. We look forward to welcoming you to SIPS in Crete, Greece from October 20 to 24, 2024. Together, we will be able to share knowledge, experiences and perspectives for the future of the steel and materials industry in Brazil and around the world.

A round table discussion open to everyone interested will be organized during the symposium. This will allow high level representatives of various industries, technologies, and academic disciplines to discuss and debate freely, without reservations, all topics of this symposium and identify possible research and development pathways towards a future industry with increased sustainability. Click here for a description of the topics of the symposium and the round table.

You are cordially invited to actively participate in this symposium by submitting and presenting a paper, or by attending the round table. We look forward to meeting you at the 2024 SIPS summit in Crete.

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Dr. Florian Kongoli
FLOGEN Technologies
Canada, [Bio]
Dr. Paulo Assis
UFOP, Ouro Preto
Brazil, [Bio]
Mr. Rodrigo Alvarenga Vilela, MBA
Brazil, [Bio]
Dr. Jose Adilson de Castro
Metallurgical Engineer
UFF - Federal Fluminense U.
Brazil, [Bio]
MGM Chair Professor
India, [Bio]
Dr. Wilson Ferreira Santos Jr.
Lawyer, Accountant, Independent Auditor and Business Consultant

Brazil, [Bio]
Dr. GS Mahobia
Associate Professor
Indian Inst. of Technology (Banaras Hindu U.)
India, [Bio]
Dr. Tateo Usui
Emeritus Professor
Osaka U.
Japan, [Bio]