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Escola de Minas/UFOP

Update time:2023-05-10 10:32

Presentation title: Use of biogas to reduce the emission of GHG for Steel production

Graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1975), Gold Medal Alcindo Vieira Award, Master in Metallurgical and Mining Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1978) and PhD in Metallurgy from the Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule/Aachen (1991). 

He worked as a researcher at Acesita from 1975 to 1984, as a researcher and Head of Technical Steel Service at Mannesmann from 1984 to 1993. He collaborated at the Fluminense Federal University, in Volta Redonda, between 1993 and 1995, as a Visiting Professor, in the implementation of the Excellence program in Iron and Steelmaking, through its graduate program in metallurgy. He was an advisor to CA-TEC: Chamber of Engineering and Architecture of the Research Support Foundation of the State of Minas Gerais between 2001 and 2005 and Director of the Minas Gerais regional office of the Brazilian Association of Metallurgy and Materials between 1996 and 2001. 

He was awarded three times in the Student Contest in the USA, in 2009, in St Louis, for the third best contribution in this section and in 2011, in Indianapolis, for the second best contribution also in the same section and in 2014, in Indianapolis, for the third best contribution in the area of biomass. 

He has coordinated more than 80 research and development projects and presented more than 300 technical contributions to national and international seminars, national and international indexed journals. He has already been awarded eight times in works presented for his excellence in Brazil, respectively in 1995, 1996, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2022, for papers; in the area of materials, iron ore, blast furnaces, energy, reduction and agglomeration of ores, innovation and the environment.

He was also honored by the United Nations Development Program-UNDP for CT in Sustainable Steelmaking. 

He is Full Professor at the Federal University of Ouro Preto since 1994, Honorary Professor at Hebei Technology University, Tangshan (China). Permanent Professor at REDEMAT (UEMG/UFOP) since 1996; Collaborating Professor at FIMAT (Materials Science), UFOP, since 2015. He is an Inviting Prof. at TarSU (Taraz State University ) in Kazakhstan, since 2019. In addition to being a researcher in Energy, Iron and Steel Manufacturing, Environment and Quality. CNPq researcher. He has experience in the area of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, with emphasis on Extractive Metallurgy, working mainly on the following subjects: steel: reduction and refining, injection of pulverized materials, development of new materials, environment, projects to improve quality and increase of productivity.


He is a Council member of EcoEnviroX. Reviewer of the magazine Tecnologia em Metalurgia, Materials and Mining. Associate Editor of REM. Ad-hoc consultant at USP: Escola Politécnica. Coordinator of the Steel, Energy and Environment Nucleus at the UFOP School of Mines. Director of ABM: Brazilian Association of Metallurgy, Mining and Materials, 2013. Member of the Board of ABM, 2015, 2017 and 2019. President of the Board of REDEMAT (2013-2017). Assistant expert in legal and administrative proceedings of the state and federal government, in his area of competence. Participated in selection contests for professors at USP, UFRGS, UFOP and CEFET-MG. He has participated in competitions at the India / Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, as well as in the evaluation of a doctoral board in Australia. He has already supervised more than ten doctors and thirty-seven masters, in addition to having supervised more than 5 post-doctors. In his honor, the Assis International Symposium is being organized by Dr. Florian Kongoli in Panama, in November 2023 Status: May 2023.
Important Dates

Preliminary Technical Program

August 15, 2023

Conference Registration

September 4, 2023

Conference Date

September 5-6, 2023

Post Technical-Visit

September 7, 2023