Keith Brimacombe strongly believed in transferring to the shop floor technical knowledge gained from both academic and industrial research. He worked tirelessly to apply research results in a way that favorably impacts quality and/or productivity in our industry.
In recognition of Keith’s fervent passion, the Brimacombe Continuous Casting Course has established a Course Award equivalent to CD$1,000. This Award is to be presented annually to the author(s) of an article (a paper or write-up) that in the opinion of the Course Instructors best describes an example of technical information acquired or discussed in the Course and then subsequently applied on the shop floor for the betterment of quality and/or productivity.
Guidelines for Consideration of the Award
Email the write-up as an attached pdf file to
THE BRIMACOMBE CONTINUOUS CASTING COURSE AWARD – 2014
The Brimacombe Continuous Casting Course is pleased to present the 2014 Course Award to Jackie Leung, Researcher - Primary Processing at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc., Global Research and Development, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Jackie attended the Course in 2013 and subsequently submitted a paper entitled “Breakout Investigation at ArcelorMittal Dofasco #2 Continuous Caster.” He felt that information from the Course was instrumental in understanding the mechanism of the breakout event.
Jackie Leung graduated with a Master degree in Materials Engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton, with a focus on solidification. Previous to that, he earned a Bachelor degree in Materials Engineering and Management, also from McMaster.
He currently works at ArcelorMittal Dofasco as a researcher in the area of steelmaking and continuous casting. His primary work involves improving slab quality and increasing strand casting speed. Prior to joining ArcelorMittal, Jackie worked as a process engineer at Silicor Materials – a company that purified and cast silicon metal for the photovoltaic industry.
The Course Instructors join in congratulating Jackie Leung for winning the 2014 Course Award!