Clean Steel Laboratory,
Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology, 
Pohang University of Science and Technology

In Clean Steel Laboratory (CSL) of Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology, we are aiming at contributing to our academic community and steel industry by carrying out research, education, and communication.  The main research area of interest is chemical metallurgy, including chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, and solidification.  The practical application area includes the pyrometallurgical process, in particular for steelmaking and continuous casting processes.     


  • Feb. 7, 2020
Mr. Yong-Jung Lee and Ms. Hae-Mi Hong received M.Sc. degress.  The commencement was unfortuntately postponed due to novel corona virus pandemic.  Mr. Lee has been working for POSCO, and Ms. Hong continuse her research in our laboratory as a researcher.
  • Jan. 16, 2020
Dr. Joo Choi, former Head of Technical Research Laboratories, POSCO, joined GIFT as a research professor, and now is working in CSL. Welcome to our laboratory!
  • Oct. 8, 2019
Our laboratory is now certified as one of "2019 Excellent Laboratories for Safety Control", by Ministry of Science and ICT, Rep. of Korea.
  • Sep. 11, 2019
Dr. Youn-Bae Kang and Dr. Joo-Hyeok Lee, Dr. Sung-Kwang Kim, alumnus of our laboratory, are recipients of  2019 Sawamura Award presented by ISIJ for their paper entitled "Oxidation of Ti Added ULC Steel by CO Gas Simulating Interfacial Reaction between the Steel and SEN during Continuous Casting".  This article was published in ISIJ International in 2018.
  • Aug. 12, 2019
Mr. Joo-Hyeok Lee and Mr. Young-Joon Park received Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees, respectively.  Dr. Joo-Hyeok Lee joined POSCO Technical Research Laboratories, and Mr. Young-Joon Park will continue his research with CSL as a researcher. 
  • Aug. 7, 2019
Dr. Youn-Bae Kang came back from his sabbatical stay at Polytechnique Montreal, Canada. 
  • Mar. 1, 2019
Dr. Youn-Bae Kang was chosen as one of 6 recipients of Key Reader Award 2018 in Metallurgical and Materials Transaction B, published jointly by TMS and ASM International.
  • Feb. 18, 2019
Mr. Jea-Bok Choi joined CSL. Mr. Yong-Min Cho continues to work as a researcher with us. Welcome! 
  • Feb. 8, 2019
Mr. Yong-Min Cho obtained his M.Sc. degrees.
  • Jan. 18, 2019
Mr. Dong-Hyun Kim won a bronze prize in Steel University Korea Challenge.
  • Aug. 1, 2018
Dr. Youn-Bae Kang started his sabbatical stay at CRCT (Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry) at Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada for 1 year.
  • Jul. 20, 2018
Mr. J00-Hyeok Lee won a participation prize in the poster competition of "The 12th Steel Science Forum", organized by Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, held in Pohang, Jul. 19-20, 2018.  Title of his presentation was "Influence of Oxygen Potential on Formation of Interfacial Product on Ti-bearing Al-killed Ultra Low Carbon Steel in Continuous Casting".
  • Jun. 15, 2018
Dr. Youn-Bae Kang, Mr. Joo-Hyoek Lee, Mr. Dong-Hyun Kim attended ICS 2018, held in Venecia, Italy.  Prof. Emeritus Hae-Geon Lee also attended from Australia (currently holds also an honorary professorship at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia). 

  • Feb. 27, 2018
Dr. Youn-Bae Kang visited Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanunivesitaet Leoben and met Prof. Christian Bernhard, Dr. Anrin Bhattacharyya, Dr. Peter Presoly and Mr. Michael Bernhard.   Future collaboration bewteen two research groups was discussed.
  • Feb. 19, 2018
Mr. Yong-Jung Lee and Ms. Hae-Mi Hong joined CSL. Mr. Dong-Hyun Kim continues to work as a researcher with us. Welcome! 
  • Feb. 9, 2018
Mr. Young-June Cho, and Mr. Dong-Hyun Kim obtained their M.Sc. degrees, respectively.
  • Oct. 10, 2017
Dr. Youn-Bae Kang and Dr. Sung-Hoon Jung, an alumni of our laboratory, received Marcus A. Grossmann Young Author Award presented by ASM International for their paper entitled "Simultaneous Evaporation of Cu and Sn from Liquid Steel".  This article was published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B in 2016.
  • Sep. 1, 2017
Mr. Young-Joon Park joined CSL. Welcome!
  • Jul. 18, 2017
Mr. J00-Hyeok Lee won a third place in the poster competition of "The 11th Steel Science Forum", organized by Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, held in Ansan, Jul. 17-18, 2017.  Title of his presentation was "Effect of Carbon Contents in Liquid Steel on Interfacial Reaction Between Ti-bearing Al-killed Steel and CO gas Generated from Nozzle Material for Continuous Casting".
  • Apr. 27, 2017
Mr. Young-June Cho won a poster award at Spring Meeting of Annual Conference of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, held in Changwon, Apr. 26-28, 2017.  Title of his presentation was "Chromium Distribution Behavior in Molten Pig Iron".
  • Feb. 21, 2017
Prof. H. Matsuura and his students from the University of Tokyo, Japan, visited us for research communications.
  • Feb. 19, 2017
Mr. Yong-Min Cho and Mr. Yong-Hwan Kim joined CSL. Welcome!
  • Feb. 16, 2017
A review article introducing research effort of GIFT was published by Dr. Hae-Geon Lee, in response to his appointment of the "Honorary Member" of ISIJ in 2016.  The article can be found at ISIJ website.
  • Feb. 10, 2017
Dr. In-Beom Park, Dr. Tae-In Chung, Mr. Eunhack Jang, Mr. Ho-Yeol Lee, and Mr. Fahmi Tafwidli obtained their Ph.D and M.Sc. degrees, respectively.
  • Oct. 27, 2016
Mr. Fahmi Tafwidli and Mr. Dong-Hyun Kim won second place in the "Steel Technology Solution and Idea Competition", organized by Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, held in Busan, Oct. 26-28, 2016.
  • July 8, 2016
Mr. In-Beom Park won second place in the poster competition of "Steel Science Forum", orgarnized by Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, held in Hongchun, Jul. 7-8, 2016.  Title of his presentation was "In-Situ X-Ray Fluoroscopic Observation for Motion of Bubbles in Liquid Fe-C and Fe-C-S for Correction of Drag Coefficient Used in Numerical Simulation".
  • Apr. 29, 2016
Mr. Fahmi Tafwidli won a poster award at Spring Meeting of Annual Conference of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, held in Kyungju, Apr. 27-29, 2016. Title of his presentation was "Kinetic Study of Cu Evaporation in Liquid Fe-Cu-C-S System".
  • Mar. 23, 2016
Dr. Hae-Geon Lee was appointed as "Honorary Member" of ISIJ, and a ceremony was held during the 171st ISIJ meeting at Tokyo University of Science on Mar, 23, 2016.

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