Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Bertrand de Lamberterie
Bertrand de Lamberterie was born in 1951. After finishing High School studies at the Ecole Centrale de Paris in France, he joined the French Institute of Steel Research -IRSID- in 1975 as researcher in the department “Thermics”. From 1980 to 1990, he was a process engineer in the hot strip mill area in the Usinor Group (Fos sur Mer and Florange). From 1990 to 1998 he was head of the rolling and forming Department at IRSID. From 1999 to 2009, he hold the position of the Technical Director in the Usinor Group, then Arcelor Group, then ArcelorMittal Group, Flat Carbon Europe .
Since 2010 he is Secretary General of ESTEP, the European Steel Technology Platform.
10 years of progress in research and development for the European Steel industry within the RFCS ( Research Fund for Coal and Steel )
The RFCS started in 2003, succeeding to 50 years of ECSC ( the European Coal and Steel Community treaty). Over the period 2003-2010, 166 projects were carried out within the steel sector. 47% in new and improved steelmaking techniques, 40% in RTD of steel utilization, and 13% for transverse topics such as environment and working conditions. Around 40 new projects are funded per year for a period of 3 years, with an average of 1million euros funding per project. These projects showed an intensive cooperation of steel producers , research institutions and steel users at an European level . 9 Technical Groups, composed of European experts monitor the ongoing projects, and evaluate the final results. The main achievements are the capitalization of new scientific knowledges, technical improvements and the development of new steel applications . In most of the cases, the results are exploited at beneficiary levels, but also at the steel sector level.10 years of progress in research and development for the European Steel industry within the RFCS