Purdue Calumet graduate engineering student places first in international competition

A Purdue University Calumet engineering graduate student earned first place in an international competition at the recent Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Conference held at Atlanta, Ga.

Md Taifur Rahman of Dhaka, Bangladesh placed first in the Graduate Student Poster Contest for his research project titled, “Development and Application of Burden Distribution Model and Shaft Simulation Model for Blast Furnace.”

Rahman’s research was developed and advanced at Purdue Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. Research co-authors were classmates Dong Fu and Yan Chen and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Chenn Zhou.

“This award reflects the high quality of our students, of whom I am very proud,” Zhou said.

The student competition is held annually at the conference’s AISTech event. The AIST Conference arguably is the steel industry’s premier technology event and North America’s largest steel exposition. More than 6,500 steel professionals worldwide attended the conference.