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Mick Steeper

Chair at Iron & Steel Society, IoM3

Mick Steeper has worked in metals processing technology companies, first in projects and latterly in R+D, for most of his career. His main expertise is in steel rolling, and straddles the boundaries of mechanical engineering, process control and metallurgy. Among his employers was Siemens Metals Technologies (2005-2014) throughout which time Industrie 4.0 was a significant and evolving research field. Mick now works as an independent industrial technology consultant.

Professionally, Mick is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and has recently completed his tenure as chair of the Iron and Steel Society having been an active member of the Division’s Technical Committee and latterly its Board since the 1990s. He has also chaired the Institute’s Rolling Committee and oversaw its transition to today’s Bulk Metalforming Committee, in which form it now also covers forging and extrusion.

Mick is a member of the EPSRC’s “Manufacturing the Future” Strategic Advisory Team and has previously served on a variety of its SATs. He is also a member of the Strategic Facilities Advisory Board of the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. He graduated in Physics from the University of Oxford and now lives in Sheffield.


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