Rizwan Janjua

Head of technology

World Steel Association

Dr. Rizwan Janjua holds PhD in material sciences from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. He joined the steel industry in 2002 and has been involved in process technology, energy efficiency, process yield and asset reliability. He is head of technology at the World Steel Association and is responsible for leading worldsteel’s activities in the field of technology, energy efficiency, and CO2 breakthrough.

He is secretary to the worldsteel Technology Committee (TECO), CO2 Breakthrough Programme and leads the ‘StepUp’ programme which is aimed at improvements in mill operations to efficiency levels commensurate with the steel industry’s top performers for emissions and energy intensity using existing proven installed technology and best practices.

He led the flagship project ‘Premature Wear of Copper Staves in Blast Furnaces’, investigating ways of extending the campaign-life of blast furnaces by minimising stave wear – the outcomes are highly acclaimed and frequently cited in publications.

He has represented the steel industry in technical discussions on energy and climate change at IEA, IRENA and OECD and reviewed several technical reports.

Rizwan Janjua will be speaking at the following sessions.

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