Full Name
Dr. Rizwan Janjua
Job Title
Head of Technology
World Steel Association
Speaker Bio
Dr. Janjua holds Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dalarna, Sweden and 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, recycling, process yield and maintenance & reliability. He is Head of Technology at World Steel Association and is responsible for leading worldsteel’s activities in the field of technology, manufacturing excellence, expert groups and benchmarking systems.

He is secretary to the worldsteel Technology Committee (TECO), CO2 Breakthrough Programme and leads the Step Up 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 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.
Dr. Rizwan Janjua