Keynote Speakers

Greg Ludkovsky, ArcelorMittal

Gregory Ludkovsky
Vice President, Head of research and development

Gregory started his career in Russia as a researcher in the field of solid state physics. In 1979, he was hired by East Chicago, Indiana, Research Laboratory operated by the Inland Steel Company, which was purchased by Mittal Steel in 1998.

Mr Ludkovsky progressed through the research and development (R&D) department to become vice president of R&D in 1995. In 1998, he was named chief technology officer for Ispat International and, later, for Mittal Steel Company. He later became vice president of global R&D for ArcelorMittal.

He holds two dozen patents and is an author of numerous publications in the field of physical metallurgy.

Keynote: "Reinventing steel in a world of disruption"
June 20, 9:20am
Scala 3/4

Hans Bodo Lüngen, Steel Institute VDEh

Dr.-Ing. Hans Bodo Lüngen
Executive Member of the Managing Board
Steel Institute VDEh

Study of metallurgy at Technical University Aachen Germany.
Since 1 March 1985 with Steel Institute VDEh.
1987 appointed manager of the iron making department.
December 1990 Dr.-Ing. Thesis at Technical University Aachen with the field sintering of iron ores.
January 1996 appointed deputy senior manager of the metallurgy department.
February 2001 appointed senior manager of the metallurgy department.
March 2003 appointed senior manager team production including metallurgy, metal forming and plant technology department.
April 2008 appointed director technology
November 2019 appointed Executive Member of the Managing Board

Member of the Executive Committee B1 “Iron Ore Reduction” of the European Commission for Coal and Steel” since 1985 and since 2006 chairman of the successor Executive Committee TGS1 of the EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel.

More than 300 publications in technical journals, conference proceedings and books in the field of iron and steel making.

Keynote: "CO2 mitigation in steel production and by steel application"
June 20, 10:20am
Scala 3/4