The Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center


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Next PSMRC Meeting

Our Next PSMRC Industry Review Meeting will be held in Havener Center at Missouri S&T on Wednesday May 1 ,  2019, and the IAB Board Meeting will be held on the morning of Thursday May 2, 2019.  The MSE department senior design project presentations will be held on the afternoon of May 2nd.


Greetings and welcome to the Members’ site for the Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center (PSMRC).  

Project List

New Projects

  • Mold Flux Reaction Suppression in Steels with Reactive Elements
  • High Temperature Sapphire Optical Fiber Temperature & Strain Measurement

Current Projects

  • Centerline Segregation and Hot Ductility
  • Steel Interactions with Glazed Refractories and Tundish Linings
  • Peritectic Behavior Measurement and Prediction
  • Scale Formation and Removal
  • Hot Working Process Optimization
  • Non-Metallic Inclusion Engineering
  • Microstructure & Inclusion Effects on Machinability
  • Next Generation Slag Line Refractories

Past Projects

  • Grain Refinement of Austenitic Grades & Low Alloy Carbon Steels
  • Hot Working Modeling of Rods and Beams
  • 3rd Generation Advanced High Strength Steel
  • Reduced Nozzle Clogging & Bias Flow
  • Mold Flux Crystalline Film Behavior
  • Reducing C Pick-up from the Ladle in ULC/IF Steel

If you are a PSMRC member and would like to gain access to the website please contact Denise Eddings at .   To access member only areas of this website, click on the log-in link on the lower right part of this page and enter your username and password.

If you are not a member, but would like to learn more about the PSMRC, please contact:

Dr. Ronald J. OMalley
Iverson Chair Professor & Director PSMRC
Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Office: 573 341-7683

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The PSMRC is an industry funded consortium of steel producers, suppliers and Missouri S&T investigators that support research in steel manufacturing at Missouri S&T. The mission of the PSMRC is to advance the state of knowledge in steel manufacturing through research, education and application to benefit our industry partners, the greater steel manufacturing industry and our students while also providing our students the education and skills needed to be future leaders in the industry.