Our Partners

Australian Research Council

The ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing acknowledges generous support from the Australian Research Council through its Industrial Transformation Research Program, which offers a suite of funding schemes attractive to both university-based researchers and industries.

The ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing, which was awarded $5M under the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme (maximum amount of funding available), has the following objectives:

1. To encourage collaborative Research and Development projects to address challenging industry issues solved through innovative research relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities;

2. To attract investment from the global and international business community by underpinning internationally-recognised excellence of Australian universities and their industry partners; and3. leverage private and international investment in targeted industry sectors.

Find out more about the ARC and its programs


BlueScope, an iconic Australian Steelmaker and cornerstone industry partner, is contributing $5M cash and over $5M in-kind to the research program.BlueScope has a long-term commitment to supporting steel manufacturing and product R&D in Australia, and a strong record of achievements arising from a range of government, academic and industrial collaborations. With the Steel Research Hub, BlueScope will continue in this tradition and its researchers are actively participating in research activities across all four programs of the Steel Research Hub.

University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.

UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we make a strong and connected presence in our communities.

We are a young and vibrant University with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environment’s and our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

Australian Steel Institute

The Australian Steel Institute (ASI), Australia’s peak steel industry association, represents approximately 1700 members, including hundreds of Small to Medium Enterprises (SME's) across the entire value chain. ASI’s link to Program B - Market-Focused Product Innovation is clear. As a broad member-based group, ASI provides a key mechanism for facilitating downstream SMEs in the building component design and manufacturing fields to engage with the key upstream manufacturers along with the innovation and research sectors. ASI will provide a coordinated response and dissemination channel for the research undertaken in the Hub.


Bisalloy, Australia’s only manufacturer of Quenched and Tempered (Q&T) steels, with 30 years experience supplying quality steels. With its involvement in the Steel Research Hub, Bisalloy continues and strengthens its longstanding collaborations with both UOW and BlueScope. With contributions in Program B – Market-Focused Product Innovations, Bisalloy will work collaboratively towards improved high strength hot rolled products, allowing it to continue to support Australian and global companies servicing the mining, building, infrastructure and defence industries.

COX Architecture

Cox Architecture, Australia’s premier architectural firm, has a long history of steel structure design and construction. Building on the highly successful collaboration with UOW and BlueScope that delivered the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at UOW’s Innovation Campus, Cox Architecture will contribute to Program B – Market-Focused Product Innovation. As industry leaders in innovative steel structures and buildings, Cox Architecture bring invaluable expertise to projects focused on increasing steel intensity in medium-rise Australian buildings.


Lysaght bring world leading capability in the evaluation of hail and cyclonic impact, wind uplift and water penetration performance of steel building products. Their world-class testing facilities and expert advice ensure that products developed within Program B are suitable for market.

Liberty OneSteel

OneSteel, Australia’s premier long steel product manufacturer, is contributing $300K cash to the program. OneSteel’s membership of, and support for, the Steel Research Hub is testament to the company’s desire to build a foundation for ongoing collaboration, not only with Australian Universities, but also with BlueScope, to boost its competitiveness. Researchers based at the Whyalla Steelworks, which is the engine room of OneSteel’s business, will contribute to projects in Program D – Sustainable Steel Manufacturing.



Stockland, Australia's largest diversified property group, develops, owns and manages retail centres, business parks, logistics centres, office buildings, residential communities and retirement living villages. Joining the Hub within Program B – Market-focused Product Innovation, Stockland will contribute their wealth of knowledge of the Australian building industry.


ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, it is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. ArcelorMittal is present in 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in 18 countries.

RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

Monash University

Monash University is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world’s top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change.

In under 60 years, we’ve grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines. With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia, and over 100 international partners, we’re making a difference on a global scale.

Swinburne University

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. A desire to innovate and bring about positive change motivates our students and staff. The result is in an institution that grows and evolves each year.

Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our commitment to high-quality teaching and research and graduate outcomes.

University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our degree programs are internationally recognised. Our research is world-class and diverse and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.