Professor Brian Monaghan

Professor Brian Monaghan has been an active lecturer and researcher in materials engineering at the University of Wollongong (UOW) for more than 10 years.He is a pyrometallurgist who believes passionately that if the sustainability, energy, and greenhouse gas challenges currently facing the planet are to be addressed, we need strong engagement from the engineering and scientific communities. His expertise lies in the kinetics and thermodynamics of high temperature metals processing. He is the Director of the Engineering Materials Strength at UOW as well as leader of the UOW PYRO Group.Within the Steel Research Hub (SRH), he is a member of the Research Management Committee, providing leadership to the Sustainable Steel Manufacturing Program, as well as being actively involved in several projects, including:

  • - Obtaining Value from Steel Plant Waste

  • - The effect of Ti on the kinetics of phosphorous removal during BOS steelmaking

  • - Effect of Retained BOS Slag on Refractory Wear

  • -The Effects of Minerals on Coke Structure
    -The Kinetics of Coke Analogue Reactivity

  • -3D Characterization of Coke

  • -Gaseous Iron Reduction

  • -Effect of Slag Structure on Interfacial Tension

  • -Phosphorous Partitioning in Slags

  • -CaO/Al2O3 Ratio Effects on Interfacial Tension of Slags

  • -Evaluation of the Productivity Limits in the Blast Furnace Lower Zone