A research institute specializing in Materials Science

Advanced Metals Division

Advanced Metals Division

Head of Division 'Kim, Hyoung-wook'
Head of Division
Kim, Hyoung-wook
Department of Steels

Department of Steels is focusing our efforts to create innovative technical solutions for the development of high value-added steels in cooperations with steelmaking companies as well as research institutes. With the goal of promoting cutting-edge technologies, the research works performed at Department of Steels cover the important area of steel research to achieve the optimization of alloy design, process/property control, and precision analysis technologies.

Department of Titanium

Titanium is a key material in the energy, power generation, defense, aerospace, and medical industries. Titanium department is focusing our efforts to self-reliance and high value-added titanium materials that depend on 90% overseas, and developing titanium parts manufacturing technology using carbon-reducing titanium scrap recycling technology.

Department of Aluminum

Aluminum Department is in charge of conducting research and development on aluminum alloys and their optimized applications to vehicle materials to improve fuel efficiency and driving performance. The research area focused in the department is development of high-performance aluminum alloys covering the fields of alloy design, microstructure control, low-cost energy-efficient processing, and fabrication techniques.

Department of Magnesium

Department of Magnesium has been developing key technologies for high-performance and high value-added magnesium (Mg) alloys as the lightest structural metal. We focus on the development of alloy design and manufacturing process technologies such as non-flammable and stainless materials, high-strength materials for casting and extrusion, high-formability sheets, and biodegradable metals. Through this, we strengthen cooperation with various domestic and foreign institutions and companies for practical applications and promotion of Mg material and parts industry.