Sedon Choo
Head of Technical Research Lab, POSCO, Korea

Sedon Choo has been the Senior Executive Vice President of POSCO since 2022 and is currently the head of Technical Research Lab. After graduating from Seoul National University (Metallurgy, BS) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Mat Sci. & Eng., MS & PhD) began working as a researcher at POSLAB (POSCO Technical Research Lab) in 1993. In 2003, he led the Thick-plate Design team in Marketing Division and in 2009 became Group Leader of Technical Planning Group. In 2011, he returned to POSLAB in Gwangyang as a Group Leader of Thin-plate Research Group and became the Head of Gwangyang Research Lab (Senior Vice President) in 2015. Later, he also served as the Head of Pohang Research Lab and became the Head (Executive Vice President) of Energy and Shipbuilding Steel Marketing Office in 2016. After working as the Head of Steel Solution Marketing Office in 2018 he is currently the Head of Steel Solution Research Lab in Incheon. He was awarded the official commendation from the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy in 2007. He was also awarded the Steel Technical Creative Award by POSCO in 2012 and Steel Technical Innovation Award in 2013. In 2014, he won the Technical Award from the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials.
Li Wang
Baosteel R&D Center, China

Li Wang, Ph.D, Chief Engineering Scientist at R&D institute of Baosteel, Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory of Development and Application Technology of Automotive Steels, focus on the research and development of automotive steel sheets for more than 30 years.
Yasunobu Nagataki
JFE Steel Corporation, Japan

Dr. Yasunobu NAGATAKI started his job at JFE Steel Corporation (former NKK) in 1989, as a researcher of high-strength steel sheets for automobile use. His R&D work had mainly focused on developing high-performance ultra-high-strength steel sheets to reduce automobile body weight as well as zinc coatings to them for the anti-corrosion, especially by galvannealing. His continuous interest had been how both excellent mechanical properties and superior anti-corrosion could be achieved when alloying elements were contained in the steel. He had studied abroad at Northwestern University in the U.S.A. as a visiting researcher to expand his metallurgical background from 1996 to 1998, and earned a doctor degree as his study related to the martensite structure of steels at Tohoku University in 2013. During 2015 to 2018, he had worked for the research departments of both sheet products and coated sheet products as a general manager. Since 2018 he had been the assistant director of Steel Research Laboratory for 4 years, and he is now Fellow, one Executive of JFE Steel Corporation.
Marga Zuijderwijk
Tata Steel, Netherlands

Marga Zuijderwijk is a Principal Researcher at Tata Steel, working on galvanizing Advanced High Strength Steels. She studied Geology at Utrecht University, specializing in deformation processes and Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM and EBSD). In 2002 she joined Tata Steel and worked in various projects for metallic coating development, AHSS surface characterization and line support for hot dip galvanizing. Since 2010 she is working on process control and gas-metal reactions for galvanizing. She was one of the “best paper” award winners in the online Galvatech Symposium 2021, which resulted in an invited speaker presentation at the Galvatech Highlight Symposium 2022 in Vienna.

We plan to arrange five plenary talks at the conference, one from each of China, EU, Japan, Korea, and North America.
Further information about the plenary speakers will be updated on this page.