Highlights from 50 years at R&D

Anniversary highlights

Over the past 50 years, ArcelorMittal Global Research and Development in East Chicago has achieved countless commendations and accomplishments to make steel safer, stronger and better. Read about some of these highlights by clicking on the links below.


ArcelorMittal advanced high strength steel development
team receives Northwest Indiana honorinnovation team

The ArcelorMittal advanced high-strength steel development team was inducted into the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana on October 20, 2016 for the development of new third generation advanced high-strength steel (3G AHSS).  

Collecting industry artifacts: Iron man preserves history

When you think of Global Research and Development, you picture state-of-the-art equipment and the newest, cutting edge technology, right?  Well, you might be surprised to learn that there are a few things on the second floor at R&D in East Chicago, Indiana, that are more than 2,000 years old. 

ArcelorMittal first to develop TL-5 rated steel median safety barrier

ArcelorMittal Global Research and Development, working in cooperation with US safety barrier manufacturer Gregory Industries, has developed a new, proprietary high-containment steel center median safety barrier for use in North America. 

ArcelorMittal team honored with AIST Best Paper AwardAIST Paper Award

A cross functional team comprised of employees from ArcelorMittal Global Research and Development East Chicago and ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor received the Association for Iron & Steel Technology's (AIST) 2017 Hot Sheet Rolling Best Paper Award. 

Engineer receives prestigious SME awardVikas Patel

Dr. Vikas Patel, research engineer, ArcelorMittal Global Research and Development East Chicago, is the recipient of the 2017 SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.  

R&D conservation efforts highlighted at industry gathering

ArcelorMittal hosted a meeting at our Global R&D facility in East Chicago, Indiana to address invasive species control programs on corporate and industrial properties. The meeting was coordinated by the Wildlife Habitat Council as part of a grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Coastal Program and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency.

Setting fireUsing fire to preserve dune and swale
Staff at ArcelorMittal Global Research and Development Center supervised a “prescription fire” to manage ten acres of globally rare dune and swale habitat on its East Chicago, Indiana campus