Dr. Pistorius is POSCO Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and co-director of Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and completed his Ph.D. in corrosion at the University of Cambridge in 1991. He was on staff with the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria, from 1991 to 2008 before joining CMU.
Pistorius’ research focuses on steel cleanliness, reaction kinetics, ironmaking and electrochemistry. In addition, as a member of the NextManufacturing Center, Pistorius studies porosity measurement and prediction in additively manufactured metal components.