Head of Primary and EAF decarbonization - Global R&D Spain

Dr. Asier Vicente received the BEng degree on civil engineering in 2002 and in 2007 he received the MEng degree on Material engineering with Honors from the School of engineering of Bilbao and the MSc degree on industrial technologies by UNED in 2016 and in 2020 he got a PhD on his work “New methods for Ferrous Raw Materials Characterization in Electric Steelmaking”.

In 2002 he started at ArcelorMittal Sestao as steel mill shift manager. and in 2010 he moved to ArcelorMittal Basque Country R&D center, developing his work as principal investigator in the Electric steelmaking and Raw Materials characterization areas leading numerous projects in this field. In 2022, he took the lead of the primary and EAF decarbonization Area in Global R&D Spain organization.

He also has the role of worldwide coordinator of the Electric Arc Furnace Global R&D program.