Manuel Vázquez, a Mechanical Engineering student from the University of Cádiz, received this morning the Third Acerinox Award for his research “Finite element simulation of the duplex stainless steel lamination process”.
The Chancellor of the University of Cádiz, Eduardo González, Acerinox Chief Executive Officer, Bernando Velázquez, and Acerinox Europa Director, Antonio Moreno, granted him the award during an event organized in the Hall of the School of Engineering of Puerto Real (Cádiz).
During his speech, the Acerinox CEO congratulated Mr. Vázquez for his work and highlighted how it “consists of a clear example of collaboration between the university and businesses, embodied in this case by Titania. This kind of collaborations can only but increase and we encourage all the attending companies to bet for this formula as well”.
Mr. Velázquez mentioned how “investing in the future is among the most rewarding actions for a company and students play a key role in it. In the universities there are the talented of tomorrow, those who will solve the problems of society and they only need an opportunity. In Acerinox we are willing to give them one”.
During the event there was also a special mention made of the other five finalists of this Third Edition of the Acerinox Awards: Ana Isabel Mateos (University of Valladolid); Francisco J. A. Arbesú (University of Oviedo); Gonzalo Canosa (Polytechnic University of Madrid); Ignacio Eguía (University of La Rioja) and Jesús Matoso (University of Cádiz-Algeciras).
The Acerinox Awards, organized by Cedinox (the association for the development and research of stainless steel) is provided with 3.000 euros and covers five categories, pursuing that students devote their end of degree and master projects (or other projects alike) to the research of stainless steel in order to enhance the knowledge of its applications among young architects and engineers.
The Acerinox Group is the most global producer of stainless steel thanks to its six factories, from which three are integrated, distributed along four continents: Europe, America, Africa and Asia. The Group commercializes its products in 86 countries.