Professor Bruno C. De Cooman was selected as a 2015 Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Distinguished Member and Fellow. This award was established in 1975 to recognize an AIST member who has attained eminent distinction in advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel, and who has performed meritorious service to the Association. The AIST Awards and Recognition Program is an important aspect of the Association and its commitment to the iron and steel industry. Its purpose is to recognize, through peer review, the active leadership and significant contributions of individuals or companies to AIST and the global iron and steel industry. Only 0ne hundred members among the many members have been selected as an AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow in the last twenty years. Prof. De Cooman will receive this award at the AIST President’s Award Breakfast in May 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.