Ferrous, non-ferrous & aluminium metallurgy

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Professor Laurens Katgerman (1945) received his degree in Applied Physics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. From 1992 to 2010 he was Professor of Metallurgy and Head of the Department of Light Metals Processing at Delft University of Technology. Before joining Delft University he worked for more than 10 years in the aluminium industry (Alcoa, and Alcan International) in the USA and the UK. He is an elected member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities) since 1993.

As of January 2010 Katgerman formerly retired from Delft University to continue, as emeritus professor and director of his consultancy company K.A.T. (Katgerman Aluminium Technology).

Professor Laurens Katgerman has supervised 34 PhD projects of which 31 are completed in 2013 and 3 are on-going. In addition he has more than 200 ISI cited papers and publications and has a Hirsch (h) - factor 24.

With co-authors Prof. D.G. Eskin and Dr. M. Lalpoor, Prof. Katgerman was the recipient of the 2011 TMS Light Metals Subject Award. In September 2011, he was elected Vice-Chair of the COST Domain Committee Materials, Physics, and Nano Sciences (MPNS).

Current External Functions Professor Laurens Katgerman

• Elected Member Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities) Haarlem (1993-)

• Chairman Jury European Aluminium Award, Dusseldorf, Germany (2002-)

• National Delegate & Vice-Chair COST Domain Committee Materials, Physics & Nano Sciences (2006-)

• Chairman & President BONIJM Foundation (2006-)

• Editorial Advisory Board Encyclopaedia of Aluminium and Its Alloys (2012-)

• Scientific Committee MCWASP XIV: Modeling of Casting, Welding and Advanced Solidification Processes, Awaji Island, Japan (2015) (2013)

• International Engineering and Computer Science Panel of the Latvian Research Assessment Exercise (2013)

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