KAT is specialised in consultations, lectures and training courses in the area of metals technology. Special topics are aluminium technology, solidification and casting of metals and process simulation.


´╗┐Professor Laurens Katgerman received his degree in Applied Physics fromt the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. From 1992 until 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 ten years in the aluminium industry at Alcoa (USA) and Alcan International (UK). He is an elected member of the 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). Laurens Katgerman has more than 200 ISI cited scientific publications and four patents.

With co-authors Prof. D.G. Eskin and Dr. M. Lalpoor, he was the recipient of the 2011 TMS Light Metals Subject Award.

From 2011 to 2014, Professor Katgerman was elected Vice-Chair of the COST Domain Committee Materials, Physics, and Nano Sciences (MPNS). In 2014 he has been conferred Fellow of the World Certification Institute.