Patrick van Hemert PhD


Engineering Specialist Refractories, Tata Steel Europe

Patrick van Hemert has been working as an Engineering Specialist Refractories at Tata Steel Europe for 13 months.

After his PhD, and a post-doc, at Delft's Applied Earth Sciences, he decided he preferred to work in an industrial setting where he could focus on solving practical technical challenges related to improving existing factories with demanding chemical and physical conditions.

Currently, he is mainly working on two projects: The replacement of Ovenwalls of the coke gas plant battery and the improvement of the refractory design of HISarna, a new method for primary steel making.

Patrick van Hemert participated in the speeddate session of the PCDI Retreat 2014 STEM.