Research Institute for Precious Metals and Metals Chemistry (fem), Katharinenstrasse 17, 73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Ulrich E. Klotz graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, as a Diploma Engineer in Physical Metallurgy and has a PhD in Materials Science from ETH Zürich, Switzerland. From 1999 to 2007 he worked at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) in Dübendorf, Switzerland. Since 2007 he is Head of the Department of Physical Metallurgy at the fem, Germany. His research interest includes process and alloy development by understanding the processing-microstructure-property relations. The focus is on investment casting, brazing and soldering and additive manufacturing of precious metals, copper and titanium alloys. His research has included computer simulation of casting processes, phase diagram determination and modelling as well as the measurement of thermophysical properties of liquid metals. He is author of numerous scientific papers and regular speaker at the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology. In 2010 and 2014 he received the Research Award and in 2013 and 2017 the Collaborative Research Award from the Santa Fe Symposium.