Dr. Klaus Peters qualified as Doctor of Engineering in 1993 and as state doctorate (Habilitation) in 1998 (RWTH Aachen), started his industrial career with thyssenkrupp Steel Europe (tkSE). His senior experiences include production, sales, quality and R&D both on national and international level.
From 2011, Dr. Peters joined several working groups and committees of the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) and was in charge of international research projects and European funding of tk SE. He became in July 2015 Secretary General of ESTEP.
Amongst others, he is member of the Steel Advisory Group (SAG) of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) and Board member of the public-private partnership Processes4Planet. He is the Executive Director of the Horizon Europe Clean Steel Partnership. In 2021, ESTEP was again appointed as member of the High-Level Group on Energy Intensive Industries.
In the recent past, two major projects addressing the decarbonization of the EU steel sector were accomplished with strong involvement and contribution from ESTEP: LowCarbonFuture and Green Steel for Europe.