Herman ten Kate is an Applied Physics Engineer educated and trained at the University of Twente. He is an expert on Superconductivity and its Applications in magnet and energy systems.
Since 1996 he works at CERN as senior staff in the physics department. He is the ATLAS Magnet System Project Leader and in addition, is accepting responsibilities for design, construction and operation of other detector magnets as well.
In particular he is coordinating the R&D and Design Activities for detector magnets at experiments in future accelerators like the proposed Future Circular Collider at CERN. He is teaching Superconductivity and Applications in Magnet Systems in master classes at various universities and schools.