Guillaume Kroll, inventor of titanium production
Guillaume Kroll was probably the best-known citizen of the city of Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg. The country’s second-largest city has achieved reputation and prosperity through the mining and processing of iron and steel. In the late 1930s, Guillaume Kroll developed a process for producing titanium, the Kroll process named after him.
The school in Esch-sur-Alzette is named in the spirit of this inventor, who has been awarded several honorary doctorates. Who knows, perhaps the use of the new automation system will also awaken the spirit of research in one or two students at the Lycée Guillaume Kroll.