Published: 04.03.11

ETH Board appoints new professors

Following the application by Ralph Eichler, President of ETH Zurich, the ETH Board has appointed the following individuals as full professors at ETH Zurich:

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(Photo: Peter Rüegg ETH Zurich)
(Photo: Peter Rüegg ETH Zurich)

Adam Caruso (*1962), currently partner at Caruso St John Architects LLP, London, UK, as Full Professor for Architecture and Construction. Adam Caruso has an outstan­ding international reputation thanks to eye-catching buildings such as the New Art Gallery in Walsall, the Brick House in London, and a blueprint for the Central Station city area in Zurich. These projects reflect his understanding of architecture, which builds on architectonic references and strives to achieve multifaceted associations.

Prof. Dr. Andrew de Mello (*1970), currently Professor of Chemical Nanosciences at Imperial College London, UK, as Full Professor for Biochemical Engineering. Andrew de Mello is one of the most productive international chemical engineers, and is a globally leading researcher in the interface area of microfluidics and medical diagnostics. His research focuses on applications from molecular biology (diagnostics) and nanoscale science.

PD Dr. Stephen J. Ferguson (*1968), currently private lecturer and Department Head of Biomechanics at the University of Berne, as Full Professor for Biomechanics. Stephen J. Ferguson is a leading expert in this specialist area of musculoskeletal biomechanics. Ferguson has developed innovative methods for treating diseased intervertebral disks with bioactive textile implants. His research interests encompass biomaterials, orthopaedic biomechanics and mechanobiology.

Prof. Dr. Ellen Kuhl (*1971), currently Associate Professor for Continuum and Computational Biomechanics at Stanford University, USA, as Full Professor for Mechanics. Ellen Kuhl is an outstanding scientist in the area of new modelling approaches in continuum mechanics. Interdisciplinary research at the interface of this area with medicine has enabled her to make substantial contributions to the modelling of biological tissue and organs, as well as the behaviour of the human heart.

Following the application by the President of ETH Zurich, Professor Ralph Eichler, the ETH Board has appointed the following person as an adjunct professor at ETH Zurich:

Dr. Mario Wüthrich (*1969), currently Research Associate and Lecturer in the RiskLab of the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich. Mario Wüthrich provides outstanding lecturing and research services in the area of actuarial mathematics. Thanks to his many years’ experience with an insurance group and as a board member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries, Wüthrich combines both practical and methodological knowledge in his actuarial research.

The ETH Board has acknowledged the resignation of the following professors at ETH Zurich:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Peter Burg (*1975), SNSF-sponsored Professor for Electronic Systems for Signal Processing, has become an Assistant Professor (tenure track) for Electrical and Electronic Engineering at EPFL with effect from January 2011.

Prof. Dr. Jürg Fröhlich (*1946), currently Full Professor for Theoretical Physics, will retire with effect from 30 July 2011. Fröhlich is a leading and multiple-award-winning theoretical physicist, whose main research interests are in quantum field theory, the quantum theory of systems with many degrees of freedom, statistical physics and the mathematical methods of theoretical physics. The ETH Board and ETH Zurich would both like to acknowledge his services.

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