Henry Baltes

Prof. em. Dr. Henry Baltes


Professor emeritus

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ORCID: 0000-0002-9014-9129


ETH Zürich
Henry Baltes
Chair in Micro and Nanosystems
CLA  G 10.3
Tannenstrasse 3
8092 Zürich

Organisations Professor Emeritus at the Department of Physics
Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Henry Baltes is Professor Emeritus of ETH Zurich affiliated with Micro and Nanosystems, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering. He was Professor of Physical Electronics at ETH Zurich and Director of the Physical Electronics Laboratory (PEL) from 1988 to 2006. In 2004 and 2005 he acted as start-up Chair of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of ETH Zurich located at Basel.

Prof. Baltes is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. He served on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the Search Committee of the Koerber Foundation, and the Advisory Committee of the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is a co-founder of the spin-off company SENSIRION.

Among his awards are the Koerber European Science Award, the Wilhelm Exner Medal of the Austrian Trade Association, and honorary doctor degrees of the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy, the University of Freiburg, Germany, and the University College London, UK. He also won the Swiss Technology Award, the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, and the 2016 IEEE EDS Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award.

In 2002/03 he was Visiting Scientist at the Ritsumeikan University, the University of Bologna, and the University of Freiburg. In 1996 he was Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the University of Waterloo. From 1991 to 1995 he served as Program Director of the Swiss National Priority Program LESIT for power electronics, systems, and information technology.

From 1983 to 1988 he held the Henry Marshall Tory Chair in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. From 1973 to 1982 he worked for a Swiss company and taught at EPF Lausanne. He received the degree of Doctor of Natural Science of ETH Zurich in Physics in 1971.

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