Biological Transformation of Manufacturing

Prof. Dr. Ingo Burgert

ETH Zürich

Personal Statement

"A biological transformation of manufacturing should involve two concerted key concepts, which are the use of renewable materials and their optimization and functionalization based on bio-inspired technologies."

Work experience

Since 10/2011:Chair of Wood Materials Science, Institute for Building Materials, D-BAUG, ETH-Zurich; Research group at ETH and at Empa, Applied Wood Materials Laboratory, Dübendorf
11/2003 – 09/2011:Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials - Research group leader “Plant Biomechanics and Biomimetics”
11/2000 – 10/2003:Institute of Physics and Materials Science, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria – Postdoctoral research, including participation in „Wood K plus“
01/1996 – 10/2000:Institute for Wood Biology, University of Hamburg; in between stipend by the University of Hamburg and interim leave of absence 07-08/2000 Monbusho Research Fellowship, University of Nagoya, Japan

Course of studies

1996 – 2000:Doctoral thesis at the University of Hamburg, Germany
1990 – 1995:Wood Science and Technology studies, University of Hamburg