ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Christofer Hierold has been Professor of Micro and Nanosystems at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, since April 2002. Before, he was 12 years in industry, namely with Siemens and Infineon Technologies. At ETH Zurich he was Head and Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering from 2009 until 2011, and from 2011 until 2014, respectively. He was President of the ETH Zurich Strategy Commission. He held visiting scientist and visiting professor positions at MIT and at Stanford University, respectively, both in 2015. Christofer Hierold published more than 300 papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings (WoS) and he is author or co-author of more than 35 granted or published patents. At ETH Zurich, his research is focused on advanced microsystems and on nano-transducers. In 1990 he graduated from Technical University Munich (TUM) with a Dr.-Ing. Degree in Engineering Sciences. Christofer Hierold is one of the Vice-Presidents of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW, and IEEE Fellow.