Short biography

Gabriel Aeppli is Professor of Physics at the ETH Zurich and the EPF Lausanne. He is also head of the Photon Science Division at the Paul Scherrer Institute. His current research focuses on the implications of photon science for data technology and healthcare.

He received a doctorate in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, and spent most of his career in the private sector (NEC, Bell Laboratories and IBM), where he worked on a variety of subjects such as liquid crystals and magnetic data storage. He then co-founded and became director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, Quain Professor at University College London and also co-founded the Bio-Nano Consulting company. 

He is a consultant for many private and public organizations worldwide (in China, Australia, Europe and the USA) which deal with financing, evaluating and managing technology. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society (London) and has received many other awards, including the Mott Prize of the Institute of Physics in London and the Oliver Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society.

Gabriel Aeppli has been a member of the Swiss Science Council since 2016.

Paul Scherrer Institute
Prof. Dr. Gabriel Aeppli
Photon Science Division (PSD)
CH-5232 Villigen

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