Professor Martin Ackermann, designated Director of Eawag and Professor at ETH Zurich, has been appointed Professor of Microbial Systems Ecology in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL.
Martin Ackermann's (*1971) research focuses on the biology and ecology of bacteria in the environment. Alongside his professorship at ETH Zurich, he spent ten years as head of a 50-person strong research department at the aquatic research institute Eawag that is a leading centre for solution-oriented research in the field of Aquatic Microbiology. He also served from April to July 2020 as Vice-Chair of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force, and from August 2020 to August 2021 as Chair.
The Federal Council has appointed Martin Ackermann to succeed Janet Hering as Director of Eawag. He will take up his post on 1 January 2023. A joint professorship at ETH Zurich and EPFL is attached to this role.
Cover picture: Martin Ackermann is appointed Full Professor of Microbial Systems Ecology at EPFL. (Photo: Eawag)