The ETH Board just appointed eight new professors at ETH Zurich, among them physicist Steven Johnson of the Institute for Quantum Electronics.
The new professors were appointed as part of the ETH-Board meeting of 5 and 6 July 2017, in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella.
Professor Steven Lee Johnson (*1975), currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, was appointed Associate Professor of Physics. Steven Johnson’s research focuses on ultrafast processes in materials whose properties derive from strongly correlated electrons. His work in this area includes developing time-resolved measurement methods which use X-rays, and investigating phase transitions of properties of matter in disequilibrium, both in solid state physics and in selected chemical systems. By appointing Steven Johnson as an Associate Professor, ETHZurich is strengthening the links between the Department of Physics and the PSI, which is funding 50% of the professorship.