Eichler, Ralph, Prof. Dr.
Ralph Eichler obtained his doctorate in Physics from ETH Zurich. After being active as a researcher in the USA (Stanford University in California and LAMPF/Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility in Los Alamos/New Mexico) and Germany (DESY/German Electron Synchrotron, Hamburg), as well as at the Institute for Medium Energy Physics at ETH Zurich and as a project manager at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), he became a Professor of Physics at ETH Zurich in 1989. His scientific career then took him once again to DESY, this time as spokesman of the international collaboration H1, before he took on leading roles at PSI, firstly as Deputy Director from 1998 to 2002 and then as Director from 2002 to 2007. From September 2007 to December 2014 Ralph Eichler has been President of ETH Zurich.
Ralph Eichler is member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) and is Chairman of the Foundation 'Schweizer Jugend Forscht'. In addition, he is a member in the Board of Directors at Belenos Clean Power Holding Ltd. in Biel. He is member of the Venture Foundation and the Oberwolfach Stiftung. He is member of the Board of Councillors of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and member of the International Board of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).