Dr. Peter Richner
- Deputy Director Empa
- Head of Department "Engineering Sciences"
- Head of Research Focus Area "Built Environment" (jointly with Mateusz Wyrzykoswski)
- Strategic Responsibilty for NEST
Area of Expertise
Energy-efficient Buildings, Knowledge and Technology Transfer for the Construction Sector
Membership in National and International Committees
- Advisory Board "Energy" Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM), Germany, head of Advisory Board
- Advisory Board Lucerne University of Applied Science (HSLU), Department of Engineering and Architecture
- Expert Committee "Energy" Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (sia), Vice-President
- International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM), Former President (2009-2012)
- European Network of Building Research Institutes (ENBRI), Member of the Board
- Energy Cluster Switzerland, Vice President of the Board
- American Concrete Institute (ACI)
- Professional Career
- 2002 – present Empa, Head of Department "Engineering Sciences"
- 2000 – 2001 Empa, Member of the Directorate of Empa Dübendorf
- 1995 – 2000 Empa, Head of the Laboratory for Corrosion and Surface Protection
- 1990 – 1995 Empa, Head of the Group for Plasma-Source Mass Spectrometry
- 1989 – 1990 Indiana University, Postdoc funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation with Prof. Dr. G. M. Hieftje, Department of Chemistry, "Tandem-Source Plasma Mass Spectrometry"
- 2002 – 2004 EMBA at University of St Gall
- 1985 – 1989 PhD in Chemistry at ETH Zurich with Prof. Dr. B. Magyar "Fundamentals, Mechanism and Application of the Adsorption Polarography of Molybdenum(VI)"
- 1979 – 1984 Diploma in Chemistry at ETH Zurch
Buildings, roads, railways, supply and disposal networks and much more: The entire Swiss built environment is as complex as its challenges for the future – due to climate change, natural hazards, population growth and other factors. Where to start? With which priorities? An expert group has now launched an initiative for an overall view – and is thus giving new impetus for research and practice.