Prof. Dr. Thijs Defraeye

Senior scientist

Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles 

Department Materials Meet Life

Empa St. Gallen



Scientific activities
Education & Employment
  • 2014-present     Scientist at Empa - Lecturer at ETH Zürich - Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University (since 04/2018)
  • 2011-2014          Postdoctoral fellow (3-year grant of FWO Flanders) at MeBioS group (KU Leuven)
  • 2006-2011          PhD at the Laboratory of Building Physics (KU Leuven)
  • 2006                    Master in Civil Engineering (KU Leuven)
Lectures at ETH Zürich
  • Bachelor course Building Physics II: Moisture