Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona

Current Position

  • CEO Empa
  • Professor at ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne
  • Member ETH Board

Area of Expertise
Photonics, surface physics, nanotechnology
Memberships and Mandates in National and International Societies / Boards

  • Swiss and European Physical Society, Member
  • Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, Member
  • glatec Technology Center, Förderverein, Dübendorf, President
  • Foundation Board Innovation Park Zurich, Member
  • Foundation Board Technopark Zurich, Member
  • Advisory Board Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany, Member
  • Scientific Advisory Board, CSEM, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Member
  • Advisory Board Balgrist Association
  • Steering Committee Digital Switzerland Association, Member
  • Comet Group, Flamatt, Switzerland, Member Board of Directors
  • Bobst Group, Mex, Switzerland, Member Board of Directors
  • Innovation Park Ost, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Member Board of Directors

Curriculum Vitae

  • Professional Career
    • since 2009 CEO Empa
    • 2008 – 2009 IBM Director Tape Storage Solu-tions, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    • 2004 – 2008 IBM Research Functional Manager, Science and Technology, San Jose, California, USA
    • 1998 – 2004 IBM Research Manager Photonic, Rueschlikon
    • 1988 – 1998 IBM Research Staff Member, Rue-schlikon
    • 1987 – 1988 Postdoc IBM Research, Rueschlikon
  • Education
    • 1987 PhD in Physics at ETH Zurich on "Magnetism at Surfaces by pulsed Laser excited Photoemission"
    • 1983 Diploma in Physics at ETH Zurich

List of Publications (PDF, 341kB)