Dr. Tanja Zimmermann

Current Position

  • Member of Directorate
  • Head of Department "Functional Materials”
  • Head of Research Focus Area ”Sustainable Built Environment” (jointly with Mateusz Wyrzykowski)
 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Professional Carreer
    • 2017 – present Empa, Head of Department "Functional Materials"
    • 2011 – 2017 Empa, Head of Applied Wood Materials Laboratory
    • 2001 – 2012 Empa, Group Leader Wood Science / Biomimetics (since 2006 Cellulose Nanocomposites)
    • 1994 – 2000 Empa, Research Scientist in the Wood Lab
       
  • Education
    • 2002 – 2006 PhD at Empa in collaboration with University of Hamburg, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Science
    • 1997 – 2001 Post-graduate Studies at ETH Zurich, Master of Advanced Studies in Secondary and Higher Education
    • 1992 – 1993 Master Thesis at Empa, "SEM Studies on Fracture Surfaces of Spruce Wood"
    • 1987 – 1992 Master of Science in Wood Science and Technology, University of Hamburg
       

Teaching

  • Lecturer Wood Physics, New Materials - Nanocellulose, ETH Zurich, Institute for Building Materials, CH
     

Commissions of trust

  • Management Board of S-WIN (Swiss Wood Innovation Network), CH
  • Management Board of “Forum Holz”, Swiss Federal office for the environment (Bafu)
  • ASTRA Federal Roads Office - Research Commission (FOKO)
  • Advisory Board Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum, Freiburg (D)
  • Advisory Board Fraunhofer Institut für Holzforschung, Braunschweig (D)
  • Advisory Board Internationaler Verein für technische Holzfragen iVTH, Braunschweig

Publications