Prof. Inge Herrmann  is a chemical engineer with additional training in (pre)clinical research (incl CAS Clinical Trial Management). After graduating with a PhD from ETH Zurich in 2010 (Stark Lab), she underwent further training at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ, Beck-Schimmer Lab), the University of Illinois in Chicago (US, Minshall Lab) and the Imperial College London (UK, Stevens Lab). She is an expert in nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, microscopy and spectroscopy and translational nanomedicine. She has spearheaded several translational nanomedicine projects, and serves as a scientific advisor of the spin-off company hemotune. Since 2015, she is heading the Particles 4D group at Empa specialized in the design and development of particle-enabled approaches for diagnostics and drug delivery, jointly with academic and clinical partners around the world. Dr Herrmann‘s group has well established collaborations with leading institutions, including the University College London (Bertazzo), Harvard University (Pier), Max Planck Institute (Pinchasik), Karolinska Institute (Sotiriou), etc. Prof. Herrmann has won various awards, including the Bayer Healthcare Award, the Johnson & Johnson Award and the SNF Eccellenza Fellowship. She is principle investigator (PI) of several national and international projects supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), several medical foundations (incl. the Swiss Heart Foundation, Helmut Horten Foundation, Bangerter Rhyner Foundation and the Mayenfisch Foundation), the Novartis Foundation, the Novartis FreeNovation Initiative and the Personalized Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) Initiative of the ETH Domain. Since 2019, Inge Herrmann is (in addition to her Empa appointment) an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) at ETH Zurich where she is heading the Nanoparticle Systems Engineering Lab. Her group has access to advanced materials characterization techniques, including X-ray analyses (XRD, SAXS, CT), Raman and FTIR spectroscopy, and electron microscopy (SEM/EDX/CL, STEM, TEM, FIB/SEM).