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Professional expertise

Investigation of corrosion damages by applying scientific and engineering methods in the following areas:

  • Engineering / building industry (e.g. suspended ceilings, bridges, tunnels, pre-stressing steel cables)
  • Architecture / steel structures (e.g. ceilings, facades, balconies, terraces, indoor swimming halls, windows)
  • Mechanical engineering (e.g. ball bearings, ropes, production facilities),
  • Transportation (e. g. railways, tunnels)
  • Industrial Products / packaging / chemical industry

Years of experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis in the field of:

  • corrosion analysis and research
  • analysis of corrosion products and corrosion media with the help of modern analytical methods, in particular: capillary electrophoresis, titration, photometry, EDX/SEM
  • Planning and development of practical corrosion tests

Conduct of expert evidence on behalf of courts

Scientific Interest

Corrosion, corrosion investigations, corrosion damages, corrosion analysis, capillary electrophoresis, atmospheric corrosion (Investigation of the corrosion-causing parameters in the area of metals exposed to atmospheric conditions)

Professional Career

  • Group Leader Laboratory for Joining Technologies and Corrosion of Empa, Dübendorf (1990 - now)
  • Post-doctorate at the Institute of Applied Physics of University of Bern with Prof. Heinz Weber (1989 -1990)


  • Thesis at the Chemical Institute of University of Bern with Prof. Rudolf Giovanoli (1984 - 1988)
  • Study of chemistry at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (1977 - 1983)
  • High school degree (gymnasium of mathematical and natural science, Freiburg im Breisgau) (until 1977)



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