Prof Detlef Günther
Co-Chair of BRCCH Board
Vice President for Research, ETH Zurich
Prof Detlef Günther has been Full Professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis since February 2008 and, since January 2015, Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations of ETH Zurich.
Prof Günther studied chemistry at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and completed his PhD in Analytical Chemistry. After postdoctoral research in Plant Biochemistry (Halle, Germany) and Geology (Newfoundland, Canada) he joined the Institute of Isotope Geology and Mineral Resources (ETH Zurich) in 1995 where he realized excimer based laser ablation-ICP-mass spectrometry for elemental characterization of minerals. In 1998, Prof Günther became Assistant Professor at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of ETH Zurich and Associate Professor in 2003.