Prof Detlef Günther
Co-Chair of BRCCH Board
Vice President for Research, ETH Zurich
Prof Detlef Günther has been Professor of Trace Element and Micro Analysis at ETH Zurich since February 2008 and the university’s Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations since January 2015.
Prof Günther studied chemistry at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany and completed his PhD in analytical chemistry. After postdoctoral research in plant biochemistry at Halle and in geology in Newfoundland, Canada, he joined the Institute of Isotope Geology and Mineral Resources at ETH Zurich in 1995, where he realized excimer-based laser ablation ICP mass spectrometry for the elemental characterization of minerals. Prof Günther became an assistant professor at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at ETH Zurich in 1998 and an associate professor in 2003.