Henry Baltes

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Henry Baltes (formerly Heinrich Peter Baltes , born August 25, 1941 ) is a Swiss physicist . He is a professor emeritus at the Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering for Micro and Nano Systems at ETH Zurich .

life and work

Baltes received his doctorate in 1971 after graduating in physics with Fritz Kurt Kneubühl at the ETH Zurich. He then worked at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Düsseldorf . From 1973 to 1982 he worked for Landis & Gyr and taught at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne . From 1983 to 1988 he held the Henry Marshall Tory Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton , Canada . In 1988 he became professor for physical electronics at the Institute for Quantum Electronics at ETH Zurich and director of the Laboratory for Physical Electronics (PEL). He was program director for the Swiss priority program LESIT for power electronics, systems and information technology from 1991 to 1995. In 1996 he was visiting professor at Stanford University and the University of Waterloo . In the 2002/2003 winter semester he was visiting scholar at the Ritsumeikan University in Japan , the University of Bologna and the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg . In 2004 and 2005 he was a founding professor in the Department of Biosystems Science and Technology (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich near Basel. As a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, he is co-editor of two series of textbooks, "Advanced Micro and Nanosystems" and "Microtechnology and MEMS". He is the author or co-author of over 700 scientific publications, book chapters, books and patents. His awards include honorary doctorates from the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada , the University of Bologna, the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and the University College London . Baltes is considered the father of IC-compatible microsystem technology.

Awards (selection)

  • 1998: Körber Prize for European Science
  • 1999: Wilhelm Exner Medal
  • 2016: Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Yearbook of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf 1973–75. P. 372 , accessed July 12, 2019 .
  2. LCCN n80086358. Retrieved July 12, 2019 .
  3. a b First honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Freiburg. Retrieved July 12, 2019 .