Opening lecture by Prof. Detlef Günther

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Prof. Detlef Günther (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Detlef Günther (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Detlef Günther is full professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis at the Department for Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (D-CHAB) at ETH Zurich. He received his Ph.D. from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and joined the Memorial University St. John’s (Canada) as Postdoctoral Fellow before joining ETH in 1995. His research in the field of Analytical Chemistry is focused on instrument and method development for trace and ultra trace element analysis and isotope ratio determinations using high spatial resolution laser ablation and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. He has been the chair of the D-CHAB from 2010-2012. Furthermore, he served as Vice President for Research and Corporate Relation at ETH (2015-2020) and Vice President for Research (2020-2022) and has been responsible for research funding (national and international), platforms and research centers. In 2014 he became a member of the German national academy of science Leopoldina.