Prof. Dr Gian-Luca Bona (Photo: Empa)
Born 1957, Swiss citizen, Prof. Dr sc. nat.

Member of the ETH Board since 2019, representative of the research institutes.

Director of Empa and dual professor at ETH Zurich/EPFL since 2009.

Gian-Luca Bona studied physics at ETH Zurich, obtaining his PhD in 1987. He then joined IBM, and was subsequently appointed as head of the Science & Technology division at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, from 2004 to 2008. From 2008 to 2009, he was responsible for research and development in magnetic tape storage solutions in Tucson, Arizona. Gian-Luca Bona is also President of the Board of Technopark Zurich and of the Technopark Alliance, and is a member of the Zurich Innovation Park board. He sits on the boards of the Comet Group, Bobst and the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin, and is also a member of the scientific advisory committee at the Centre Suisse d’Électronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM).