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 began his career at IBM, first at the IBM Research Center in Zurich and later in the US, where he led the Science & Technology department at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San José, California, as departmental head 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 member of the Board of Trustees of Technopark Zurich and of the Zurich Innovation Park board. He sits on the boards of Comet SA and Bobst Group SA as well as on the Advisory Council of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Bundesantalt für Materialforschung- und prüfung, BAM) in Berlin. He is also a member of the scientific advisory committee at the Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM).