Prof. Dr Joël Mesot (Photo: Markus Bertschi/ETH Zurich)

Born 1964, Swiss citizen, Prof. Dr sc. nat.

Member of the ETH Board and of the Executive Committee since 2010.

President of ETH Zurich since 2019.

Joël Mesot studied physics at ETH Zurich, obtaining a doctorate in solid-state physics in 1992. He was awarded the ETH Zurich Latsis Prize in 2002 and the Swiss Physical Society (SPG) IBM Prize in 1995. After research residencies in France and the USA, he came to ETH Zurich and joined the PSI, where he became Head of the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering in 2004. He was director of the PSI from 2008 to 2018, and he has been a full professor of physics at ETH Zurich since 2008. Professor Mesot is part of various national and international advisory bodies, including the Foundation Board of the “Switzerland Innovation” Park, the Marcel Benoist Foundation, the Global Network Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Governing Board CREATE (Singapore).