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. In 1995, he was awarded the SPS (Swiss Physical Society) IBM Prize and in 2002 the ETH Zurich Latsis Prize. After residing in France (Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble) and the USA (Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago), he returned to ETH Zurich and joined PSI, where he became Head of the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering in 2004 and was appointed Director by the Federal Council in 2007. He took over the Presidency of ETH Zurich in 2019. Joël Mesot is Second Vice-President of the Marcel Benoist Foundation as well as member of the Foundation Board of Switzerland Innovation. Internationally, he is a member of the Senate of the Helm­holtz Association of German Research Centres and of various non-European expert committees, such as the Governing Board of the CREATE centre in Singapore.