Henry Baltes

Henry Baltes is an internationally recognized expert in microelectronics. At ETH Zurich, he developed sensor chips for air flow, temperature, humidity, molecules, cells and magnetic fields. The combination of standard semiconductor technology with microsystems technology that he favors has become mainstream.

Baltes received his doctorate from the ETH Zurich in 1971. He then worked at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Düsseldorf, for Landis & Gyr Zug, co-founded the Swiss spin-off Sensirion and taught at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. This was followed by positions in Edmonton, Stanford, Kyoto and Bologna. Since 1988 he has been working at ETH Zurich.

The physicist is co/author of over 600 scientific publications and patents. His awards include the Körber Prize for European Science and the Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award. He holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Waterloo, University College London, Bologna and Freiburg.

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