Alexander J.B. Zehnder#


Alexander Zehnder
Email:alexander.zehnder 'at' triplez.biz
Membership Number:5013
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:azehnder
Elected:2019




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 - to date Chair Sustainable Earth Office and visiting professor Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • 2010 - 2017 Scientific Director Water Resources of Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 2008 - 2010 Scientific Director of the Alberta Water Research Institute (AWRI), Edmonton, Canada
  • 2008 - to date Chairman of triple Z Ltd, consulting company in water, energy, ICT and the water-energy-food nexus
  • 2004 - 2007 President of the Board of the ETH-Domain, Switzerland
  • 1992 - 2004 Director of Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, and Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at the Swiss Federal Institute Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1983 - 1992 Professor of Microbiology and Chairman of the Department of Micro- biology, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • 1980 - 1982 Lecturer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich and University of Zürich, Switzerland, and Senior Researcher of EAWAG
  • 1979 - 1980 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
  • 1977 - 1979 Research Associate, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Qualitative and quantitative aspects of water, water policy, water management, water infrastructures, water-energy-food nexus and security, virtual water trade
  • Microbial ecology, microbial physiology and environmental biotechnology
  • Scientific and economic fundamentals for sustainable development
  • Developing capital market instruments for more sustainable use of resources
  • Managing small and medium enterprises, and large public institutions and universities

Honours and Awards
  • Since 1977 Society of Sigma Xi
  • Since 1990 Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
  • Association of Environmental Engineering Professors (AEEP), 1994-95 Distinguished Lecturer
  • Gordon Research Conference, “Molecular Mechanism of Adhesion”, Co-Chair 1995
  • 1996 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe), Environmental Education Award
  • 1996 Honorary Lecturer, Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise, Arlon
  • 1998 Honorary doctoral degree, University Henri-Poincaré, Nancy, France
  • Since 1999 Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Since 1999 Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences
  • 2003 - 2012 ISI Highly Cited Scientist, subject category Microbiology
  • 2010 Order of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz), 1st Class
  • 2017 Public Service Medal, Republic of Singapore

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