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Dr. Gian-Luca BONA Chief Executive Officer, EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf

CV

1983 Diploma in Physics with distinction, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Switzerland
1987 Ph.D. degree in Physics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1983-1987 Research Assistant, Group of Prof. Hans Christoph Siegmann, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1987-1988 Post doctoral Fellow, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
1988-1996 Research Staff Member, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
1996-1998 Research Project Leader, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
1998-2002 IBM Research Manager, Photonic Networks, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
2002 Visiting Staff to IBM Watson, IBM Research VP Paul Horn, Yorktown Heights, New York State, USA
2003-2004 IBM Research Manager, Photonics, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland
2004-2008 IBM Research Functional Manager, Science and Technology, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA
 Currently: CEO, EMPA Swiss Materials Science & Technology Laboratory
  Professor for Photonics, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology ETH & EPFL
  His personal scientific interest focuses on photonic materials and its testing for novel applications such as for communication, interconnects and sensors.
2008-2009 IBM Director, Tape Storage Solutions, IBM Server and Technology Group, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Mitgliedschaften

Swiss Physical Society
European Physical Society

Publikationen

Over 100 publications and 12 patents

Auszeichnungen

Two IBM Research technology awards
4th level IBM patent awards