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Dr. Heike RIEL IBM Fellow, Director Physical Sciences, IBM Research, Zurich


1991-1996 Studies of Physics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
1996 Summer Internship, Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA
1997-1998 Diploma thesis work, IBM Research, Zurich
1998 Diploma degree, Physics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
1998-2001 Ph.D. work, IBM Research, Zurich
2002 Ph.D. degree, Dr.rer.nat., University of Bayreuth
2002-2003 Postdoc, IBM Research, Zurich
2003-2008 Research Staff Member, IBM Research, Zurich
2008-2016 Manager, Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices Group, IBM Research, Zurich
since 2013 IBM Fellow, Technical Executive; Member, IBM Academy of Technology, IBM Research, Zurich
2015-2017 Director, Physical Sciences, IBM Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, Armonk, NY
since 2017 Director, IoT Technology & Solutions, IBM Research, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, Armonk, NY
Executive Director, IBM Research Frontiers Institute, IBM Research, Zurich


More than 225 publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 50 patents filed


David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics, American Physical Society, 2017
Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lund, 2016
Leopoldina - German National Academy of Sciences, Elected Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, 2015
Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW), Elected Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, 2015