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Henry Baltes is Professor Emeritus of ETH Zurich affiliated with Micro and Nanosystems at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering.
He was Professor of Physical Electronics at ETH Zurich and Director of the Physical Electronics Laboratory (PEL) from 1988 to 2006. In 2004 and 2005 he acted as start-up Chair of the future Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of ETH Zurich located at Basel.
Prof. Baltes is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. He served on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the Search Committee of the Koerber Foundation, and the Advisory Committe of the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is a co-founder of the spin-off company SENSIRION.
Among his awards are the Koerber European Science Award, the Wilhelm Exner Medal of the Austrian Trade Association, and the degrees of Doctor of Electrical Engineering (honoris causa) from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Doctor of Electronic Engineering (ad honorem) from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy, Doctor of Engineering (honoris causa) of the University of Freiburg, Germany, and Doctor of Science (Engineering) honoris causa of the University College London. He also won the Swiss Technology Award and the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award.
In 2002/03 he was Visiting Scientist at the Ritsumeikan University, the University of Bologna, and the University of Freiburg. In 1996 he was Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the University of Waterloo. From 1991 to 1995 he was the Program Director of the Swiss National Priority Program LESIT for power electronics, systems, and information technology.
From 1983 to 1988 he held the Henry Marshall Tory Chair in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He also was acting President of the Alberta Microelectronic Centre and a co-founder and Director of LSI Logic Corporation of Canada. From 1973 to 1982 he worked for a Swiss company and taught at EPF Lausanne. He received the degree of Doctor of Natural Science of ETH Zurich in Physics in 1971.
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