Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Windhab

Higher education and professional experience
1975-80    Education in Chemical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
1980-85    PhD student at Inst. of Mechanical Eng. and Applied Mechanics (TU Karlsruhe)
1984-88    Own Engineering Company (LTG Karlsruhe)
1985-92     Research Director, German Institute of Food Engineering DIL (Quakenbrück, D)
1988-93     PD at Technical University of Munich (TUM), in Fluid Dynamics / Rheology Professorship of Fluid Mechanics and Process Automation
Since 1992    Full Professor for Food Process Engineering at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETH)
Selected awards
2003   European Food Tec Award2004   Blaise Pascal Medal  (European Academy of Sciences)
2006   Int. Nestlé Innovation Award
2014   Int. Food Engineering Award (ASABE, USA)
2014   Fellowship of IUFoST (Int. Union of Food Sc. and Technol.)
2015   Life Time Achievement Award (Int. Academy of Engineering in Food, IAEF)
2017   Ambassador of Hokkaido University, Sapporo (JAP)
Scientific Publications: ca. 370 peer reviewed. Scientific Presentations: ca. 280 invited lectures. Patents: ca. 75
Main professional positions
Since  1997    Editorial board member of Journal “Applied Rheology”
1997- 2005    President of Swiss Rheology Group / Polymer Society
Since 1998    Chairman of Codex Alimentarius CCPC (WHO/FAO)
1999- 2007    Member of Board of Directors Heinkel AG (D, UK, US)
2000- 2005    Director of Swiss Competence Centre of Rheology (SRC)
2001- 2016    Board of AIF-FEI (Forschungskreis der Ernährungsindustrie, D)
Since 2002    Member of European Academy of Sciences (EAS)
2002- 2012    Director of Studies (BSc, MSc Food Science; ETH Zürich)
2004- 2010    Scientific Member of the “AIF Kuratorium”, Berlin (D)
Since 2005     Member of scientific advisory boards in D, CH, EU, overseas
Since 2006     Member of Steering Board; Materials and Processes Center (MAP), ETHZ
2005 -2017     Member of CTI-Expert group “Life Sciences”
2009- 2013     Sci. Advisory Board Member, SUMO Biomaterial Res. Center; (Gothenburg, S)
2015-2017      Chair of EIT Food content configuration committee
Since 2016     Chair of SATW (Swiss Academy of Sciences), Food Technology Platform