Prof. Dr. Vanessa C. Wood


Institut für Integrierte Systeme
ETH Zürich, ETZ J86
Gloriastrasse 35
8092 Zürich

Room ETZ J86
Phone +41 44 632 66 54
Fax +41 44 632 11 94

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Vanessa Wood holds the chair in Materials and Device Engineering in Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich).  She was appointed as assistant professor in 2011 and received tenure in 2014. She won the 2014 Science Prize in Electrochemistry endowed by BASF and Volkswagen Group, and the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society in 2018.She is currently serving as head of department. 

Vanessa holds a Bachelors in Science from Yale University in Applied Physics (2005), a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007), and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009). Her PhD work, with Prof. Vladimir Bulovic, focused on the development of quantum dot LED technology. From 2010-2011 she was a postdoc in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, working with Professors Yet Ming Chiang and Craig Carter on lithium ion battery flow cell technology. 




  • Organic and Nanostructured Optics and Electronics
  • Solid State Electronics


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