Caseri, Walter Remo, Prof. Dr.
His research interests are in the area of synthesis of inorganic and organometallic polymers and of organic polymers which are generated with the help of inorganic catalysts. Further the preparation of inorganic nanoparticles, their surface modification and incorporation in organic polymers (nanocomposites) are concerned. The chemical characterization, physical investigation of materials properties and processing of the respective systems also take an important place.
Walter Caseri was awarded the title of a professor (Titularprofessor) at ETH Zurich in 2006.
He was born in Zurich in 1959 and studied chemistry at ETH Zurich. After his exams as a Swiss radiation Protection Expert he dealt with investigations in the area of organometallic chemistry and catalysis which he finished with the doctoral degree in 1987. After a year at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, working in the area of synthesis of inorganic polymers and their processing to ultrathin layers, he habilitated at the Institute of Polymers at ETH Zurich in the region of synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanoparticles with polymer matrix as well as of the modification of inorganic nanoparticles and planar inorganic surfaces with high and low molar mass organic compounds. Subsequently, he acted during 1993-1996 as leader of the group Surface Protection at EMPA Dübendorf and thereafter as private lecturer in the Department Materials Science of ETH. In 2010 he spent three months at Imperial College London as a Guest Researcher.