Niederberger, Markus, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Markus Niederberger


ETH Zürich

Dep. of Materials 

Prof. Dr. Markus Niederberger

Dep. Materialwissenschaft 

HCI  F 509 

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10

8093 Zürich


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Research area

Professor Niederberger’s research focus is on the chemical synthesis of inorganic functional materials for energy storage and conversion, gas sensors and electronics.

Curriculum Vitae

Markus Niederberger was Assistant Professor (tenure-track) from 2007-2011, Associate Professor from 2012-2016 and Full Professor for Multifunctional Materials since 2017 in the Department of Materials. He is Chair of the Laboratory for Multifunctional Materials.

He was born in Stans in 1970.

He concluded his studies of chemistry at ETH Zurich with a diploma in 1996 and continued at the same university to earn his PhD in Chemistry in 2001 with Prof. Reinhard Nesper.

From 2001-2002 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, with Prof. Galen D. Stucky.

He then transferred to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, where he was a group leader from 2002-2006 in the Colloid Department of Prof. Markus Antonietti.


Since Membership
Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry


Year Distinction
2013 Goldene Eule
2011 Top 100 Materials Scientists from 2000-2010

Mr Prof. Dr. Markus Niederberger is the winner of a «Golden Owl», a prize awarded by students at ETH Zurich in recognition of outstanding faculty teaching.

The «The Golden Owl» website 

Additional information

Professor Niederberger is married and has three sons.

Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
327-0103-00L Introduction to Materials Science 
327-0503-AAL Ceramics I 
327-0503-00L Ceramics I 
327-1203-00L Complex Materials I: Synthesis & Assembly 
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