About Me

example graphic Prof. Horst Vogel studied Chemistry at the University of Würzburg (Germany). After his diploma thesis in Physical Chemistry, he went to the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, where he performed his PhD work on the "Structure of lipid membranes" in the groups of Profs. Manfred Eigen (Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 1967) and Albert Weller.

Following that, he worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biology in Tübingen (Germany), at the Biocenter of the University of Basel (Switzerland) and at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden), studying the structure and dynamics of membrane proteins.

Prof. Horst Vogel has mentored 50 PhD students as well as a comparable number of postdocs, who all started a successful career in industry or academia. Moreover, Prof. Host Vogel (H-index=70) has published more than 260 international scientific publications, with citation of >16,700. Prof. Horst Vogel is also a member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences since 2011.

Professional Experience

1989 - 1994, Assistant Professor, Institute of Physical Chemistry, EPFL.
1994 - 1996, Associate Professor, Biophysical Chemistry, EPFL.
1996 - 2013, Full Professor, EPFL, Chair in Biophysical Chemistry Head, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Polymers and Membranes (LCPPM).
1997 - 1998, Director, Institute of Physical Chemistry, EPFL.
2002 - 2004, Director, Institute of Biomolecular Sciences, EPFL.
1996 - 2004, Member of the Research Commission at the EPFL.
2014 - present, Head of research laboratory as professor emeritus

Selection of Professional Duties and Honors outside EPFL

1996 - present. Member of many national and international search commissions for professors in (bio)chemistry, material sciences and biophysics.
1998- 2004. International Advisory Panel, Materials Science Centre, University Groningen, NL.
1999 - present, Executive Board, Biophysics Section of USGEB now LS2, Switzerland.
2007- present, International Advisory Board of the "Excellence Cluster" of the University of Frankfurt, Germany.
2008, 2012, Panel of the "International Research Assessment Exercise" of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm.
2009, Member of the evaluation committee of Université Bordeaux, France for the French Governmental Agence d'Evaluation de la Recherche (AERES).
2009 - present, International Advisory Board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics, Frankfurt.
2011 - present, Member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.
2014, Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, USA.