Vermant, Jan, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Jan Vermant


ETH Zürich

Dep. of Materials 

Prof. Dr. Jan Vermant

Professur für Weiche Materialien 

HCI  H 503 

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10

8093 Zürich


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Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
327-1207-00L Soft Materials II 

Prof. Vermant studied Chemical Engineering at KU Leuven in Belgium, obtaining the doctoral degree in 1996 under the supervision of Prof. Jan Mewis. He was a postdoctoral fellow of Elf Aquitaine and the Fund for Scientific Research - (FWO) Vlaanderen, which had him working at Stanford University with G. Fuller,  The CNRS-CEMEF (P. Navard) and CNRS -CRPP (D. Roux), the Unversity of Delaware and KU Leuven. In 2000 he joined the faculty at the department of Chemical Engineering at KU Leuven, becoming a full professor in 2005. In 2014 he joined the Materials Department at the ETH Zürich, where he now resides.


He has held visiting appointments at Stanford University (USA), University of Delaware (USA), Princeton University (USA), the Forschungszentrum jülich (G) and the ESPCI (F).  Major Awards include a Dupont Young Faculty Award (USA), the  FWO-ExxonMobil European Chemical Science & Engineering Award (EU), the  Journal of Rheology Publication Award. Jan Vermant is  a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He is the editor of Rheologica Acta.


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