Vested interests

Listed below are the vested interests and secondary occupations of our CEO as well as the members of Empa's Directorate.
Prof. Dr. Tanja Zimmermann (Director)
Designation Legal form Body Function
“Forum Holz”, Swiss Federal office for the environment (Bafu) Public Authority Management Board Member
FMF-Freiburg Materials Research Center Public Institution Advisory Board Member
Stockholm University Center for Circular and Sustainable Systems Public Institution Advisory Board Senior Advisor
RhySearch Forschungs-  und Innovationszentrum Rheintal, Buchs Public Institution Board of Directors Member
Innovationspark OST Public Institution Advisory Board Member
glatec Business Incubator Public Institution Management Board President
CSEM Public Institution Advisory Board Member

Dr. Peter Richner (Deputy Director)
Designation Legal form Body Function
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) Public Authority Advisory Board President
Lucerne University of Applied Science, Department of Engineering and Architecture (HSLU) University Advisory Board Member
Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (sia) Association Professional Council "Energy" Vice President
European Network of Building Research Institutes (ENBRI) Association Board Member
Integrated Planning LLC (intep) LLC Supervisory Board Member
Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG)   Sustainability Advisory Board Member
Energy Cluster Switzerland Association Advisory Board Member
International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM) Association   Honorary Member (2022)
Geberit Stock Company Sustainability Advisory Board Member

Dr. Nathalie Casas
Designation Legal form Body Function
Innosuisse Public Institution Innovation Council Member
Federal Energy Research Commission Advisory Body of the Federal Council Commission Member

Dr. Lorenz Herrmann
Designation Legal form Body Function
High Tech Zentrum Aargau Stock Company Advisory Board Werkstoff- und Nanotechnologien Member
Swiss m4m Center AG Stock Company Board of Directors Member
SwissCluster AG Stock Company Shareholder Meeting Empa shareholder representative
Swiss Academy of Engineering Science (SATW) Association Coordination Committee Advanced Manufacturing Research Network Member
Swiss Micro- and Nanotechnology Network (SWISS MNT) Association Board Member
AM-TTC Alliance Association Board President

Prof. Dr. Manfred Heuberger
Designation Legal form Body Function
Swiss Textiles Association Expert Committee Technology & Innovation Member
SATW Association Expert Committee Member

Dr. Urs Leemann
Designation Legal form Body Function
Raiffeisenbank Limmat Cooperative   Chairman of the Board
Raiffeisenbanken-Rat (RB-Rat)     President
Cleantech Hub Dietikon Association Board Member

Prof. Dr. René Rossi
Designation Legal form Body Function
Suva Certification Body Steering Committee Public Institution Steering Committee Member
Startfeld Foundation Foundation Board Member
University of St. Gallen School of Medicine Public Institution Executive Committee Member
Thurgauer Technology Forum Mandate of the Government Council Expert Committee Member
Canton Hospital St. Gallen (KSSG) Institute under public law Research Commission Member
Association for medical research and innovation in Canton Aargau Association Board Member
Switzerland Innovation Park OST Stock Company Research Commission Head