Department of Health Sciences and Technology ETH Zurich

Professor Dr Dr hc Viola Vogel is heading the Laboratory of Applied Mechanobiology in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. After completing her graduate research at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, she spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, before moving through the ranks of Assistant/Associate to Full Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1991. Vogel was the Founding Director of the Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington and served on the White House panel that finalised the US National Nanotechnology Initiative under the Clinton administration. She moved to the ETH in 2004.