Lino Guzzella elected to Nagra’s Board of Directors

At yesterday’s extraordinary general meeting, the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) elected Lino Guzzella as an additional member of the Board of Directors.

Lino Guzzella is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich) and will complement the Board of Directors with his extensive scientific-technical expertise and experience.

Lino Guzzella was born in Zürich in 1957. In 1981, he completed his studies with a degree in mechanical engineering and then obtained a doctorate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich). Subsequently, he worked for Sulzer AG as team leader in industrial research and later took over as head of RD&D in the mechatronics department of Hilti AG in Liechtenstein. Guzzella then devoted himself to his academic career: since 1999, he has been a full professor at the ETH Zürich and was its rector from 2012 to 2014 and president from 2015 to 2018.

Nagra’s Board of Directors is led by its president, Corina Eichenberger, and is made up of the following members: Dr. Willibald Kohlpaintner (Axpo Power AG), Dr. Philipp Hänggi (BKW Energie AG), Dr. Thomas Kohler (Alpiq AG), Roland Grüter (Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG), Dr. Michaël Plaschy (Kernkraftwerk Gösgen-Däniken AG), Ronald Rieck (ZWILAG Zwischenlager Würenlingen AG), Dr. Thierry Strässle (Swiss Confederation), Peter Zbinden (former Chief Executive Officer of AlpTransit Gotthard AG) and Professor Dr. Lino Guzzella (ETH Zürich).