Professor for Environmental Physics at ETH Zurich
Nicolas Gruber has a Diploma in environmental sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and a Ph.D. from the University of Bern (1997). Subsequently he was as Visiting Research Scientist with the AOS program at the University of Princeton for three years.
From 2000-2005 he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received tenure in 2005. In 2006 he returned to Switzerland to become Professor for Environmental Physics at ETH Zurich.
His main research interests are the global biogeochemical cycles of carbon and other biologically essential elements as well as their interaction with the climate system. He combines the analysis of observations with modeling studies to better quantify, for example, the fate of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the Earth system, particularly the uptake by the ocean and land biosphere.