Prof. Dr. Bert Müller
PhD Physics, University of Hannover
In 2006, Bert Müller has been appointed as the first Thomas Straumann Chair for Materials Science in Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Prof. Müller is the founding director of the Biomaterials Science Center – an integral part of the oldest medical faculty in Switzerland. Since 2001, Bert Müller has been independently teaching at the physics department of ETH Zurich. In addition, Bert Müller has been one of the maximal one hundred research councillors of the Swiss National Science Foundation since 2019.
In 1989, he received his Master degree in physics from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He earned a doctoral degree in experimental physics from the University of Hannover, Germany, in 1994. The research output is characterized by more than 400 journal articles and book chapters. Bert Müller was the main supervisor of 37 doctoral thesis projects. His current research interests include high-resolution hard X-ray imaging and physics-based approaches to challenges in medicine and dentistry. For the fourth time, he is the chair of the well-established conference “Developments in X-ray Tomography”. Bert Müller has been named the 2022 recipient of the SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award in recognition of distinguished contributions to 2D and 3D imaging for the challenges of the 21st century including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, bioinspired dental repair, and incontinence treatment. Recently, he has developed to an entrepreneur: The spin-off companies Bottmedical AG, Acthera Therapeutics AG and Bottneuro AG were founded in 2019 and 2021.