Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983
    PhD in Physics

  • 1983 – 1988
    Research assistant Limburgs University Center

  • 1988 – 1989
    Research assistant Free University Brussels

  • 1989
    -1991 Motherhood break, Moving to Switzerland

  • 1991 – 1992
    Marie-Heim Vögtlin Stipendium of the Swiss National Science Foundation to restart professional career in Switzerland

  • 1992 – 1996
    Tenure position PSI

  • 1996 – 2001
    Research Staff Scientist PSI

  • since 2001
    Group leader MSS at PSI

  • since 2005
    Professor Titulaire EPFL(STI-IMX) and PSI

  • since 2012
    Full Professor EPFL(STI_IMX)and PSI

Selected publications

  • 7 thematic review articles, 3 book chapters, 189 peer reviewed papers in Thonpson-Reuters web of knowledge, H-index 40, highest cited paper 744.

Selected papers

  • H. Van Swygenhoven, P.M. Derlet, A. Froseth, Nanocrystalline metals: stacking fault energies and slip, Nature Materials 3 (2004) 399

  • Z. Budrovic, H. Van Swygenhoven, P. M. Derlet and S. Van Petegem, B. Schmitt, Reversible peak broadening during in-situ deformation of nanocrystalline Ni, Science 304 (2004) 273.

  • H. Van Swygenhoven, P.M. Derlet, A. G. Frøseth, Nucleation and propagation of a dislocations in nanocrystalline fcc metals, Acta Mater., 54 (2006) 1975.

  • R. Maaß, S. Van Petegem, H. Van Swygenhoven, P. M. Derlet, C. A. Volkert, D. Grolimund,

    Time resolved Laue diffraction of deforming micropillars, PRL, 76 (2007) 54124.

  • S. Van Petegem, S. Brandstetter, R. Maaß, A. M. Hodge, Bassem S. El-Dasher, J. Biener, B. Schmitt, C. Borca, H. Van Swygenhoven On the microstructure of nanoporous gold: an x-ray diffraction study, Nano Letters, 9(2008)1158

  • Weisser MA, Evans AD, Van Petegem S, Holdsworth SR, Van Swygenhoven H, In situ room temperature tensile deformation of a 1% CrMoV bainitic steel using synchrotron and neutron diffraction, Acta Mat 59 (2011) 4448.

  • Gao N, Van Swygenhoven H., Chen J, M. Victoria, Formation of dislocation loops during He clustering in bcc Fe Jnl of Physics- Condensed Matter 23(2011) 442201

  • Pierret S,.Evans A., .Paradowska A.M., Kaestner A., James J. Etter T..Van Swygenhoven H Combining neutron diffraction and imaging for residual strain measurements in a single crystal turbine blade, NDT&E International45(2012)39–45


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Boards and Committees

  • Advisory Board Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) on Theory and Simulation of Materials (TSM) at Imperial College

  • Advisory Group (EAG) of the NMP program FP7; International Scientific Council of the Pprime Institute, UPR CNRS/University of Poitiers/ISAE-ENSMA

  • Board of trustees of the Freiburg Materials Research center (FMF), Germany

  • International Advisory Committee of the International Risø Symposium on Materials Science

  • Chair of the International Committee of Strength of Materials ( ICSMA)

  • member PSI research commission (FOKO)

  • member of advisory board ICAMS (computational Centre for Advanced Materials Modelling, Ruhr Univ. Germany

  • Editorial Advisory Panel of the journal “Materials Today”

Referee activities

  • Expert in thematic meetings between EU and India/China

  • referee beamline panel BM32 at ESRF

  • Referee panel “Excellence Initiative” of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Materials review panel of the Academy of Finland

  • International review panel for the Helmholtz Association to evaluate the proposed Helmholtz institute in Ulm as a satellite of KIT (Karlsruhe institute of technology)

  • review panel of the Department of Energy's Materials Physics and Engineering programs LANL

  • Proposal refereeing for DFG, NSF (USA), DOE, SNF (CH) and FNRS (BE)

Conference organization

  • Vice chair ICSMA 16, 2012 and ICSMA 15

  • Symposium “ Size-dependent properties of nanomaterials” at EMRS 2011

  • Symposium “Modelling in material science” at the Swiss Physical Society, 2010

  • Chair of workshop “Small Scale Plasticity”, 2007

  • Meeting Chair of the MRS Fall meeting 2006

  • ICEM-symposium “Nanotechnology and MEMS, 2004

  • Symposium "Modelling and Simulation of Micro and Nano Systems" 6th US National Congress Computational Mechanics, 2001

  • United Engineering Foundation Conference "Structure and Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials 2001

  • Symposium B in MRS-Fall 2000, "Structure and Mechanical Properties of Nanophase Materials, 2000

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