Short CV/Education and training

  • 1975
    Lizenziat (diploma) in chemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 1979
    PhD: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, and Swiss Federal Institute for Water Resources and Water Pollution Control (EAWAG), Dübendorf, Switzerland

  • 1979 – 1980
    Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Analytical and Marine Chemistry, Gothenburg University, Sweden

  • Since 1980
    Research scientist

  • 1981 – 1992
    Head of section on analytical chemistry, EAWAG, Dübendorf

  • Since 1982
    Lecturer in aquatic chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1986
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in chemical limnology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

  • 1990
    Visiting researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA

  • Since 1991
    Titular professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

  • Since 1993
    Group leader, department of Environmental Toxicology, formerly department of Analytical Chemistry of the Aquatic Environment and department of Biogeochemistry, Eawag, Dübendorf

Selected publications

  • Sigg, L., Stumm, W.: Aquatische Chemie, vdf Zürich, 5th edition, in print 2011.

  • Bradac, P., Behra, R., Sigg, L.: Accumulation of cadmium in periphyton under various freshwater speciation conditions. In: Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 2009. pp. 7291-7296.

  • Navarro, E. et al.: Toxicity of silver nanoparticles to Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In: Environ. Sci. Technol. 42, 2008. pp. 8959-8964.

  • Buschmann, J. et al.: Arsenite and arsenate binding to dissolved humic acids: influence of pH, type of humic acid and aluminum. In: Environ. Sci. Technol. 40, 2006. pp. 6015-6020.

  • Sigg, L. et al.: Comparison of analytical techniques for dynamic trace metal speciation in natural freshwaters. In: Environ. Sci Technol. 40(6), 2006. pp. 1934-1941.

  • Le Faucheur, S., Behra, R., Sigg, L.: Phytochelatin induction, cadmium accumulation and algal sensitivity to free cadmium ions in Scenedesmus vacuolatus. In: Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 24, 2005. pp. 1731-1737.

  • Meylan, S., Behra R., Sigg, L.: Accumulation of Copper and Zinc in Periphyton in Response to Dynamic Variations of Metal Speciation in Freshwater. In: Environ. Sci. Technol. 37, 2003. pp. 5204-5212.

  • Knauer, K., Behra, R., Sigg, L.: Effects of free Cu2+ and Zn2+ on growth and metal accumulation in freshwater algae. In: Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 16, 1997. pp. 220-229.

  • Nowack, B., Sigg, L.: Adsorption of EDTA and metal-EDTA-complexes onto goethite. In: J. Colloid Interface Sci. 177, 1996. pp. 106-121.

  • Xue, H.-B., Sigg, L.: Free cupric ion concentration and Cu(II) speciation in a eutrophic lake. In: Limnol. Oceanogr. 38, 1993. pp. 1200-1213.

  • Behra, P., Sigg, L.: Evidence for redox cycling of iron in atmospheric water. In: Nature 344, 1990. pp. 419-421.

  • Sigg, L., Sturm, M., Kistler, D.: Vertical transport of heavy metals by settling particles in Lake Zurich. In: Limnol. Oceanogr. 32, 1987. pp. 112-130.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Manuscript reviewer for Environmental Science and Technology, Limnology and Oceanography, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Aquatic Sciences, Aquatic Geochemistry, and other journals

  • Invited co-examiner of PhD theses and of Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) theses at various universities in Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Canada

  • Reviewer for Canada Research Chairs Program

  • Member of a project evaluation panel of the National Research Foundation of Luxembourg, 2008, 2009

  • Member of the Excellence Initiative Grants Committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2006

  • Associate Editor of Environmental Science and Technology, 2000 – 2010

  • Associate Editor of Aquatic Geochemistry, since 1995

  • Member of working groups of the international commission for the protection of the Rhine River (IKSR), 1982 – 1999

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