Short CV/Education and training

  • 1979
    A.B. in Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • 1981
    A.M. in Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

  • 1988
    Ph.D. in Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, Cambridge, MA

  • 1988 – 1991
    Research Fellow, Chemistry Department, Institute for Water Resources and Water Pollution Control (EAWAG), Duebendorf, Switzerland

  • 1991 – 1995
    Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles

  • 1995 – 1996
    Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles

  • 1996 – 2002
    Associate Professor, Environmental Science & Engineering Department, California Institute of Technology

  • 1997 – 1999
    Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles

  • 2002 – 2008
    Professor, Environmental Science & Engineering Department, California Institute of Technology

  • 2003 – 2006
    Executive Officer, Keck Laboratories for Bioengineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, and Materials Science

  • Since 2007
    Professor of Environmental Biogeochemistry, Department of Environmental Sciences; affiliated faculty, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Gomatic Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ)

  • Since 2007
    Director, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)

  • Since 2010
    Professor of Environmental Chemistry, School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

  • 2009 – 2011
    Visiting Associate, Environmental Science & Engineering Department, California Institute of Technology

Selected publications

  • Hering, J.G., Waite, T.D., Luthy, R., Drewes, J., and Sedlack, D. (2013) "A Changing Framework for Urban Water Systems", Environ. Sci. Technol., dx.doi.org/10.1021/es4007096.

  • Hering, J.G. and Ingold, K.M. (2012) "Water Resources Management: What Should Be Integrated?", Science, 336: 1234-5.

  • Sternitzke, V., Kaegi, R., Audinot,J.-N., Lewin, E., Hering, J.G. and Johnson, C.A. (2011) "The Uptake of Fluoride from Aqueous Solution on Nano-Sized Hydroxyapatite: Examination of a Fluoridated Surface Layer", Environ. Sci. Technol. DOI: 10.1021/es202750t.

  • Farnsworth, C.E., Voegelin, A. and Hering, J.G. (2012) "Manganese oxidation induced by water table fluctuations in a sand column", Environ. Sci. Technol. 46: 277-284, DOI: 10.1021/es2027828.

  • Hering, J.G., Hoffmann, S., Meierhofer, R., Schmid, M., and Peter, A. (2012) "Assessing the Societal Benefits of Applied Research and Expert Consulting in Water Science and Technology", GAIA, 21 (2) 95-101.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Current memberships:

  • Member, scientific advisory board, AquaDiva, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, since 2013

  • Scientific Director, Center for Risk Analysis and Risk Governance (CRAG), EPFL, Lausanne, since 2013

  • Member, Scientific and Technical Council, Integrated Risk Governance Council (IRGC), EPFL, Lausanne, since 2013

  • Vice President, ETH Women Professors Forum, since 2012

  • Member, panel on Terrestrial Water under Climate Change, Climate Service Center, Hamburg, Germany, since 2012

  • Member, visiting committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, since 2011

  • Member of the board, Fondation pour l?Etude des Eaux du Léman, since 2010

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Water Science Alliance, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, 2010 – 2012

  • Member, Board of Reviewing Editors, Science, since 2010

  • Chair (since 2009), member (2008 – 2009), Advisory Board, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

  • Member, Board of Directors, NCCR North-South, since 2009

  • Member, Research Advisory Group, UNESCO Center for Water Law, Policy, and Science, University of Dundee, Scotland, since 2008

  • Member, GAIA Advisory Board, since 2008

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