Christof Vockenhuber, Ph.D.

ETH Zurich

Christof Vockenhuber is a senior scientist at ETH Zürich working in the field of ion beam analysis and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) at the Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics (LIP). He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in 2004, specializing in AMS of heavy radionuclides and the astrophysical application of Hf-182. From 2004 to 2008, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the radioactive ion beam facility Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) at TRIUMF, Canada’s national particle accelerator center in Vancouver, doing nuclear astrophysics with short-lived radionuclides. Since 2008, he has been responsible for measurements and applications of many cosmogenic and artificial radionuclides, which are used for dating applications and tracer studies in the environment. Since 2018, he has also been co-leading the ion beam analysis program at LIP including the installation of the new 1.7 MV Tandetron accelerator facility. He was involved in, and PI or co-PI of, several national and international projects, among others responsible for the LIP joint research activities and transnational access within the RADIATE project of 19 European partners funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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