Janet Hering

Professor Janet Hering is the Director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag), Professor of Environmental Biogeochemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETHZ) and Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Scientific Director of the Center for Risk Analysis and Risk Governance (CRAG) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL).  As Director of Eawag, she oversees a staff of over 450, including approximately 175 researchers and 84 technical staff members.  Research at Eawag focuses broadly on water and the water environment, encompassing the continuum from relatively unperturbed aquatic ecosystems to fully engineered water and wastewater management systems. Professor Hering’s own research interests include the biogeochemical cycling of trace elements in natural waters, water treatment technologies for the removal of inorganic contaminants from drinking water, and the management of water resources and water infrastructure.  Her research includes both laboratory and field experimental studies.  She has been a member of the faculty of the California Institute of Technology and of the University of California, Los Angeles.  She is a past recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award and Presidential Faculty Fellows Award.  She has served as an Associate Editor for the journal Environmental Science & Technology and is currently a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.