After studying biology and geology, Guillaume Habert graduated in 1999 from the École normale supérieure in Paris, France, with a degree in earth, atmospheric and oceanic studies. In 2004 he completed his PhD in structural geology in Toulouse, France. His research was based on the relations between internal structures in granites and the tectonic context. After his PhD, Guillaume Habert used his knowledge of natural rocks mineralogy to explore how specific clays and pozzolans can be used as a cement substitute. He followed up on this work, funded by the CNRS and Lafarge, with a postdoctoral position at the Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil. From 2007 to 2012, Guillaume Habert conducted research at the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. His work there focused on the development of sustainable concrete. This also led him to address the environmental evaluation of building materials and the development of new binders such as geopolymers. Since August 2012, Guillaume Habert holds the Chair of Sustainable Construction at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In June 2014, he joined the NCCR Digital Fabrication as a principal investigator. Since 2018, he supports the NCCR Digital Fabrication as an associated investigator.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Principal Investigator
Affiliation: Chair of Sustainable Construction, ETH Zurich
Email: Prof. Dr. Guillaume Habert
Postdoctoral researchers: Alexander Hollberg