Guillaume Habert

After studying biology and geology, Guillaume Habert graduated in 1999 from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, with a degree in earth, atmospheric and oceanic studies. In 2004 he completed his PhD in Toulouse (France) on structural geology. 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.
From 2007 to 2012 Guillaume Habert conducted research at the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. His work focused on the development of sustainable concrete. This also led him to address the environmental evaluation of building materials as well as the development of new binders such as geopolymers.
Since August 2012, Guillaume Habert holds the Chair of Sustainable Construction and is associate professor at the ETH Zürich.