René P. Schwarzenbach (*1945) earned his diploma degree from the Chemistry Department at ETH Zurich where he got his PhD in 1973. After he completed his habilitation, Schwarzenbach was a full professor of Environmental Chemistry at the Department of Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich. From 2004 on, he served as head of that department until his retirement in January 2011. Schwarzenbach received the SETAC Environmental Education Award and the Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science & Technology from the American Chemical Society. He co-authored a textbook on environmental organic chemistry that has established itself as the standard text in this field.
Lars Müller, Klaus Lanz, Christian Rentsch, and René Schwarzenbach (eds.)