Michael W.I. Schmidt
Michael W.I. Schmidt, Prof. Dr.
Professor

Soil Science and Biogeochemistry

Tel.: 044 63 55140

Room number: Y25 K 64

Presence times: book contact hours (link below)

michael.schmidt@geo.uzh.ch

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ORCID 0000-0002-7227-0646

Research ID G-5186-2012

Professional Activities

Teacher of the Hour 2020 (student election) 

Advisory Board of the National Hub of European Joint Program Soil (2020-  )

Program Director for five Bachelor and Master programs at the of the Department of Geography UZH (2018-2020)

Member of the Swiss National Research Council, Division II Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences (2011-2015)

Chair Switzerland in the European Science Foundation MOLTER program (2008-2013)

Research

 Deep C: Deep soil carbon cycling in a warming world – the molecular perspective. (Swiss National Science Foundation 2017-2022)

link to project page

Outreach

Signatory of the Climate Action Plan Switzerland (January 2021)
 
Soil as player in climate mitigation (blog / podcast) (January 2021) 
 
Interview about soil health in agriculture (May 2021, Watson)

CV / Education

Education

Univ. Bochum, Germany: MSc Geography (1985-1991), MSc Geology (1988-1993), PhD Geosciences, Dr. rer. nat. (1994-1997).

Univ. Cologne, Germany: Tenure track eligibility, venia legendi for Geography, Habilitation (2001)

 

Employment

1992–1993         Environmental Consultant

1994–1996         Research Assistant  (Univ. Bochum, Soil Science, Germany)

1996–1998        Research Assistant (Technical Univ. Munich, Soil Science, Germany)

1998–2000         Postdoc (Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany)

2000–2002         Research Assistant (Univ. Cologne, Geography, Germany)

2002–               Professor for Physical Geography at the University of ZurichAssistant Prof. (2002), Associate Prof. (2006), Full Professor (2014)

Publications