is Associate Professor for X-ray Imaging at the Department for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
of ETH Zurich since June, 2013. His professorship is affiliated to the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of the University and ETH Zurich,
where he leads the division for X-ray Imaging and Microscopy. At the Paul Scherrer Institut, he is the head of the SLS X-ray tomography group.
Born on May 10, 1974 in Lugano (Ticino, Switzerland) Marco Stampanoni studied physics at the ETH Zurich. After receiving his diploma in 1998,
he graduated at the ETH in 2002 in the area of synchrotron-based tomographic microscopy. For his PhD, he received the ETH silver medal in 2003.
From 1998 to 2000 he successfully followed a post-graduate course in Medical Physics. In 2002 he started as an Instrument Scientist at the Swiss
Light Source (SLS) of the Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen, Switzerland. In 2004 he was nominated beamline scientist and responsible for the
development and realization of a tomography dedicated beamline at the SLS. In 2005 he was elected Head of the "X-ray Tomography Group" of the SLS.
In 2008 he was appointed Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) for X-ray Microscopy at the ETH Zurich and, in 2010, Director of the ETH-Master of
Advanced Studies (MAS) in Medical Physics. In 2012 he received an ERC Grant for his project on phase contrast X-ray imaging and won the "Dalle
Molle Foundation Award" for his pioneering work on X-ray phase contrast mammography. He is teaching at ETH Zurich in the field of X-ray
With his team, Marco Stampanoni is working on novel X-ray based instruments and methods for non-invasive investigations of samples at various length scales, ranging from single cells up to humans. The group mainly develops around cutting-edge synchrotron facilities and translates the novel technologies on conventional X-ray sources. Research areas encompass phase contrast X-ray imaging and microscopy, realtime tomographic microimaging, nano-tomography and novel radiological methods for clinical applications and, more general, non-destructive testing.