Peter Baccini is Professor of Resource & Waste Management at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. His current research topics include urban development and sustainable metabolism in Switzerland; as well as long-term behavior of sediments from thermal waste treatment.
He heads a research department at the EAWAG (Swiss Federal Institute for Water Resources & Water Pollution Control) in Dübendorf.
Peter Baccini obtained a degree in natural sciences at the ETH Zurich where he later earned his doctoral degree under Professor W Schneider. He undertook five years in research and development for the chemical industry, nine years of water research at the EAWAG in Kastanienbaum LU (1974-1983), associate professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Neuchâtel (1974-1991), visiting scientist at the University of Goettingen and at the University of California Riverside (1981), from 1994 to 1996 head of the Department of Rural Engineering and Geodetic Sciences at the ETH Zurich.
In an interdisciplinary research team (engineers, environmental scientists, economists, architects), Peter Baccini examines the resource management of heavily populated regions and the long-term behavior of anthropogenic sediments.
Peter Baccini was a member of the Holcim Awards jury in Africa Middle East in 2005.