Prof. (ETHZ) Dr. Gerald Haug

President, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Gerald Haug is a climatologist, geologist and paleo-oceanographer. Since March 2020, he is president of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Haug received his PhD from the University of Kiel. After pursuing his postdoctoral research in Canada and the US, he became a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and habilitated there. Haug then moved to the Geoforschungszentrum (GFZ) in Potsdam and was appointed professor at the University of Potsdam. In 2007, the Leibniz Prize recipient became full professor at ETHZ and in 2015 Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz.