Thierry Meyer received a diploma degree (MSc) in chemical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 1986. He was awarded in 1989 a PhD at EPFL for his thesis on micromixing in highly viscous polymeric media. From 1989 until 1993, he worked in the Chemical Engineering Institute as senior scientist in the field of polymerization reactions.
In 1994, he joined Ciba-Geigy SA in the pigment division as successively development chemist, head of development a.i. and finally production manager for high performance pigments.
At the end of 1998, he returned to the Chemical Engineering Institute of the EPFL in Lausanne and was appointed “maître d’enseignement et de recherche” (MER) to lead a new research group in the field of polymers and supercritical fluids, and to teach in the fields of process development, introduction to chemical engineering, polymer and organic chemistry at bachelor and master levels to chemists, chemical engineers and material science students.
In 2005, he took on the responsibility of the occupational health and safety service of the school of basic sciences on top of his research activities dealing with risk management and supercritical fluids. He is presently teaching introduction to chemical engineering at bachelor level, risk management at master level and specific courses on safety aspects in research activities.
He is also active as adviser and expert in risk assessment and chemical engineering matters for the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) of the World Business Organization, as well as for several assessment companies and for major and SME’s chemical industries.
Thierry Meyer is currently member of several international associations of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and the American Chemical Society. He was chairman of the European Working Party on Polymer Reaction Engineering from 2001 till 2006.
He is also a member of several editorial boards: Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology.