MER Dr. Meyer studied Chemical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland and graduated as MS in 1985. He received his PhD degree in 1989 at the same institution. After several years in the chemical industry (Ciba-Geigy, Novartis and Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc.) as a development chemist, then as head of development and later as production manager, he joined EPFL in 1999 as director of a research group. Since 2005 he is also head of the occupational health and safety at EPFL. He has published more than 100 research articles in SCI(E) journals and 10 books.