Michael Jon Mattle
Design and optimisation of communal and industrial wastewater and drinking water treatment plants.
Michael grew up in Eastern Switzerland apart from an exchange year in Canterbury, England. He moved to Lausanne to study Chemistry at EPFL. His interests in water and wastewater treatment started with a masters project, developing carbon-doped TiO2 photocatalysts to degrade stable organic molecules with sunlight. He completed this work under the supervision of K. Ravindranathan Thampi in the lab of Michael Grätzel. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) he investigated the use of bone char and contact precipitation for drinking water defluoridation. Subsequently, he implemented these water treatment techniques in Ethiopia, as a employee of the Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS/EPER). After returning from Africa, Michael pursued a PhD in the field of virus inactivation during water and wastewater treatment under the supervision of Tamar Kohn in the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (LCE) at EPFL. In 2014, Michael started to work as a process engineer for HOLINGER SA in the field of (communal and industrial) wastewater and drinking water treatment.
Throughout his life Michael travelled extensively all around the globe; he has lived on three continents and visited over 60 countries, is perfectly fluent in four languages (German, French, English and Spanish) and has good knowledge of two more (Italian and Portuguese). He enjoys outdoor sports, like mountaineering and running.
communal wastewater treatment
|lecturer||Institute of Environmental Engineering||EPFL||2016 -|
|engineer and scientist||HOLINGER SA, Ecublens||2014 -|
|postdoctoral researcher||EPFL||2013 - 2014|
|PhD student||EPFL||2009 - 2013|
|scientific advisor for defluoridation||Shashamene, Ethiopia||Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS/EPER)||2008|
|civilian servant/scientist||water resources and drinking water (W+T)||Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)||2007|
|PhD in Environmental Sciences||at the environmental chemistry laboratory (LCE)||civil and environmental engineering doctoral program||2009-2013|
|M.Sc. Chemistry||focus on Physical Chemistry||�cole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne (EPFL)||2005-2007|
|--master project||Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (IITM)||2006-2007|
|B.Sc. Chemistry||�cole Polytechnique F�d�rale de Lausanne (EPFL)||2002-2005|
|--exchange year||at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain||2004-2005|
Other PublicationsWhy weaker is stronger (News journal article on my aggregation studies), A. Bieri, Horizonte Das Schweizer Forschungsmagazin, A. Bieri, 97 (June), p. 30, 2013, Swiss National Science Foundation [ Full Text ] Fluoride Removal in Ethiopia, M. J. Mattle, K. Müller, E. Samuel, F. Lemma, A. Johnson Sandec News, p. 14, 2009, Eawag [ Full Text ] Improving Fluoride Removal Efficiency, K. Müller, F. Kage, E. Wanja, M. Mattle, L. Osterwalder, A. Johnson Sandec News, p. 6, 2008, Eawag [ Full Text ]
Enseignement & Phd
- Environmental Sciences and Engineering,
Ce cours est élaboré sur les bases de chimie environnementale et de microbiologie vues dans les cours précédents. L'accent est mis sur la quantification utilisant le logiciel de domaine publique, PHREEQC, qui est un excellent outil de computation. Une var...