Walter, Fabian Thomas, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Fabian Thomas Walter

Prof. Dr. Fabian Thomas Walter

V. Wasserbau, Hydrologie u. Glaz. 

HIA  D 56.1 

Hönggerbergring 26

8093 Zürich


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Research area

Fabian Walter's research focuses on seismogenic processes near the Earth's surface, in particular within glaciers and ice sheets. Using seismic techniques, he investigates those parts of glacial bodies, which are difficult to access with conventional techniques. This has provided new insights into glacier sliding, the formation and calving of icebergs and the glacial plumbing system, which routes surface melt water through and under the glacier. Other scientific interests include monitoring of natural hazards research and induced seismicity.

Since 2015, Fabian Walter has been leading ETH's Glacier Seismology Group,which is hosted by ETH's Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW) and the Swiss Seismological Service (SED).

Curriculum Vitae


2015 -         SNF Assistant Professor, VAW/ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

2014-2015   Scientific Assistant, WSL Birmensdorf (Switzerland)

2012-2014   Marie-Curie Fellow, ISTerre, UJF Grenoble (France)

2011-2012   Postdoc, Swiss Seism. Service, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

2009-2011   Postdoc, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography/UC San Diego (USA)

2005-2009   PhD Student, VAW/ETH Zurich (Switzerland)



2009   Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2004   Master of Science, University of Colorado, USA

2002   Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, USA


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Publications (PDF, 0.1 MB)

Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
651-4101-00L Physics of Glaciers 
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