Prof. Hubert Girault was appointed Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1992 and has been Director of the "Laboratoire d’Electrochimie Physique et Analytique" ever since its creation.
His research career started in 1979 in the field of electrochemistry at soft interfaces. In 1985, he developed an interest in electroanalytical chemistry, then in Lab on Chip techniques and since 2000 he has also been very active in the field of bio-analytical chemistry in particular in immunoassays, electrophoresis, proteomics and mass spectrometry. Since 2000, he runs a comprehensive research program on artificial water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction at soft interfaces. His laboratory is now installing large-scale pilot plants for indirect water electrolysis using redox flow batteries.