Institute of Geophysics ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Ladislaus Rybach is of Hungarian origin, emeritus professor of geophysics at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), co-founder, now Scientific Advisor of ETH spin-off company GEOWATT AG Zurich. His research activities cover a wide range, from heat flow studies and lithospheric geothermics over low-enthalpy utilization (geothermal heat pumps) to Hot Dry Rock modelling. His special interest is in geothermal sustainability. He is active worldwide as expert and lecturer, President 2007-2010 of the International Geothermal Association (IGA), Co-founder of the IEA Geothermal Implementing Agreement and Former Executive Committee Chairman; Honorary Doctor and Professor of Eötvös University, Budapest.