Matthias Huss is a senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, and the University of Fribourg. His research focusses on the monitoring and the modelling of glaciers from the local to the global scale. Since 2016, he is the head of the Swiss Glacier monitoring network (GLAMOS) responsible for maintaining and analyzing long-term series on observed glacier changes.
Matthias Huss has developed various state-of-the-art models for investigating glacier response to climate change, both at the process-based level for individual sites, as well as at the global scale for assessing the contribution of glaciers to sea-level rise and regional hydrology. Furthermore, Matthias Huss is also involved in the research of other components of the alpine cryosphere such as permafrost or natural hazards.
Matthias Huss completed his doctoral thesis at the ETH Zürich in 2009 and has then moved as a Senior lecturer to the University of Fribourg. He is now jointly working as a senior researcher at the ETH Zürich and the WSL Birmensdorf. Matthias has been involved in various research projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the European Union and has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals since 2011. He has been awarded with prizes for outstanding young scientists by the EGU, the AGU and the IUGG.