Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Michael Riediker

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Asst Prof Michael Riediker

Michael Riediker is is Director of the Swiss Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health ( in addition to his roles as Professor at NTU.

Michael Riediker obtained his Masters (1995) and Doctoral Degree (2000) in Natural Sciences (Environmental Hygiene) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland. In parallel to his DSc studies, he also did a Masters of Advanced Studies in Work and Health at ETHZ (2000). Michael has gained experience in managing exposure and health projects in North Carolina, USA (2000–2003), ETH Zurich (2003) and at the University of Lausanne (2004–2015). In Lausanne he also started to investigate the translation of hinto risk assessment and management concepts. From 2013 to 2018, he helped build IOM Singapore Pte Ltd, where he became Director of Research (2017–2018). He left IOM in January 2018 to return to his home country but regularly returns to Singapore to help with occupational and environmental health questions.

Michael Riediker is a highly experienced Occupational and Environmental Health researcher certified as Occupational Hygienist (SGAH/IOHA), and an accredited Trainer and Grad IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). He has extensive research experience in risk assessment relating to exposure to health hazards from environmental sources and industrial processes. He uses this insight to support governments and companies with defining policies, and improving R&D and production processes.
Research Interests
Michael Riediker's main research interest lies in the health and environmental consequences resulting from exposure to particles, and what risk management and mitigation strategies can be applied along the value chain. He has considerable experience in conducting human studies, both in controlled laboratory settings as well as in occupational and environmental field studies. In both study types, avoiding exposure misclassification is key to success if one wants to understand the effects of particles at realistic concentration levels. Thus, an important part of his research is dedicated to create settings where exposure can be well described and controlled. His health effect research focuses mostly on vascular and pulmonary endpoints, but he aims to put this into the wider context of human wellbeing, and how win-win-win situations can be generated for individuals, companies and society.

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