Guillaume Habert graduated in 1999 from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, with a degree in earth, atmospheric and oceanic studies. In 2004 he completed his PhD in Toulouse (France) on structural geology. After his PhD, Guillaume Habert used his knowledge of natural rocks mineralogy to explore how specific clays and pozzolans can be used as a cement substitute. This work, funded by the CNRS and Lafarge, was followed by a post doctorate position at the Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil) where he used waste products from the ceramic industry, as pozzolanic materials to improve the mechanical and water resistance of adobes.
From 2007 to 2012 Guillaume Habert conducted research at the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, where he focused on the development of sustainable concrete. This led him to address the environmental assessment of building materials.
Since August 2012, Guillaume Habert has been associate professor at the ETH Zurich and holds the Chair of Sustainable Construction where research is translated twofold: improvement of sustainability assessment in the construction sector and promotion of the implementation of sustainable practices throughout the development of innovative constructive techniques adapted to the technical, economic and socio-cultural situation of specific territories.