Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    Abitur (A-levels) at Burggymnasium (grammar school) in Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • 1990 – 1996
    Studied physics at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 1993
    Studied applied mathematics and physics at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK: Bachelor of Science

  • 1997
    Diplom thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1998 – 2000
    PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg

  • 2001
    Scientific researcher at the Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen

  • 2001
    Research associate at ETH Zurich, Switzerland; modelling of ice nucleation

  • since 2002
    Research scientist at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR); area of specialization: measuring aircraft-borne trace gases and particles in the tropopause region

  • 2006
    Elected to the Junge Akademie (academy of young scientists), a joint project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • since 2007
    Leader of the Helmholtz Higher Education junior research group AEROTROP – Impact of Aircraft Emissions on the heteROgeneous chemistry of the TROPopause region based at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Mainz University and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C) in Mainz, sponsored by the Helmholtz Association, the DLR and the MPI-C

  • 2008
    Head of the international aircraft research campaign CONCERT – CONtrail and Cirrus ExpeRimenT

  • since 2009
    Junior professor of experimental meteorology at Mainz University, Germany

  • 2010
    Research semester at the National Atmospheric Oceanic Observatory (NOAA) , CO, USA

Selected publications

  • Schreiner, J. et al.: Chemical analysis of polar stratospheric cloud particles. In: Science 283, 1999. S. 968-970.

  • Voigt, C. et al.: Nitric Acid Trihydrate (NAT) in Polar Stratospheric Clouds. In: Science 290, 2000. S. 1756-1758.

  • Voigt, C. et al.: Nitric acid in cirrus clouds. In: Geophys. Res. Lett. 33, L05803, doi:10.1029/2005GL025159, 2006.


Selected projects

  • Director of the aircraft emissions measurement campaign CONCERT- Contrail and Cirrus Experiment, 2008

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Birth of Anna Katharina Voigt and parental leave, 2002

  • Birth of Luca Marie Voigt and parental leave, 2003

  • Birth of Ben Ole Voigt, 2009


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