Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1996
    Studied physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, MSc (Mag. rer. nat.)

  • 1996 – 1999
    Doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in F. Arnold's research group "Ions and Trace Molecules in Atmospheres", Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1999 – 2002
    Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in F. Arnold's research group "Ions and Trace Molecules in Atmospheres", Heidelberg. Area of research: Investigating ions in jet engine exhaust

  • 2003 – 2004
    Postdoc at the Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere (ICG-2: Troposphere), Research Centre (FZ) Jülich. Areas of research: Chemical composition of secondary aerosols; influence of organic films on aerosol–water interaction

  • 2005
    Research associate within the framework of the FZ Jülich tenure-track programme

  • Since 2006
    Head of the FZ Jülich young investigator group "Stabile Isotopes in Aerosols". Areas of research: Formation and transformation of organic aerosols; the biosphere's influence on atmospheric aerosols; stabile isotopes and reaction kinetics in atmospheric chemistry

  • Seit 2012
    Professor for Experimental Physics, Universität zu Köln; Director Institute for Energy and Climate Research

    Troposphere (IEK-8), Forschungszentrum Jülich

Selected publications

  • Kiendler-Scharr, A. et al.: New particle formation in forests inhibited by isoprene emissions. In: Nature 461, 2009. S. 381-384.

  • Fry, J. L. et al.: Organic nitrate and secondary organic aerosol yield from NO3 oxidation of b-pinene evaluated using a gas phase kinetics/aerosol partitioning model, Atmos. In: Chem. Phys. 9, 2009. S. 1431-1449. SRef- ID: 1680-7324/acp/2009-9-1431.

  • Fisseha, R. et al.: Stable Carbon Isotope Composition of Secondary Organic Aerosol from b-Pinene Oxidation. In: J. Geophys. Res. 114, 2009. D02304, doi:10.1029/2008JD011326.

  • Riemer, N. et al.: The relative importance of organic coatings for the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5. In: J Geophys. Res. 114, 2009. D17307, doi:10.1029/2008JD011369.

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Mitglied der Helmholtz-Akademie, seit 2008

  • Review Panel member for EuroVOL (EUROCORES activity of the

    European Science Foundation, ESF)

  • Member of the selection committee for ACTRIS (Aerosol Clouds, and Trace gases Research

    InfraStructure Network, FP7 European project)

  • Member of the steering group for PEGASOS

  • Member of the Program Committee of Atmospheric Science Division, European Geosciences Union


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