Short CV/Education and training

Research Positions

  • Since 2012
    Head of Modelling Department, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig, Germany

  • 2004 – 2012
    Senior scientist, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig, Germany

  • 1999 – 2004
    Senior scientist, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

  • 1995 – 1999
    Associate research scientist, Columbia University, associated with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, USA

  • 1992 – 1995
    Postdoctoral researcher, Columbia University, associated with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, USA

  • 1989 – 1992
    Research assistant, Institute for Environmental Physics, Heidelberg Germany


  • 2009
    Habilitation degree, University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 1992
    PhD, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1989
    Diploma, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1982 – 1989
    University of Heidelberg, study of Physics

Selected publications

  • Simmel, M., J. Bühl, A. Ansmann, and I. Tegen, 2015. Ice phase in altocumulus clouds over Leipzig: remote sensing observations and detailed modeling, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10453-10470, doi:10.5194/acp-15-10453-2015.

  • Tegen, I., K. Schepanski and B. Heinold, 2013. Comparing two years of Saharan dust source activation obtained by regional modeling and satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13, 2381-2390, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-2381-2013.

  • Meier, J., I. Tegen, B. Heinold, R. Wolke, 2012. Direct and semi-direct radiative effects of absorbing aerosols in Europe: Results from a regional model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, doi: 10.1029/2012GL050994.

  • Heinold, B., I. Tegen, R. Wolke, A. Ansmann, W. Birmili, I. Mattis, A. Minikin, U. Schuhmann, and B. Weinzierl. 2012. Simulations of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Ash Dispersal over Europe using COSMO-MUSCAT, Atmos. Environment, 48, pp 195-204, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.05.021.

  • Meier, J. I. Tegen, I. Mattis, R. Wolke, L. Alados Arboledas, A. Apituley, D. Balis, F. Barnaba, A. Chaikovsky, M. Sicard, G. Pappalardo, A. Pietruczuk, D. Stoyanov, F. Ravetta, V. Rizi, 2012. A regional model of European aerosol transport: Evaluation with sun photometer, lidar and air quality data, Atmos. Environment, 47, 519-532, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.09.029.

  • Heinold, B., I. Tegen, S. Bauer, and M. Wendisch, 2011. Regional modelling of Saharan dust and biomass-burning smoke Part 2: Direct radiative forcing and atmospheric dynamic response, Tellus B. 63: 800-813, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2011.00574.x

  • Tegen, I., E. Bierwirth, B. Heinold, J. Helmert, and M. Wendisch, 2010. The effect of measured surface albedo on modeled Saharan dust radiative forcing, J. Geophys. Res., 115, Art. No. 24312, doi: 10.1029/2009JD013764.

  • Schepanski, K., I. Tegen, M. C. Todd, B. Heinold, G. Bönisch, B. Laurent and A. Macke, 2009. Meteorological processes forcing Saharan dust emission inferred from MSG-SEVIRI observations of sub-daily dust source activation, J. Geophys. Res., 114, Art. No. D10201.

  • Helmert, J., B. Heinold, I. Tegen, O. Hellmuth, and M. Wendisch, 2007. On the direct and semi-direct effect of Saharan dust over Europe: A case study J. Geophys. Res., 112, D13208, doi:10.1029/2006JD007444.

  • Schepanski, K., I. Tegen, B. Heinold, B. Laurent, A. Macke, 2007. A new Saharan dust source activation frequency map derived from MSG-SEVIRI IR-channels. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34(18), L18803, doi:18810.11029/12007GL030168.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • HD(CP)2: High Definition Clouds & Precipitation in Climate Prediction, Part 2; (Investigator,subproject: Aerosol representation and cloud adjustments to aerosol absorption), BMBF (German Ministry for Education and Research), 2016 – 2019

  • AC3: ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms (Co-Principal Investigator of subproject: Model-based Quantification of Aerosol/Cloud Processes and Effects in the Arctic); DFG (German Science Foundation), 2016 – 2019

  • PALMOD: From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene: Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle (Investigato, subproject: Simulating the mineral dust cycle on glacial-interglacial timescales), BMBF, 2015 – 2019

  • High Definition Clouds & Precipitation in Climate Prediction (HD(CP)2; Subproject M3: Simulation of aerosol distributions, cloud condensation and ice nuclei in NW Europe, (Investigator), BMBF, 2013 – 2015

  • Direct Normal Irradiance Nowcasting methods for optimized operation of concentrating solar technologies (DNICast), Subproject High Resolution Aerosol Modelling; (Investigator), EU 7th Framework Programme, 2013 – 2015

  • Characterization of European aerosol by regional modelling and lidar measurements, (Principal Investigator), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 2011 – 2014

  • Up– and downdrafts and Drop and Ice Nucleation Experiment (UDINE): Lidar observations and modeling of tropical and mid–latitude altocumulus (Co-Principal Investigator, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 2010 – 2013

  • Aerosol-Ocean Interaction: Ocean Import of Dust and Ocean Export of Organic Matter (Co-Principal Investigator), part of the Joint Research Project Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene (SOPRAN); Subproject, Regional modelling of Saharan dust export to the Tropical Atlantic, (Investigator), BMBF, 2007 – 2015

  • Modeling and observation of Sahara dust transport, modification and radiative impact (Co-Principal Investigator), part of the Research Group Saharan Mineral dUst experiMent (SAMUM-2), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 2007 – 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Science Advisory Committee, Science Europe, 2016 – 2017

  • Member of Life, Environmental and Geosciences Scientific Committee, Science Europe, 2015

  • Member of the Review Panel for the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Section 2: Life, chemical, medical and environmental sciences, 2016

  • Member of the Steering Committee of DFG Transregio 172: ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms (AC)³, since 2016

  • Deputy member of the Steering Committee of the Leibniz Research Alliance Infections’21, since 2015

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the HAMMOZ consortium (Aerosol and Atmospheric Chemistry Modules for the ECHAM global climate model), since 2012

  • Member of Steering Committee of SDS-WAS (Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System, WMO), since 2008

  • Member of the Working Group 38, The Atmospheric Input of Chemicals to the Ocean of GESAMP (Group of Experts on the. Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection), 2009 – 2012

  • Co-Chair ADOM (Atmospheric Dynamics during the last glacial cycle: Observation and Modeling), Working Group of PAGES (Past Global Changes, IGBP), 2008 – 2011

  • Board Member ISAR (International Society for Aeolian Research), 2008 – 2010

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, since 2010

  • Guest editor, Annales Geophysicae, 2009

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, 2001 – 2003


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