Alfred Wiedensohler

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Head of the Tropospheric Aerosols Workgroup

Alfred Wiedensohler studied electrical engineering at the University Duisburg, Germany, and received his Diploma July 1983. From October 1983 until April 1989, he has been affiliated as PhD student with the research group Process and Aerosol Measurement Technology at the University Duisburg and received his PhD in electrical engineering June 1989.

May 1989, he joined the Department of Nuclear Physics at the Lund University, Sweden as research scientist and later as Assistant Professor.

Since January 1994, he works as senior scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig Germany and leads jointly with Dr. Frank Stratmann the “Aerosol and Cloud” Department.

In January 1996, he received the associate professorship and since May 2005, he is Professor at Institute for Meteorology, Faculty of Physics and Geo-Science, University of Leipzig.

In December 2004, he received the award of a Guest Professor at the College of Environmental Science and Technology of the Peking University, Beijing, China.

He is head of the World Calibration Centre for Aerosol Physical of the WMO (World Meteorological Organization) in the frame of the Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW).

He is Editor-In-Chief of the journal “Atmospheric Environment” since January 2013

He is author or co-author of more than 290 peer-reviewed publications in the field of aerosol and natural science. His research is presently focused on the physical characterization, process studies, and the climatology of atmospheric aerosols as well as on the development of new scientific instrumentation.

Short Curriculum Vitae

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Oct 1983 Apr 1989 PhD student Institute of Process and Aerosol Measurement Technology, at the University Duisburg, Germany
June 1989 Ph.D. in electrical engineering University Duisburg, Germany
May 1989 June 1992 Research Scientist Department of Nuclear Physics, at the University of Lund, Sweden
July 1992 Dec. 1993 Assistant Professor Department of Nuclear Physics, at the University of Lund, Sweden
Since Jan 1994 Head of the "Tropospheric Aerosol Group" Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Germany
Jan. 1996 April 2005 Associate Professor Institute for Meteorology at the University of Leipzig, Germany
Since Jan 2002 Head of World Calibration Centre for Aerosol Physics of the WMO Global Atmosphere Watch program (GAW)
Since Dec 2004 Guest Professor College of Environmental Science, Peking University, China
Since May 2005 Professor Institute for Meteorology at the University of Leipzig, Germany
Since Jan. 2013 Department head "Aerosol and Clouds", with Dr. Frank Stratmann Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Germany
Since Jan. 2013 Editor-In-Chief Atmospheric Environment

How to contact me

Prof. Dr. Alfred Wiedensohler

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS home page)

Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 341 2717 7062

Mobile: +49 173 564 1482

E-mail: alfred.wiedensohler [at] tropos.de


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