Professor Dr. Hartmut Herrmann

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig

 

Phone: +49 341 2717-7024

Mail: hartmut.herrmann at tropos.de  

Room: 001 (Building 23.1)

 

 

Function

Head of the Atmospheric Chemistry Department at the Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig

 

Department

Chemistry of the Atmosphere

 

Research areas & research interest

  • Our research intends to understand the tropospheric multiphase system.
  • Model development is based on experimental work in the laboratory and in the field.           
  • Lab work utilises state-of-the-art physical and analytical chemistry methods to study gas phase, aqueous phase, organic phase, surface and, alltogether, multiphase phenomena.         
  • Field work aims to understand chemical processing and composition of tropospheric particles, clouds, fog and rain in the complex interplay of all compartments involved.

 

Current projects

 

  • “SOPRAN III”
  •  "ALAMARE“ Aliphatic amines in the tropical marine environment: Sources, budgets and phase partitioning
  • “Hill Cap Cloud Thuringia 2010 (HCCT-2010)” A ground-based integrated study of chemical aerosol-cloud interaction”
  • “Hygroscopicity and Activation of Secondary Organic Aerosols”
  • „MISOX II“ Studies on multiphase chemistry of Isoprenoxidation
  •  "Branko" Specification of the water-soluble brown carbon in aerosol particles
  •  "PHOTOPAQ“ Demonstration of Photocatalytic Remediation Processes on Air Quality”
  • “PEGASOS” Pan-European Gas-AeroSOls-climate interaction Study
  • AMIS / IRSIS
  • UBA EMEP Level 3
  • "ACTRIS” Aerosol, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructure Network
  • Fassade MFPA GmbH Leipzig
  • Grain size Differentiated chemical and physical aerosol characterization as an indicator of the chang e in air quality compared to 2000 in Leipzig and Saxony "
  • „DARK KNIGHT“ The atmospheric chemistry day of key compounds influenced by the atmospheric chemistry night

 

In total 68 third-party funded research projects with about 7 Mio Euro funding for the group.

 

Completed projects

(Selection of 5)

  •  Oceanic Surface Processes in the Anthropocene – SOPRAN, BMBF
  • Aerosol chamber studies for ozonolysis of terpenes and isoprene: Influence of acid particles aerosol yields and products Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research Leipzig, DFG
  • ATMOCHEM „Modelling the multiphase evolution of organic carbon in the troposphere“ DFG
  • MISOX “Tropospheric Multiphase Processing of Isoprene Oxidation Products” DFG
  • EUROCHAMP II „Integration of European Simulation Chambers for Investigating Atmospheric Processes“ EU,

 

Teaching

Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of  Leipzig

  • Lecture “Chemistry of the atmosphere – Basics”               
  • Lecture “The tropospheric multiphase system”               
  • Seminar:  Atmospheric Chemistry                
  • Lab Course:  Atmospheric Chemistry               
  • Students individual lab courses

 

Memberships

  • Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG)
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
  • Section Photochemie the GDCh       
  • Section Wasserchemie the GDCh        
  • Head of the working group Atmosphärenchemie the GDCh in the Section of      Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology      
  • DECHEMA/GDCh/Bunsengesellschaft Joint Committee "Chemie, Luftqualität und Klima" (CLK)" ·       
  • ProcessNet Working Committee "Feinstaub" by DECHEMA, GDCH and KRdL, Co-Chair (with R. Zellner and T. Eikmann)       
  • Fellow of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry - IUPAC (since 2002)       
  • Appointed member of the Scientific Advisory Board der „Kommission Reinhaltung der Luft“ (KRdL) in VDI and DIN (2003-2012)

 

Curriculum vitae

Academic qualification

1982-1985 Study of chemistry (basic part Georg August University in Göttingen
07/1985 Pre-Diploma Exam
1985-1986 Study of chemistry (main part) Georg August University in Göttingen
1986-1987 Diploma Thesis work under the auspices of Prof. Dr. R. Zellner, Topic: "Blitzlichtphotolyse-Konduktometrie-Untersuchungen und Simulationsrechnungen zur Photolyse des Nitrat-Ions" Institute for Physical Chemistry of the University of Göttingen
07/1987 Diploma Exam
1987-1990 Ph.D. thesis work under the auspices of Prof. Dr. R. Zellner, Topic: "Zeitaufgelöste Laser-Photolyse und Stopped-Flow- Untersuchungen atmosphärisch-chemischer Oxidantien in wäßriger Phase", (i.e. "Time-resolved Laser Photolysis and Stopped-Flow Investigations of atmospheric Oxidants in aqueous Solution" Doctoral fellowship from the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie Institute for Physical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen
02/1990 Oral doctoral examination in the subjects of inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and computer science. Degree scholarship from the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

Research experience

1986-1987 Teaching assistant Institute for Physical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen
1987-1990 Ph. D student Institute for Physical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, sponsored by a stipend of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)"
1990-1991 Research scientist Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the University of Hannover
1991-1992 Research scientist Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Essen
09/1992-04/93 Research stay (sponsored by a NATO/DAAD-Stipend) as Visiting Associate in Environmental Engineering Science California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A. with Prof. Michael R. Hoffmann
06/1993- 05/1996 Appointment as "Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (C1) Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Essen
09-11/1994 Research stay as a Visiting Associate CalTech
03-04/1995 Research stay as a Visiting Associate CalTech
06/1996-07/1998 Appointment as "Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (C1)" Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Essen
05/1998 End of the Habilitation procedure with the thesis "Photochemische Bildung, Spektroskopie und Kinetik freier Radikale in wäßriger Lösung", (i.e."Photochemical Formation, Spectroscopy and Kinetics of Free Radicals in Aqueous Solution"). Venia Legendi for Physical Chemistry
Since 08/1998 Visiting professor Shandong University (SDU) at Jinan and Fudan University (FDU) at Shanghai

 

Stipends & Prizes

  • Ph.D. stipend of the ‚Fonds der chemischen Industrie‘ 1987   
  • Scholarship of the Fonds der chemischen Industrie‘ 1990   
  • Postdoc-stipend by NATO/DAAD 1991/1992   
  • Gay-Lussac-Humboldt-Prize 2009

 

Publications

(selection)

  • Spindler, G., Gnauk, T., Grüner, A., et al., "Size-segregated characterization of PM10 at the EMEP site Melpitz (Germany) using a five-stage impactor: A six year study", Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 127-157, 69, 2012.
  • Monge, M. E., Rosenorn, T., Favez, O., et al., "Alternative pathway for atmospheric particles growth", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 6840-6844, 109, 2012.
  • Kristensen, T. B., Wex, H., Nekat, B., et al., "Hygroscopic growth and CCN activity of HULIS from different environments", Journal of Geophysical Research (D), doi:10.1029/2012JD018249, 117, 2012.
  • Dupart, Y., King, S. M., Nekat, B., et al., "Mineral dust photochemistry induces nucleation events in the presence of SO2", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 20842-20847, 109, 2012.
  • Guo, J., Tilgner, A., Yeung, C. P., et al., "Atmospheric peroxides in a polluted subtropical environment: Seasonal variation, sources and sinks, and importance of heterogeneous processes", Environmental Science & Technology, 1443-1450, 48, 2014.

In total 208 peer-reviewed articles (5054 citations (ISI WoS)), 13 book chapters and 633 other publications.

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