Professor Dr. Alfred Wiedensohler

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig

 

Phone: +49 341 2717-7062

Mail: alfred.wiedensohler at tropos.de  

Room: 202 (Geb. 23.1)

 

Function

Head of the Department Experimental Aerosol & Cloud Microphysics

 

Department

Department Experimental Aerosol & Cloud Microphysics

 

Alfred Wiedensohler studied electrical engineering at the University Duisburg, Germany, and
received his Diploma July 1983. From October 1983 until April 1989, he has employed as
PhD student in 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 (WCCAP) of the WMO
(World Meteorological Organization) in the frame of the Global Atmosphere Watch
Programme (GAW) and the European Center for Aerosol Calibration (ECAC) in the frame of
the European infrastructure ACTRIS.

He is Editor-In-Chief of the journal “Atmospheric Environment” since January 2013
He received the award “Highly Cited Researcher” from Thomson Reuters 2014, 2016 and
2016.

In 2014, he received the “Hagen-Smit” award from the Journal Atmospheric Environment.

He is author or co-author of more than 340 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.

 

Teaching:

Professor at the Institute for Meteorology at the University of Leipzig  

International Aerosol Training Courses in the frame of the World Calibration Center for Aerosol Physics

 

Memberships:  

  • Editor-In-Chief “Atmospheric Environment”
  • Head of the WMO-GAW “World Calibration Center for Aerosol Physics”
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of ACTRIS
  • Work package leader ACTRIS NA3
  • Editor “Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics”
  • Associate Editor "Atmospheric Measurement Techniques"
  • Chairman of the DKK working group “Afrika”
  • Member of CEN/TC 264/WG 32: Working group Air quality - Determination of the particle number concentration
  • Member of the VDI working group “Messen von Partikeln in der Außenluft - Bestimmung der Partikelanzahl“

Curriculum Vitae

Oct. 1983 - April 1989 Ph.D. student at the Institute of Process and Aerosol Measurement Technology, at the University Duisburg, Germany
June 1989 Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University Duisburg, Germany
May 1989 - June 1992 Research Scientist at the Department of Nuclear Physics, at the University of Lund, Sweden
July 1992 - Dec. 1993 Assistant Professor at the Department of Nuclear Physics, at the University of Lund, Sweden
Jan. 1994 - Head of the “Aerosol Group” at the Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany
Jan. 1996- April 2005 Associate Professor at the Institute for Meteorology at the University of Leipzig, Germany
Since Jan. 2002 Head of World Calibration Centre for Aerosol Physics (WCCAP) of the WMO (World Meteorological Organization) in the frame of the Global Atmosphere Watch program (GAW)
Since Dec. 2004 Guest Professor at the College of Environmental Science, Peking University, China
Since May 2005 Professor at the Institute for Meteorology, Faculty of Physics and Geo- Science, University of Leipzig , Germany
Since Jan. 2013 Head of the “Aerosol and Cloud” Department together with Dr. Frank Stratmann
Since Jan. 2013 Editor-In-Chief Atmospheric Environment
Since 2015 Head of the European Center for Aerosol Calibration (ECAC) n the frame of the European infrastructure ACTRIS

Publications

Author or co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications in the field of aerosol and natural science (due to April 2015)

all Publications