Dr. Frank Stratmann

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 2717-7142

Mail: frank.stratmann at tropos.de  

Room: 005 (Building 23.3)



Group Leader Experimental Cloud Physics



 Atmospheric Microphysics


Research areas & research interest

  • aerosol cloud interactions
  • cloud microphysics and turbulence interactions
  • heterogeneous ice nucleation
  • cloud droplet activation
  • computational fluid and particle dynamics modelling


Current projects

  • AC3 B04 (DFG-TR 172 Project): Spatial distribution, sources, and cloud processing of aerosol particles.
  • ACDC2 (NSF-Project): Preliminary studies for the construction of an aerosol cloud turbulence chamber.
  • ACTRIS (EU Project)
  • ACTRIS-D (BMBF Project): Extension of the measuring technology at LACIS-T
  • ATMO-ACCESS (EU-Project): Develop and implement sustainable access to the LACIS-T research infrastructure.
  • CLOUD-MOTION (EU, FP7, Marie Curie Project): Cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particles at the CLOUD chamber at CERN.
  • CIRRUS-HL (DFG-PP 1294 Project): Physical and chemical properties of cloud particle residuals and ice nucleating particles associated with clouds at high latitudes from mixed-phase to cirrus levels. (HALO-CVI-HERA, HALO 2021, CIRRUS-HL)
  • DACAPO-PESO (in-situ): Long-term in-situ studies on the physical properties of aerosols (focus on CCN and INP) in the Southern Ocean region
  • goSouth (BMBF-Project): Model-assisted vertical in situ study of aerosols, and aerosol-cloud-turbulence interactions in the Southern Hemisphere marine boundary layer.
  • VACCINE+ (DFG-Project): Variation in Antarctic cloud condensation nucleus (CCN) and ice nucleus (INP) concentrations and properties at NEumayer III compared to their values in the Arctic at Villum Research Station.
  • IDEFIX (DFG-Project): Quantification of secondary ice formation mechanisms: the fragmentation of freezing droplets vs. droplet-ice particle collision.
  • STEP (EU Marie Curie Project): Solving The Entrainment Puzzle.


Completed projects  

  • BACCHUS (EU FP7 project)
  • CLOUD-12 (BMBF project)
  • INUIT (DFG Research Unit)
  • LACCT (WGL PAKT project)
  • LGS-CAR (WGL PAKT project)
  • CLOUD-ITN (EU FP7 Marie Curie project)
  • CLOUD-09 (BMBF project)
  • EUROCHAMP (EU FP7 Infrastructure project)
  • EUROCHAMP II (EU FP7 Infrastructure project)
  • DFG Collaborative Research Center (SFB 209)



Teaching at the University of Leipzig, Faculty for Physics and Geoscience, Meteorological Institute


Memberships and Boards

07/2008-07/2016  Board member of the International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation
02/2008-12/2013 Workpackage leader EU-FP7 Infrastructure Project EUROCHAMP II
07/2004-08/2009 Board member of the International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols
09/1998-09/2002 Board member of the German Aerosol Research Society (GAeF)
09/1993-09/2001  Head of the Working-Group "Aerosol Modelling" within the European Aerosol Assembly (EAC)
09/1992-09/1993  Coordinator of the European Aerosol Conference Duisburg


Curriculum vitae

Academic qualification

1992 PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Duisburg, Institute for Aerosol Measurement Technology (summa cum laude), 1992, Prof. H. Fissan
1986   Diplom (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Duisburg
1979-1986  Study at the University of Duisburg, Germany

Research Experience

01/2013-07/2017 Head of Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Physics Department, Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany
08/2006-12/2006   Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Helsinki, Finland (Host: M. Kulmala)
since 06/1998 Head of the Cloud Group at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany
since 04/1994 Senior scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany
06/1992-03/1994  Postdoctoral scientist at the University of Duisburg, Institute for Aerosol Measurement Technology, Germany (Head: H. Fissan)



List of publications