Dr. Jens Voigtländer

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 2717-7141

E-Mail: jens.voigtlaender [at] tropos.de

Room: 0.04 (Building 23.3)


Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics



Cloud Workgroup


Research areas

  • CFD-Simulations with Fluent/FPM to design and evaluate experiments
  • development of models for simulations of particle dynamical and microphysical processes
  • experiments to investigate optical surface properties of single ice crystals
  • influence of turbulence on cloud microphysics, building up a humid wind tunnel (Leipzig Aerosol Cloud Turbulence Tunnel, LACTT)
  • development and operation of multicopters used for atmospheric profiling

Curriculum Vitae:

1999 - 2000 Studies of lectureship of mathematics and physics at the University


2000 - 2005  Studies of meteorologie at the University Leipzig

2005             Diploma thesis: "Abschätzung des Verkehrseinflusses auf die

                     Partikelgrößenverteilung in einer Straßenschlucht unter                     

                     Berücksichtigung meteorologischer Parameter"

2005 - 2010  PhD student at TROPOS

2010             PhD: "Hygroscopic growth and CCN activation of slightly soluble

                     organic and inorganic compounds - Evaluation of experimental LACIS

                     data with FLUENT/FPM"

since 2010     Post-Doc at TROPOS



Voigtlaender, J., Tuch, T., Birmili, W. and Wiedensohler, A. (2006): Correlation between traffic density and particle size distribution in a street canyon and the dependence on wind direction, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 4275-4286.

Rose, D., Wehner, B., Ketzel, M., Engler, C., Voigtlaender, J., Tuch, T. and Wiedensohler, A. (2006): Atmospheric number size distributions of soot particles and estimation of emission factors, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 1021-1031.

Voigtlaender, J., Stratmann, F., Niedermeier, D., Wex, H. and Kiselev, A. (2007): Mass accommodation coefficient of water: A combined computational fluid dynamics and experimental data analysis, Geophys. Res. Atmos., 112, D20208, 10.1029/2007JD008604.

Niedermeier, D., Wex, H., Voigtlaender, J., Stratmann, F., Brueggemann, E., Kiselev, A., Henk, H. and Heintzenberg, J. (2008): LACIS-measurements and parameterization of sea-salt particle hygroscopic growth and activation, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 8, 579-590.

Wex, H., Fuentes, E., Tsagkogeorgas, G., Voigtlaender, J., Clauss, T., Kiselev, A., Green, D. H., Coe, H., McFiggans, G. and Stratmann, F. (2010): The Influence of Algal Exudate on the Hygroscopicity of Sea Spray Particles, Adv. Meteo., 365131, 10.1155/2010/365131.

Niedermeier, D. and Shaw, R. A. and Hartmann, S. and Wex, H. and Clauss, T. and Voigtlaender, J. and Stratmann, F. (2011): Heterogeneous ice nucleation: exploring the transition from stochastic to singular freezing behavior, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 8767-8775, 10.5194/acp-11-8767-2011.

Hartmann, S., Niedermeier, D., Voigtlaender, J., Clauss, T., Shaw, R. A., Wex, H., Kiselev, A. and Stratmann, F. (2011): Homogeneous and heterogeneous ice nucleation at LACIS: operating principle and theoretical studies, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 1753-1767, 10.5194/acp-11-1753-2011.

Voigtlaender, J., Duplissy, J., Rondo, L., Kuerten, A., Stratmann, F. (2012): Numerical simulations of mixing conditions and aerosol dynamics in the CERN CLOUD chamber, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 2205-2214, 10.5194/acp-12-2205-2012.

Augustin, S., Wex, H., Niedermeier, D., Pummer, B., Grothe, H., Hartmann, S., Tomsche, L., Clauss, T., Voigtlaender, J., Ignatius, K. and Stratmann, F. (2013): Immersion freezing of birch pollen washing water, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10989-11003, 10.5194/acp-13-10989-2013.

Hartmann, S., Augustin, S., Clauss, T., Wex, H., Santl-Temkiv, T., Voigtlaender, J., Niedermeier, D. and Stratmann, F. (2013): Immersion freezing of ice nucleation active protein complexes, 13, 5751-5766, 10.5194/acp-13-5751-2013.

Martinsson, B. G., Friberg, J., Andersson, S. M., Weigelt, A., Hermann, M., Assmann, D., Voigtlaender, J., Brenninkmeijer,   C. A. M., van Velthoven, P. J. F., Zahn, A. (2014):  Comparison between CARIBIC Aerosol Samples Analysed by Accelerator-Based Methods and Optical Particle Counter Measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 2581-2596, 10.5194/amt-7-2581-2014.

Berndt, T., Voigtlaender, J., Stratmann, F., Junninen, H., Mauldin, R.L., Sipila, M., Kulmala, M., Herrmann, H. (2014): Competing atmospheric reactions of CH2OO with SO2 and water vapour, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 19130-19136, 10.1039/c4cp02345e.