Dr. Susan Hartmann

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 2717-7140

Mail: susan.hartmann@tropos.de  

Room: 004 (Building 23.3)






Scientific staff



Atmospheric Microphysics





Research interests

Secondary ice production

Biological ice nucleating particles

Heterogeneous ice nucleation


Current project

DFG project on Quantification of the secondary ice production mechanisms


Curriculum Vitae

Scientific career

Since 06/2015 Postdoc at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany

Scientific education

06/2015 PhD in Meteorology (summa cum laude)

05/2009 - 06/2015 Doctoral studies, University of Leipzig, Germany

Academic education

10/2003 - 02/2009 Diploma student in Meteorology, University of Leipzig, Germany



H-index: 19 (on 09/21/2021, web of science)


Hiranuma, N., K. Adachi, D. M. Bell, F. Belosi, H. Beydoun, B. Bhaduri, H. Bingemer, C. Budke, H. C. Clemen, F. Conen, K. M. Cory, J. Curtius, P. J. DeMott, O. Eppers, S. Grawe, S. Hartmann, N. Hoffmann, K. Hohler, E. Jantsch, A. Kiselev, T. Koop, G. Kulkarni, A. Mayer, M. Murakami, B. J. Murray, A. Nicosia, M. D. Petters, M. Piazza, M. Polen, N. Reicher, Y. Rudich, A. Saito, G. Santachiara, T. Schiebel, G. P. Schill, J. Schneider, L. Segev, E. Stopelli, R. C. Sullivan, K. Suski, M. Szakall, T. Tajiri, H. Taylor, Y. Tobo, R. Ullrich, D. Weber, H. Wex, T. F. Whale, C. L. Whiteside, K. Yamashita, A. Zelenyuk, O. Mohler. 2019: A comprehensive characterization of ice nucleation by three different types of cellulose particles immersed in water. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, doi:10.5194/acp-19-4823-2019.

Voigtlander, J., C. Chou, H. Bieligk, T. Clauss, S. Hartmann, P. Herenz, D. Niedermeier, G. Ritter, F. Stratmann, and Z. Ulanowski. 2018: Surface roughness during depositional growth and sublimation of ice crystals, 18: 13687-702, doi: 10.5194/acp-18-13687-2018.

Ling, M. L., H. Wex, S. Grawe, J. Jakobsson, J. Londahl, S. Hartmann, K. Finster, T. Boesen, and T. Santl-Temkiv. 2018: Effects of Ice Nucleation Protein Repeat Number and Oligomerization Level on Ice Nucleation Activity, 123: 1802-10, doi: 10.1002/2017jd027307.

Knackstedt, K. A., B. F. Moffett, S. Hartmann, H. Wex, T. C. Hill, E. D. Glasgo, L. A. Reitz, S. Augustin-Bauditz, B. F. Beall, G. S. Bullerjahn, J. Fröhlich-Nowoisky, S. Grawe, J. Lubitz, F. Stratmann, and R. M. McKay. 2018: Terrestrial Origin for Abundant Riverine Nanoscale Ice-Nucleating Particles, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03881.

Burkert-Kohn, M., H. Wex, A. Welti, S. Hartmann, S. Grawe, L. Hellner, P. Herenz, J. D. Atkinson, F. Stratmann, and Z. A. Kanji. 2017: Leipzig Ice Nucleation chamber Comparison (LINC): intercomparison of four online ice nucleation counters, 17: 11683-705, doi: 10.5194/acp-17-11683-2017.

Wex, H., K. Dieckmann, G. C. Roberts, T. Conrath, M. A. Izaguirre, S. Hartmann, P. Herenz, M. Schafer, F. Ditas, T. Schmeissner, S. Henning, B. Wehner, H. Siebert, and F. Stratmann. 2016: Aerosol arriving on the Caribbean island of Barbados: physical properties and origin, 16: 14107-30, doi: 10.5194/acp-16-14107-2016.

Hartmann, S., H. Wex, T. Clauss, S. Augustin-Bauditz, D. Niedermeier, M. Rosch, and F. Stratmann. 2016: Immersion Freezing of Kaolinite: Scaling with Particle Surface Area, 73: 263-78, doi: 10.1175/jas-d-15-0057.1.

Grawe, S., S. Augustin-Bauditz, S. Hartmann, L. Hellner, J. B. C. Pettersson, A. Prager, F. Stratmann, and H. Wex. 2016: The immersion freezing behavior of ash particles from wood and brown coal burning, 16: 13911-28, doi: 10.5194/acp-16-13911-2016.

Augustin-Bauditz, S., H. Wex, C. Denjean, S. Hartmann, J. Schneider, S. Schmidt, M. Ebert, and F. Stratmann. 2016: Laboratory-generated mixtures of mineral dust particles with biological substances: characterization of the particle mixing state and immersion freezing behavior, 16: 5531-43, doi: 10.5194/acp-16-5531-2016.

Wex, H., S. Augustin-Bauditz, Y. Boose, C. Budke, J. Curtius, K. Diehl, A. Dreyer, F. Frank, S. Hartmann, N. Hiranuma, E. Jantsch, Z. A. Kanji, A. Kiselev, T. Koop, O. Mohler, D. Niedermeier, B. Nillius, M. Rosch, D. Rose, C. Schmidt, I. Steinke, and F. Stratmann. 2015: Intercomparing different devices for the investigation of ice nucleating particles using Snomax (R) as test substance, 15: 1463-85, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-1463-2015.

Santl-Temkiv, T., M. Sahyoun, K. Finster, S. Hartmann, S. Augustin-Bauditz, F. Stratmann, H. Wex, T. Clauss, N. W. Nielsen, J. H. Sorensen, U. S. Korsholm, L. Y. Wick, and U. G. Karlson. 2015: Characterization of airborne ice-nucleation-active bacteria and bacterial fragments, 109: 105-17, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.02.060.

Niedermeier, D., S. Augustin-Bauditz, S. Hartmann, H. Wex, K. Ignatius, and F. Stratmann. 2015: Can we define an asymptotic value for the ice active surface site density for heterogeneous ice nucleation?, 120: 5036-46, doi: 10.1002/2014jd022814.

Wex, H., P. J. DeMott, Y. Tobo, S. Hartmann, M. Rosch, T. Clauss, L. Tomsche, D. Niedermeier, and F. Stratmann. 2014: Kaolinite particles as ice nuclei: learning from the use of different kaolinite samples and different coatings, 14: 5529-46, doi: 10.5194/acp-14-5529-2014.

Werner, F., F. Ditas, H. Siebert, M. Simmel, B. Wehner, P. Pilewskie, T. Schmeissner, R. A. Shaw, S. Hartmann, H. Wex, G. C. Roberts, and M. Wendisch. 2014: Twomey effect observed from collocated microphysical and remote sensing measurements over shallow cumulus, 119: 1534-45, doi: 10.1002/2013jd020131.

Niedermeier, D., B. Ervens, T. Clauss, J. Voigtlander, H. Wex, S. Hartmann, and F. Stratmann. 2014: A computationally efficient description of heterogeneous freezing: A simplified version of the Soccer ballmodel, 41: 736-41, doi: 10.1002/2013gl058684.

Siebert, H., M. Beals, J. Bethke, E. Bierwirth, T. Conrath, K. Dieckmann, F. Ditas, A. Ehrlich, D. Farrell, S. Hartmann, M. A. Izaguirre, J. Katzwinkel, L. Nuijens, G. Roberts, M. Schafer, R. A. Shaw, T. Schmeissner, I. Serikov, B. Stevens, F. Stratmann, B. Wehner, M. Wendisch, F. Werner, and H. Wex. 2013: The fine-scale structure of the trade wind cumuli over Barbados - an introduction to the CARRIBA project, 13: 10061-77, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-10061-2013.

Hartmann, S., S. Augustin, T. Clauss, H. Wex, T. Santl-Temkiv, J. Voigtlander, D. Niedermeier, and F. Stratmann. 2013: Immersion freezing of ice nucleation active protein complexes, 13: 5751-66, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-5751-2013.

Clauss, T., A. Kiselev, S. Hartmann, S. Augustin, S. Pfeifer, D. Niedermeier, H. Wex, and F. Stratmann. 2013: Application of linear polarized light for the discrimination of frozen and liquid droplets in ice nucleation experiments, 6: 1041-52, doi: 10.5194/amt-6-1041-2013.

Augustin, S., H. Wex, D. Niedermeier, B. Pummer, H. Grothe, S. Hartmann, L. Tomsche, T. Clauss, J. Voigtlander, K. Ignatius, and F. Stratmann. 2013: Immersion freezing of birch pollen washing water, 13: 10989-1003, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-10989-2013.

Tobo, Y., P. J. DeMott, M. Raddatz, D. Niedermeier, S. Hartmann, S. M. Kreidenweis, F. Stratmann, and H. Wex. 2012: Impacts of chemical reactivity on ice nucleation of kaolinite particles: A case study of levoglucosan and sulfuric acid, 39, doi: 10.1029/2012gl053007.

Reitz, P., C. Spindler, T. F. Mentel, L. Poulain, H. Wex, K. Mildenberger, D. Niedermeier, S. Hartmann, T. Clauss, F. Stratmann, R. C. Sullivan, P. J. DeMott, M. D. Petters, B. Sierau, and J. Schneider. 2011: Surface modification of mineral dust particles by sulphuric acid processing: implications for ice nucleation abilities, 11: 7839-58, doi: 10.5194/acp-11-7839-2011.

Niedermeier, D., R. A. Shaw, S. Hartmann, H. Wex, T. Clauss, J. Voigtlander, and F. Stratmann. 2011: Heterogeneous ice nucleation: exploring the transition from stochastic to singular freezing behavior, 11: 8767-75, doi: 10.5194/acp-11-8767-2011.

Niedermeier, D., S. Hartmann, T. Clauss, H. Wex, A. Kiselev, R. C. Sullivan, P. J. DeMott, M. D. Petters, P. Reitz, J. Schneider, E. Mikhailov, B. Sierau, O. Stetzer, B. Reimann, U. Bundke, R. A. Shaw, A. Buchholz, T. F. Mentel, and F. Stratmann. 2011: Experimental study of the role of physicochemical surface processing on the IN ability of mineral dust particles, 11: 11131-44, doi: 10.5194/acp-11-11131-2011.

Hartmann, S., D. Niedermeier, J. Voigtlander, T. Clauss, R. A. Shaw, H. Wex, A. Kiselev, and F. Stratmann. 2011: Homogeneous and heterogeneous ice nucleation at LACIS: operating principle and theoretical studies, 11: 1753-67, doi: 10.5194/acp-11-1753-2011.

Sullivan, R. C., M. D. Petters, P. J. DeMott, S. M. Kreidenweis, H. Wex, D. Niedermeier, S. Hartmann, T. Clauss, F. Stratmann, P. Reitz, J. Schneider, and B. Sierau. 2010: Irreversible loss of ice nucleation active sites in mineral dust particles caused by sulphuric acid condensation, 10: 11471-87, doi: 10.5194/acp-10-11471-2010.

Niedermeier, D., S. Hartmann, R. A. Shaw, D. Covert, T. F. Mentel, J. Schneider, L. Poulain, P. Reitz, C. Spindler, T. Clauss, A. Kiselev, E. Hallbauer, H. Wex, K. Mildenberger, and F. Stratmann. 2010: Heterogeneous freezing of droplets with immersed mineral dust particles - measurements and parameterization, 10: 3601-14, doi: 10.5194/acp-10-3601-2010.

Wex, H., F. Stratmann, T. Hennig, S. Hartmann, D. Niedermeier, E. Nilsson, R. Ocskay, D. Rose, I. Salma, and M. Ziese. 2008: Connecting hygroscopic growth at high humidities to cloud activation for different particle types, 3, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/3/3/035004.