Dr. Wiebke Frey

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 2717-7386

E-Mail: wiebke.frey@tropos.de

Room: 010 (Bldg. 23.3)


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (Scientist)



Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics



Cloud Workgroup


Research areas & research interest

  • Cloud microphysics,
  • Transport and mixing processes, entrainment,
  • Cloud dynamics,
  • Convection,
  • Cloud formation,
  • Ice nucleation


Current project

Solving The Entrainment Puzzle (STEP) funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, EU

Twitter handle: @STEP_msca


Further interest

  • Science communication
  • Science diplomacy


Curriculum vitae

(full CV)


since 03/2018 Research Associate Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig, Germany
08/2020 - 06/2021 maternity leave  
05/2015 - 01/2018 Research Associate School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
11/2016 - 05/2017 maternity leave  
04/2013 - 03/2015 Postdoctoral research fellow School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia
07/2011 - 03/2013 Postdoctoral research fellow Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Particle Chemistry Department, Mainz, Germany
13 - 27/11/2012 Visiting scientist The International Meteorological Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
05/2007 - 06/2011 PhD candidate Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Particle Chemistry Department, Mainz / Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
08 - 09/2001 Trainee Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere (ICG-1: Stratosphere, now: IEK-7), Germany



10/2011 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in meteorology Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute for Atmospheric Physics / Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Particle Chemistry Department, Mainz, Germany
PhD Thesis: “Airborne in situ measurements of ice particles in the tropicaltropopause layer” (formally submitted 1 June 2011)
02/2007 Diplom (Masters Degree equivalent) in meteorology Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Meteorology and Climatology, Germany
Diplom Thesis: “Investigation of type-specific errors in AMDAR weather reports of commercial aircraft” Minor Subjects: Photovoltaics and Biophysics
08/2004 - 07/2005 ERASMUS exchange student Uppsala University, Sweden


  • Associate Editor for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
  • Reviewer for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, Geophysical Research Letters, Scientific Reports, Atmospheric Research, Journal of Climate, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Journal of Atmospheric and SolarTerrestrial Physics, and Pure and Applied Geophysics
  • member of German Meteorological Society (DMG)
  • member of Earth Science Women Network (ESWN)
  • member Young Earth System Scientists community (YESS)