Dr. Simonas Kecorius

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig  


Mail: kecorius@tropos.de  

Room: 207 (Geb. 23.1)







Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics


Research areas & research interest:

  • Particle and ion number size distribution (neutral cluster and air ion spectrometer; scanning mobility particle spectrometer; and aerodynamic particle sizer)
  • Particle volatility and hygroscopicity (volatility and hygroscopicity tandem differential mobility analyzers)
  • Exposure to black carbon (mobile measurements using mini - aethalometer)


Current projects:

  • Definition phase project “Clean Air for a Sustainable Future: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Mitigate Emissions of Black Carbon in Metro Manila, Philippines (TAME-BC)” in the frame of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung call “Sustainable development of urban regions” (funded in 2019)
  • Abteilungsübergreifenden Projekte “Towards featherweight differential mobility analyzer (F-DMA)” (funded in 2019)


Past projects:    

  • Abteilungsübergreifenden Projekte “Modeling Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in High-Latitudes: Can New Particle Formation Produce Clouds in Arctic?” (funded in 2018)


Measurement campaigns

2018 May - June Air-quality-oriented measurement campaign, La Paz & El Alto, Bolivia.
2017 May - July Arctic expedition (projects ”Physical feedbacks of Arctic boundary layer, Sea ice, Cloud and Aerosol” and ” Survival of Polar Cod in a Changing Arctic Ocean”) on the German Research Vessel Polarstern
2015 March - June Air-quality-oriented measurement campaign, called the “Manila Aerosol Characterization Experiment 2015” (MACE, 2015), Metro Manila, Philippines
2014 June - July International CAREBeijing-NCP intensive field campaign in Wangdu, North China Plain
2013 June - August International CAREBeijing-NCP intensive field campaign in Xianghe, North China Plain

Curriculum vitae

Since 2015 Postdoctoral researcher at Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig, Germany
2014 A Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Sciences, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania
2013-2014 Guest researcher, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics, Tropospheric Aerosols, Leipzig, Germany
2013 Doctoral Fellowship Grant, Research Council of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012 Course “Atmospheric Aerosol Physics, Measurement, and Sampling”, Hyytiälä, Finland
2011 Course “Physical Properties of Aerosols, Aerosol Optical Depth, Data quality assurance and control”, Global Atmosphere Watch Training and Education Centre, Zugspitze, Germany
2010 – 2014 PhD Student, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 – 2010 Master studies, Physical Sciences, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007 Studies in the University of Padua, Physical Sciences, European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students Programme, Padua, Italy.
2004 – 2008 Bachelor studies, Physical Sciences, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania




First and corresponding author (9):

Madueño, L., Kecorius, S., Andrade, M. and Wiedensohler, A., 2020. Exposure and Respiratory Tract Deposition Dose of Equivalent Black Carbon in High Altitudes. Atmosphere, 11(6), p.598.

Kecorius, S., Vogl, T., Paasonen, P., Lampilahti, J., Rothenberg, D., Wex, H., Zeppenfeld, S., van Pinxteren, M., Hartmann, M., Henning, S. and Gong, X., 2019. New particle formation and its effect on cloud condensation nuclei abundance in the summer Arctic: a case study in the Fram Strait and Barents Sea. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Kecorius, S., Madueño, L., Löndahl, J., Vallar, E., Galvez, M.C., Idolor, L.F., Gonzaga-Cayetano, M., Müller, T., Birmili, W. and Wiedensohler, A., 2019. Respiratory tract deposition of inhaled roadside ultrafine refractory particles in a polluted megacity of South-East Asia. Science of the Total Environment663, pp.265-274.

Madueño, L., Kecorius, S., Löndahl, J., Müller, T., Pfeifer, S., Haudek, A., Mardoñez, V. and Wiedensohler, A., 2019. A new method to measure real-world respiratory tract deposition of inhaled ambient black carbon. Environmental Pollution248, pp.295-303.

Kecorius, S., Tamayo, E.G., Galvez, M.C., Madueño, L., Betito, G., Gonzaga-Cayetano, M., Vallar, E. and Wiedensohler, A., 2018. Activity pattern of School/University tenants and their family members in metro Manila–Philippines. Aerosol and Air Quality Research18(9), pp.2412-2419+.

Kecorius, S., Madueño, L., Vallar, E., Alas, H., Betito, G., Birmili, W., Cambaliza, M.O., Catipay, G., Gonzaga-Cayetano, M., Galvez, M.C. and Lorenzo, G., 2017. Aerosol particle mixing state, refractory particle number size distributions and emission factors in a polluted urban environment: Case study of Metro Manila, Philippines. Atmospheric environment170, pp.169-183.

Kecorius, S., Ma, N., Teich, M., van Pinxteren, D., Zhang, S., Gröβ, J., Spindler, G., Müller, K., Iinuma, Y., Hu, M. and Herrmann, H., 2017. Influence of biomass burning on mixing state of sub-micron aerosol particles in the North China Plain. Atmospheric Environment164, pp.259-269.

Kecorius, S., Kivekäs, N., Kristensson, A., Tuch, T., Covert, D.S., Birmili, W., Lihavainen, H., Hyvärinen, A.P., Martinsson, J., Sporre, M.K. and Swietlicki, E., 2016. Significant increase of aerosol number concentrations in air masses crossing a densely trafficked sea area. Oceanologia58(1), pp.1-12.

Kecorius, S., Zhang, S., Wang, Z., Größ, J., Ma, N., Wu, Z., Ran, L., Hu, M., Wang, P., Ulevičius, V. and Wiedensohler, A., 2015. Nocturnal aerosol particle formation in the North China Plain. Lithuanian Journal of Physics55(1).


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