My main interest is to make atmospheric measurements of trace gases relevant for our earth's climate, and to utilize these data in combination with transport models to learn about sources/sinks of those gases, most prominently of CO2. On the experimental side this involves high accuracy measurement of trace gases from airborne platforms, but also development and optimization of such instrumentation. On the theoretical side it involves development of analysis tools such as mesoscale tracer transport models coupled to surface flux models.
|since 08/2004||Leader of the Airborne Trace Gas Measurements and Mesoscale Modeling (ATM) Group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, DE|
|01/1999-07/2004||Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Associate, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.|
|1997-1998||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany).|
|1993-1997||PhD-student and Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany).|
|1992-1993||Studies of Physics at University of Wuppertal, Germany.|
|1987-1992||Studies of Physics at University RWTH Aachen, Germany.|