Univ.-Prof. Bernadett Weinzierl is atmospheric and aerosol physicist and has started her work in the aerosol group with 1st March 2016
Her present research focuses on the airborne investigation of aerosol long-range transport,...
We welcome our new colleagues Dr. Anne Maißer and Dr. Bernadette Rosati who started their positions in our group at the beginning of January. Dr. Maißer will conduct research on nanoparticle formation mechanisms in the framework...
Unsere Forschungsgruppe Aerosolphysik und Umweltphysik an der Fakultät für Physik betreibt front-edge Forschung auf dem Gebiet der Aerosolwissenschaften, die von den Grundlagen der Aerosolphysik bis zu Auswirkungen...
Beginning with 1st October our group leader Prof. Regina Hitzenberger has joined the team of the rectorate where she will act as the Vice Rector for infrastructure of the University of Vienna. The Aerosol group sincerely...
You are interested in aerosol science? You want to participate in cutting-edge laboratory and field measurements? Join our group for a master thesis! Here is an overview of possible projects:
We welcome our new colleagues Andrea Ojdanic and Christian Tauber. Both are working on their thesis in the field of heterogeneous nucleation and are supervised by Ass. Prof. Dr. Paul Winkler
"Seasonality of new particle formation in Vienna, Austria - Influence on air mass origin and aerosol chemical composition"
Contributors: Mag. Anna Wonaschütz, PhD, Mag. Anselm Demattio, Mag. Robert Wagner, Dr. Julia Burkart,...
Interview with Mag. Anna Wonaschütz, PhD
"A new high transmission inlet for the Caltech nano-RDMA for size distribution measurements of sub-3 nm ions at ambient concentrations"
Contributor: Dr. Gerhard Steiner
"On the competition among aerosol number, size distribution and composition in predicting CCN variability: a multi-annual field study in an urbanized desert"
Contributor: Mag. Anna Wonaschütz, PhD
Ass. Prof. Dr. Paul Winkler
Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien Austria
Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien Austria
Currently we can offer a number of interesting projects for a master thesis
Aerosols are small solid or liquid particles suspended in air, ranging in size from molecular clusters to particles and small droplets with diameters of several hundred micrometers. Small particles are inhalable and can be detrimental to human health. Atmospheric aerosols are highly heterogeneous in space and time, and are difficult to implement into climate models. Aerosols influence atmospheric radiative transfer and the hydrological cycle, and their interaction with clouds is a major source of uncertainty for future climate predictions.
The AEP group is oriented towards basic aerosol science. Currently, research focuses on the following topics:
1) abundance and properties of Cloud Condensation Nuclei,
2) measurement and intercomparison of measurement methods for black and brown carbon in aerosols,
3) nucleation and nanoparticle formation in ambient and laboratory settings,
4) impacts of meteorology and biogenic contributions on ambient atmospheric aerosols,
5) development of new measurement methods for the characterization of nanometer-sized particles.
A particular strength of the group is in the development, adaptation and testing of measurement techniques, with a long track record of ground-breaking designs and technologies. Inter-disciplinary research investigates zones in exoplanetary systems supporting life based on solvents other than water. Current research is continually integrated into lectures and lab classes on aerosol science, environmental science and global change.