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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl Keynote Speaker at the NOSA Conference Aarhus

From 4-6 April 2016, the NOSA Symposium was held at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark. Bernadett Weinzierl was invited as keynote speaker to talk about "Long-range transport of aerosols: new insights from...

Maximilian Dollner, MSc. - new member of our group since March, 1st, 2016

Maximilian Dollner has started his work as a PhD student and university assistant in the group of Bernadett Weinzierl on 1st March 2016.

New Member of our group - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl

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,...

Dr. Anne Maißer and Dr. Bernadette Rosati - new colleagues

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...

Changes in the Aerosol group

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...

Possible master-thesis projects online

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:

New colleagues of the Aerosol Group

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

New paper in Atmospheric Environment, Wonaschütz et al

"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,...

New Paper in Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss, Franchin et al

"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

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Univ-Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl
Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien Austria
Phone: +43-1-4277-73412
e-mail: bernadett.weinzierl@univie.ac.at

Andrea Kopecký
Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien Austria
Fax: +43-1-4277-51186
e-mail: andrea.kopecky@univie.ac.at

Interested in joining the group?

Currently we can offer a number of interesting projects for a master thesis




Research Activities of the AEP Group

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) airborne aerosol measurements,
2) abundance and properties of cloud condensation nuclei,
3) measurement and intercomparison of measurement methods for black and brown carbon in aerosols,
4) nucleation and nanoparticle formation in ambient and laboratory settings,
microphysical and optical properties of non-spherical particles such as mineral dust and volcanic ash,
impacts of meteorology and biogenic contributions on ambient atmospheric aerosols,
7) 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.

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