Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernadett Barbara Weinzierl

Professur für Aerosol- und Clusterphysik an der Fakultät für Physik

Curriculum Vitae:

2002 C-Kirchenmusikerin (equiv. to Bachelor of Church Music), Amt für Kirchenmusik, München, Germany
2002 GLEX/ITEX field experiments in the Gulf of Carpentaria region, Australia
2003 Scientific stay at the Bureau of Meteorology in Townsville, Australia
2004 University Diploma degree (equiv. to Master) in Meteorology, Faculty of Physics, LMU München, Germany, Diploma thesis: "Tropical convergence lines"
2004-2007 Ph.D. Student, DLR-IPA, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
since 2004 International aircraft field experiments in Barbados, Brazil, Cape Verde, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Morocco and the U.S. In addition, cooperation with international partners, in particular with NOAA, NCAR and DMT in Boulder/Colorado and NASA (all USA); about 2 months per year abroad
2006 and 2008 German and U.S. Private Pilot Licence (JAR-FCL PPL-A, class rating SEP and TMG), Flight Club at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR; German Aerospace Center), Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany) and Longmont Flight School, Colorado (USA)
2007-2010 Aerosol scientist, DLR-IPA, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
2008 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), München, Germany, Ph.D. thesis: "Radiatively-driven processes in forest fire and desert dust plumes"
2008-2009 Visiting scientist, Droplet Measurement Technologies and CIRES/NOAA, Boulder, Colorado, USA
2010-2016 Head of the Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Group AerCARE (Independent Group Leader), since 10/2014 on a permanent position, DLR-IPA and LMU München, Germany
2011-2016 Junior Professor (W1) for Experimental Aerosol Physics, Faculty of Physics, Meteorological Institute, LMU München, Germany
2015-2016 Head of the Aerosol Group, Institute for Atmospheric Physics (IPA), DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
since March 2016 Professor of Aerosol- and Cluster Physics, Aerosol Physics and Environmental Physics, University of Vienna

Research Areas:

* Atmospheric and aerosol physics
* Airborne in situ measurements of atmospheric aerosols
* Vertical distribution of microphysical and optical properties of mineral dust, black carbon and volcanic ash
* Long-range transport of aerosol layers and characterization of processes during the aerosol life cycle
* Effects of absorbing aerosols on the atmospheric radiation budget, clouds and atmospheric dynamics
* Aerosol effects on the air transport system and emissions from air traffic