Currently I work as a Postdoc at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. I work in the project DACCIWA (Dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa) which aims to assess the impact of anthropogenic emissions on human and ecosystem health and agricultural productivity. My part is the representation of the West African monsoon system in the numerical weather prediction model ICON (Icosahedral non-hydrostatic general circulation model) of the German weather service.
- Tropical meteorology and climatology in particular West African Monsoon
- Radiative impacts of clouds on the dynamics of the atmosphere
- Remote sensing of the atmosphere from both, surface and space
- Radiative transfer in 3D inhomogeneous media
- Acoustic sounding of the atmosphere
- Flow and dispersion models on mesoscale
Education & work experience
Since 2015 Postdoc at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
Feb. 2009–Jan. 2015 Position at the Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM SAF), German Weather Service. Planning, processing and validation of long-range time-series of atmospheric cloud properties from satellite measurements; six months group leader of the cloud section in CM SAF, as parental leave substitute
July 2013–Aug. 2013 Research stay at the Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI, USA with Prof. A. Kostinski in the framework of the program "DWD Wissenschaftler zu internationalen Organisationen", on the subject "record breaking statistics in satellite-derived time-series of cloud properties"
2006 – 2009 Researcher in the project „Acoustic remote sensing study of the influence of internal gravity waves on the lower atmosphere“ together with the Obukhov Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences.
May 2008 PhD at the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, University of Leipzig, subject of the dissertation: "Influence of inhomogeneities of aerosols, clouds and surface on the 3D actinic irradiance in the atmosphere"
Jan 2002 Diploma in Meteorology, title of thesis: “Implementation of a non-diffusive advection scheme in the numerical flow and dispersal model MISKAM”
Lecture on "Remote sensing and climate diagnostics" at the Goethe University, Frankfurt
Same lecture as guest at the Ruhr University, Bochum
Exercise on radiative transfer at the Leipzig Institute of Meteorology, University of Leipzig
Exercise on meteorology at the Leipzig Institute of Meteorology, University of Leipzig