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Born
1974 in Düsseldorf, Germany

University
1. University of Essen, Physics, Intermediate diploma September 1996
2. University of Cologne, Meteorology, Diploma June 2000

Diploma thesis at Scientific Computing and Algorithms Institute of the GMD-National Research Center for Information Technology, St. Augustin (now Fraunhofer-Institute)

Ph.D.
Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique / IPSL, École Polytechnique, Paris, France, November 2003
Ph.D. thesis: L’effet indirect des aérosols : paramétrisation dans des modèles de grande échelle et évaluation avec des données satellitales (The aerosol indirect effect: Parameterization in large-scale models and evaluation with satellite data)

Post-doc
1. "Allocation jeune post-doc" grant of the École Polytechnique, working at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique / IPSL, Palaiseau, France, 2003 - 2004

2. "Emmy Noether" phase I grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, working at
a) Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, 2004 - 2005
b) Atmospheric Sciences Group at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, July/August 2004
c) Hadley Centre / Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2006

3. Cloud research scientist, Hadley Centre / Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, June - August 2006

4. "Emmy Noether" phase II grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Junior Research Group at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (September 2006 - March 2011)

Habilitation
University of Hamburg, November 2011
Habilitation thesis: The role of clouds in climate forcings and feedbacks

Academic career
Since April 2011: Full Professor for Theoretical Meteorology, University of Leipzig
March - July 2015: Visiting scientist (research semester) NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences/Columbia University, New York, USA

Academic responsibilities
Lead author, 6th assessment report, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (WG I, Chapter 2)
Co-chair Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate (joint activity of IGBP/iLEAPS and WCRP/GEWEX; since 2013; member of scientific steering committee since 2010)
Vice chair, COST Action ES0905, Basic concepts for convection parameterization in weather forecast and climate models (2010 - 2014)
Member, International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (IAMAS-ICCP, 2008 - 2016)
Member, Editorial Board, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (since 2007)
Associate Editor, Atmospheric Research (2008 - 2011)


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