Lohmann, Ulrike, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Ulrike Lohmann

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lohmann

Institut für Atmosphäre und Klima 

CHN  O 11 

Universitätstrasse 16

8092 Zürich


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Research area

My research focuses on the role of aerosol particles and clouds in the climate system. My specific interests are cloud microphysical processes including the formation of cloud droplets and ice crystals and the influence of aerosol particles on the radiation balance and on the hydrological cycle in the present, past and future climate. I combine laboratory work and field measurements on cloud and aerosol microphysics with the representation of them in different numerical models.

Curriculum Vitae

Ulrike Lohmann is Full Professor for Experimental Atmospheric Physics in the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science since October 2004.

She was born in 1966 in Berlin (Germany) and studied from 1988 to 1993 Meteorology at the Universities of Mainz and Hamburg. In 1996, she obtained her PhD in climate modelling from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Prior to her current appointment, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis in Victoria and an Assistant and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada). She was awarded a Canada Research Chair in 2002, received the AMS Henry G. Houghton Award in 2007, was elected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2008 and of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina in 2014.

Ulrike Lohmann has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles. She was a lead author for the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). She is the coordinator of the EU FP7 project BACCHUS and chairs the ECHAM-HAMMOZ consortium. At ETH, she was the head of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science from 2006 to 2014, is a delegate of the ETH president for heading search committees and serves on the Research Commission and the Lecturer's conference. She won the Golden Tricycle Award for family-friendly supervisors from ETH Zurich in 2013.


Since Membership
2014 Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina


Year Distinction
2016 Highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters
2015 Highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters
2014 Highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters (top 1% cited papers published 2002-2013)
2014 Mitglied in der Leopoldina, Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften in Deutschland
2013 Das Goldene Dreirad der ETH Zürich für familienfreundliche Führung
2008 AGU fellow
2007 AMS Henry G. Houghton Award

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Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
651-4095-01L Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 1 
651-4095-02L Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 2 
651-4095-03L Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 3 
701-1235-00L Cloud Microphysics 
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