Andreas Massling

Senior Researcher

Curriculum Vitae

Personal information

  • Nationality: German
  • Date of birth: 29 December 1969
  • Place of birth: Hemer, Germany
  • Civil status: single

Professional education

  • 2021: Planned submission of doctoral thesis to graduate as Doctor of Science from Aarhus University (the thesis will comprise a selection of 12 peer-reviewed articles); thesis title: Aerosol particles and their atmospheric pathways - from global emission to individual reception or remote pollution (draft version available).

Professional experience

  • 12.2017 – present: Affiliated to the Interdisciplinary Centre of Climate Change (iCLIMATE), Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark.
  • 10.2017 - 12.2017: Sabbatical leave: Visiting senior scientist at the Section of Physics of the Atmosphere, Alfred Wegener Institute forPolar and Marine Research (AWI), Potsdam, Germany; funded by Aarhus University foundation (Host partner: Prof. Dr. Markus Rex)
  • 01.2017: Positive evaluation of my person for a full professorship within Aarhus University.
  • 01.2016 – present: Head of Physics, Villum Research Station (VRS), second-most northern, year-round manned atmospheric observatory in the world, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, North Greenland.
  • 01.2014 – present: Affiliated to the Arctic Research Centre, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 10.2012 - 12.2012: Visiting senior scientist at the Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University in Oslo, Oslo, Norway; funded by Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) CRyosphere - Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing arctic Climate (CRAICC) (Host partner: Prof. Dr. Jon Egill Kristjansson).
  • 06.2011 – present: Affiliated to the Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (DCE), Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark.
  • 11.2007 – present: Senior scientist (Faculty staff) at the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark (previously National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Atmospheric Environment, Aarhus University).

Academic education

  • 04.2006 – 10.2007: Scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Department of Physics, Leipzig, Germany.
  • 07.2004 – 03.2006: Postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Nuclear Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Technology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden (funded by Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) Biosphere - Atmosphere Cloud Climate Interaction (BACCI) (Host partner: Prof. Dr. Erik Swietlicki).
  • 02.2002 – 06.2004: Postdoctoral scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Department of Physics, Leipzig, Germany.

Higher education

  • 01.2002: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Faculty of Physics and Geosciences, University of Leipzig, Germany.
  • 03.1998 - 01.2002: Ph.D. student at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Department of Physics, Leipzig, Germany.
  • Thesis: Hygroscopic properties of atmospheric particles over the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (Supervision: Prof. Dr. Alfred Wiedensohler).

Short stays abroad (min. 3-4 weeks to max. 1-2 months)

  • 01.2008: Project manager for “Saharan Mineral Dust Experiment II (SAMUM II)” in Praia, Cape Verde Islands.
  • 05.2006: Project manager for ”Saharan Mineral Dust Experiment I (SAMUM I)” in Zagora, Morocco.
  • 01.2005: Project manager for “Fine and ultrafine aerosol experiment in Beijing II”, China.
  • 06.2004: Project manager for “Fine and ultrafine aerosol experiment in Beijing I”, China.
  • 03.2001 - 04.2001:Aerosol Characterization Experiment-Asia (ACE-Asia) on the American research vessel Ronald H. Brown.
  • 02.1999 - 03.1999: Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) on the American research vessel Ronald H. Brown.

Management experience

  • 12.2017 – present: Co-lead of the pillar “Arctic climate change” at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Climate Change (iCLIMATE) at Aarhus University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Roskilde, Denmark.
  • 09.2017 – present: Work package lead on “Ground-based components for short-lived climate forcers” within the project iCupe (Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding of Polar Environments) (Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Niccola Pirrone).
  • 05.2016 – present: Co-lead of the Strategic Growth area “Arctic” at the Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Roskilde, Denmark.
  • 01.2011 – 12.2015: Work package lead on “Short-lived climate forcers” within the NCoE (Nordic Centre of Excellence) CRAICC (CRyosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing arctic Climate) (Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Markku Kulmala).
  • O5.2008 – 05.2011: Strategic planning of the Section of atmospheric particles at the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark (previously National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Atmospheric Environment, Aarhus University).

Advising responsibilities

  • 2016 - present: Involved in the advising of the Danish EPA on questions related to climate change.
  • 2013 - present: Involved in the advising of the European commission of the thematic strategy on air pollution methodology.
  • 2011 - present: Involved in the advising of the Danish EPA on questions related to air quality.

Publications (submitted, accepted, published)

  • A total of more than 400 publications, including peer-reviewed articles, other scientific articles, theses, book chapters, newsletters, reports, conference abstracts, other conference contributions, significant invited lectures and other lectures.
  • A total of 73 peer-reviewed articles in Web of Science with about 3147 citations (3015 without self-citations) by 2233 citing articles (2189 without self-citations) and 42.53 citations per item resulting in an h-index of 35 by 27th July 2020.
  • A total of 231 publications in Google Scholar with 4174 citations (2161 since 2015) resulting in an h-index of 40 (28 since 2015) and an i10-index of 59 (54 since 2015) by 27th of July 2020.
  • A total of 80 documents in Scopus by 27th of July 2020.

Supervision, co-supervision, advision and mentoring

  • 2001 - present: In total 23 activities at different levels, including 3 trainees, 3 diploma students, 6 M.Sc. students, 7 Ph.D. students, 2 Ph.D. students within a Marie-Curie training program, and 2 postdoctoral scientists.

Teaching activities

  • Lecture in Aerobiology summer school at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (2018); Lecture in Customised Course in Air Pollution Modelling for Chinese Specialists at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark (2017); Lecture in Networked Environmental Monitoring – from sensor principles to novel servicesat Aarhus University, Copenhagen (2017); Lecture in “Modelling, methods and technologies for air pollution control at Aarhus university, Copenhagen, Denmark (2016); Lecture in “Climate forcing effects and adaptation in the Arctic” at Aarhus University, Nuuk, Greenland (2017, 2016, 2015); Lecture in “Earth System Science” at Danish Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015); Technical workshop on “Atmospheric measurement devices” at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark (2013/2014, main organizer); Lecture in “Atmospheric Environment” at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (2013/2012/2011/2010); Lecture in “Air Pollution, Science and Management” at Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark (2014/2013/2010); Ph.D. school in “Physics and Chemistry of atmospheric particles” at University in Oslo, Oslo, Norway (2012, main organizer); Lecture in “Air Pollution and Environmental Effects” at Danish Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark (2010); Lecture in “Aerosol Science” at Peking University, Beijing, China (2006, main organizer); Lecture in “Aerosol Science and Aerosol Instrumentation” at International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Hamburg, Germany (2006, main organizer); Laboratory course in “Aerosol Instrumentation” at University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (2007/2006); Seminar in “Aerosol Science” at University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (2007/2006/2004/2003).

Examination of students

  • 2015: External examiner (M.Sc. courses) at Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 2012 - present: External examiner (M.Sc. thesis) at Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 2011: External examiner (B.Sc. thesis) at Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Denmark.
  • 2010 - present: External examiner (M.Sc. thesis) at Faculty of Science, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Honours

  • 01.2017: Opponent (Ph.D. thesis) at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, candidate: Monika Wittmann.
  • 05.2015: Member of the evaluation committee (Ph.D. thesis) at the Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, candidate: Elena N. Kirillova.
  • 12.2012: Opponent at the Faculty of Science, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland, candidate: Ari Asmi.

Organizational experience

  • 2016: Member of the local organizing committee of the NOSA symposium (Nordic Society of Aerosol Research), Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 2012: Member of the local organizing committee of the NOSA symposium (Nordic Society of Aerosol Research), Helsingør, Denmark.
  • 2007: Member of the local organizing committee of the NOSA symposium (Nordic Society of Aerosol Research), Helsingør, Denmark.
  • 2001: Member of the local organizing committee of the EAC (European Aerosol Conference), Leipzig, Germany.

Guest editor for scientific journals

  • 2013 - present: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Biogeosciences.

Referee for scientific journals

  • 2004 - present: Atmos. Res., Atmos. Environ., Atmos. Chem. and Phys., Geophys. Res. Lett., Atmos. Meas. Tech., Atmos. Sci. Lett., American J. Sci. and Technol., J. Geophys. Res., Urban Climate, Tellus.

Chairs and co-chairs

  • 2014: Annual NOSA symposium, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2012: Annual CRAICC meeting, Oslo, Norway.
  • 2009: European Aerosol Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • 2006: Workshop on H-TDMA intercomparison and calibration within ACCENT (Atmospheric Composition Change: The European Network of Excellence), Leipzig, Germany.

International networking

  • 2004 – present: IASOA (International Arctic Systems to Observe the Atmosphere), COST (European Science Foundation), ACCENT (European Research Network), BACCI (Nordic Centre of Excellence), EUSAAR (European Research Project), EUCAARI (European Research Project), CRAICC (Nordic Centre of Excellence), ACTRIS (European Research Project), AMAP (Arctic Monitoring Assessment Program),.

Membership in scientific boards

  • 06.2016 – 09.2018: FORMAS (Swedish Research Council) evaluation panel on “Climate Change”.
  • 01.2014 - present: NOSA (Nordic Society of Aerosol Research, chair: student representatives).
  • 05.2013 - present: Teaching committee of the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

Membership in scientific advising groups

  • 05.2012 – 01.2017: Institute forum of the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

Membership in scientific communities

  • 2008 - 2013: AAAR (American Association for Aerosol Research)
  • 2004 - present: NOSA (Nordic Society of Aerosol Research)
  • 1999 - present: GAeF (German Society of Aerosol Research)

Membership in other institutions

  • 2002 - 2007: Staff association of the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Participation in educational courses with certificate

  • 11.2011 - 06.2012: Participation in the “Adjunct course for assistant professors in university quality teaching” (in Danish: “Pædagogikum”) held at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

Participation in educational courses

  • 12.2019: Teacher’s workshop within ABS activities, Turkku, Estonia.
  • 12.2016: Teacher’s workshop within ABS activities, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 12.2014: Teacher’s workshop within ABS/CRAICC activities, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 12.2011: Teacher’s workshop within ABS/CRAICC activities, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 12.2008: Teacher’s workshop within ABS/CBACCI activities, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 12.2005: Teacher’s workshop within ABS/BACCI activities, Helsinki, Finland

Further degrees

  • 03.1998: General admittance to the first examination for teachers in pedagogics and mathematics at High School level, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences / Faculty of Philosophy, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.

Further education

  • 04.2001 – 03.2003: Course of studies in social sciences (lectureship), Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
  • 10.1990 – 03.1998: Course of studies in mathematics and pedagogics (lectureship), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences / Faculty of Philosophy, University of Münster, Germany.

University education

  • 12.1997: Diploma in Physics (M.Sc.), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.
  • 01.1996 - 07.1997: Diploma student (M.Sc. student), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Physics, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.
  • Thesis: Charakterisierung von Prostatagewebe mittels MR-Techniken (Using MR Techniques to Classify Prostrate Tissue) (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rainer Santo).
  • 09.1995: Diploma Examination (M.Sc.) in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.
  • 10.1993 - 09.1995: Postgraduate student in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.
  • 09.1993: Pre-Diploma Examination (B.Sc.) in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.
  • 10.1990 - 09.1993: Undergraduate student in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.

Military service

  • 09.1989 - 08.1990: Military service in Iserlohn, Germany.
  • 06.1989 - 08.1989: Military service in Stadtoldendorf, Germany.

Academic career

  • 05.1989: Abitur (general qualification for university entrance), Menden, Germany.
  • 08.1980 - 05.1989: Grammar school in Menden, Germany.
  • 08.1976 - 07.1980: Primary school in Menden, Germany.

Languages

  • German: Speaking/Writing/Reading: mother tongue
  • English: Speaking/Writing/Reading: excellent
  • Danish: Speaking/Writing/Reading: good
  • Latin: Reading: fair
  • French: Reading: fair
  • Swedish: Reading: fair
  • Norwegian: Reading: fair