Profile Hang Su

Professional Experience

2012 – present: Group leader, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

Distinguish visting professor, Shanghai Academy of Environment Science, Shanghai, China

Guest professor, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

2008 – 2012: Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

Research Interests

Aerosol-cloud-biosphere interactions

  •     Activation of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice nuclei (IN)
  •     Hygroscopicity and chemical compositions of nano particles
  •     Interactions and buffering effects between aerosols, clouds and the biosphere
  •     Contrasts between polluted megacity and pristine rainforest environments


2003 – 2008: Ph.D., Peking University, Beijing, China

1999 – 2003: B. Sc., Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Professional service

Editor: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

Professional Societies: European Geophysical Union (EGU), American Geophysical Union (AGU)


  •     EU 7th Framework Programme - PEGASOS
  •     EU 7th Framework Programme - BACCHUS
  •     NSFC Program Sources and conversion of key carbonaceous species in the atmosphere

Awards & Honors (selected)

  •     EGU Union Award: Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists, European Geosciences Union, 2012
  •     EGU Union OSP Awards, EGU, 2009


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