Group Members

Group Leader       

Dr. Thomas Berkemeier

My research deals with the mathematical description of multiphase processes in the atmosphere and in the human body. For example, we want to understand how particles form in the atmosphere, how they affect Atmospheric Chemistry, and which chemical reactions they trigger in the body. Therefore, my research group develops computer models and conducts laboratory experiments with the goal of understanding the relevant chemical and physical processes and applying this knowledge to offer solutions to our leading questions.

Tel: +49 6131 305  7010

Email: t.berkemeier@mpic.de

 

Group Members

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

 

Dr. Eleni Dovrou

Research: I examine the health effects of atmospheric aerosols focusing on the redox chemistry of their constituents. Using EPR spectroscopy, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry, I investigate the response of surrogate solutions, mimicking the composition of the human body, upon exposure to aerosols. The analysis of the results is conducted using kinetic modelling.

 

Email: e.dovrou@mpic.de

Dr. Jiani Tan

Research: My research focuses on the issues related to the atmospheric deposition of reactive nitrogen and its impact on air quality and climate change by applying machine learning techniques.

 

Email: jiani.tan@mpic.de

 

Ph.D. Students

 

Hyungu Kang

Research: I study the formation of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) with oxidation flow reactors and mass spectrometry in collaboration with the Hwajin Kim group at Seoul National University. I will be using numerical methods to research multiphase chemistry in aerosols.

 

Email: h.kang@mpic.de

Steven Lelieveld

Research: I am working on the reaction kinetics of air pollutants with antioxidants in the epithelial lining fluid using laboratory studies and kinetic modeling.

 

Email: s.lelieveld@mpic.de

Ashmi Mishra

My research focuses on the adverse health effects of atmospheric aerosols. In particular, I look at the redox chemistry of atmospheric particles entering the human body by combining laboratory work with numerical modelling techniques.
 

Email: a.mishra@mpic.de

Matteo Krüger

Research: My research addresses the health effects of exposure to particulate matter with an emphasis on smoking and passive smoking using kinetic modeling. Also, I explore different applications of machine learning in atmospheric chemistry.

 

Email: m.krueger@mpic.de

Zhen Zhao

Research: I am a visiting student from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. I work on environmentally-persistent free radicals (EPFR) in PM2.5 in China. In Mainz, I investigate EPFR in indoor air and perform laboratory experiments elucidating the chemical mechanisms that govern the health effects of aerosol particles.

 

Email: z.zhao@mpic.de

Alumni

 

Dr. Alexander Filippi (Ph.D. student, 2020-2021)

Dr. Jake Wilson (Ph.D. student, 2018-2021)

Dr. Coraline Mattei (Postdoc, 2019-2020)

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