Uwe Kuhn

Multiphase Chemistry

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Sources, atmospheric transformation and sinks of climatically relevant trace gases of the earth’s atmosphere is focus of my research. The impact of trace gases on the formation and transformation of aerosols, the tropospheric oxidant cycle, and greenhouse gas concentrations implies a crucial role in earth system science. Our studies on reactive trace gases and particles and their effects on climate, ecosystems, and human health are based on chemical, physical and biological aspects and methods, and facilitate an integral understanding of the impact of atmospheric multiphase processes on molecular to tropospheric scales.


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Professional Career

since 2016

Scientific-Technical Staff, Multiphase Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

2014 – 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher, Multiphase Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

2010 – 2013

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Energy and Climate Research
(IEK-8, Troposphere), Research Center Jülich, Germany

2008 – 2010

Senior Scientist Fellow (EU; Marie Curie), Federal Research Station Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART), Zurich, Switzerland

2005 – 2008

Independent Research Consultant, associated with Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

1997 – 2004

Postdoctoral Researcher, Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany



1993 – 1997

Ph.D. in Biology, MPIC and Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany

1986 – 1993

Diploma in Biology, Johannes Gutenberg-University and MPIC in Mainz, Germany


Joint Research Projects                                                                                                                            

since 2023

Eugen Seibold (Research Yacht; Pacific-Ocean/Atmosphere trace gas exchange), Panama, Galapagos, Costa Rica
since 2022 ATTO (Amazon Tall Tower Observatory: Aerosol Nucleation Project), Manaus, Brazil
2018 – 2020
McFAN (Multiphase chemistry experiment in Fogs and Aerosols in the North China Plain), Gucheng, China

since 2014

CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container), Mainz/Karlsruhe, Germany

2010 – 2013

PEGASOS / SAPHIR-PLUS (Pan-European Gas-AeroSOls-climate interaction Study), Jülich, Germany

2008 – 2010

CORN (Characterization of reduced nitrogen compounds), Zurich, Switzerland

2001 – 2003

ECHO (Emission and CHemical Transformation of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds: Investigations in and above a Mixed Forest Stand), Jülich, Germany


LBA-CLAIRE II (Cooperative LBA Airborne Regional Experiment), Manaus, Brazil


LBA-EUSTACH I+II (EUropean Studies on Trace gases and Atmospheric Chemistry), Rondonia, Brazil


LBA-CLAIRE I (Cooperative LBA Airborne Regional Experiment), Balbina, Brazil


ARACHNE '97 (Aerosol, RAdiation and Chemistry in the NEgev desert), Sede Boqer, Israel


EUROTRAC I (European Experiment on Transport and Transformation of Environmental Relevant Trace Constituents in the Troposphere over Europe), Carmel, USA


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