Personal Homepage of Dr. Matthias Wiegner

Phone: ++49-89-2180-4344
Fax: ++49-89-2805508
E-Mail: m.wiegner@lmu.de



 
Curriculum Vitae

  • Mainz
    Student of Meteorology at University of Mainz
    Thesis on remote sensing of water vapor by sun photometry (1980)

  • Köln
    Research Scientist at University of Cologne
    PhD on the retrieval of the radiation budget over the Saharan Desert using NIMBUS 7 ERB data considering spectral, temporal, angular and spatial sampling (1985)

  • München
    Senior Scientist at University of Munich, since 1994 head of "lidar group"

    • Research
      • Active aerosol remote sensing: Elaboration of a scientific concept for a mobile scanning lidar for aerosol remote sensing, fighting for funding (finally successful in 1993), co-ordination of measurement campaigns, and development of data evaluation schemes.
        Several investigations on the usefulness of a spaceborne lidar for meteorology and climatology (ALEXIS, ATLID, EarthCARE), including studies on the role of multiple scattering.
        Assessment of the usefulness of ceilometers for aerosol remote sensing.

        Principal investigator in the framework of the international programs EARLINET, AMMA, SAMUM, and ACTRIS.

      • Passive aerosol remote sensing: Inversion of sun- and sky radiances measured by Cimel (AERONET) and SSARA photometers.
        Synergy with lidar remote sensing.
      • Scattering theory: Assessment of influence of non-spherical particles, potential of polarization measurements

    • Teaching
      • Supervision of more than 35 theses (diploma, master, bachelor) and PhD-studies on remote sensing, with focus on lidar related topics.
      • Lectures on radiative transfer, remote sensing and lidar remote sensing.
      • International training for "Early Stage Researchers" in the framework of the ITN Vertigo.

    • Management
      • Acquisition, management and supervision of about 30 research grants (about 3 M€)

    • Pubications
      • 51 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals (69 listed in Thomson Reuter's ResearcherID) and about 140 conference proceedings (W-Index=54).

    • Membership
      • Member of the Scientific Advisory Group of ATLID (ESA ESTEC) from 1994 till 1996.
      • Member of the council of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) from 2004 till 2007.
      • President and vice-president of the Bavarian section of the German Meteorological Society from 2005 till 2011.
      • Member of the Science Team of the "Umweltforschungsstation Schneefernerhaus" since 2007
      • Member of the Projektgruppe "Aerosole, Klima, Gesundheit" since 2009
      • Member of VDI-Commission "Reinhaltung der Luft" since 2011
      • Member of COST-Action ES1303 (Toprof) since 2014

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Miscellaneous

  • President of the Bavarian branch of PRO BAHN, the association of passengers of public transportation
  • Webmaster of the domain "www.pro-bahn.de"
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the "Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft"
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the "Ombudsstelle des VDV und LBO"

  • Several publications on public transport, rail passenger issues and icelandic stamps
  • First author of the book on "125 years railroad link from Weilheim to Murnau"

  • Can pronounce "Eyjafjallajökull"
  • Climbed (long ago) Alpe d'Huez by bicycle (42:24)
  • Winner of the Bundesliga-Tipp (Küstenforscher) in 2008 and 2014.

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