Volker Matthias




  • Doctorate, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Diploma in Physics, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Scientific Career

  • 2013 – present Head of Department Chemistry Transport Modelling
  • 2010 – present Work package leader in several European research projects, among them the INTERREG IVB project Clean North Sea Shipping (CNSS), the FP7 project Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS), the BONUS project Sustainable Shipping and Environment of the Baltic Sea region (SHEBA) and the ERA Planet project Smart Urban Solutions for air quality, disasters and city growth (SMURBS).
  • 2003 - present Position at the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Research Center (today Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht). Work with three-dimensional Eulerian model systems, meteorological and chemistry transport models. Studies about the representation of aerosols in CTMs and about emission modeling.
  • 2003 Work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in the field of atmospheric aerosols in the EU FP 6 project Earlinet (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network) and CREATE (Construction, use and delivery of a European aerosol database). Participation in several national and international field experiments.
  • 1994 – 2000 PhD with Prof. Hartmut Grassl at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology in the field of laser remote sensing (lidar). Parental leave for 18 months in 1995/1996. Work about the influence of atmospheric aerosol on the determination of ozone concentrations with a differential absorption lidar. First statistics of vertical aerosol profiles taken with a Raman lidar system.
  • 1994 Diploma in physics at the University of Universität Hamburg