Univ. Prof. für Experimentalphysik

University of Vienna, Institut für Experimentalphysik Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

             Phone ..43 1 4277 51177 FAX ..43 1 4277 51186


Personal data:

Born: May 14, 1941, Vienna, Austria, Married to: Ingeborg Horvath, 1974


M.S. University of Vienna, 1966 (teaching degree, Math, Physics "Lehramtsprüfung")

PhD. in Physics, University of Vienna, 1966

Venia docendi, in Experimental Physics, University of Vienna, 1975

Professional Experience

Senior Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, 1966-68

"Assistent" University of Vienna, 1969-75

"Oberassistent" University of Vienna, 1975-80

Ao. Professor, University of Vienna, 1980-1999

Professor, University of Vienna, 2000-2006
 Retired since October 1, 2006

Short term positions, sabbaticals etc.:

Joint Summer Research, Fraunhoferinstitut für Aerobiologie, Grafschaft, Germany, July and August 1971 and 1972

Joint Research, Institut National du Recherche de la Chimie Appliquee, Vert le Petit, France, June - August 1973

Visitor to Fraunhoferinstitut für Toxikologie und Umweltforschung, Schmallenberg, Germany, June/July 1977

Visitor to NOAA ERL, Boulder, Colorado and participant of VISSTA, Navajo Generating Station, Project, Page Arizona, June - August 1987.

Visiting Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado and cooperation with NOAA, Boulder, November 1985 - May 1986.

Visitor, University of Kyoto, 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Visiting Professor, Universidad de Santiage de Chile, September 1988 - January 1989, short visits 1991, 1991, 1992, 1997

Visiting Professor, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Dec. 94

Visiting Professor, Univiersity of Kuopio, Finland, 1997, 1998

Fellowships, Awards etc.:

Fullbright Scholar, 1966-1968

European Contest for Young Scientists and Inventors, (2 awards) 1969

French Government (Mois Chercheurs) 1972

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), German exchange for Scientists 1977

Research award of the City of Vienna, 1980

Fullbright Scholar, 1985/86

Grant of the Japan Society for the promotion of Science, 1987

Grant of Fundacion Andes, Liechtenstein, 1988/89

International Aerosol Fellow Award of the International Aerosol Research Assembly, 2002


Air and Waste Management Association,

American Association for Aerosol Research,

Gesellschaft fur Aerosolforschung, Germany,

Österreichische physikalische Gesellschaft, Austria. Sigma Xi

Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association

Österreichishce Biophysikalische Gesellschaft

Government and Organization Committees

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Clean Air Committee, Member 1992-present

Austrian Ministry of Defense, Scientific Advisory Board, 1992-present, chairman of Natural Science and Technology Section

Conference on Visibility and Fine Particles, Vienna, 1992, 2000, 2006

Scientific Board: Chairman 1991-1994, 1999, 2006

Local organizing committee: Chair 1992, 2000, 2006

GAeF, Gesellschaft fur Aerosolfoschung, Board Member, 1973-1975, Vice president 1996-98, President, 1998-2000, 2004-2008

Universitatswahlkommission (electoral committee of the University of Vienna) 1975-79

Fachgruppe Physik der Universitat Wien (Physics committee of the University of Vienna), Chairman 1983 - 2000

Institut fur Experimentalphysik der Universitat Wien Director ("Vorstand") 1995 - 2000

ÖBF, Österreichische Biophysikalische Gesellschaft President 1998 - 2004

IARA, Internatioan Aerosol Research Assembly, Chairman of the IAFA award committee, 2002 - present

International Scientific cooperation

Institute for Aerobiology, Germany, Movement of irregular particles in viscous media, 1971/1972

Institut National du Recherche de la Chimie Appliquee, Vert le Petit, France, Slip corrections of irregular particles, 1973

Institute for Toxicology and Aerosol Research, Germany, Optical measurement of air pollution, 1973

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Boulder, Colorado, USA: Reference data for visibility, 1979

Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Visibility reduction due to the Navajo Generating Station, 1979

Niedersächsisches Institut für Radioökologie, Germany: Analysis of marked Diesel samples 1983-85

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Boulder, Colorado, USA: Analysis of airplane measurements of coarse mode particles. 1985/86

Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile: Characterization of airborne particles and soot in Santiago and background areas 1988-1995.

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA: Inversion of optical data, explanation of rare optical phenomena. 1989-1993

Nuclear Research Center Karlsruhe: Light absorption and extinction measurements, 1990-present

Middlesex University, London, UK: Influence of atmosperic aerosols on building decay, 1991-1997.

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal: Influence of atmosperic aerosols on building decay, 1991-1997.

Universita di Napoli, Naples, Italy: Vertical and horizontal atmospheric extinction. 1992-1996.

Universita della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy: Vertical and horizontal atmospheric extinction. 1992-1998.

Istituto per lo Studio dei Fenomeni Fisici e Chimici della Bassa ed Alta Atmosfera (FISBAT), Bologna, Italy: Fog formation, Vertical and horizontal atmospheric extinction. 1990-1992.

Institute of Atomic Energy, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, now graduate school of energy science, Japan: Optical aerosol properties and global warming. 1992-present.

University of Granada, Spain: Aerosol optics and climate. 1998-present

Institute of Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany: Lindenberg Aerosol Characterization Experiment (LACE) optical closure experiments, 1998-2002.

Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany: Light absorption by black carbon 1999-2004

Universidad de Valladolid, 2004-2006


Three books in basic physics, one of them translated in Italian.

Four contributions to books in environmental/aerosol sciences

90 publications in peer reviewed international journals

65 extended abstracts and conference proceedings

Seven discussions

13 other