Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

New DFG project in Atmospheric Surface Science

In August 2020, Dr. Abdelmonem received his prestigious “own position” grant from the DFG for the third time in a row. The project will tackle atmospheric surface chemistry on the molecular level using NLO spectroscopy. Project start date: 01.01.2021

Dr. Abdelmonem will study photochemical interactions at air/water interfaces including organic substances present in hydrosphere and atmosphere, using linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy. The experimental plan is mainly based on probing organic layers at air / water interface under typical atmospheric conditions (e.g. temperature and solar irradiation). Several techniques will simultaneously be combined and a temperature controlled hybrid multiphase environmental chamber will be designed and manufactured for this purpose.