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Dr. habil. Karl-Heinz Naumann

physical chemist (retired) - theory and numerical modelling of physical and chemical aerosol processes
room: 138
phone: 23941
fax: 24332
karl-heinz naumannWko0∂kit edu


Research Fields

  • Aerosol physics
  • Aerosol chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical kinetics
  • Theory and modelling of aerosol formation, properties, dynamics, and ageing
  • Continuous development of aerosol computer simulation code COSIMA
  • Aerosols consisting of fractal like particles
  • Secondary organic aerosol (SOA)
  • Aerosol optics
  • Aerosol chamber process modelling
  • Aerosol simulation web site


Curriculum vitae


1970 -1979 Study of chemistry, Technical University of Berlin
1979 Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.), Technical University of Berlin 
1980  PostDoc, Eugene P. Wigner scholar, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas 
1981 - 1989  Research scientist and research assistent (C1), Technical University of Berlin 
1984  Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, Privatdozent 
since 1989 Senior research scientist at Research Centre Karlsruhe / KIT (Laboratory for Aerosol Physics and Filter Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research) 



Selected Publications    [complete list of publications: pdf, 249 KB]

  • Observation of a viscosity transition in α-pinene secondary organic aerosol
    E. Järvinen, K. Ignatius, L. Nichman, T. B. Kristensen, C. Fuchs, N. Höppel, J. C. Corbin, J. Craven, J. Duplissy, S. Ehrhart, I. El Haddad, C. Frege, S. J. Gates, H. Gordon, C. R. Hoyle, T. Jokinen, P. Kallinge, J. Kirkby, A. Kiselev, K.-H. Naumann, T. Petäjä, T. Pinterich, A. S. H. Prevot, H. Saathoff, T. Schiebe, K. Sengupta, M. Simon, J. Tröstl, A. Virtanen, P. Vochezer, S. Vogt, A. C. Wagner, R. Wagner, C. Williamson, P. M. Winkler, C. Yan, U. Baltensperger, N. M. Donahue, R. C. Flagan, M. Gallagher, A. Hansel, M. Kulmala, F. Stratmann, D. R. Worsnop, O. Möhler, T. Leisner, and M. Schnaiter
    Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16, 4423 (2016)
  • Aging of biogenic secondary organic aerosol via gas-phase OH radical reactions
    Neil M. Donahue, Kaytlin M. Henry, Thomas F. Mentel, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Christian Spindler, Birger Bohn, Theo Brauers, Hans P. Dorn, Hendrik Fuchs, Ralf Tillmann,  Andreas Wahner, Harald Saathoff, Karl-Heinz Naumann, Ottmar Möhler, Thomas Leisner, Lars Müller, Marc-Christopher Reinnig, Thorsten Hoffmann, Kent Salo, Mattias Hallquist, Mia Frosch, Merete Bilde, Torsten Tritscher, Peter Barmet, Arnaud P. Praplan, Peter F. DeCarlo, Josef Dommen, Andre S.H. Prévôt, and Urs Baltensperger
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 13503 (2012)
  • A review of optical measurements at the aerosol and cloud chamber AIDA
    R. Wagner, C. Linke, K.-H. Naumann, M. Schnaiter, M. Vragel, M. Gangl, and H. Horvath
    J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 110, 930 (2009)
  • Temperature dependence of yields of secondary organic aerosols from the ozonolysis of α-pinene and limonene
    H. Saathoff, K.-H. Naumann, O. Möhler, Å. M. Jonsson, M. Hallquist, A. Kiendler-Scharr, T. Mentel, R. Tillmann, and U. Schurath
    Atmos. Chem. Phys. 9, 1551 (2009)
  • Absorption Amplification of Black Carbon Internally Mixed with Secondary Organic Aerosol
    M. Schnaiter, C. Linke, O. Möhler, K.-H. Naumann, H. Saathoff, R. Wagner, U. Schurath, B. Wehner
    J. Geophys. Res. 110 (D19), 19204 (2005)
  • Aerosol chamber study of optical constants and N2O5 uptake on supercooled H2SO4/H2O/HNO3 solution droplets at polar stratospheric cloud temperatures
    Robert Wagner, Karl-Heinz Naumann, Alexander Mangold, Ottmar Möhler, Harald Saathoff, and Ulrich Schurath
    J. Phys. Chem. A109, 8140 (2005)
  • COSIMA - a computer program simulating the dynamics of fractal aerosols
    Karl-Heinz Naumann
    J. Aerosol Sci. 34, 1371 (2003)
  • Transmission electron microscopical and aerosol dynamical characterization of soot aerosols
    M. Wentzel, H. Gorzawski, K.-H. Naumann, H. Saathoff, and S. Weinbruch
    J. Aerosol Sci. 34, 1347 (2003)
  • UV-VIS-NIR spectral optical properties of soot and soot-containing aerosols
    M. Schnaiter, H. Horvath, O. Möhler, K.-H. Naumann, H. Saathoff, O.W. Schöck
    J. Aerosol Sci. 34, 1421 (2003)
  • Coating of soot and (NH4)2SO4-particles by ozonolysis of α-pinene
    H. Saathoff, O. Möhler, K.-H. Naumann, M. Schnaiter, W. Schöck, U. Schurath, E. Weingartner, and U. Baltensperger
    J. Aerosol Sci. 34, 1297 (2003)
  • The loss of NO2, HNO3, NO3/N2O5  and HO2/HOONO2 on soot aerosol: A chamber and modeling study
    H. Saathoff, K.-H. Naumann, N. Riemer, S. Kamm, O. Möhler, U. Schurath, H. Vogel and B. Vogel
    Geophys. Research Lett. 28, 1957 (2001)
  • The Heterogeneous Reaction of Ozone with Soot Aerosol
    S. Kamm, O. Möhler, K.-H. Naumann, H. Saathoff, and U. Schurath
    Atmos. Env. 33, 4651 (1999)
  • Heterogeneous Processes Involving Atmospheric Particulate Matter
    U. Schurath and K.-H. Naumann
    Pure & Appl. Chem. 70, 1353 (1998)


  • Structure, Dynamics, and Dissipation in Hard Core Molecular Liquids
    E. Lippert, C.A. Chatzidimitriou-Dreismann, and K.-H. Naumann
    Adv. Chem. Phys. 57, 311-439 (1984)
  • Conformal Solution Methods Based on the Hard Convex Body Expansion Theory
    K.-H. Naumann and T.W. Leland
    Fluid Phase Equilibria 18, 1-45 (1984)
  • The Independent Molecular Interaction Sites Model, I. A New Reference System for the Thermodynamic Perturbation Theory of Molecular Fluids
    K.-H. Naumann and E. Lippert
    Ber. Bunsenges. Phys. Chem. 85, 650 (1981)