IMK-AAF studies fundamental processes that govern the formation, transformations and sinks of atmospheric aerosols. These processes are of great relevance for climate, cloud and precipitation formation and for human health (IPCC AR5, Chapter 7). Its research is embedded in the Research Program “Atmosphere and Climate” of the Helmholtz-Association, where it contributes to Topic 1, Topic 3 and Topic 4. The institute operates the large Aerosol- and Cloud Simulation Chamber AIDA (Aerosol Interaction and Dynamics in the Atmosphere). Access to this facility is supported via the EU program EUROCHAMP.

Within KIT, IMK-AAF is contributing to the Center for Climate and Environment which addresses societal challenges resulting from changes of the climate and the environment in the context of demographic, economic and technical developments.

Research Groups at IMK-AAF

rg_aerosolchemistry_airquality KIT/ Dr. Harald Saathoff
Aerosol Chemistry and Air Quality

Dr. Harald Saathoff

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rg_aerosol_cloud_processes KIT/ Dr. Ottmar Möhler
Aerosol-Cloud-Processes

Dr. Ottmar Möhler

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rg_cloud_microphysics KIT
Cloud Microphysics

Dr. Alexei Kiselev

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rg_nanoscience Von Matthias Süßen - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79936661
Atmospheric Nanoscience

Dr. Dennis Duft

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DFG-funded research groups and HGF-funded young investigator groups

teaser_surfacescience KIT/ Dr. Ahmed Abdelmonem
Atmospheric Surface Science

Dr. Ahmed Abdelmonem

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teaser_yig KIT/ Dr. Emma Järvinen
Airborne Cloud Observations

Dr. Emma Järvinen

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Projects

Ongoing Projects
title funding startdate enddate contact

EU Horizon 2020

1.12.2016

30.11.2020

Dr. Harald Saathoff

HGF

2017

2021

Dr. Harald Saathoff

BMBF, EU

Dr. Ottmar Möhler

EU Horizon 2020 ITN

1.9.2017

31.8.2021

Dr. Ottmar Möhler