Ulrike Lohmann

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lohmann


Vice Rector for Doctoral Studies


Full Professor

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 05 14
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 633 27 55

ORCID: 0000-0001-8885-3785


ETH Zürich
Ulrike Lohmann
Institut für Atmosphäre und Klima
CHN  O 12.1
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich

Organisations Vice Rector for Doctoral Studies
Research Field

My research focuses on the role of aerosol particles and clouds in the climate system. My specific interests are cloud microphysical processes including the formation of cloud droplets and ice crystals and the influence of aerosol particles on the radiation balance and on the hydrological cycle in the present, past and future climate. I combine laboratory work and field measurements on cloud and aerosol microphysics with the representation of them in different numerical models.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Ulrike Lohmann is Full Professor for Experimental Atmospheric Physics in the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science since October 2004.

She was born in 1966 in Berlin (Germany) and studied from 1988 to 1993 Meteorology at the Universities of Mainz and Hamburg. In 1996, she obtained her PhD in climate modelling from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Prior to her current appointment, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis in Victoria and an Assistant and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada). She was awarded a Canada Research Chair in 2002, received the AMS Henry G. Houghton Award in 2007, was elected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2008 and of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina in 2014.

Ulrike Lohmann has published ~300 peer-reviewed articles. She was a lead author for the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). She was the coordinator of the EU FP7 project BACCHUS (2014-2018) and chaired the ECHAM-HAMMOZ consortium (2009-2017). At ETH, she was the head of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science from 2006 to 2014, was President of the Lecturer's conference from 2020 to 2022 and is a delegate of the ETH president for heading search committees. She won the Golden Tricycle Award for family-friendly supervisors from ETH Zurich in 2013, became an honorary doctor of Stockholm University in 2018 and won an ERC advanced grant in 2021. From 2018-2022, she was a member of the SNF research commission. Since February 2023, she is Vice Rector for Doctoral Studies.

A comic illustration of my CV can be found here: https://www.wavestoweather.de/equal_opportunity/activities/comic-book/ulrike/index.html




Curriculum Vitae (CV) as PDFDownload
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Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
ERC advanced grant
Highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters
Honorary doctor from Stockholm University
Highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters
Highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters
Highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters
Highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters (top 1% cited papers published 2002-2013)
Das Goldene Dreirad der ETH Zürich für familienfreundliche Führung
AGU fellow
AMS Henry G. Houghton Award
Additional Information


Course Catalogue
651-4095-01L Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 1
651-4095-02L Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 2
651-4095-03L Colloquium Atmosphere and Climate 3
701-0475-AAL Atmospheric Physics
701-1228-00L Cloud Dynamics: Hurricanes
701-1235-00L Cloud Microphysics
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