Andrea Baccarini


PhD student

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

10/2016–present PhD student, Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute. Topic: New particle formation in polar regions.
09/2013–03/2016 Master in Experimental Physics, Department of Physics, University of Trento, Italy
09/2010–09/2013 Bachelor in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • Stolzenburg D, Simon M, Ranjithkumar A, Kürten A, Lehtipalo K, Gordon H, et al.
    Enhanced growth rate of atmospheric particles from sulfuric acid
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2020; 20(12): 7359-7372.
  • Wang M, Chen D, Xiao M, Ye Q, Stolzenburg D, Hofbauer V, et al.
    Photo-oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons produces low-volatility organic compounds
    Environmental Science and Technology. 2020; 54(13): 7911-7921.
  • Wang M, Kong W, Marten R, He X-C, Chen D, Pfeifer J, et al.
    Rapid growth of new atmospheric particles by nitric acid and ammonia condensation
    Nature. 2020; 581(7807): 184-189.
  • Schmale J, Baccarini A, Thurnherr I, Henning S, Efraim A, Regayre L, et al.
    Overview of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition: study of preindustrial-like aerosols and their climate effects (ACE-SPACE)
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 2019; 100: 2260-2283.
  • Lehtipalo K, Yan C, Dada L, Bianchi F, Xiao M, Wagner R, et al.
    Multicomponent new particle formation from sulfuric acid, ammonia, and biogenic vapors
    Science Advances. 2018; 4(12): eaau5363 (9 pp.).
  • Stolzenburg D, Fischer L, Vogel AL, Heinritzi M, Schervish M, Simon M, et al.
    Rapid growth of organic aerosol nanoparticles over a wide tropospheric temperature range
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS. 2018; 115(37): 9122-9127.
Year Award Institution
2018 Polar Access Fund grant to participate in the Arctic Ocean 2018 expedition Swiss Polar Institute
2017 Travel stipend to attend the conference: High Altitudes meet High Latitudes: Globalizing Polar Issues Swiss Polar Institute
2016 Merit award University of Trento
Period Project Location Institution
10/2018 - 11/2018 CLOUD13 Geneva CERN
08/2018 - 09/2018 Arctic Ocean 2018 The "North Pole" Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
09/2017 - 11/2017 CLOUD12 Geneva CERN
01/2017-04/2017 Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition Southern Ocean Swiss Polar Institute
10/2016 - 11/2016 CLOUD11 Geneva CERN
06/2015 - 07/2015 Master thesis Pico, Azores Pico Mountain Observatory