Awards and Trophies

Members of our laboratory have received the following awards:
Year Award
Schmauss Award
Jay Slowik (PSI/LAC) and Ru-Jin Huang (CAS)

The Schmauss Award, named after the physicist / meteorologist August Schmauss (1877-1952), recognizes significant research contributions to atmospheric aerosol science The award was presented during the International Aerosol Conference in St. Louis, MO, USA.
AT2018 Best Poster Award
Vaios Moschos

Determination of component-specific optical absorption properties for brown carbon in atmospheric aerosols
V. Moschos, N.K. Kumar, K.R. Daellenbach, U. Baltensperger, A.S.H. Prévôt and I. El Haddad
Aerosol Technology 2018, 18-20 June 2018, Bilbao, Spain.
ETH-Medal for Doctorates 2017
Jasmin Tröstl

Investigation of new aerosol particle formation and growth at the CERN cloud chamber and at the high alpine research station Jungfraujoch
"...for her thesis full of innovation and discovery in the field of aerosol particle formation." ETH Zurich.
ACPM2017 Outstanding Student Research Award
Ghislain Motos

Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) activation behavior of black carbon in liquid clouds at the high-altitude site Jungfraujoch, Switzerland (3580m asl)
2017 Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics at Mountain Sites (ACPM2017), 6-10 November 2017, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan.
Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists
Federico Bianchi

for his exceptional contributions to understanding the formation process of new atmospheric particles through laboratory experiments and mountain expeditions
EGU2017 General Assembly, 26 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Swiss Aerosol Award
Federico Bianchi

New particle formation in the free troposphere: A question of chemistry and timing
11th Swiss Aerosol Group Meeting, 14 November 2016, Bern, Switzerland.
1st Prize of Early Career Award
Emmanouil Oikonomakis

The impact of brightening on surface ozone concentrations over Europe between 1990 and 2010
35th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application, 3 - 7 October 2016, Chania, Greece.
Royal Society of Chemistry Spiers Memorial Award 2016
Urs Baltensperger

Awarded for leading major advances in understanding the formation, composition and processes affecting atmospheric organic aerosols
Chemistry in the Urban Atmosphere: Faraday Discussion, 6 - 8 April 2016, London, UK.
Best Talk Award
Simone Pieber

Evaluation of inorganic salt interferences on organic aerosol composition measurements using Aerodyne AMS and ACSM
S.M. Pieber, I. El Haddad, J.G. Slowik, M.R. Canagaratna, J.T. Jayne, S.M. Platt,5, C. Bozzetti, K.R. Daellenbach, R. Fröhlich, A. Vlachou, F. Klein, J. Dommen, B. Miljevic, J.L. Jimenez, D.R. Worsnop, U. Baltensperger, A.S.H. Prévôt
The Aerosol Society Focus Meeting 8, ‘Recent Advances in Aerosol Measurement Technology’, 5 April 2016, London, UK.
EAC Best Poster Award
Federico Bianchi

New particle formation events observed in the lower free troposphere
in the category "Atmospheric Aerosol – Aerosol Processes and Properties", European Aerosol Conference (EAC) 2015, Milan, Italy.
EAC Best Poster Award
Claudia Fuchs

Secondary organic aerosol formation during aqueous phase processing in the CLOUD chamber at CERN
in the category "Aerosol Chemistry", European Aerosol Conference (EAC) 2015, Milan, Italy.
ACP Award 2014
Peter Zotter

Sources of fossil and non-fossil atmospheric aerosols
2014: PhD Thesis ETH No. 22039, ACP Symposium at the 10th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Fribourg, Switzerland.
IGAC Young Scientists Presentation Award
Robert Wolf

Quantification of airborne bacteria by aerosol mass spectrometry in urban and rural environments
Robert Wolf, Imad El Haddad, Monica Crippa, Francesco Canonaco, Jay G. Slowik, Caroline Schaupp, Harald Saathoff, Ottmar Möhler, Pierre Amato, Stefano Decesari, André S.H. Prévôt, Urs Baltensperger
2014: 13th International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Science Conference, Natal, Brazil.
Fuchs Memorial Award 2014, IARA - International Aerosol Research Assembly
Urs Baltensperger

"In recognition of outstanding original research contributions to aerosol science and technology"
9th International Aerosol Conference, Busan, Korea.
Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal, European Geosciences Union

Urs Baltensperger
EAC Best Poster Award
Roman Fröhlich

Year-round measurement of PM₁ aerosol and its chemical composition in the Swiss high Alps using the Time-of-Flight Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor
Roman Fröhlich, M. J. Cubison, J. G. Slowik, A. S. H. Prévôt, U. Baltensperger, U. Rohner, M. Gonin, J. R. Kimmel, D. R. Worsnop, J. T. Jayne
2013: European Aerosol Conference (EAC), Prague, Czech Republic.
WCRP Poster Award
Suzanne Visser

Highly time- and size-resolved measurements of trace elements in London during ClearfLo
S. Visser, M. Furger, U. Flechsig, K. Appel, R. Dressler, P. Zotter, J.G. Slowik, A.S.H. Prevot, U. Baltensperger
2013: 14th Swiss Global Change Day, Bern, Switzerland.
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Urs Baltensperger
Best Oral Presentation Award
Christine Ketterer

Detection of the planetary boundary layer using remote sensing and in-situ measurements at the Kleine Scheidegg and at the Jungfraujoch, Switzerland
C. Ketterer, P. Zieger, N. Bukowiecki, M. Collaud Coen, D. Ruffieux, E. Weingartner
2012: 9. DKT (Deutsche Klimatagung) Freiburg, Germany.
Best Poster Award
Piotr Kupiszewski

A New Ice Selective Inlet for the Characterization of the Atmospheric Ice Phase
P. Kupizewski, P. Vochezer, M. Schnaiter, E. Weingartner
2012: European Aerosol Conference (EAC) 2012, Granada, Spain.
ERCA Award 2012
Lisa Pfaffenberger

The production of low-volatility oxygenated organic aerosol from a-pinene photooxidation
Lisa Pfaffenberger
2012: ERCA Winter School, Grenoble, France.
ACP Award 2011
Paul Zieger

Effects of relative humidity on aerosol light scattering
Paul Zieger
2011: PhD Thesis ETH No. 19659, 9th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Zürich, Switzerland.
AAAR Student Poster Award
Claudia Mohr

Investigation of ambient submicron aerosol in the Barcelona metropolitan area using AMS mobile and stationary data.
Claudia Mohr, Rene Richter, Peter F. DeCarlo, Roberto Chirico, Maarten F. Heringa, Monica Crippa, Andre S. H. Prevot, Jose-Luis Jimenez, Xavier Querol, and Urs Baltensperger
2009: AAAR 28th Annual Conference 2009, Minneapolis, MI, USA.
Smoluchovski Award 2008
Markus Kalberer

European Aerosol Conference 2008, Thessaloniki, Greece
PSI-Preis für Wissenschaftskommunikation 2006
(PSI Award for Science Communication 2006)
André Prévôt, Urs Baltensperger

Neueste Erkenntnisse über die Quellen von Feinstaub in der Schweiz (Latest insight into the sources of fine particulate matter in Switzerland).
SLS User Meeting 2/2006 Poster Award
Nicolas Bukowiecki et al.

RDI-SR-XRF: Hourly detection of trace elements in ambient air at low concentration levels.
Bukowiecki, N., G. Falkenberg, P. Lienemann, C. N. Zwicky, M. Hill, R. Gehrig, F. Hegedüs, M. Furger, E. Weingartner, U. Baltensperger, D. Grolimund, M. Willimann, A. Scheidegger, and S. S. Cliff,
2006: SLS User Meeting 2006, Villigen, Switzerland.
INTROP Poster Award
Julie Cozic

Scavenged fraction of Black Carbon in mixed-phase clouds at the high Alpine site Jungfraujoch (3580 m asl.). Cozic J., S. Mertes, B. Verheggen, M. Flynn, P. Connolly, K. Bower, A. Petzold, E. Weingartner, and U. Baltensperger
2005: European Aerosol Conference EAC, Ghent, Belgium.
IJMS Best Student Paper Award 2004
Martin Steinbacher

Performance characteristics of a proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometer (PTR-MS) derived from laboratory and field measurements.
Steinbacher, M., J. Dommen, C. Ammann, C. Spirig, A. Neftel, and A. S. H. Prévôt,
2004: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 239, 117-128
IGBP Poster Award (2004)
Sonja Keel

Routes and rates of C-input in a temperate deciduous forest demonstrated by a large scale 13C tracer experiment.
Keel, S.,
2004: 5th Swiss Global Change Day, Bern, Switzerland, 5 April 2004.
Poster Award (2003)
Eva Bantelmann

Isotopes in leaf water reflect environmental changes.
Bantelmann, E., N. Rogiers, M. Furger, W. Eugster, and R. Siegwolf,
2003: 4th Swiss Global Change Day, Bern, Switzerland, 4 April 2003
PSI Preis für Wissenschaftskommunikation 2003 (PSI Award for Science Communication 2003)
Ernest Weingartner, Pascale Weingartner, Severin Weber, Markus Furger, Urs Baltensperger

Website on Aerosol Research at PSI, PSI News (in German)
18th Professor Dr. Vilho Vaisala Award (2003)
Ernest Weingartner, Martin Gysel, Urs Baltensperger

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland
Isotopen-Preis der Dr.-Karleugen-Habfast-Stiftung im Jahr 2002
Matthias Saurer
Thomas Kuhn Honour Pin (2001)
Sebnem Aksoyoglu

Modelling of air quality with CAMx: A case study in Switzerland.
S. Andreani-Aksoyoglu, J. Keller, J. Dommen, A.S.H. Prevot,
2001: 2nd International Symposium on Air Quality Management at Urban, Regional and Global Scales, 25-28 September 2001, Istanbul, Turkey
2001 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award
Nicolas Bukowiecki, Kasper, M., H. Burtscher, U. Matter
(FH Aargau)