Dr. Benjamin Tobias Brem

beni brem


Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

  • Long-term observation of aerosol chemical, microphysical and optical properties at the high-alpine research station Jungfraujoch within the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure (ACTRIS) framework for a better understanding of the atmospheric processes that drive the formation, transformation, and removal of aerosols in the atmosphere, https://www.psi.ch/en/lac/projects/last-72h-of-aerosol-data-from-jungfraujoch
  • Implementation of an aerosol monitoring program in the meteorological Observatory Payerne within the ACTRIS framework so the site can become an ACTRIS Switzerland Supersite in the Swiss Midlands
  • Air quality impacts of civil aviation emissions in the project Aviation Plume PROPeRtIes AT point of Exposure (APPROPRIATE), https://www.psi.ch/en/lac/projects/appropriate


  • Brunner C, Brem BT, Collaud Coen M, Conen F, Steinbacher M, Gysel-Beer M, et al.
    The diurnal and seasonal variability of ice-nucleating particles at the high altitude station Jungfraujoch (3580 m a.s.l.), Switzerland
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2022; 22(11): 7557-7573. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-7557-2022
  • Delaval MN, Jonsdottir HR, Leni Z, Keller A, Brem BT, Siegerist F, et al.
    Responses of reconstituted human bronchial epithelia from normal and health-compromised donors to non-volatile particulate matter emissions from an aircraft turbofan engine
    Environmental Pollution. 2022; 307: 119521 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119521
  • Eirund GK, Drossaart van Dusseldorp S, Brem BT, Dedekind Z, Karrer Y, Stoll M, et al.
    Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions during a Saharan dust event - a summertime case‐study from the Alps
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 2022; 148(743): 943-961. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.4240
  • Brunner C, Brem BT, Collaud Coen M, Conen F, Hervo M, Henne S, et al.
    The contribution of Saharan dust to the ice-nucleating particle concentrations at the High Altitude Station Jungfraujoch (3580 m a.s.l.), Switzerland
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2021; 21(23): 18029-18053. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-18029-2021
  • Bukowiecki N, Brem BT, Wehrle G, Močnik G, Affolter S, Leuenberger M, et al.
    Elucidating local pollution and site representativeness at the Jungfraujoch, Switzerland through parallel aerosol measurements at an adjacent mountain ridge
    Environmental Research Communications. 2021; 3(2): 021001 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/abe987
  • Durdina L, Brem BT, Elser M, Schönenberger D, Siegerist F, Anet JG
    Reduction of nonvolatile particulate matter emissions of a commercial turbofan engine at the ground level from the use of a sustainable aviation fuel blend
    Environmental Science and Technology. 2021; 55(21): 14576-14585. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c04744
  • Evangeliou N, Platt SM, Eckhardt S, Lund Myhre C, Laj P, Alados-Arboledas L, et al.
    Changes in black carbon emissions over Europe due to COVID-19 lockdowns
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2021; 21(4): 2675-2692. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2675-2021
  • Modini RL, Corbin JC, Brem BT, Irwin M, Bertò M, Pileci RE, et al.
    Detailed characterization of the CAPS single-scattering albedo monitor (CAPS PMssa) as a field-deployable instrument for measuring aerosol light absorption with the extinction-minus-scattering method
    Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2021; 14(2): 819-851. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-819-2021
  • Rose C, Collaud Coen M, Andrews E, Lin Y, Bossert I, Lund Myhre C, et al.
    Seasonality of the particle number concentration and size distribution: a global analysis retrieved from the network of Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) near-surface observatories
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2021; 21(22): 17185-17223. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17185-2021
  • Sun J, Hermann M, Yuan Y, Birmili W, Collaud Coen M, Weinhold K, et al.
    Long-term trends of black carbon and particle number concentration in the lower free troposphere in Central Europe
    Environmental Sciences Europe. 2021; 33(1): 47 (16 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-021-00488-w
  • Collaud Coen M, Andrews E, Alastuey A, Petkov Arsov T, Backman J, Brem BT, et al.
    Multidecadal trend analysis of in situ aerosol radiative properties around the world
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2020; 20(14): 8867-8908. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-8867-2020
  • Laj P, Bigi A, Rose C, Andrews E, Lund Myhre C, Collaud Coen M, et al.
    A global analysis of climate-relevant aerosol properties retrieved from the network of Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) near-surface observatories
    Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2020; 13(8): 4353-4392. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4353-2020
  • Lobo P, Durdina L, Brem BT, Crayford AP, Johnson MP, Smallwood GJ, et al.
    Comparison of standardized sampling and measurement reference systems for aircraft engine non-volatile particulate matter emissions
    Journal of Aerosol Science. 2020; 145: 105557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2020.105557
  • Durdina L, Brem BT, Schönenberger D, Siegerist F, Anet JG, Rindlisbacher T
    Nonvolatile particulate matter emissions of a business jet measured at ground level and estimated for cruising altitudes
    Environmental Science and Technology. 2019; 53(21): 12865-12872. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b02513
  • Elser M, Brem BT, Durdina L, Schönenberger D, Siegerist F, Fischer A, et al.
    Chemical composition and radiative properties of nascent particulate matter emitted by an aircraft turbofan burning conventional and alternative fuels
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2019; 19(10): 6809-6820. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6809-2019
  • Jonsdottir HR, Delaval M, Leni Z, Keller A, Brem BT, Siegerist F, et al.
    Non-volatile particle emissions from aircraft turbine engines at ground-idle induce oxidative stress in bronchial cells
    Communications Biology. 2019; 2(1): 90 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-019-0332-7

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