Dr. André Prévôt

photo of André Prévôt Group Head
Gasphase and Aerosol Chemistry Group

Paul Scherrer Institute
5232 Villigen – PSI

Telephone: +41 56 310 4202
E-mail: andre.prevot@psi.ch


Education and degrees

1984-1990 Physics student at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
1990 Diploma in physics, specialization in atmospheric physics
1994 PhD in natural sciences

Professional Affiliations

1991-1994 Research assistent at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1995 Postdoc at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1995-1997 Postdoc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, USA
1997-1999 Postdoc at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
2000-now Head of the Gasphase Chemistry group in the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

Further Training

1999 Seminar on project management (5 days)
2000-2001 Management trainings (15 days)
2001 Management seminars (4 days)


1989-1990 Winter rain at Mount Rigi Swiss project
1990-1994 POLLUMET Pollution and Meteorology in Switzerland
1995-1997 ACE-1 Aerosol Characterization Experiment 1, IGAC project
1997-2003 EUROTRAC II Eureka project on the transport and chemical transformation of trace constituents in the troposphere over Europe II, Contributions to subprojects LOOP, TOR II, AEROSOL, GLOREAM
1996-1998 VOTALP Vertical Ozone Transports in the Alps, EU project
1998-2000 VOTALP II Vertical Ozone Transports in the Alps II, EU project
2000-2004 ARTEMIS Assessment and Reliability of Transport Emission Models and Inventory Systems, EU project
2000-2002 YOGAM Year of Gasphase and Aerosol Measurements, Swiss project
2001-2004 COCA Characterization of Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere, Swiss project
2001-2004 CHAPOP Characterization of Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere, EU project CAATER and Swiss funding
2001-2002 LUTUS Luftbelastung während der Tunnelsperrung am Gotthard Swiss project
2001-2003 PROSMOG Proton transfer reaction mass spectrometer at the smog chamber, Swiss project
2001-2004 TOSS Trends of Ozone in Southern Switzerland, Swiss project
2001-2004 FORMAT Role of Formaldehyde in the Troposphere, EU project
2003-2004 TROZOS Trends of Ozone in Switzerland, Swiss project
2003-2004 SPEED LIMIT 80 ON HIGHWAYS, Influence on Ozone, Swiss project
2004 Model scenarios for ozone in Switzerland, Swiss project
2004-2009 ACCENT Atmospheric Composition Change, EU network of excellence
2004-2007 EUROCHAMP Integration of European Simulation Chambers for Investigation Atmospheric Processes, EU infrastructure project
2004-2007 AEROWOOD Aerosol from wood combustion, Swiss project
2004-2006 AMS Switzerland Aerosol composition by Aerosol mass spectrometry in Switzerland, Swiss project
2004-2007 Evaluation of aerosol road traffic emissions in Switzerland by chasing experiments and dynamometric tests, Swiss project



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)


Committee / Function Period
SCNAT Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
2003 -
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
200x -