Awards and Trophies

Members of our laboratory have received the following awards:
Year Award
2016
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.
2016
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.
2016
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.
2016
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.
2015
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.
2015
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.
2014
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.
2014
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.
2014
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.
2014
Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal, European Geosciences Union

Urs Baltensperger
2013
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.
2013
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.
2012
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Urs Baltensperger
2012
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.
2012
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.
2012
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.
2011
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.
2009
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.
2008
Smoluchovski Award 2008
Markus Kalberer

European Aerosol Conference 2008, Thessaloniki, Greece
2006
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).
2006
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.
2005
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.
2004
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
2004
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.
2003
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
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)
2003
18th Professor Dr. Vilho Vaisala Award (2003)
Ernest Weingartner, Martin Gysel, Urs Baltensperger

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland
2002
Isotopen-Preis der Dr.-Karleugen-Habfast-Stiftung im Jahr 2002
Matthias Saurer
2001
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
2001 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award
Nicolas Bukowiecki, Kasper, M., H. Burtscher, U. Matter
(FH Aargau)