Prof. Dr. Markus Ammann

photo of Markus Ammann Head of the research group
Surface Chemistry

Paul Scherrer Institute
OFLB/103
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland

Telephone: +41 56 310 4049
E-mail: markus.ammann@psi.ch


Background

  • 1988 Degree in physical chemistry and solid state physics at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, with thesis on 'Photoemission from ultrafine platinum and nickel particles in gas suspension'
  • 1992 PhD at ETH Zürich with laboratory work on photoemission from inorganic salt aerosol particles, development of a field sensor for detecting ultrafine aerosol particles in volcanic gases, field work on Mt.Etna, Volcano and Stromboli, Italy, and Kilauea, Hawaii.
  • 1993 Postdoc University of Bern
  • 1996 Staff Scientist, Aerosol Chemistry group, Paul Scherrer Institut
  • Since 1997 Head Surface Chemistry group
  • 2005 Visiting Scientist at University of California, Irvine
  • Since 2008 Lecturer at ETH Zürich
  • Since 2014 Adjunct Professor of ETH Zürich

Research activities / Special interests

  • Laboratory experiments of gas - aerosol and gas - ice interactions of relevance to the environment
  • Aerosol and coated wall flow tube experiments with radiocative tracer or mass spectrometric detection
  • X-ray absorption and photoelectron spectroscopy of condensed phase - air interfaces
  • Development of sources of trace gases labelled with short-lived radioactive isotopes
  • Development of mechanisms and concepts to describe heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry