Univ. Prof. i.R. Mag. Dr. Helmuth HORVATH

Universität Wien, Fakultät für Physik
Aerosol- und Umweltphysik
Boltzmanngasse 5
1090 Wien
Tel: +43 (0) 1 4277-51177 (51100)
Fax: +43 (0) 1 4277-9511
E-mail: Helmuth.Horvath(at)univie.ac.at 


Curriculum vitae

Born: May 14, 1941, Vienna, Austria.  Married to: Ingeborg Horvath, 1974
M.S. University of Vienna, 1966 (teaching degree, Math, Physics "Lehramtsprüfung")
PhD. in Physics, University of Vienna, 1966
Venia docendi, in Experimental Physics, University of Vienna, 1975

Professional experiene
Senior Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, 1966-68
"Assistent" University of Vienna, 1969-75
"Oberassistent" University of Vienna, 1975-80
Ao. Professor, University of Vienna, 1980-1999
Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Vienna, 2000-2006

Short term positions, sabbaticals etc.
Joint Summer Research, Fraunhoferinstitut für Aerobiologie, Grafschaft, Germany, July and August 1971 and 1972
Joint Research, Institut National du Recherche de la Chimie Appliquée, Vert le Petit, France, June - August 1973
Visitor to Fraunhoferinstitut für Toxikologie und Umweltforschung, Schmallenberg, Germany, June/July 1977
Visitor to NOAA ERL, Boulder, Colorado and participant of VISSTA, Navajo Generating Station, Project, Page Arizona, June - August 1987.
Visiting Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado and cooperation with NOAA, Boulder, November 1985 - May 1986.
Visitor, University of Kyoto, 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Visiting Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, September 1988 - January 1989, short visits 1991, 1992, 1997
Visiting Professor, Universidade de Sao Paulo, December 94
Visiting Professor, University of Kuopio, Finland, 1997, 1998
Visiting Professor, University of Kyoto, December 2003 - March 2004

Fellowships, awards

Fullbright Scholar, 1966-1968
European Contest for Young Scientists and Inventors, (2 awards) 1969
French Government (Mois Chercheurs) 1972
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), German exchange for Scientists 1977
Research award of the City of Vienna, 1980
Fullbright Scholar, 1985/1986
Grant of the Japan Society for the promotion of Science, 1987
Grant of Fundacion Andes, Liechtenstein, 1988/89
International Aerosol Fellow Award of the International Aerosol Research Assembly, 2002

Organizations

Air and Waste Management Association
American Association for Aerosol Research
Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung, Germany
Österreichische Physikalische Gesellschaft, Austria. Sigma Xi
Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association
Österreichische Biophysikalische Gesellschaft

Government and organization committees

Austrian Academy of Sciences, Clean Air Commission 1992-present
Austrian Ministry of Defense, Scientific Advisory Board, 1992-2012, chairman of Natural Science and Technology Section
Conference on Visibility and Fine Particles, Vienna, 1992, 2000
Scientific Board: Chairman 1991-1994, 1999
Local organizing committee: Chair 1992, 2000
GAeF, Gesellschaft für Aerosolfoschung, Board Member, 1973-1975, Vice president 1996-1998, President, 1998-2000, and 2004-2006
Universitätswahlkommission (electoral committee of the University of Vienna) 1975-1979
Fachgruppe Physik der Universitat Wien (Physics committee of the University of Vienna), Chairman 1983 - 2000
Institut für Experimentalphysik der Universitat Wien Director ("Vorstand") 1995 - 2000
OEBG, Österreichische Biophysikalische Gesellschaft President 1998 -2004
IARA, International Aerosol Research Assembly, Chairman of the IAFA award committee, 2002-2010

International scientific cooperation

Institute for Aerobiology, Germany, Movement of irregular particles in viscous media, 1971/1972
Institut National du Recherche de la Chimie Appliquée, Vert le Petit, France, Slip corrections of irregular particles, 1973
Institute for Toxicology and Aerosol Research, Germany, Optical measurement of air pollution, 1973
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Boulder, Colorado, USA: Reference data for visibility, 1979
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Visibility reduction due to the Navajo Generating Station, 1979
Niedersächsisches Institut für Radioökologie, Germany: Analysis of marked Diesel samples, 1983-1985
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Boulder, Colorado, USA: Analysis of airplane measurements of coarse mode particles. 1985/1986
Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile: Characterization of airborne particles and soot in Santiago and background areas, 1988-1995
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA: Inversion of optical data, explanation of rare optical phenomena, 1989-1993
Nuclear Research Center Karlsruhe: Light absorption and extinction measurements, 1990-2003
Middlesex University, London, UK: Influence of atmospheric aerosols on building decay, 1991-1997
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal: Influence of atmospheric aerosols on building decay, 1991-1997
Universita di Napoli, Naples, Italy: Vertical and horizontal atmospheric extinction. 1992-1996
Universita della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy: Vertical and horizontal atmospheric extinction. 1992-1998
Istituto per lo Studio dei Fenomeni Fisici e Chimici della Bassa ed Alta Atmosfera (FISBAT), Bologna, Italy: Fog formation, vertical and horizontal atmospheric extinction. 1990-1992
Institute of Atomic Energy, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, now graduate school of energy science, Japan: Optical aerosol properties and global warming. 1992-present
University of Granada, Spain: Aerosol optics and climate. 1998-present
Institute of Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany: Lindenberg Aerosol Characterization Experiment (LACE) optical closure experiments, 1998-2002
Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany: Light absorption by black carbon 1999-1997

Selected publications

H. Horvath (1977) Physikalische Rechenmethoden und ihre Anwendungen in Physik und Chemie. Bibliographisches Institut, BI Hochschultaschenbücher Band 78, 141 pp.
H. Horvath (1988) Biologische Physik, Ein Physikbuch für Biologen. Hölder Pichler Tempski, Vienna, first printing 1988, second printing 1990, third printing 1992
H. Horvath (1991) Introduzione alla Fisica dei Biosistemi e dell’Ambiente a cura di Vittorio Prodi  Editrice CLUEB Bologna  translation of the above book in Italian
H. Horvath (1992)  Physikalische Übungsaufgaben für Biologen und Mediziner.  Bibliographisches Institut, BI Hochschultaschenbucher Band 651, 183 pp.
H. Horvath (1993) Effects (of atmospheric acidity) on visibility, weather and climate. Chapter II.5 of “Atmospheric Acidity, Sources, Consequences and Abatement”. M. Radujevinc and R.M. Harrison, Eds., Elsevier, pp. 435-466
H. Horvath (1998) Influence of atmospheric aerosols upon the global radiation balance. Chapter 13 of “Environmental particles” R.M. Harrison and R.E. van Grieken, eds. pp. 543-596, John Wiley & Sons, London,  revised second edition 1999.
H. Horvath (1998) Particles, Part III (Basic atmospheric phenomena), chapter 9 of Urban Pollution—European aspects. J. Fenger, O. Hertel, F. Palmgren eds., 161-174, Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
H. Horvath (1998) Reduction of Visibility, Part VI (Impacts of urban pollution), chapter 21 of Urban Pollution—European aspects. J. Fenger, O. Hertel, F. Palmgren eds. 373-384, Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
H. Horvath (2011) Othmar Preining: An Austrian Pioneer of Modern Aerosol Research  (1927 – 2007) Part I. Biographies of Aerosol Science and Technology: History and Reviews.  D.S. Ensor ed.  3-32, RTI Press, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA. doi: 10.3768/rtipress.2011.,bk.0003.1109
H. Horvath and O. Preining (2011) The Clean Air Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: A Historical Sketch. Part II. Research Institutions.123 – 142.  D.S. Ensor ed.  3-32, RTI Press, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA. doi: 10.3768/rtipress.2011.,bk.0003.1109

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