Univ.Prof.Dr.Regina HITZENBERGER

Vizerektorin für Infrastruktur
Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1
1010 Wien

Tel: +43 (0)1 4277-10050
Fax: +43 (0)1 4277-9100
Mobil: +43 (0)664 602 77-511 11
E-mail: regina.hitzenberger(at)univie.ac.at

born in 1957 in Gmunden, Oberösterreich




University of Vienna: studies of physics, mathematics and astronomy
1982 Ph.D., physics

academic curriculum


August 1984 Assistant professor, Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Vienna
October 1993 Habilitation in Experimental Physics
Spring 1994 Tenure, University of Vienna
October 1997 Associate Professor
October 2006 - December 2011, Vice Dean, Faculty of Physics
January 2012 Full professor, chair: Aerosol and Cluster Physics, University of Vienna
October 2013 Chair, Research Platform "Exolife" (Univ. of Vienna)

main directions of research


physical and optical properties of atmospheric aerosols
modelling of optical parameters, dependence on size distribution
size distribution inversion of atmospheric
humidity growth of atmospheric aerosols
aerosol black carbon, size distribution of BC, BC in cloud water
optical determination of brown carbon
cloud nucleating properties of atmospheric aerosols, cloud condensation nuclei (CCN)
contribution of organic material to CCN concentrations
surface tension of cloud water
cloud condensation nuclei activation of aircraft combustor exhaust
black, elemental & organic carbon techniques
atmospheric radiative transfer

national und international functions


Member, Climate and Air Quality Commission, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2007-
Vice President, Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF) 200- 2006
Member, Scientific Steering Committee, ESF project INTROP
Austrian coordinator, ESF project INTROP
Chair, Management Committee, COST Action 633 Particulate Matter –
properties related to health effects
Austrian national representative, COST Action 633
Guest Editor, special issue of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Guest Editor, special issue of Atmospheric Environment
Guest Editor, special issue Journal of Aerosol Science
Member of the Committee on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols
(International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, IUGG 2000-2005)
Member, CEN/TC 264/WG 35 Working group EC/OC in PM
Member, Board of Editors, Journal of Aerosol Science

university administration


student member of faculty administration 1980-1983
member of Institutskonferenz (governing body of institute), 1998 and 1999
member of the governing body of the Fakultät für Naturwissenschaften
und Mathematik 2000–2003
vice-chair of the „Arbeitsgruppe Profilbildung der Fakultät für
Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik“, 2001-2002
advocate for equal opportunities at the Institute for Experimental Physics
member, Fakultätskonferenz Physik 2003–2006
member, Studienkonferenz Physik 2003–
member, working group for setting up a Bachelor program for physics
Vice Dean, Faculty of Physics 2006-2011

reviewer, conference organisation


National Science Foundation NSF, European Science Foundation ESF, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
Reviewer of Habilitation, University of Munich, Germany
Atmospheric Environment, Journal of Geophysical Research,
Environmental Science and Technology, Journal for Aerosol Science, etc.
Chair, COST 633 international workshop, March 2008
Chair, COST 633 Conference, Vienna 2006
Co-Chair, International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles, Vienna 1997
Co-Chair, International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles, Vienna 2011
Program Chair, International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles, Vienna 2004
Member of Scientific Committee, International Conference on
Carbonaceous Particles, Berkeley, 2008
Member of Scientific Steering Committee, GAeF Conference, Karlsruhe 2005
Member of Scientific Steering Committee, GAeF Conference, Karlsruhe 2006
Member of Organizing Committee, European Aerosol Conferences, 2007, 2012, 2013
Co-Chair, Exhibition “Brennpunkt Naturwissenschaften”, 2001, 2002
Chair, European Aerosol Assembly Working Group on PMx (2012-)



Since 1987 courses in physics, mathematics for physics students, environmental physics,
physics for pharmacology students, physics for biology students, didactics of physics
Supervision of diploma and Ph. D. students



Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V. (GAeF), American Association for Aerosol Research
AAAR, Air and Waste Management Association, American Geophysical Union, Chemisch Physikalische Gesellschaft, Österreichische Physikalische Gesellschaft, etc.

Kommission Klima und Luftqualität


Kommission Klima und Luftqualität
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Wien
T +43 1 51581-3210