Dr. Holger Winkler

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Details

Name: Holger Winkler. Date of birth: May 8th 1972. Place of birth: Hannover, Germany. Place of residence: Bremen.

Research Interests

Numerical modelling, atmospheric physics and chemisty, plasma chemistry, solar particle events, noctilucent clouds, cosmogenic nuclides, computational fluid dynamics.

Academic Qualifications

June 2001: Diploma in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), University of Paderborn. Thesis: Synthesis and Characterisation of Photonic Band Gap Materials (in German). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Greulich-Weber.
April 2008: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Bremen. Thesis: Response of middle atmospheric ozone to solar proton events in a changing geomagnetic field. Supervisor: Dr. M. Sinnhuber.

Academic Work Experience

Feb. 2002 – Sep. 2003: Scientific assistant in the field of aerodynamic modelling for wind turbines at the University of Applied Sciences, Kiel (Germany) in the working group of Prof. Dr. Schaffarczyk.
May 2008 – Oct. 2010: Post Doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen for different projects within the scope of the priority programme Climate and Weather of the Sun/Earth System (CAWSES) of the German Research Council (DFG).
Nov. 2010 – Nov. 2013: Own research project funded by the University of Bremen: Middle Atmospheric Impacts of Sprites [MAIS] and other Transient Luminous Events.


Since Oct. 2008: External lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany.
Since June 2012: ESA project „Atmospheric Impact of Launchers“.
Since Jan. 2014: Own research project at the Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, funded by DFG: Modelling of ionisation effects on Hydroxyl airglow.