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Lukas Pfitzenmaier

Address Pohligstr. 3, 50969 Köln
Room 3.151
Phone +49 (0)221 470-6276
Fax +49 (0)221 470-5161
Mail l.pfitzenmaierSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de

Research Topics

  • Microphysics of precipitation and ice clouds
  • Remote sensing of clouds to understand the processes involved
  • Data processing and quality control of radar instruments (continuous development and improvement of the RPG w-band radar processing, see github)
  • Calibration/Validation of satellite cloud radars, currently focused on ESAs EarthCare mission


  • FRM4Radar (Fiducial Reference Reasurements for Radar) - Developing calibration/validation products for spaceborne cloud profiling radars. Current focus on ESAs Cloud Profiling Radar on board of the EarthCare mission.
  • CPEX-Lab (Cloud and Precipitation Laboratory) within the ABC/J GeoVerbund – Coordinator of the CPEX-Lab.
  • ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructure) – involved in the cloud radar data quality control.



Qualification/ Personal Career

  • Since 2018: PostDoc at the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • 2012 – 2018: PhD at Delft Technical University, Delft, the Netherlands (PhD Thesis)
  • 2010 – 2012:  Master of Science Meteorology at the University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germay (Master Thesis)
  • 2007 – 2010: Bachelor of Science Meteorology at the University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany