I graduated from the University of Mainz in Germany in spring 2016 and gained a Diploma in Meteorology for working on the analysis of en masse data from a holographic air probe and their distinction in noise and real data. After my graduation I've been working as an assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute of Chemistry in Mainz until my first year NERC DTP funded studies started in September 2016 at the University of Manchester in the UK.
The title of my thesis is: "Analysis of Single Ice Crystal Holograms to improve our Understanding of Secondary Ice Mechanisms & Warm Rain processes". I will basically follow my previous interests in meteorology, particular in the microphysics of ice crystals in the atmosphere but additionally I will connect it to the key understanding of Secondary Ice Mechanisms and Warm Rain processes.
Therefor I will analyse existing data of past and continuous field campaigns and will go on to field campaigns to gain experience in field works and data gathering. For a deeper investigation I will also compare the results from the holographic instrument to the results taken by the non-core instruments from Manchester like a 2DS and others. This will hopefully improve our understanding in rain formation and the reliability of the used instrumentation of air planes in the past and the future.