Prof. Dr.  Jan Cermak

Prof. Dr. Jan Cermak

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    P.O. Box 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Also at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF)

ORCID (biography and publications): 0000-0002-4240-595X

ResearcherID: B-7844-2009


My main research interest is the role of aerosol and clouds in the climate system, which I try to better understand using remote-sensing approaches. At KIT I am a member of the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF) and the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-ASF). Recent research areas include:

  • Remote sensing of clouds/fog and aerosols
  • Low clouds and fog, and interactions with the land surface
  • Aerosol-cloud/fog-climate interactions
  • Environment - society interactions (e.g. air pollution/aerosol)
  • Machine learning

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Education and Employment

  • Since 9/2016: Professor of Geophysical Remote Sensing at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 10/2011-8/2016: Professor of Climatology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 7 - 9/2012: Visiting scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder, CO, USA
  • 2008 - 2011: Post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 8 - 10/2007: Visiting scientist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 2006 - 2008: Lecturer at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • 2003 - 2006: PhD research, Laboratory for Climatology and Remote Sensing, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • 2002 - 2003: Postgraduate research at the University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2001 - 2002: MA Environment and Development, King's College London (KCL) and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK
  • 1997 - 2001: Studies of Geography, Botany, Political Science and Soil Science, Philipps-Universität Marburg and Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany

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