Detlev Helmig

  • Institute of Alpine and Arctic Research (INSTAAR) 
  • University of Colorado
  • Boulder, CO 80309-0450
  • Tel.: (303) 492-2509
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Biographical Sketch

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry, University of Duisburg/Germany, 1989
  • Diploma Degree in Analytical Chemistry, University of Bochum/Germany, 1986

Honors and Awards:

  • Atmospheric Science Domain Editor-in-Chief of the non-profit, open access Journal Elementa - Science of the Anthropocene.
  •  Invited seminar speaker at national and international universities, conferences, and National Labs, 18 times total (2016).
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Invited Speaker, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014.
  • Member of World Meteorological Organization Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) Scientific Advisory Group on Reactive Gases, 2009-current.
  • Chair and Member of European Science Foundation Review Panel, 2010.
  • Guest Editor, “White on Green”, Biogeochemistry, 2008.
  • Guest Editor, “GABRIEL: Guiana’s Atmosphere-Biosphere exchange and Radicals Intensive Experiment with a Learjet”. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2008.
  • Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany, Aug. – Oct., 2006.
  • Guest Editor, Atmospheric Environment, Special Issue “Air-Snow Gas Exchange in Greenland (ASEG)”, 2006.
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Detlev Helmig

Positions and Experience:

  • Associate Research Professor, Institute of Alpine and Arctic Research (INSTAAR) and Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences(PAOS), University of Colorado, Boulder, 2003-current.
  • Research Scientist III with the Institute of Alpine and Arctic Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder, 2001-current.
  • Research Scientist III with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, 1997-2001.
  • Research Associate with the Chemistry Department and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences(CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995.
  • Research scientist with the Atmospheric Chemistry Division (ACD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder/Colorado in the Trace Gas Biogeochemistry group, 1992-1996.
  • Postdoctoral scientist at the "Statewide Air Pollution Research Center" at the University of California/Riverside, 1989-92.
  • Research chemist at the "Fraunhofer-Institute for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology" in Schmallenberg-Grafschaft/Germany, 1987-89.
  • Student research assistant with the "Research Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Monuments" at the German Mining Museum Bochum in Dortmund­Bövinghausen/Germany, 1984-86.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)