Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Name Prof. Dr. Bernhard C. Mayer
Date of Birth June 9th, 1966
Place of Birth Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Nationality German
Work Address Meteorologisches Institut München
Theresienstrasse 37
80333 München
Phone: +49 (0)89 21804383, Fax: +49 (0)89 21805508

Professional Life

Current Position
July 2009 -
Chair of Experimental Meteorology at the Meteorological Institute Munich, Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Main Research Interests:
  • Experimental and theoretical studies of the radiative transfer through the Earth's atmosphere
  • Three-dimensional radiative transfer calculations and model development (effects of clouds, topography, albedo, etc.)
  • Remote sensing of clouds
Jan 2003 - Head of the department for Atmospheric Remote Sensing at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of DLR Oberpfaffenhofen.
Jan. 2000 - Dec. 2002 Research Scientist at DLR, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA).
Jan. 1998 - Dec. 1999 Visiting Scientist at NCAR, Atmospheric Chemistry Division (ACD),
Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Dec. 1996 - Dec. 1997 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research (IFU)


Nov. 29th, 1996 Ph.D., Technical University of Ilmenau and Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Messung und Modellierung der spektralen UV-Bestrahlungsstaerke in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Measurement and Modeling of Spectral UV Irradiance at Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
May. 17th, 1993 Diploma in Physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Entwicklung und Kalibrierung eines Detektors zur Bestimmung der Photolyserate von Ozon (Development and Calibration of a Detector for the Measurement of the Photolysis Rate of Ozone)
June 28th, 1985 Abitur, Werdenfels-Gymnasium, Garmisch-Partenkirchen


German Native language
English Fluent in writing and speaking
Latin School knowledge

Computer Knowledge

Software development in C, Fortran.
Operating systems LINUX, UNIX, OS/2, DOS, Windows.


March 27, 2003