Matthias has studied meteorology at Leipzig University. He received his PhD in meteorology from Leipzig University in 2011. After a Post-Doc at Stockholm University, Sweden, from 2011 to 2014, Matthias went to the UK to join the University of Hertfordshire for an academic position as lecturer, and later, senior lecturer. Matthias has received a MOPGA Senior Research grant that brought him back to the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology at Leipzig University in 2019, where he defended his habilitation thesis in 2020. He is now heading the group “Aerosols and Clouds” which is focused on the investigation of aerosol, clouds, and aerosol-cloud interactions from observations with sensors on polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites.
In his research, Matthias uses data from active and passive remote-sensing instruments to study (i) the optical and microphysical properties of aerosol particles, (ii) tropospheric and polar stratospheric clouds, and (iii) anthropogenic effects on clouds.
- since 01/2019
Group leader Aerosols and Clouds, Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, Leipzig University, Germany
- 03/2017 - 12/2018
Senior Lecturer, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
- 10/2015 - 02/2017
Lecturer in Physics, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
- 10/2014 - 09/2015
Research Scientist, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
- 06/2011 - 09/2014
Post-Doc at Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
- 03/2011 - 05/2011
Post-Doc, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany
- 06/2006 - 02/2011
PhD studies at Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany
Doctor Rerum Naturalium Habilitatus in Meteorology
Doctor Rerum Naturalium in Meteorology
Diploma in Meteorology
- 10/2000 - 05/2006
Study of meteorology at Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM) of Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
- Particles in Aerosol Cloud Interactions: stratification, CCN/INP concentrations, and Cloud lifecycle (PACIFIC)Tesche, MatthiasDuration: 01/2019 - 12/2022Funded by: BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung; DAAD Deutscher Akademischer AustauschdienstInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Theoretische Meteorologie; Institut für Meteorologie
- Multilayer Arctic Mixed-Phased Clouds: Observations (MAMiP:O)Tesche, MatthiasDuration: 07/2021 - 06/2024Funded by: BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und ForschungInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Institut für Meteorologie
- Seelig, T.; Deneke, H.; Quaas, J.; Tesche, M.Life Cycle of Shallow Marine Cumulus Clouds From Geostationary Satellite ObservationsJournal of geophysical research,Journal of geophysical research / D, Atmospheres. 2021. 126 (22).DOI: 10.1029/2021JD035577
- Tesche, M.; Noel, V.Locations for the best lidar view of mid-level and high cloudsAtmos. Meas. Tech.. 2022.
- Choudhury, G.; Ansmann, A.; Tesche, M.Evaluation of aerosol number concentrations from CALIPSO with airborne in-situ measurements during ATomAtmos. Chem. Phys.. 2022.
- Villanueva Ortiz, D. S.; Possner , A.; Neubauer, D.; Gasparini, B.; Lohmann, U.; Tesche, M.Mixed-phase regime cloud thinning could help restore sea iceEnvironmental Research Letters. 2022.