Personal profile:

Mr. Prof. Dr. Hermann Lühr

Section 2.3: Geomagnetism

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Behlertstraße 3a
Building K 3, room 016
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1735
Fax: +49 331 288-1235
e-mail: hermann.luehr(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Senior Scientist at GFZ, German Research Centre for Geosciences

Working Group Leader, "External Magnetic Fields, Satellite Missions"

Research Interests:

  • Geomagnetism,
  • magnetospheric/ionospheric physics,
  • plasma physics,
  • current systems,
  • upper atmosphere,
  • space weather,
  • instrument development.

Career:

1996 - present            Senior Scientist, GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam,
Section 2.3 “Earth’s Magnetic field”

1996 - present             Professor of Geophysics, Techn. University Braunschweig

1992 & 1994 (March) Visiting Scientist, Space Magnetism, Faculty of Science,
Kyoto University, Japan     

1990 – 1995               Associate Professor, Inst. of Geophysics and Meteorology,
Techn. University Braunschweig

1983 – 1990               Assistent Professor, Inst. of Geophysics and Meteorology,
Techn. University Braunschweig

1974 – 1983               Research Assistent, Inst. of Geophysics and Meteorology,
Techn. University Braunschweig

 

Education:


  • Studies of Physics, Techn. University Braunschweig, Diploma, Dec. 1973
  • Doctor rerum naturum, Techn. University Braunschweig, May 1980
  • Habilitation, venia legendi in Geophysics, Techn. University Braunschweig, Feb. 1990

Projects:

1975 – 1989            Experimenter for magnetic field measurements on 20 sounding rockets in
5 different campaigns

1983 – 1991            Principal Investigator of the Magnetic Field Team on the German/US satellite AMPTE-IRM

1988 - present         Co-Experimenter in the Magnetic Field Teams of the satellites missions
Freja, Equator-S, Cluster and Ørsted

1990 – 1995            Principle Investigator of the ground-based magnetometer network IMAGE
in Northern Europe

1996 - 2000            Head of the Magnetic Field Team of the German satellite CHAMP

1996 - 2008            CHAMP Payload and Mission Manager

2000 - present         Principal Investigator, CHAMP Magnetic Field Investigations

                                  and Head of the CHAMP Science Operation System

2004 - present        Co-Principal Investigator of ESA’s Earth Observation Mission SWARM.

2008 – present        Project Director of the CHAMP mission

2009 – present        Head of German SWARM Project Office

 

Research Boards and Committees:

1990 - 1996 & 2000   Member of the Peer Group at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
for the evaluation of extraterrestrial research projects

1998 - 2002             Member of the Technical Review Boards for the US/German satellite project GRACE (GRAvity and Climate change Experiment)

2002 - 2005            Founding Member of the Coordination Committee of CEDIM (Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology)

2002 - present        Member of ESA’s Mission Advisory Group for the SWARM satellite project

2008 - 2010            Associate Editor of AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research, Space Physics

2008 – present        Member of Board of Trustees „Wernher-von-Braun Foundation for Support of Space Sciences“, Berlin

2009 – present        German delegate of the ISO Aerospace Standards Committee

2010 – present        Board Member of the Copernicus e.V., publication and conference provider

2011 – present        Member of the International Advisory Committee for the "Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific", India

Awards:

1986                           NASA, AMPTE Team Group Achievement Award

1999                           TERMA, Ørsted Team Achievement Award

2003                           Wernher-von-Braun Medal, German Aero-Space Society

2004                           Hungarian Academy of Sciences:
Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2004                           NASA, Cluster Science Team Group Achievement Award

2010                           Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

2011                           Julius-Bartels Medal of the European Geoscience Union

2012                           GFZ award: Senior Scientist of the Year 2011