Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Mathias Zöllner

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Mathias Zöllner
Engineer
Telegrafenberg
Building A 70, Room 302
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28954
mathias.zoellner@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Engineer for the working group Earth-Atmosphere Interactions (TEAM),
    GFZ Section 1.4 Remote Sensing

  • Current main task: Development and operation of an UAV borne sensor system for
    greenhouse gas flux measurements within the project MOSES

Research Interests:

  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, drones) in geoscience

  • Airborne sensors and remote sensing

  • Greenhouse gas dynamics in Arctic permafrost and shelf areas
    as well as in rewetted peatlands

  • Turbulence measurements within the inertial sublayer

  • Geosphere-atmosphere interactions (heat, water, carbon)

Career:

  • 2017-pres: Engineer (UAV borne sensor system for greenhouse gas flux measurements)
    Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience, Germany

  • 2012-2017: Staff member and field geophysicist for an exploration company
    Polarcus, Dubai, U.A.E.

  • 2007-2010: Research scientist and overwintering staff member at Neumayer III station
    Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany and Antarctica

  • 2004-2006: Research scientist and overwintering staff member at Neumayer (II) station
    Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany and Antarctica

  • 2001-2004: Research scientist
    Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

Education:

  • 2010-2011: Helicopter flight training (FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft - Helicopter)
    Bristow Academy, Titusville, Florida

  • 2008: PhD Atmospheric Chemistry
    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany

  • 2001: Dipl.-Ing. Applied Physics (Engineer)
    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

  • 1999: Exchange student
    National University of Singapore

  • 1998: Dipl.-Met. (M. Sc. Meteorology)
    Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Projects:

  • MOSES: Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems

  • TEAM: Trace gas exchange in the Earth-Atmosphere system on Multiple scales

  • AIRMETH: Airborne Measurements of Methane Flux

Publications