Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera

Daniel Knopf




Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany Physics B.S.
Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg/

Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany

Physics M.S.
– Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Inst.

for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Switzerland

– University of British Columbia, Canada

Department of Chemistry

Atmospheric Chemistry

Atmospheric Chem. & Phys.

Atmospheric Chemistry




Stony Brook University, NY, USA Full Professor &

Atmospheric Sciences/Chemistry

Stony Brook University, NY, USA Adjunct Faculty

& Chemistry Department

Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany Visiting Professor &

Multiphase Chemistry

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic Visiting Professor &

Molecular Dynamics

Stony Brook University, NY, USA Associate Professor &

Atmospheric Sciences

Stony Brook University, NY, USA Assistant Professor &

Atmospheric Sciences

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Inst.

for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Switzerland

Teaching Assistant &

Atmospheric Sciences (Post-Doc.)

Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics,

Heidelberg, Germany

Research Assistant & Atmos.

Phys. and Chem. (Post-Doc.)

Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics,

Heidelberg, Germany

Research Assistant &

Operation of accelerator (Post-Doc.)



1. Knopf, D. A., Alpert, P. A., and Wang, B., The Role of Organic Aerosol in Atmospheric Ice Nucleation: A Review, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2 (3), 168–202, 2018.

2. Isaacman-VanWertz, G., Massoli, P., O’Brien, R., Lim, C., Franklin, J. P., Moss, J. A., Hunter, J. F., Nowak, J. B., Canagaratna, M. R., Misztal, P. K., Arata, C., Roscioli, J. R., Herndon, S. T., Onasch, T. B., Lambe, A. T., Jayne, J. T., Su, L., Knopf, D. A., Goldstein, A. H., Worsnop, D. R., Kroll, J. H., Chemical evolution of atmospheric organic carbon over multiple generations of oxidation, Nat. Chem., doi:10.1038/s41557-018-0002-2, 2018.

3. Charnawskas, J. C., Alpert, P. A., Lambe,, A. T., Berkemeier, T., O’Brien, R. E., Massoli, P., Onasch, T. B., Shiraiwa, M., Moffet, R. C., Gilles, M. K., Davidovits, P., Worsnop, D. R., Knopf*, D. A., Condensed-phase biogenic-anthropogenic interactions with implications for cold cloud formation, Farad. Discuss., 200, 165-194, 2017.

4. Slade, J. H., M. Shiraiwa, A. Arangio, H. Su, U. Pöschl, J. Wang, Knopf, D. A., Cloud droplet activation through oxidation of organic aerosol influenced by temperature and particle phase state, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1583–1591, 2017.

5. Laskin, A., Gilles, M. K., Knopf, D. A., Wang, B., China, S., Progress in the Analysis of Complex Atmospheric Particles, Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem., 9, 117-143, 2016.

6. Pandey, R., Usui, K., Livingstone, R. A., Fischer, S. A., Pfaendtner, J., Backus, E. H. G., Nagata, Y., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Schmüser, L., Mauri, S., Scheel, J. F., Knopf, D. A., Pöschl, U., Bonn, M., Weidner, T., Ice-nucleating bacteria control the order and dynamics of interfacial water, Sci. Adv., 2:e1501630, 2016.

7. Arangio, A. M., Slade, J. H., Berkemeier, T., Pöschl, U., Knopf*, D. A., Shiraiwa, M., Multiphase Chemical Kinetics of OH Radical Uptake by Molecular Organic Markers of Biomass Burning Aerosols: Humidity and Temperature Dependence, Surface Reaction, and Bulk Diffusion, J. Phys. Chem. A, 119 (19), 4533–4544, 2015.

8. Slade, J. H., Thalman, R., Wang, J., Knopf, D. A., Chemical aging of single and multicomponent biomass burning aerosol surrogate particles by OH: implications for cloud condensation nucleus activity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10183–10201, 2015.

9. Slade, J. H. and Knopf, D. A., Multiphase OH oxidation kinetics of organic aerosol: The role of particle phase state and relative humidity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 5297–5306, 2014.

10. Forrester, S. M., Knopf, D. A., Photosensitised heterogeneous oxidation kinetics of biomass burning aerosol surrogates by ozone using an irradiated rectangular channel flow reactor, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 6507–6522, 2013.

11. Slade, J. H., Knopf, D. A., Heterogeneous OH oxidation of biomass burning organic aerosol surrogate compounds: Assessment of volatilisation products and the role of OH concentration on the reactive uptake kinetics, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15 (16), 5898–5915, 2013.

12. Knopf, D. A., Alpert, P. A., Wang, B., Aller, J. Y., Stimulation of Ice Nucleation by Marine Diatoms, Nat. Geosci., 4, 88–90, 2011.



1. Faculty Achievement Award 2015 by Stony Brook University.

2. Member of the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory User Executive Committee 2014-2017.

3. Named as Wiley Research Fellow by Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, 2013.

4. Recipient of the IOCB Sabbatical Visit Program Fellowship by the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB), Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic, 2013.

5. Recipient of National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, 2009.

6. Co-Editor and guest editor of the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics of the European Geosciences Union, 2010-present.

7. Reviewer of Chem. Soc. Rev., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Nature Journals, J. Phys. Chem. A & B, Environ. Sci. Technol., Geophys. Res. Lett., J. Geophys. Res. (Atmospheres, Planets), Atmos. Chem. Phys., Env. Res. Lett., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Chemosphere, Atmos. Env., Aerosol Sci. Technol., J. Raman Spectros. J. Meterol. Soc. Jpn., J. Atmos. Chem., Americas Cambridge University Press.

8. Reviewer of Grant Applications for the NSF, DOE, NOAA.

9. User of Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


  • Aerosol phase transition and ice nucleation.

  • Multiphase chemical kinetics, including oxidation reactions between atmospheric oxidants and radicals with condensed phase organic matter.

  • Composition of sea spray aerosol and its link to biochemical processes in ocean surface waters.

  • Physicochemical analyses of single aerosol particles.


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