Max Heikenfeld

profile image

Max Heikenfeld

Graduate Student

I am a DPhil student (PhD student) in the Climate Processes research group at the
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics department of the Univerity of Oxford. I am part of the fist cohort of the NERC Oxford Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in Environmental Research.

I obtained a BSc in Physics from TU Dortmund in 2010 and a MSC in Physics from Heidelberg University in 2013 with a master's project on the thermal dynamics of permafrost and soil-surface interactions.

See also:

In my DPhil project I investigate the impact of aerosols and cloud microphysics on the development convective clouds. The project is part of the BACCHUS project that aims at understanding key processes in aerosol-cloud interactions and improving their implementation in future climate models.

Teaching Experience

  • Lab courses in physics for undergraduate students and TU Dortmund, Heidelberg University and University of Oxford
  • Courses on numerical modelling of physical processes in permafrost soils at Heidelberg University
  • Demonstating in advanced maths / scientific maths courses for firt year graduate students at the University of Oxford
  • Lab courses in physics for high school students in the joint student laboratory of TU Dortmund and the German Aerospace Center (DLR)