Dr. Hinrich Grothe is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Institute of Materials Chemistry at TU Wien, Austria. He was trained in chemistry at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, where he earned a Ph.D. in low-temperature chemistry. Dr. Grothe's current research interests involve understanding ice nucleation in clouds triggered by biological particles such as pollen, bacteria, and fungi. He is also interested in aerosol chemistry and clouds glaciation processes.
Dr. Grothe is an important contributor to the European Geosciences Union (EGU) where he is the science officer of the section Atmospheric Chemistry & Aerosols. Each year, he organizes a session at the EGU General Assembly on atmospheric ice nucleation. He also has organized a number of workshops for early career professionals about the microphysics of ice clouds. His ultimate goal is to find nature's perfect ice nucleus.