Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katja Trachte

Head of Department

Campus Nord, LG 4/3

T +49 (0) 355 69 1105


ORCID: 0000-0003-4269-9668


Curriculum Vitae

  • since 10/2019 Professorship for Atmospheric processes at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • 10/2016 - 03/2018 Substitute professorship for Climatology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • 03/2011 - 09/2019 Scientific assistant and lecturer, Philipps-University Marburg, Laboratory for Climatology and Remote Sensing
  • 02/2011 PhD, Philipps-University Marburg ("summa cum laude"), "Cold air drainage flows and their relation to the formation of nocturnal convective clouds at the eastern Andes of South Ecuador"
  • 2006 Diploma, Philipps-University Marburg "Sensitivitätsstudie zur raumzeitlichen Niederschlagssimulation über dem Alpenraum mit dem Mesoskalenmodell ARPS

Academic memberships


  • Wilhelm-Lauer-Award, Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz for outstanding doctoral thesis
  • Award of the Marburger Geographical Society (doctoral thesis)