Prof. John P. Burrows
iCACGP President
Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing IUP/IFE
University of Bremen - FB1
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Professor Burrows is also a fellow of the Natural Environment Research Council: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB United Kingdom


Ph.D., Trinity College, Cambridge University, U.K. 1978

Ph.D. thesis title, "Study of free radical reactions by laser magnetic resonance."

Research Supervisor: Professor B. A. Thrush F. R. S.

M.A. Trinity College, Cambridge University, U.K. taken in 1979

B.A.(Hons), Trinity College, Cambridge University, U.K- 1972-1975

West Park Grammar School St. Helens, Merseyside U.K. 1965-1971

Our Lady¢s and St. Joesph¢s RC Primary School, Prescot, Merseyside, U.K 1959-1965.


  • Science Director, Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB United Kingdom On a secondment from 01.12.2008 to 01.04.2010, after which Professor Burrows became a fellow of NERC:CEH 2010 to 2013.
  • Professor (Chair Title "Physics of the Oceans and the Atmosphere") Faculty of Physics and Electrical Engineering, University of Bremen. March 1992 to the present.
  • I have been a Guest Scientist at NASA-GSFC and University of Maryland since 1992 taking sabbatical leave at these institutions in 1995, and I am an adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland since 2006.
  • Max Planck Institut f.r Chemie, Atmospheric Chemistry Department, (Director Prof. Dr. Dr. P. J. Crutzen F.R.S.) Research Scientist and then Research Group Leader): November 1981 to March 1992.
  • Environmental and Medical Sciences Division, A.E.R.E. Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Higher Scientific Officer, and Guest Scientist at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University, March 1979 to November 1981 (within the group of Professor R. P. Wayne)
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Research Scientist, October 1978 to March 1979 (within the group of the late Dr. H. E. Radford)
  • Societies:   

    Member of ACS, AGU, EPS, SPIE, AAAS, DPG (German Physical Society)

    Research Interests:   

    Biogeochemistry, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Photochemistry and Chemical Kinetics, the development of in-situ and remote sensing measurement techniques to determine the amounts and distributions of trace atmospheric constituents, and their use as a tool for

  • the study of air pollution, climate and chemistry interactions,
  • the improvement of numerical weather and chemical weather prediction,
  • the improvement of our knowledge of biogeochemical cycles,
  • the establishment of a quantitative experimental basis for atmospheric, environmental and climatic change.
  • International Projects:   

    EUROTRAC-PI in various projects 1985-2003.

    PI of different research projects within different consortia in all the EU Framework Research programmes, from the 1st to the current round.

    Proposer, Principal Investigator-Lead Scientist of the GOME-1 Project,

    Proposer, Principal Investigator and initiator of the SCIAMACHY Project,

    Principal Investigator and initiator of the GeoSCIA, GeoTROPE, GeoSCIA-Lite initiatives,

    Chair of the SCIAMACHY Scientific Advisory Group, SSAG, established by ESA and the national space agencies of Germany, DLR, the Netherlands, NIVR, and Belgium 1992- present.

    Founding Member of the GOME Scientific Advisory Group, GSAG, run by ESA and EUMETSAT 1990 to present.

    IGOS-IGACO member and an author of the IGACO Strategy document,

    WMO-IGACO-Ozone group member,

    Advisor to GCOS,

    Member of the Post-EPS Advisory Group for EUMETSAT,

    Member of the EU Working Group - GMES Atmosphere Service and Space infrastructure of the service.

    Co Investigator of the German French Merlin Experiment

    One of the Initiators and Proposers of the Space based Concepts for the measurement of the Greenhouse Gas: CarbonSat and CarbonSat Constellation.

    Awards, Honours, and Related:   

    1975-1978 Royal Society Gassiot Committee Research Student.

    Elected Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanographic Physics at the University of Bremen 1992.

    Guest Scientist at NASA GSFC, Laboratory of Atmospheres since 1995.

    Elected as Scientific Reviewer of the Atmospheric Division of the NASA Langley Research Center 1997.

    Distinguished Scientist Lectureship German American Scientific Committee (DAAD) 1998.

    Elected member of the steering committee of IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry) Core Project of the IGBP (International Geosphere Biosphere Project) . 2002 . 2008.

    Elected a Member of ICACGP (International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution) . 2002, Elected Officer and Secretary 2006 - 2010.

    Elected member of the steering committee of SPARC (Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate) a project of the WCRP (World Climate Research Programme)- 2003 . present.

    Elected member of COSPAR Commission A . 1998 vice chair 2000 to present.

    Elected Member of Environmental Section of the European Physical Society . 2003 to present.

    Elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science - 2004.

    Elected American Geophysical Union Fellow - 2004.

    Distinguished Guest Lecture Royal Society of Chemistry . Environmental Chemistry Group . March 2004.

    Awarded the William Nordberg Medal by COSPAR July 2006.

    Elected Adjunct Professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742,USA, Ocotber 2006.

    Noble Lecturer 2007, University of Toronto, Department of Atmospheric Physics and Environment Canada, 24-31st March 2007.

    The Harald S. Johnston Lecturer University of California, Berkeley USA . March 2008.

    Elected onto the Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Schlossstrasse, 618225 Kuehlungsborn Germany 2009.

    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer selected on its 50 anniversary a JQSRT Milestone Paper award to Burrows et al 1999 manuscript, January 2010.

    Elected President of ICACGP (International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution) of IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences) . 2010-2014 . July 2010.


    Detailed CV