Dr Guillermo Villena Tapia

Funktion: 
Research Associate
Telefon: 
+49 331 28822-358

About

IASS Project

  • BMBF-Projekt “Stadtklima im Wandel, Projekt 3DO”

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Chemistry, Heterogeneous Chemistry, Field Measurements of Trace Gases, Chemistry of Hydrometeors (Fog, Dew, Rain), Climate Change, Air Quality, Photocatalysis, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Smog Chambers Studies, Snow Photochemistry, Air Quality, Atmospheric Photooxidants, Environmental Management

Curriculum Vitae

  • 07/2016 – present   Research Associate at Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS Potsdam), Germany.
  • 06/2015 – 11/2015  Quality Assurance Officer (TÜV), Quality Manager, Quality Auditor, Environmental Advisor and Auditor, Project and Process manager, LVQ Weiterbildung gGmbH, Mülheim an der Ruhr.
  • 09/2013 – 01/2014  Staff member of the section Application Support and Development. Project “Use of organic binders in the agglomeration of iron ores / Pelletizing“.
  • 2012  PhD (Atmospheric Chemistry), Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bergische Universität, Wuppertal. Thesis Project: “Development and Application of a new Long Path Absorption Photometer (LOPAP) Instrument for Sensitive Detection of NO2”. Research mentors: Prof. Dr. Peter Wiesen and PD Dr. Jörg Kleffmann.
  • 11/2005 – 03/2012  Research Scientist and Teaching Assistant, Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
  • 01/2001 – 07/2005  Research Scientist, Kinetics and Photochemistry Laboratory, Faculty of Chemistry and Biology, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
  • 2001 Postgraduate studies in “Administration and Management in Environmental Studies (PROGOA)”, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
  • 2000 Chemistry and B. Sc. in Chemistry careers, Faculty of Chemistry and Biology, Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Thesis Project: “Study of Nitrites and Peroxides in Hydrometeors in Santiago City”. Research mentors: Prof. Dr. Eduardo Lissi and Prof. Dr. María Rubio.
  • 03/1999 – 12/2000   Assistant in the Instrumental Analytical Chemistry for Chemistry Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry careers, Faculty of Chemistry and Biology, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
  • 01/1998 – 03/1998   Internship in the Environmental Laboratory of the Ministry of Public Works.

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Jacobi H-W., Kleffmann J., Villena G., Wiesen P., King M., France J., Anastasio C. and Staebler R.: Role of nitrite for the photochemical formation of radicals in the snow, Environmental Science and Technology, 2014, 48, 165-172.
  • Peters S., Bejan I., Kurtenbach R., Liedtke S., Villena G., Wiesen P., Kleffmann J.: Development of a new LOPAP Instrument for the detection of O3 in the Atmosphere, Atmospheric Environment, 2013, 67, 112-119.
  • Kurtenbach R., Koehler M., Benter Th., Bracke D., Brüner M., Gallus M., Hartwig M., Ifang S., Kleffmann J., Leister P., Reznik G., Schmidt E., Villena Tapia G. H., Wiesen P., Zwick E.: Lärmschutzwand zur Bindung von Feinstäuben und anderen Luftschadstoffen, Lärmbekämpfung, 2012, 7, 19-23.
  • Kleffmann J., Villena G., Bejan I., Kurtenbach R., Wiesen P.: NO2 Measurements Techniques: Pitfalls and New Developments, pp 15-28, NATO Series Book, Disposal of dangerous chemicals in urban areas and mega cities: Role of oxides and acids of nitrogen in atmospheric chemistry, edited by Barnes I., and Rudzinski K. J., Springer, 2012.
  • Villena G., Bejan I., Wiesen P., Kurtenbach R., Kleffmann J.: Interferences of commercial NO2 instruments under different conditions, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2012, 5, 149-159.
  • Villena G., Wiesen P., Flocke F., Weinheimer A., Montzka D.,Knapp D., Hall S. R., Ullmann K., Mauldin L., Kosciuch E., McGrath J., Beine H., Staebler R.M., Kleffmann J.: Nitrous acid (HONO) during polar spring in Barrow, Alaska: A net source of OH radicals?, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2011, 116, D00R07, doi:10.1029/2011JD016643.
  • Villena G., Kleffmann J., Kurtenbach R., Wiesen P., Lissi E., Rubio M.A., Croxatto G., Rappenglück B.: Vertical Gradients of HONO, NOx and O3 in Santiago de Chile, Atmospheric Environment, 2011, 45, 3967-3873.
  • Villena G., Bejan I., Wiesen P., Kurtenbach R., Kleffmann J.: Development of a new Long Path Absorption Photometer (LOPAP) Instrument for the Sensitive Detection of NO2 in the Atmosphere, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2011, 4, 1663-1676.
  • Rubio M.A., Vilches V., Lissi E., Villena G., Elshorbany Y., Kleffmann J, Kurtenbach R., Wiesen P.: Rate of nocturnal ozone depletion in downtown Santiago, Chile, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2011, 20, 1277-1282.
  • Fuchs H., S. M. Ball, B. Bohn, T. Brauers, R. C. Cohen, H.-P. Dorn, W. P. Dubé, J. L. Fry, R. Häseler, U. Heitmann, R. L. Jones, J. Kleffmann,T. F. Mentel, P. Müsgen, F. Rohrer, A. W. Rollins, A. A. Ruth,A. Kiendler-Scharr, E. Schlosser, A. J. L. Shillings, R. Tillmann,R. M. Varma, D. S. Venables, G. Villena Tapia, A. Wahner, R. Wegener,P. J. Wooldridge, and S. S. Brown: Intercomparison of measurements of NO2 concentrations in the atmosphere simulation chamber SAPHIR during NO3Comp campaign, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2010, 3, 21-37.
  • Elshorbany Y., Kleffmann J, Kurtenbach R., Lissi E., Rubio M., Villena G., Gramsch E., Rickard A. R., Pilling M and Wiesen P.: Seasonal dependence of the oxidation capacity of the city of Santiago de Chile, Atmospheric Environment, 2010, 44, 5383-5394.
  • Elshorbany Y., Kleffmann J, Kurtenbach R., Lissi E., Rubio M., Villena G., Gramsch E., Rickard A. R., Pilling M and Wiesen P.: Summertime Photochemical Ozone Formation in Santiago, Chile, Atmospheric Environment, 2009, 43, 6398-6407.
  • Rubio M.A., Lissi E., Villena G., Elshorbany Y., Kleffmann J., Kurtenbach R., Wiesen P.: Simultaneous measurements of Formaldehyde and Nitrous Acid in dews and gas phase in the atmosphere of Santiago, Chile, Atmospheric Environment, 2009, 43, 6106-6109.
  • Elshorbany Y., Kurtenbach R., Wiesen P, Lissi E., Rubio M., Villena G., Gramsch E., Rickard A. R., Pilling M and Kleffmann J.: Oxidation Capacity of the city air of Santiago, Chile, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2009, 9, 2257-2273.
  • Rubio M.A., Lissi E., Villena G.: Factors determining the concentration of nitrite in Santiago of Chile dews, Atmospheric Environment, 2008, 42, 7651-7656.
  • Rubio M.A., Gramsch E., Lissi E., Villena G.: Seasonal dependence of peroxyacetylnitrate (PAN) concentrations in downtown Santiago, Chile, ATMOSFERA, 2007, 20, No 4, 319-328.
  • Rubio M.A., Guerrero M.J., Villena G., Lissi E.: Hydroperoxides in dew water in downtown Santiago, Chile. A comparison with gas-phase values, Atmospheric Environment, 2006, 40, 6165-6172.
  • Rubio M.A., Lissi E., Villena G., Caroca V., Gramsch E., Ruiz A.: Estimation of Hydroxyl and Hydroperoxyl radicals concentrations in the urban atmosphere of Santiago, Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, 2005, 50, No2, 471-475.
  • Rubio M.A., Oyola P., Gramsch E., Lissi E., Pizarro J., Villena G.: Ozone and Peroxyacetylnitrate in downtown Santiago, Chile; Atmospheric Environment, 2004, 38, 4931-4939.
  • Rubio M.A., Alvarado L., Villena G., Pizarro J., Lissi E.: Deposition, Decomposition and Stabilization of Peroxides in Santiago City Dew Waters, The Science of the Total Environment, 2003, 313, 1-3, 115-125.
  • Rubio M. A., Lissi E., Villena G.: Nitrite in rain and dew in Santiago city, Chile. Its possible impact on the early morning start of the Photochemical Smog, Atmospheric Environment, 2002, 36, 293-297.

Further Information

  • INTERNATIONAL FIELD CAMPAIGNS
  • Research on the degradation of air pollutants such as nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5, PM1) at the noise barrier with and without photoactive titanium dioxide (TiO2) coating, Wuppertal, Germany, July-October, 2011. Central Innovation Programme (ZIM) Project, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Germany, 2009-2011.
  • Vertical gradient measurements of HONO, Santiago, Chile, 13. – 30. November 2009.
  • International multidisciplinary Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea Ice-Snowpack (OASIS) field campaign, Barrow, Alaska, USA, 15 February-16 April 2009.
  • ACCENT and EUROCHAMP NO3 and N2O5 Intercomparison campaign in the atmosphere simulation chamber SAPHIR, Forchungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany. 4 - 22 June 2007.
  • Measurements for the determination of the Oxidation Capacity of the city of Santiago de Chile: 7 – 20 March and 24 May – 6 June 2005.