Martin Breitenlechner

Research Scientist

Tropospheric Chemistry

NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
325 Broadway, R/CSL7
Boulder, CO 80305 USA




Martin has a PhD in Physics from the University of Innsbruck, where he worked on the development of the PTR3 - a proton transfer reaction-time-of-flight mass spectrometer (PTR-TOF) using a new gas inlet and an innovative reaction chamber design. He has been at Harvard University from 2016 to 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher working in Frank Keutsch’s research group, where he expanded the capability of the PTR-TOF to measure both the gas and particle phase. Martin is working on the development of a new chemical ionization mass spectrometer (CIMS) instrument for high altitude deployment as part of the Earth Radiation Budget initiative. This new instrumentation will significantly improve NOAA's capacity to perform stratospheric trace gas observations.


Ph.D., University of Innsbruck, Austria, 2012

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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