New head of the Department of Physical Geography and Climatology: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Leuchner
On April 1st, 2019 Professor Michael Leuchner started his professorship as head of the Department of Physical Geography and Climatology at the Institute of Geography of the RWTH Aachen University.In 2001 Professor Leuchner graduated in Geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt and then worked at the Chair for Bioclimatology and Immission Research of the Technical University of Munich, where he received his doctoral degree in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat). He then worked as a post-doc at the University of Houston in Texas and at the Technical University of Munich. He represented the professorships of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and Ecoclimatology at the Technical University of Munich before he moved to the scientific publisher Springer Nature in Dordrecht, Netherlands, as a publishing editor for Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment. In addition to his position at Springer Nature, he worked on his habilitation at the Technical University of Munich, which he successfully completed in 2018.