Prof. Dr. Sabine Attinger

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

Head of Department of Computational Hydrosystems (CHS)
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

phone:   +49 341 6025-5505

University of Potsdam
Institute of Environmental Science and Geography
Chair of Mathematical Hydrology
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam-Golm
current position: Professor (W3)

Sabine Attinger

University training and degree

1987-1989 Studies in Human Medicine and Physikum, Ruhr University Bochum
1989 "Physikum" in Medicine (First Examination)
1989-1994 Diploma studies in Physics, Ruhr University Bochum and Heidelberg University, thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Horner
1994 Diploma in Physics (Theoretical (Statistical) Physics)

Advanced academic qualifications

1994-1997 PhD studies in Theoretical Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Heidelberg University, supervisors: Prof. Dr. Horner and Prof. Dr. Kinzelbach
1997 Ph.D. in Theoretical (Statistical) Physics
2004 Habilitation in Environmental Science and venia legendi for Physics of Terrestrial Systems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, mentors: Prof. Dr. Kinzelbach and Prof. Dr. Flühler

Postgraduate professional career

1997-2002 Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Hydromechanics and Water Resources Management, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2001 Visiting fellow, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA (SNF funded)
2002-2003 Scientific Coordinator, Computational Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2003-2004 Marie-Heim-Vögtlin Grant (SNF Funded), Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2005-2013 W2 Professor of Hydrogeology, Institute of Geosciences, FSU
2013-2016 W3 Professor of Hydrogeology, Institute of Geosciences, FSU
since 2004 Head of Department of Computational Hydrosystems, UFZ, Leipzig
since 2011 Speaker of the UFZ Division Computational Environmental Systems
10/2016 W3 Professor of Mathematical Hydrology, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam
07/2017 Head of the Research Unit Smart Models/ Monitoring


2001 SEU Award (ETH Zurich)
since 2010 Associate editor of Hydrol Earth Syst Sci (HESS)
since 2013 Speaker UFZ topic: From Observations to Predictions
since 2015 Member of the steering committee for HIGRADE
since 2015 Member of the BMBF selection committee “VIP+: Technologische und gesellschaftliche Innovationspotenziale erschließen”
2017 UFZ Research Award

Principal Research Interests

Multi Scale Terrestrial Systems, Modelling Flow and Transport Processes in Surface- and Subsurface Hydrology, Multiscale Modelling, Stochastic Modelling, Geostatistics


"Multiscale Modelling and Simulation", Eds: S. Attinger and P. Koumoutsakos, Lecture Notes in Computational Science, Vol. 39 (21180-2), 2004


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