Dr. I.M. (Isabelle) Steinke


I joined TU Delft in 2023 as Assistant Professor for Climate Engineering. Previously, I was an independent research fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and a postdoctoral researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA) and Leipzig University (Germany). I obtained my PhD in (Atmospheric) Physics from Karlsruhe Institute Technology and Heidelberg University in 2013.


My research centers around the impact that tiny aerosol particles have on the formation of clouds, and how uncertainties associated with cloud formation are driven by a changing climate. Within the TU Delft Climate Action Programme, I focus on bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on climate engineering.


Steinke, I. and Burrows, S. M.: Sensitivity of ice nucleation parameterizations to the variability in underlying ice nucleation rate coefficients, Environ. Sci.: Atmos., 2, 1101-1107 (2022)

Steinke, I., DeMott, P. J., Deane, G. B., Hill, T. C. J., Maltrud, M., Raman, A., and Burrows, S. M.: A numerical framework for simulating episodic emissions of high-temperature marine INPs, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 847–859 (2022)

Steinke, I., Hiranuma, N., Funk, R., Höhler, K.,  Tüllmann, N., Umo, N.S., Weidler, P.G., Möhler, O., and Leisner, T.: Complex plant-derived organic aerosol as ice-nucleating particles – more than the sum of their parts?, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11387–11397 (2020)

Isabelle Steinke

Assistant Professor

  • i.m.steinke@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
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    Stevinweg 1 / PO box 5048
    2628 CN Delft / 2600 GA Delft

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