Renée Bichler M.Sc.

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About me

Hi everyone,


My name is Renée and I’m a PhD student at the University of Augsburg. I’m originally from Tyrol, Austria, and lived in Vienna for a few years, where I also did my bachelor’s and master’s degree. My PhD is about how economic activity impacts air pollution. Regarding to this, I’m working on my third research paper right now which focuses on machine learning algorithms to improve the developments of my air pollution/economic indicator. Moreover, I'm very interested in learning more about electronics in general as well as low-cost measurement sensors to monitor air pollutants and climate variables.


I’m always happy to get in touch with people who are interested in my research or looking for an exciting traineeship, bachelor’s or master’s thesis in our department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).


In case you’re interested or need further information don’t hesitate to reach out to me!


All the best,


Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

  • 2020-today Research Assistant, Atmospheric Remote Sensing, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 2019-today DLR/DAAD Research Fellow, Doctoral Studies, Atmosphere, DLR, Germany   
  • 2021 EGU’s Science-Policy Pairing Scheme Candidate, EU Parliament, Brussels
  • 2019 Trainee at the Directorate Energy, Transport and Climate, JRC Ispra, EU Commission, Italy
  • 2018-2019 University Lecturer, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2018 Trainee at the Earth Observation Program (EOP), ESA ESRIN, Italy
  • 2016-2018 Research Assistant, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2014-2018 Teaching Assistant, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria
    • Introduction to Geoinformatics
    • Geomedia in Education
    • Methods of GIS-based Data Acquisition
    • Applied Geoinformation
    • Multimediatechnology and Geocommunication
    • Animation and 3D-Visualization
  • 2012-2016 Earth Observation and GIS Operations, GeoVille Information Systems GmbH, Austria
    • ASSIST WRM, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • G-ECO-MON, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • GIO Land, European Environmental Agency (EEA)
    • Natura 2000, Copernicus Land Monitoring (EU Commission)
    • SENSA, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • SIGMA, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    • TIGER NET, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • 2009 Internship in Civil Engineering, Bau- und Planungsbüro Sebastian Resch, Austria
  • 2008 Internship in Civil Engineering, Ing. Hand Bodner Baugesellschaft mbH & CoKG, Austria


  • 2020-today Doctoral Candidate, Climate- and Environmental Sciences, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 2016-2019 Master of Science, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2012-2015 Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2006-2011 HTL Saalfelden, Civil Engineering, Austria


Grants & Awards

  • Nominated for the DAAD award for outstanding achievements by foreign students at German Universities, June 2022
  • DLR/DAAD Research Fellowship, Doctoral Study, April 2022
  • EGU’s Higher Education Teaching Grant 2021 with Lisa Küchelbacher and Sabine Wüst
  • DLR/DAAD Research Fellowship, Doctoral Study, April 2021 
  • DLR’s Competition of Visions 2021-2022 with Prof. Michael Bittner
  • DLR/DAAD Research Fellowship, Doctoral Study, April 2020
  • DLR/DAAD Research Fellowship, Doctoral Study, November 2019



2023 | 2022


Renée Bichler, Stefan Samuel Schönebeck und Michael Bittner
Observing decoupling processes of NO2 pollution and GDP growth based on satellite observations for Los Angeles and Tokyo

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Renée Bichler und Michael Bittner
Comparison between economic growth and satellite-based measurements of NO2 pollution over northern Italy

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Supervised Theses


Bachelor theses:


  • Vergleich der troposphärischen NO2-Variabilität auf Basis von Aura, MetOp-A und MetOp-B Daten für Los Angeles, Tokio und die Po Ebene
    Rosina Engert, University of Augsburg
  • Charakterisierung von low-cost Messsensoren zur Untersuchung von Luftschadstoffen und meteorologischen Parametern
    Lara Christina Olbing, University of Augsburg


Bachelor theses:

  • Untersuchung großräumiger Einflüsse auf die Variation des troposphärischen Stickstoffdioxids über Norditalien am Beispiel der quasi-biennalen Oszillation
    Jacqueline Oster, University of Augsurg
  • Estimating NO₂ surface concentrations from satellite tropospheric column observations to better assess adverse health effects from air pollution
    Fabian Heißerer, University of Augsburg
  • Analyse des wirtschaftlichen Einflusses auf die NO₂ Variabilität der Metropolregionen Los Angeles, Riad und Tokio
    Stefan Samuel Schönebeck, University of Würzburg