Rainer Lohmann studied biochemistry at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering at the Ecole Européenne des hautes études des industries chimiques de Strasbourg (France). He got his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Lancaster University (UK) in 1999 under Kevin C. Jones. Before joining URI in 2004, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany) and the Research Center for Ocean Margins at the University of Bremen (Germany). Since 2004, he works at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, where he became Associate Professor (with tenure) in 2009 and Professor of Oceanography in 2013.

Rainer Lohmann has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles, graduated 6 M.S. and 2 Ph.D. students at URI. He was became an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow in 2011, and was recipient of the Roy F. Weston Environmental Chemistry Award by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in 2006. He serves as Editor for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and CLEAN – Air, Soil, Water. Rainer Lohmann teaches courses related to marine and environmental chemistry, including OCG 480/580 – Introduction to Marine Pollution; OCG 523 – Organic Geochemistry of Natural Waters and OCG 519 – Marine Environmental Organic Chemistry.