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Experts in Chemistry

Are you a journalist with a need to contact experts in chemistry? For example, individuals who have an expertise in materials, structures, medicinal chemistry, magnetism or a different area that involves chemistry?

If so, then Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University can help you establish contact with our researchers in chemistry. These individuals conduct research in many different fields. You can find chemists with an expertise in biological materials, biologically inspired materials, CO2 (carbondioxide), energy materials, physical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, the climate, aerosols, materials chemistry, nanochemistry, theoretical chemistry, explosives, chemical safety, and chemical weapons.

Based on their areas of expertise, we have divided the researchers into several categories, which can be reached by clicking on the green, rectangular buttons below.


Biological and biologically inspired materials

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry who are experts in biological and biologically inspired materials. These researchers specialize in biological compatibility and the creation of biological material:

Fields of expertise

  • Imaging, including bones, muscles, and joints
  • X-rays: diffraction, imaging, synchrotrons
  • Biological material
  • Bioinspired materials
  • Materials chemistry
  • Nanoscience

CO2 (Carbondioxide)

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry who are experts in CO2 (Carbondioxide). These researchers specialize in utilizing CO2 for sustainable solutions, and CO2-catalysis:

Fields of expertise

  • Organic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Medicines
  • Catalysis
  • Use of CO2 to create new sustainable materials

Fields of expertise

  • CO2 catalysis
  • Nanostructured surfaces
  • Polymer chemistry and electrochemistry
  • Graphene
  • Industrial collaboration
  • Open science

Energy materials

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry who are experts in energy materials. These researchers specialize in energy storage, conversion, and nanoenergy materials:

Fields of expertise

  • Batteries
  • Crystallograpy
  • Energy storage

Fields of expertise

  • Energy storage, primarily via hydrogen-containing materials bound in solid matter
  • Hydrogen communities
  • Development of new batteries

Fields of expertise

  • Research in materials: Nanoenergy and thermoelectric materials, magnetism
  • X-ray and neutron diffraction, European Spallation Source (ESS)
  • Solutions involving energy: Energy-converting materials

Physical chemistry

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry who are experts in physical chemistry. These researchers specialize in spectroscopy, structure and examination of materials:

Fields of expertise

  • NMR-spectroscopy
  • Structure of proteins
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular recognition
  • Alzheimer's disease

Fields of expertise

  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Control and spectroscopy of molecules through use of lasers

Fields of expertise

  • Chemistry of soft materials
  • Structure of proteins
  • Small angle x-ray diffraction

Fields of expertise

  • Laser-based methods for examining molecules at surfaces
  • Molecular tricks of how bacteria can make ice in clouds
  • Natural glue use by geckos, spiders, frogs and plants

Medicinal chemistry

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry who are experts in medicinal chemistry. These researchers specialize in catalysis, multifunctional medicines, DNA-origimi, organic and bioorganic chemistry:

Fields of expertise

  • Polymers for medicinal purposes, e.g., vaccines against polymer-based viruses
  • Drug delivery

Fields of expertise

  • Carbohydrates
  • Organic and bioorganic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • New methods for creating new organic substances

Fields of expertise

  • Organic chemistry
  • Mirror-image chemistry
  • The catalytic proporties of enzymes
  • Chemistry of the body
  • Asymmetrical catalysis

Fields of expertise

  • DNA and proteins for use in biochemistry
  • DNA-origami (nanostructures built of DNA-strings)
  • Multifunctional medicines

Thomas Poulsen

Professor, Deputy Head of Department

Fields of expertise

  • Chemical biology
  • Nature-inspired synthesizing of substances, e.g. for treatment of cancer

Fields of expertise

  • Organic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Medicines
  • Catalysis
  • Use of CO2 to create new sustainable materials

Fields of expertise

  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Biomodelling
  • Theoretical methods to examine how diseases develop, e.g. through use of computer simulations

Climate and aerosols

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry who are experts in climate and aerosols. These researchers specialize in the atmosphere, climate, indoor climate, air pollution, analytical chemistry, and pollution in the Arctic:

Fields of expertise

  • Research in the atmosphere
  • Research in the climate
  • Aerosols
  • Indoor climate
  • Air pollution

Fields of expertise

  • Analytical chemistry – chemical composition of substances, particularly in air
  • Atmospheric chemistry and air pollution
  • Aerosols/particles
  • The chemistry of climate change
  • Artic air pollution

Jonas Elm

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Fields of expertise

  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Climate Research
  • Aerosol Particles
  • Molecular-level Atmospheric Processes

Materials chemistry, nanochemistry

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry who are experts in material chemistry and nanochemistry. These researchers specialize in energy storage, nanosurfaces, medicinal chemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry:

Fields of expertise

  • Batteries
  • Crystallograpy
  • Energy storage

Fields of expertise

  • Inorganic, thermoelectric, and material chemistry
  • Nanoparticles
  • Energy storage
  • Catalysis
  • Crystals

Fields of expertise

  • CO2 catalysis
  • Nanostructured surfaces
  • Polymer chemistry and electrochemistry
  • Graphene
  • Industrial collaboration
  • Open science

Fields of expertise

  • Solid-state chemistry and physics
  • Materials under pressure
  • Development of new materials through use of extreme pressure
  • Giving materials new proporties through use of extreme pressure

Fields of expertise

  • Research in materials: Nanoenergy and thermoelectric materials, magnetism
  • X-ray and neutron diffraction, European Spallation Source (ESS)
  • Solutions involving energy: Energy-converting materials

Thomas Vosegaard

Centre Director, Professor

Fields of expertise

  • NMR
  • Examination of special materials, e.g. the potential of silk from spiders as a useful strong fibre
  • Development of new methods for using NMR

Fields of expertise

  • Organic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Medicines
  • Catalysis
  • Use of CO2 to create new sustainable materials

Jørgen Skibsted

Acting Head of Department, Professor

Fields of expertise

  • Concrete
  • Development of climate-friendly concrete
  • Solid-state chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Material chemistry
  • NMR-spectroscopy

Shuai Wei

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Fields of expertise

  • Phase-change materials for data storage and neuromorphic computing
  • 3D printed amorphous metals
  • Metallic glasses and liquids
  • Thermodynamics

Fields of expertise

  • Energy storage, primarily via hydrogen-containing materials bound in solid matter
  • Hydrogen communities
  • Development of new batteries

Fields of expertise

  • X-ray crytallography
  • X-ray and synchrotron raditation
  • Materials under pressure
  • Molecular magnetism for use in quantum computers

Theoretical chemistry

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry who are experts in theoretical chemistry. These researchers specialize in development of diseases through simulation, biological and molecular modelleing, and medicinal chemistry:

Fields of expertise

  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Biomodelling
  • Theoretical methods to examine how diseases develop, e.g. through use of computer simulations

Fields of expertise

  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Molecular modelling
  • Molecules and atoms
  • Biomolecules

Fields of expertise

  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Machine learning for use in chemistry

Jonas Elm

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Fields of expertise

  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Molecular modelling of atmospheric processes

Explosives, chemical safety

Persons from the Department of Chemistry who are experts in explosives. These researchers specialize in chemical safety:

Fields of expertise

  • Explosives
  • Chemical safety
  • Chemical weapons

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