Ib Chorkendorff

Ib Chorkendorff


Fysikvej, Building 312, Room 179

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45253170

Fax: 4593 2399

Professor Ib Chorkendorff is director of the Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF).

His research focuses on the fundamental aspects of catalysis in relation to large scale production like the methanol synthesis process, the steam reforming process and ammonia synthesis, but also processes in relation to energy production are of great interest.  In the latter, the research is focused on designing and realizing new electrode material for fuel cell technology and the reverse process, electrolysis, where hydrogen is produced. Also the primary production of energy from sun light in the form of hydrogen is a topic of major interest. All the research activities share a fundamental approach to the processes on the atomic level developing new nanomaterials with special functionality for the specific use. The nanomaterials may be used for solving some of the future’s major environmental and energy challenges mankind is facing. Read more on www.cinf.dtu.dk



1982 - 1985 Ph.D. degree in Physics - Odense University
1977 - 1982 M.Sc. in Physics and B.Sc. in Chemistry - Odense Univerisity, Denmark

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2012 - Director (CASE) - Technical University of Denmark, "Catalysis Initiative for Sustainable Energy"
1982 - 1985 PhD - Odense University, Physics Institute
1986 - 1987 Postdoc - University of Pittsburgh, USA, The Surface Science Center
1987 - 1999 Associate Professor (DTU Physics) - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics
1999 - 2006 Professor - Technical University of Denmark, 50% at Dept. of Physics and 50% at Dept. of Chemical
1995 - 2005 Professor (ICAT) - Technical University of Denmark, the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalysis
2005 - Director (CINF) - Technical University of Denmark, the Danish National Research Foundation 'Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality'




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  • Surface Science

    ISSNs: 0039-6028, 00396028

    Elsevier BV North-Holland, Netherlands

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 1

    Central database


  • Journal of Catalysis

    ISSNs: 0021-9517, 00219517

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1090-2694

    Academic Press, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database


  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

    ISSNs: 1463-9076, 14639076

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1463-9084

    Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

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