Jens Kehlet Nørskov

Jens Kehlet Nørskov

Former employee

Professor Jens Kehlet Nørskov is director of the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD) as well as NanoDTU (DTUs cross disiplinary center for Nanotechnology)

His main research areas are in:

  • The Development of theoretical methods
  • Theoretical surface science
  • Nanostructures and materials properties
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Biomolecules
  • Electrochemistry and fuel cells
  • Hydrogen storage

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Education

1971 - 1976 M.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry - University of Aarhus, Denmark
1976 - 1979 PhD in Theoretical Physics - University of Aarhus, Denmark

Academic grades

Professor

Professional experience

1976 - 1979 Research Fellow - University of Aarhus, Institute of Physics
1979 - 1981 Senior Research Fellow - University of Aarhus, Institute of Physics
1979 - 1979 Postdoc - Yorktown Heights, New York, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
1980 - 1981 Affiliated (Nordita) - Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen
1981 - 1981 Sceintific Staff - Haldor Topsøe A/S, Copenhagen
1985 - 1987 Scientific Staff - Haldor Topsøe A/S, Copenhagen
1985 - 1987 Adjunct Professor (Nordita) - Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen
1987 - 1992 Research Professor - Technical University of Denmark, Laboratory of Applied Physics
1992 - Professor of Theoretical Physics (DTU Physics) - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics
1993 - 2003 Director (CAMP) - Technical University of Denmark, Center for Atomic-scale Materials Physics (CAMP), Department of Physics,
1999 - 1999 Visiting Professor - University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Department of Chemistry
2001 - Chairman (DCSC) - Danish Center for Scientific Computing
2004 - Chairman of NANO?DTU - Technical University of Denmark, NanoDTU
2006 - Director (CAMD and DTU Physics) - Technical University of Denmark, The Lundbeck Foundation’s Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD), Department of Physics
2007 - 2007 Olaf A. Hougen Visiting Professor - University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Languages

English

Expertise

  • Research interests in the theoretical description of surfaces, catalysis, materials, nanostructures, and biomolecules.
  • Approximately 330 published papers (cited 19.926 times, SCI September 2008, Hirsch index 77), 11 patents or patent applications.

International experience

  • Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin as well as at the University of California
  • Postdoc at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York
  • Member of the board of various international journals and societies
  • Invited speaker at innumerable international conferences

Other information

Awards and honors:

  • Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis, 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA, March 2009.
  • Kenneth S. Pitzer Memorial Lectureship, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA, March 2009.
  • Science of Hydrogen and Energy Award, EMPA, Switzerland, January 2009.
  • The Grundfos Prize, Copenhagen, September 2007
  • Olaf A. Hougen Visiting Professorship, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, fall 2007
  • Mulliken Medal and Lectureship, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA, May 2007
  • Dr. Honoris Causa, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, April 2006
  • The Innovation Prize, DTU, May 2005
  • Magister Lecturer, University of Barcelona, Spain, April 2004
  • Distinguished Catalyst Lectureship, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington, USA, February 2004
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2003
  • Richard A. Glenn Award, 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, March 2003
  • G.C.A. Schuit Lectureship, University of Delaware, May 2002
  • Ford Distinguished Lectureship, Dearborn, Michigan, 2001
  • Gwathmey Distinguished Lectureship, University of Virginia, 1998 
  • Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of  Science and Letters, 1996
  • Villum Kann Rasmussens Award, Lyngby, 1991 
  • The Danish Physical Society's Prize of 1990
  • Samuel Friedman (Rescue) Award, University of California Los Angeles, 1989
  • Reinholdt W. Jorch's Award, Copenhagen 1987
  • Elected member of the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences (ATV), 1987
  • Research professor by special appointment by the Minister of Research and Education, 1987
  • ECOSS prize, Cambridge, UK 1979

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Co-chair US National Academies Committee on the Review of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Catalysis Science Program, 2008
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Nano-technology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 2007-
  • Member of the Advisory Board and Scientific Committee of the State Key Laboratory for Surface Physics (SKLSP), Chinese Academy of Sciences & Division of Surface Physics, Beijing National Lab for Condensed Matter Physics, 2006-
  • Member of the International Advisory Board, The Partnership for International Research and Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 2005-
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Photo-nano Program, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2004 –
  • Member of  the Science Committee  for the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences 2004 -2007
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Functional Nanostructures, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, 2003 –
  • Member of the Danish Research Council for the Technical Sciences, 2000-2003
  • Member of the Committee for the Niels Bohr Medal 1997 -
  • Member of the physics evaluation committee under the Swedish Research Council for the Technical Sciences (TFR), 1993-1998
  • Member of the Chemistry and Materials Sub-committee under the Danish Research Council for the Technical Sciences, 1987-1996
  • Member of the Fachbeirat der Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck Gesellshaft, 1986-2004
  • Member of the Materials Research Society
  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the American Physical Society
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Chemical Physics, 2006-
  • Member of the Scientific Editorial Board of Computational Science and Discovery, 2006-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2004-
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Journal, 2001-2004
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Catalysis 1997-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Industrial Catalysis News, 1998-1999
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Catalysis Letters, 1995-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Surface Science, 1995-1999
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Surface Review and Letters, 1994-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Chemical Physics Letters, 1994-1996, 2007-

 

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Publications

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  • Physical Review Letters

    ISSNs: 0031-9007, 00319007

    American Physical Society, United States

    FI (2012): 2, ISI indexed (2012): yes

    Central database

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  • Surface Science

    ISSNs: 0039-6028, 00396028

    Elsevier BV North-Holland, Netherlands

    FI (2012): 1, ISI indexed (2012): yes

    Central database

    Journal

  • Journal of Catalysis

    ISSNs: 0021-9517, 00219517

    Academic Press, United States

    FI (2012): 2, ISI indexed (2012): yes

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