* User-oriented design and innovation * Sustainable food production and consumption * Environmental management and CSR in product chains * Change management in companies and institutions * International knowledge and learning network * Capacity development for sustainable development in developing countries * Learning processes * Quality and values in the job without stress * Design and assessment of nanotechnology * Strategies for sustainable development * Technology assessment and technology foresight * Technology management and policy * Technology and democracy



1974 - 1981 M.Sc. Chem. Eng. - Technical University of Denmark

Academic grades

M.Sc. Chem. Eng.; PhD Technology Assessment

Professional experience

1985 - 1988 Researcher - The Trade Union NNF (The Danish Food Industry Trade Union)
1981 - 1982 Assisting teacher - Roskilde University, Department of Environment, Technology and Society (TEKSAM)
1981 - Researcher, PhD student, Science Shop Coordinator, Associate Professor - Technical University of Denmark


Danish, English


Sustainable development. Corporate environmental management. Life cycle management. Corporate Social Responsibility in transnational product chains. Organic food production and consumption. Sustainable food production and consumption. Sustainable and democratic design of emerging technologies, including nanotechnology. Delivering quality in the job without a stressful working life

International experience

* Co-ordinator of the twinning arrangement between the Technical University of Denmark and the Cleaner Production Centre of Tanzania on capacity building within cleaner production as part of the UNIDO-UNEP Programme on National Cleaner Production Centres (1996-1999). * Co-ordinator of the activities at Technical University of Denmark within Danish University Consortium on Industry and Urban Areas (DUCED-IUA). Financed by DANCED. (1999-2001) * Mentoring of Science Shop initiatives in Norway, Iceland, Spain, Malaysia, Belgium, Estonia

Other information

* Doctora Honoris Causa at "Gheorge Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania * Active in the International Science Shop Network, Living Knowledge * Chairman of The Society for Green Technology (The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA) * Editorial Boards: Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, International Journal of Performability Engineering

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