Peter Fristrup

Peter Fristrup

Associate Professor

Kemitorvet, byg. 207

Building: 207, 108

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45252123

Mobile: 20650426

Name    Peter Fristrup        
Title    Associate Professor
Address    Kemitorvet, bygning 201, 2800 Lyngby 
    Phone: 45252123, Mobile: 20650426, Fax: 45883136
    Email:; Homepage:

Born    October 4, 1977, Aalborg (Denmark).

Education    2006 PhD (Chemistry), Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    2003 M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), DTU
02/2012  - present    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, DTU 
06/2009 – 01/2012    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, DTU 
03/2009 – 05/2009    Assistant Professor, KU Farma
03/2008 – 02/2009    Post Doc, California Institute of Technology, California, USA
03/2006 – 02/2008     Post Doc, Center for Sustainable and Green Chemistry, DTU

Awards    2002 Torkil Holm award to carry out Master Thesis work. 
    2006    IUPAC poster award, Danish Chemical Society, Annual Meeting
    2006    “Best PhD Research Work 2006”, Technical University of Denmark
    2009    Young Elite Investigator award from Danish Independent Research Council
    2009 Selected for participation in the 59TH Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau. Nominated by the Danish Independent Research Council.. 
    2012 DFF Sapere Aude Research Leader, Danish Research Council
    2014 Appointed Head of Work Package 5 in BIOVALUE-SPIR (budget ca. 15 mio. DKr.)
Grants    2014 PhD fellowship grant from the Lundbeck Foundation (ca. 1.2 mio. DKr.)
    2013 BIOVALUE-SPIR (about 4 mio DKr., total budget 170 mio DKr.)
    2012 Sapere Aude Research Leader grant from the Danish Research Council, DKr. 8.635.912.
    2009 Research grant from the Danish Research Council for Technology and Production Sciences (FTP), DKr. 4.127.026.
2008 Postdoctoral scholarship from the Lundbeck Foundation, DKr. 282.000
    2008    Postdoctoral scholarship from the Carlsberg Foundation, DKr. 350.000
Research     I have a total of 52 publications in international, peer-reviewed journals (with >1000 ISI citations and h-index 19). Furthermore, I have contributed with a chapter in a book distributed to all high school chemistry classes in Denmark and five articles in a the national Danish chemistry magazine (“Dansk Kemi”). We have recently submitted three patent applications based on transition metal catalysis.

Supervision    I am currently supervising a dynamic research group consisting of 3 PostDocs, 5 PhD students and 1 M.Sc. student. I have previously supervised 3 PostDocs, 5 PhD students, 5 BSc and 3 MSc candidates, and have been involved in several joint research collaborations with both national and international collaborators.

Teaching    I am teaching a course in basic chemistry for non-chemists at DTU where approximately 200 students attends. Furthermore, I am teaching molecular modelling as a part of several other courses at DTU Chemistry.



2003 - 2006 PhD (Chemistry) - Technical University of Denmark
1997 - 2003 Civil Engineer (Chemistry) - Technical University of Denmark

Academic grades

Ph. D.

Professional experience

2008 - 2009 Post Doc (Caltech) - Materials and Process Simulation Center, California Institute of Technology
2006 - 2008 Post Doc (CSG) - Center for Sustainable and Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark


Danish, Excellent (written & oral), English, Excellent (written & oral)


Mechanistic investigations of organometallic reactions, kinetics, Computational Chemistry

Other information

Best PhD Research Study, 2006, DTU Young Elite Investigator, 2008, Danish National Research Council

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  • Chemistry: A European Journal

    ISSNs: 0947-6539, 09476539

    ISSNs (Electronic): 0044-824, 0044-8249

    Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • American Chemical Society. Journal

    ISSNs: 0002-7863, 00027863

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1520-512, 1520-5126

    American Chemical Society, United States

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Dansk Kemi

    ISSNs: 0011-6335, 00116335

    TechMedia A/S, Denmark

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no

    Central database


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