1975 …2021

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Professor in water supply engineering. M.Sc. in chemistry from DTU 1969. Worked by Haldor Topsøe A/S (process engineering) and NOVO A/S (enzyme production) before being employed by DTU. Research associate professor at Dept. of Civil Engineering at Stanford University 1987-1988. Specialist in water quality and water treatment. His research deals with biological and chemical processes in water treatment plants for the removal natural compounds like ammonium and arsenic and organic contaminants like oil- and creosote compounds, solvents, pesticides, etc.. He also studies processes in drinking water pipelines, for example release of organic compounds from plastic pipes. He has been working with processes for remediation of contaminated groundwater  and removal of phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewater. He and Krüger A/S developed and patented the BioDenipho process for biological removal of phosphorus. His research is published in 133 peer reviewed  ISI journal papers with 2388 citations, 30 peer reviewed conference papers and 20 book chapters. His h-index is 29 (Web of Science). He emphasize national communication to companies and public authorities through more  than 100 danish journal papers, and 27 reports.  Co-author of two patents, 1. Glucose Isomerase (NOVO), 2. BioDenipho Process (Krüger A/S). His teaching covers: Wastewater Engineering, Water Supply, Design of Water and Waterwater Plants, Environmental Engineering Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Soil and Groundwater Pollution, Environmental Chemistry, and Environmen­tal Engineer­ing in Developing Countries. Guidance to students in their final year on specialised topics in Environmental Engineering. Supervised approximately 100 M.Sc. thesis projects and 22 PhD projects.

He was awarded: 1. The Pump Handle Award 2014 - John Snow Society, 2. Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, 2009, 3. ATV Soil- and Groundwater Prize 2005 - In memory of Professor Poul Harremoës, 4. DADES Environmental Prize 2000, 5. Limprisen 1987.

 

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Major Professional involvements: Member of the management group at DTU Environment (2003-2007). Head of Innovation (2003). Head of Department 1979-1982. He has been member of the Danish Technical Scientific Research Council (STVF) 1981-1985. Member of and chairman of the Biotechnology and Hygienic Commission (H) 1979-1985. Chairman of the ATV Groundwater Committee 1983-1987. Technical advisor for the Ministry of Environment on soil and groundwater pollution. Member of the Teaching Committee and the Water Supply Committee in the Danish Water and Wastewater Association (DANVA). Member of the executive committee of the Danish IWA National committee. Has been member of the executive committee of the Biofilm Specialist Group in IWA. He has been member of the steering committee of the Danish Research Platform - Water. Board member in Birkeroed Water Supply, and in Rudersdal Supply, Denmark

International Experience:
Visiting associate professor. Stanford University, Environmental Engineering 

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Key qualifications: Research, teaching and innovation within environmental engineering (water supply: water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment, contaminated groundwater remediation, recirculating aquacultures, swimming pools). Expert in biological and chemical water treatment and water quality, design and mathematical modelling, and water quality monitoring. Coordinator of int. and nat. research projects. Consultant/advisor for state- and regional authorities, private companies, Supreme Court and regional courts. Teaching: Lecturing on Wastewater Engineering, Water Supply, Design of Water and Waterwater Plants, Environmental Engineering Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Soil and Groundwater Pollution, Environmental Chemistry, and Environmen¬tal Engineer¬ing in Developing Countries. Guidance to students in their final year on specialised topics in Environmental Engineering. Supervised approximately 100 M.Sc. thesis projects. Publications: Authoring or co-authoring 133 ISI publications, 2388 ISI citations and the h-index is 29. He has 35 refereed conference papers, 25 non-refereed conference papers, ca. 100 Danish journal papers and conference papers, and 27 Danish scientific reports. Ca.20 book chapters. Co-author of two patents, 1. Glucose Isomerase (NOVO), 2. BioDenipho Process (Krüger A/S). Awards: 1. The Pump Handle Award 2014 - John Snow Society. 2. Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, 2009. 3. ATV Soil- and Groundwater Prize 2005 - In memory of Professor Poul Harremoës. 4. DADES Environmental Prize 2000. Limprisen 1987.

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  • Water treatment
  • Water quality
  • Water supply
  • Waste water
  • Ground water
  • Water pollution
  • Aquaculture

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