• Kemitorvet 207, 206, 240

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


1983 …2020

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Personal profile


Head of Department for Department of Chemistry since 1 May 2010.

Department of Chemistry has a wide range of educational and research activities as well as an active innovation and entrepreneuship culture.

I am active as research leader within applied thermodynamics with a number of projects supported by the Innovation Foundation as well as Danish and international companies. During the period September 2009  to June 2014 I was Center Director of the Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE). This center is an expansion and development of the Center for Phase Equilibria and Separation Processes (IVC-SEP), of which I was the Director from 1994 to 2009. From 1 July 2014 to 31 January 2017 Scientific Director for Enhanced Oil Recovery at the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas - DTU).

CERE is involved in applied thermodynamics, colloid & interface science, geology and scientific computing. The center combines a range of discipplines that are of great importance for oil, gas, carbon capture and storage (CCS), as well as geothermal energy. Further more the center is engaged in generic research in the basic disciplines. CERE has acitivities at DTU Chemistry, DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Compute, DTU Space, and DTU Civil Engineering.

My main tasks are heading the Department of Chemistry and supervising research within my scientific area.

Research areas

Applied Thermodynamics, Petroleum Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Capture and Storage, and Geothermal Energy

Other information

International experience:
1993-1994 Visiting Professor at the University of Pau, France

Other information:
2003-05 Chairman of the Danish Technical Research Council (STVF); Vice Chairman 2001-03; Member 2000-2005 2005-06 Chairman of the Danish Council for Technology and Production Research (FTP) 2007- 2009 Chairman of the Executive Committee of the IEA Collaborative Project on Enhanced Oil Recovery

Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (2013);DGMK-Kolleg (2006);Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academique (2004); Honorary award from DONG’s Jubilæumslegat (2000); Research Award from the Reinholdt W. Jorck og Hustrus Fond (1995).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


MSc in Chemical Engineering, Technical Univeristy of Denmark


External positions

TOTAL S.A., Member of the Science Council

2017 → …

Technical University of Denmark, Scientific Director


Technical University of Denmark, Director


Technical University of Denmark, Professor of Applied Thermodynamics

1996 → …

Technical University of Denmark, Associate Professor


Technical University of Denmark, Assistant Professor



  • User defined:
  • Energy
  • Oil and gas
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Phase Behavior

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Research Output

Density, compressibility and phase equilibrium of high pressure-high temperature reservoir fluids up to 473 K and 140 MPa

Regueira Muñiz, T., Glykioti, M-L., Kottaki, N., Stenby, E. H. & Yan, W., 2020, In : Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 159, 14 p., 104781.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Calculation of multiphase chemical equilibrium in electrolyte solutions with non-stoichiometric methods

Tsanas, C., Stenby, E. H. & Yan, W., 2019, In : Fluid Phase Equilibria. 482, p. 81-98 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Experimental study of the phase behavior of hydrocarbon fluids in porous media at atmospheric and elevated pressures

Regueira, T., Sandoval, D. R., Stenby, E. H. & Yan, W., 2019, PE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. URTec, 14 p. URTEC-2019-534-MS

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Interactions between apolar, basic and acidic model oils and a calcite surface

Liu, X., Feilberg, K. L., Yan, W., Stenby, E. H. & Thormann, E., 2019, In : Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology. 40, 11, p. 1611-1617 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
73 Downloads (Pure)

Multiphase isenthalpic flash: General approach and its adaptation to thermal recovery of heavy oil

Paterson, D., Yan, W., Michelsen, M. L. & Stenby, E. H., 2019, In : AIChE Journal. 65, 1, p. 281-293 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
55 Downloads (Pure)


Disc. Meeting, løbende

Stenby, E. H.


Project: Research

CERE Administration

Stenby, E. H.


Project: Research

Sponsorer til IVC-SEP

Stenby, E. H.


Project: Research


  • 2 Conference presentations


Reinholdt W. Jorck og Hustrus Fonds Forskningspris

Stenby, Erling Halfdan (Recipient), 1995

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Ridder af Dannebrogordenen

Stenby, Erling Halfdan (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

DONG's Jubilæumslegat

Stenby, Erling Halfdan (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academique

Stenby, Erling Halfdan (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions