Henrik Bruus

Biophysics and Fluids

  • Fysikvej, 309, 102

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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Henrik Bruus
Male, born 5 April 1963 in Copenhagen. 
Nationality: Danish.
Present employment
Department of Physics
Technical University of Denmark
DTU Physics, Building 309
DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Email: bruus@fysik.dtu.dk 
URL: www.staff.dtu.dk/bruus 
Publication list: www.staff.dtu.dk/bruus/Publications
ResearcherID:  C-4475-2008
Tel: +45 4525 3307
Fax: +45 4593 1669   
Language skills: Danish (fluently), English (fluently), French (fairly), 
German (fairly), Swedish (fairly), Italian (rudimentarily)  

Academic degrees 
B.Sc. in mathematics and physics, June 1984 
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
M.Sc. in physics, August 1986
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Title of thesis: Relaxation Phenomena Studied by the Mössbauer Effect
Thesis advisors: J. M. Knudsen and M. Olsen
Ph.D. in physics, May 1990
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Title of thesis: The Quantum Hall Effect in GaAs/Ga1¡xAlxAs Heterostructures
Thesis advisors: E. B. Hansen and P. E. Lindelof

Employment history
Aug 1984 - Dec 1985: teaching assistant
Niels Bohr Institute, Ørsted Laboratory, University of Copenhagen
Aug 1984 - Jun 1985: high school teacher in physics
Nørre Gymnasium, Copenhagen
Jun 1985 - Aug 1985: research assistant
CERN, Geneva. Experimental work on the DELPHI-Detector at the LEP-collider 
Aug 1986 - Aug 1990: scientific staff member (while PhD-student at Univ. of Copenhagen)
Danish Institute of Fundamental Metrology, Kongens Lyngby
Sep 1990 - Aug 1992: NORDITA fellow
Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics
Sept 1992 - Aug 1994: post doctoral fellow
Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, New Haven
Sep 1994 - Nov 1996: research fellow
Centre de Recherche sur les Très Basses Températures (CNRS-CRTBT), Grenoble
Dec 1996 - Nov 2001: associate research professor
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Dec 2001 - Dec 2004: associate professor
DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby
Jan 2005 - Mar 2012: Professor
DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby
Apr 2012 - present: Professor
DTU Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby

Visiting professor 
Aug 2001 - Sep 2001: Harvard University, Cambridge (Ma), USA
Oct 2007 - Nov 2007: ESPCI ParisTech, Paris, France
Feb  2010 – Jul   2010: University of California Santa Barbara (CA), USA
Aug 2010 – Oct  2010: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA), USA
Nov 2010 – Jan   2011: Princeton University (NJ), USA


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