Philip John Binning

  • Anker Engelunds Vej, 101, 1.212

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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Senior Vice President and part of the 7 member DTU Executive

Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs at DTU, with responsibility for:

  • MSc degrees: 33 DTU Masters degrees
  • PhD degrees: 450 enrolments/yr
  • International Affairs: Strategic university alliances and university partnerships
  • Academic appointments, including all Professorial appointments at DTU.

Before his appointment as Senior Vice President, Philip Binning was Professor in contaminant transport modeling in porous media and had major research projects on catchment scale contaminated site risk assessment including the coupling between ground water and surface water, contaminant transport and enhanced bioremediation of fractured clay aquitards, and urban water supply and management. He was the 2005 recipient of the best lecturer prize at DTU.

He has published 1 book, 99 international refereed journal publications, and is reviewer for more than 30 international journals and 9 international research councils. His work is widely used in practice, for example by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency in their contaminated site risk assessment models. He has supervised 17 completed PhDs who work in industry and academia throughout the world.  

Research areas

Flow and contaminant transport in porous media, risk assessment of contaminated sites, environmental modelling, multiphase flow and transport in porous media, remediation technologies, soils and the unsaturated zone, urban water resources.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Princeton University


PhD (Civil Engineering and Operations Research), Princeton University



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