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Boundary-layer Meteorology

Atmospheric flow, turbulence and diffusion

Wind Energy and Remote Sensing

Nuclear Safety

 Atmospheric transfer of radio nuclides to the environment 

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Language Skills:
Danish, English, German, French

Research areas

Torben Mikkelsen is a professor in the Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark DTU.

His field of work is remote sensing for wind energy and atmospheric sciences, atmospheric dispersion, and atmospheric flow and turbulence.

He leads research and technological development of the European ESFRI road map remote sensing-based experimental infrastructure for renewable energy WindScanner 2010 - 2020, cf. www.windscanner.dk and www.WindScanner.eu.

Professor Mikkelsen received his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark in 1983, followed by a Postdoc position as an associate research professor at the Naval Postgraduate Schools Meteorology and Physics Department 1985-1986 in Monterey, Ca. He became a full professor at DTU in 2011.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D (Lic.Tech) , DTU




BSc, Copenhagen Technical College


External positions

Associate research professor; naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California, USA

1 Jan 198530 Jun 1986

Trainee, Brüel& Kjær; Denmark



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  • Wind Energy Remote Sensing Wind lidars
  • WindScanner


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