Torben Mikkelsen

professor emeritus

  • Frederiksborgvej 399, 125, S01 03

    4000 Roskilde


1978 …2021

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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. and

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.

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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