Personal Data and Contact Information
- Citizenship: USA
- Work Address: Fysikvej, Bld. 311, Kongens Lyngby, 2800, Denmark
- Phone: work: +45 4525 3174 cell: +45 5037 6413
- Email:
- Website:

Current Position
2017 –Present AssociateProfessor
                        Institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
                        Department/Section: Physics/ Surface Catalysis & Physics (SurfCat)

Previous Positions

2014 –2017  Assistant Professor
                        Institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
                        Department/Section: Physics/ Surface Catalysis & Physics (SurfCat)

2011 – 2014  Post-doctoral Associate
                        Institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
                        Advisor: Ib Chorkendorff

2010 – 2011  Post-doctoral Associate
                        Institution: University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia
                        Advisor: Gao Qing (Max) Lu and Lian Zhou Wang

2009 PhD in Chemical Engineering
                        Institution: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA
                        GPA: 3.9/4.0
                        PhD Advisor: Prashant Kamat
                        Thesis: “Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrocatalytic Aspects of Proton Exchange Membrane Based  Nanostructured Assemblies”

2003 Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2003
                        Institution: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
                        Class Rank: 1st of 30 (GPA: 3.9/4.0)
                        Thesis: “Hydrogen Production by Steam Reformation of Ethanol”

Research Stays
2012 (1 week) California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
                        Investigated photocatalytic H2 evolution in the group of Nate Lewis

2010 (2 months) University of Osaka, Osaka Japan
                        Investigated organic synthesis of dyes in the group of Shunichi Fukushima

Teaching Activities
Technical University of Denmark

2018-present        Primary lecture for Bachelors course entitled ‘Physics of Solar Energy and Energy Storage’
2016-present        Main lecturer for 1st year general physics course
2015-present        Primary lecturer for Masters level course entitled ‘Physics of Sustainable Energy’
2018                      Guest lecture for Masters level course entitled 'Surface Science'
2015-2017            Fagprojects on photocatalysis for bachelors students (15 ECTS points course).
2014                      Guest lecturer for ‘PhD Course in Energy Technologies for a Sustainable Future’
2012, 2013           Teaching assistant for experimental surface science class

University of Notre Dame

2009               Guest lecturer for ‘Fuel Cells’ course
2007, 2008     Teaching assistant for undergraduate process control class
2006               Teaching assistant for graduate level materials science class

Supervision of Students
Technical University of Denmark

2017-current    Advisor for 3 PhD students
2017-current     Advisor for 3 bachelor projects
2016-current    Advisor for 4 post-docs students
2015-current    Advisor for 6 master student thesis projects
2014,2015        Advisor for visiting PhD studen
2013                  Advisor for Special Assignment Project for Masters student (DTU/Aalto)t

2013-current     Advisor for 12 personalized research projects for Bacehlor/Masters students.

University of Queensland

2010                Advisor for a bachelor student. 

University of Notre Dame

2009                Advisor for 4 bachelor students.

Active (External)
     Thomas Jaramillo (Stanford)
     Jens Nørskov (DTU)
     Jan Rossmeisl (KU)
     Ifan Stephens (IC)
     Karl Mayrhofer (HI-EN)
     Topsøe Catalysts

Current (Internal)
     Ib Chorkendorff (Fysik)
     Peter Vesborg (Fysik)
     Ole Hansen (Nanotek)
     Karsten Jacobsen (Fysik)
Less Active / Previous
    Can Li and Xu Zong (DICP)
    Nate Lewis (Cal Tech)
    John Turner and Todd Deutsch (NREL)
    Lian Zhou Wang (U. of Queensland)
    David Tilley (Zurich)
    Andrej Kuznetsov (U. of Oslo)
    Egill Skulason (U. of Iceland)
    Igor Zoric (Chalmers)
    Dinko Chakarov (Chalmers)
    Sveinn Olafson (U. of Iceland)
    Jane Halme and Peter Lund (Aalto)

Research Activities
Total publications: 42
Total citations: 4000+
H-index: 21 (determined via ISI Web of Knowledge on 8-8-2017)
Poster presentations: 7
Oral presentation at conferences: 12 (6 invited)
Invited seminars: 4
Web-based modeling website:

Other Professional Activities
2018                 Censor for Danish,Bachelors, Masters and PhD students
2016-2017       Reviewer for grant proposals in Netherlands, Austria, and Saudia Arabia
2016                 Symposium organizer for annual International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) meeting
2013                 Part of a Danish documentary on solar fuels entitled “Struggle for the Sun”
2009                 Reviewer for US-Egyptian Joint Research Grant

-- Reviewer for the following journals: Energy and Environmental Science, Angewandte Chemie, JACS, ACS Catalysis, ACS Energy, as well as others.

Past Successful Grant Applications

2018 Innovation Fonden (with 2 other PIs), 11M DKK
2016 Villum Center of Excellence (with 27 other PI’s),150M DKK

2010 University of Queensland start-up grant recipient, 10k AUD
2011 Australian Research Council Equipment grant (with 4 other PI’s), 340k AUD

English: Native language.
Danish: Conversational