Kim Daasbjerg

Professor of ChemistryKimDaasbjerg
Department of Chemistry
Aarhus University
Langelandsgade 140
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Tel: +45 87 15 59 65
E-mail: kdaa@chem.au.dk

 

 

 

 

Kim Daasbjerg (born 1966) obtained his MSc (1990) and PhD (1993) at Aarhus University under the supervision of Prof. Henning Lund. Following a post-doctoral visit at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, he returned to Aarhus University as an associate professor in chemistry. He obtained his Doctor of Science degree (2006) and promoted to Professor (MSO) in 2010. Kim Daasbjerg’s expertise includes the development of surface modification tools as applied to the study of polymer brushes, responsive polymers, coatings, hybrid materials, and composites involving in one or the other way carbon based substrates. His research group has repeatedly demonstrated unique methods by which organic radicals can be created, detected, characterized and used in the functionalization of materials. Recently, the scientific research has focused on fundamental aspects of graphene and its functionalization to exploit the extraordinary properties of this carbon allotrope in materials science. In addition, the combined expertise in electrochemistry, modification of surfaces, polymer brushes, and carbon materials is employed to meet a scientifically difficult challenge of huge societal importance in terms of converting the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, to useful building blocks for the chemical industry or the energy sector. He has more than 100 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters, 2 patents pending and an H-index of 30.