Kim Daasbjerg

Professor of ChemistryKimDaasbjerg
Department of Chemistry
Aarhus University
Langelandsgade 140
Building: 1511, Office: 420
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Tel: +45 87 15 59 65
E-mail: kdaa@chem.au.dk

 

 

 

 

Research

Daasbjerg’s expertise includes the development of surface modification tools as applied to the study of polymer brushes, responsive polymers, coatings, smart hybrid materials and composites involving in one or the other way carbon-based substrates. Recently, the scientific research has had its focus on fundamental aspects of graphene and its functionalization to exploit the extraordinary properties of this carbon allotrope in materials science. Finally, the combined expertise in electrochemistry, modification of surfaces, polymer brushes, and carbon materials is employed to meet a scientifically difficult challenge of great societal importance in terms of converting the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, to useful building blocks for the chemical industry or the energy sector.
 

Employment

2015 – present PROFESSOR, Department of Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University.
2010–2015 PROFESSOR MSO, Department of Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University.
2009–2010 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MSO, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
2006–2009 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
2006 VISTING PROFESSOR, Department of Chemistry, University of Padova, Italy.
1997–2006 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
1993–1997 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
1993 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Education

2006 DOCTOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE, Aarhus University
1993 PHD, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University (Supervisor: dr. H. Lund)
1990 MASTER OF SCIENCE, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University (Supervisor: dr. H. Lund)

 

Publications and Prizes

139 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters, 2 patents, and 8 other articles. According to the ISI Web of Science, 3469 citations (26 September, 2018) have been achieved in the period 1989–present with an h-index of 35.

According to SciVal (a Scopus based bibliometric tool), September 7th 2016, Daasbjerg
performs with;

  • A Field Weighted Citation Impact of 2,45. (Indicates that Daasbjerg is cited 2,45 times more often than the average researcher within his particular field) from 2011-2016.
  • A 38,9 % share of his publications amongst the top 10 percentile most cited articles worldwide 2011-2016.
  • A 30,6 % share of his publications in the top10 percentile journals with highest journal impact 2011-2016.

Daasbjerg received the Elastyrene Prize (Danish Polymer Prize) in 2013 awarded by the Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV) and in 2015, he recieved the Industry Prize awarded by the Danish Academy of Science.

 

Administrative experience

2016-present Instigator of the open science platform SPOMAN to promote collaboration between aca- demia and industry
2016-2019 Director, MoAD, a cross-disciplinary consortium funded by the Innovation Fund (11mill. Dkr).
2016-2020 Member, DreamWind, a cross-disciplinary consortium funded by the Innovation Fund (27 mill. Dkr).
2015-present Co-owner of the spin-off company RadiSurf.
2015-present Chairman of the Business Committee at iNANO and Department of Chemistry. Member of the Business Committee at Science and Technology, Aarhus University.
2015–2021 Co-Center leader, Center of Carbon Dioxide Activation, funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (60 mill. Dkr).
2013–2018 Member of a DSF alliance (20 mill. Dkr) and HTF platform (24 mill. Dkr) on graphene.
2012–2013 Vice chair of the Department Council.
2008–2013 Director, RadiSurf, a cross-disciplinary consortium of ~20 people funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.
2006–2007 Vice chair, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
2005–2015  Member, Center for Oxygen Microscopy and Imaging, funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.
2004–2011 Co-founder and chair/member of the international organization ECHEMS, the purpose of which is to promote the use of molecular electrochemistry in various research fields.
2003–2007 Member, Academic Council, Aarhus University.
2001–2007 Member, PhD Board, Aarhus University.

Reviewer for the journals: Ang. Chem. Int. Ed., Langmuir, New J. Chem., Electrochem. Commun., Organometallics, J. Phys. Chem., and J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Teaching experience

Kim Daasbjerg has taught university courses in the following subjects at levels that range from 1st year undergraduate to PhD: Organic chemistry, electrochemistry, surface chemistry, basic polymer chemistry, responsive polymers, and advanced polymer and nanomaterials. Over the past five years Daasbjerg has set up a full teaching program in polymer chemistry, establishing, at the same time, four new courses in this area.