Group CV

The group is located at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, and has strong ties to both The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and Aarhus School of Engineering. We carry out research in a number of fields, including electrochemistry, organic surface chemistry, aryldiazonium salt grafting, polymer brushes, graphene and CO2 activation.

Our projects are composed to illustrate the power of team- and interdisciplinary work and we invite everyone to join our effort in this endeavor.

Teaching Philosophy

The experience students gain from laboratory courses and research projects facilitate the understanding of modern chemistry and illustrate its importance in everyday life. These programs benefit from dynamic lectures using contemporary examples, supported by a strong foundation in the fundamentals. We welcome and encourage feedback from the students, which forms part of a wider mechanism of review to ensure the objectives and outcomes of the learning process are achieved.

We encourage frequent and open discussions of chemistry, research objectives and direction. In the research laboratory we stress the importance of commitment, collaboration, and self-disciplined study to ultimately provide the students with a training that will prepare them for a challenging and rewarding career.


The group thanks the different foundations supporting our research. We are currently involved in:

  • Center for Carbon Dioxide Activation (2015-2021, Danish National Research Foundation)
  • Percutaneous Implants with Unique Soft Tissue Sealing Properties (2014-2018, Danish High Technology Foundation)
  • Heat Transfer Effective Antifouling Solutions for Heat Exchange Surfaces (2014-2018, Danish High Technology Foundation)
  • Towards the Design of Novel Hybrid Carbon Allotropes in Precisely Arranged 3D Architectures Using DNA Technology (2013-2016, Danish National Research Council)
  • National Initiative for Advanced Graphene Coatings and Composites (2012-2017, Danish High Technology Foundation)
  • Danish Alliance of Graphene Application, Technology and Engineering (2012-2016, Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation)
  • Novel Release-on-Demand Fertilisers: New Strategies to Increase the Efficiency of Phosphorous and Micronutrient Fertilization (2012-2016, Danish Council for Independent Research/Technology and Production)


An extensive list of the groups publications can be found here.


  • Jesper Vinther Sørensen, Engineering the Bottom-Room for Organic Electronics Using DNA Nanotechnology and Electrografting, 2014
  • Mikkel Skorkjær Kongsfelt, Production and Modification of Graphene and Similar Carbonaceous Materials, 2014
  • Mie Lillethorup, Development of Functional Polymer Brushes Grown from Electrode Surfaces and Graphene, 2014
  • Laura Thim Juhl, Using Surface Modification Procedures in the Functionalization of Polymer Brushes and to Create Surface Confined Electrocatalysts for the Reduction of CO2   & Samarium Diiodid Promoted Radical Cyclization of N-Acyl Oxazolidinones, 2014
  • Sergey Chernyy, Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Electrografting Technique as a Means For Attaining Tailor-Made Polymer Coatings, 2012
  • Marcel Ceccato, Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Characterization of Covalently Modified Surfaces, 2011
  • Kristoffer Malmos, Controlled Surface Modification using Electrogenerated Aryl Radicals, 2011
  • Rasmus Toftegaard, Controlling Singlet Oxygen Emission and Formation, 2011
  • Lasse Tholstrup Nielsen, Electrochemical studies of Surfaces Modified by aryl-diazonium reduction, 2010
  • Karina Højrup Vase, Novel Approaches for Electrochemically Assisted Covalent Modification of Carbon Surfaces, 2007
  • Heidi Svith, 2005
  • Allan Hjarbæk Holm, 2005
  • Jens Larsen, 2004
  • Rasmus Juel Enemærke, Mechanistic Studies of Reactions Employing Titanocene Halides (Cp2TiX) as Single Electron Transferring
    Reagents, 2002
  • Henrik Jensen, Studies on Electron Transfer – Bond Fragmentation Processes, 1999


Mogens Hinge, J. K. Kristensen, Kim Daasbjerg, Steen U. Pedersen, Marianne Strange, Steen E. Nielsen Joining Metal Part and Non-Liquid Polymer Part Used for e.g. Automotive Applications Involves Surface Modifying Metal Surface with a Primer and Then Bringing This Surface into Contact with Polymer Part by Laser Welding

  • Patent Number: WO2013139342-A1
  • Patent Assignee: Aarhus University, Force Technology

Mogens Hinge, Kim Daasbjerg, Steen U. Pedersen, J. Iruthayaraj, Kristoffer Malmos, Allan H. Holm, Jens Hinke, Susie-Ann Spiegelhauer, Joining Solid Part/Polymer Involves Attaching Primer Layer with Predetermined Surface Chemistry/Density/Thickness Covalently to Surface; Polymerizing Second Molecules onto Layer;and Bringing Surface with Polymer Brushes into Contact

  • Patent Number: WO2014075695-A1
  • Patent Assignee: Aarhus University, Grundfos Holding A/S, SP Group A/S