The Group

Post Docs

Xinming HuXinming

Xinming received his bachelor (2004-2008) and master education (2008-2011) in China. He started his PhD education at University of Copenhagen working on the field of porous materials in 2011 and obtained the PhD degree in 2014. His expertise involves the design and synthesis of functional building blocks, preparation of porous carbons and polymers, and gas adsorption. In 2015 he joined the Organic Surface Chemistry group as a postdoctoral fellow. His current focus is to prepare porous and/or surface-attached materials with catalytic activity for CO2 electroreduction.


Lizhi Huang

Lizhi Huang received his bachelor (2003-2007) and master education (2007-2009) in China. During his master, he started his research career with photo-degradation of environmental pollutants using iron-bearing photocatalyst. After that, he started his PhD (2009-2013) at University of Copenhagen working on the field of synthesis and application of 2D materials for decontamination with a focus on photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. During his post-doc (2013-2015) at University of Copenhagen, his research topic is electrocatalytic decontamination using 2D iron-based catalyst.   In 2015 he joined the Organic Surface Chemistry group as a postdoc. His current focus is synthesis of multifunctional electrocatalyst for both environment and energy applications.

PhD students


Bjarke Bror Egede Jensen

Bjarke received his bachelor degree in 2010 working on hydrothermal synthesis of ZrO2 nanoparticles. After a year away from academia, teaching public school and gymnasium, he initiated his master studies and became familiar with the Organic Surface Chemistry group. They were at that time starting to look into graphene and under their supervision he set up equipment for chemical vapour deposition with the aim of growing high quality graphene on metal substrates. He received his master degree in early 2013 and soon thereafter started working at Newtec Engineering in Odense, with whom he is now doing an industrial PhD.

Emil Bjerglund PedersenEmil

Emil obtained his bachelor degree in nanoscience from iNANO at Aarhus University in 2013, working with electrochemical carboxylation of graphene on nickel surfaces. He is now a PhD student in the group and is working with production of graphene dispersions by high-shear exfoliation, chemical modification of the produced graphene and embedding these in polymer materials in order to obtain improved properties.


Magnus Haugaard Rønnemagnus

Magnus received a bachelor degree in 2014 in “Chemistry and Technology” from Aarhus university. During his bachelor thesis he worked with the synthesis of graphene. In 2015 Magnus started his PhD in the group, where he works with electrochemical reduction of CO2 as a member of the CADIAC research center. His current work involves both preparation of heterogeneous electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction as well as developing smart methods to benchmark different catalytic systems against each other.




Kristian Birk BuhlKristian

Kristian was born in 1989 in southern Jutland. He moved to Aarhus after high school and started his education at the department of Chemistry and the Engineering School in 2012. In 2015 he finished his bachelor in ‘’Chemistry and Technology’’ and started as a PhD student one year later. He is working on the MoAd project (Molecular adhesive) in collaboration with Radisurf. Former presented adhesive technologies are further developed and used in new applications. The project often use electrochemical reactions to modify surfaces, with different functionalities, before polymers are graft to or from the surfaces.


Andreas Sommerfeldt

Andreas was born in 1993 and grew up in northern Zealand, but moved to Aarhus to study chemistry in 2012. He received his bachelor degree in surface chemistry in 2015, where he studied catalytic systems for electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. He then continued in the group doing a chemical project during his master courses in polymer synthesis for application in graphene transfer. In 2016 Andreas started a PhD study in design and synthesis of degradable polymers, the Dreamwind project.




Stefan Urth NielsenWebsite pic Stefan

Stefan was born in 1990 and grew up in the area of Aalborg, Denmark. In 2010 he began to study Medicinal Chemistry at Aarhus University. In 2013 he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry, after doing work in organic surface chemistry. His Master’s project began in august 2014. Throughout his studies in the group, he has been working with developing heterogeneous reactions, which can be used in “building onto” and functionalizing surface structures. His experience in organic synthesis from his studies in Medicinal Chemistry, have been of great use in his entire work. After finishing his Master project he continued as an industrial Ph.d.-student in collaboration with Radisurf.


Master students

Andreas KoldingAGF profil

Andreas was born in 1992 and grew up in Skanderborg. In 2012, he began his education at Aarhus University and received his Bachelor’s degree as Engineer in Chemistry and Technology in 2015. Here, he was investigating polymer brush modification of titanium dioxide in order to produce a biocompatible interface that can be used for body implants. In the autumn of 2016, he will begin his Master’s project.