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.


PhD students


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.


Monica Rohde Madsen

Monica was born in 1993 in Southern Jutland. After finishing high school in 2013, she moved to Aarhus to study chemistry. She received her bachelor’s degree in 2016 after working on a project entitled “Bipolar Electrochemistry as a Method for the Formation of Molecular Gradients on Already Grafted Surfaces”. She continued the work on bipolar electrochemistry as a project student in the Organic Surface Chemistry Group, and started her PhD studies in 2017. Monica is now working on homogeneous catalysis in the electroreduction of CO2 and is a part of the CADIAC research center.

Asger Holm Agergaard

Asger was born in Aarhus in 1993, and raised in Eastern Jutland. Twenty years later, he moved back to Aarhus, to study nanoscience at iNANO. After obtaining his Nanoscience bachelor’s degree in the field of DNA nanotechnology in 2016, his focus shifted to surface confined chemistry and electrochemistry – a perfect match with the Organic Surface Chemistry group! Asger carried out a chemical project in 2017, and continued to work on his Master’s in the group. After obtaining his Master’s degree in 2018, Asger began his PhD studies on polymer brushes and functional/responsive surfaces.

Master students