Personal Data and Contact Information
- Citizenship: USA
- Work Address: Fysikvej, Bld. 311, Kongens Lyngby, 2800, Denmark
- Phone: work: +45 4525 3174 cell: +45 5037 6413
- Email:
- Website:

Current Position
2014 –Present Assistant Professor
                        Institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
                        Department/Section: Physics/ Surface Catalysis & Physics (SurfCat)

Previous Positions
2011 – 2014  Post-doctoral Associate
                        Institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
                        Advisor: Ib Chorkendorff

2010 – 2011  Post-doctoral Associate
                        Institution: University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia
                        Advisor: Gao Qing (Max) Lu and Lian Zhou Wang

2009 PhD in Chemical Engineering
                        Institution: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA
                        GPA: 3.9/4.0
                        PhD Advisor: Prashant Kamat
                        Thesis: “Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrocatalytic Aspects of Proton Exchange Membrane Based         Nanostructured Assemblies”

2003 Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2003
                        Institution: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
                        Class Rank: 1st of 30 (GPA: 3.9/4.0)
                        Thesis: “Hydrogen Production by Steam Reformation of Ethanol”

Research Stays
2012 (1 week) California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
                        Investigated photocatalytic H2 evolution in the group of Nate Lewis

2010 (2 months) University of Osaka, Osaka Japan
                        Investigated organic synthesis of dyes in the group of Shunichi Fukushima

Teaching Activities
University of Notre Dame
2006               Teaching assistant for graduate level materials science class
2007, 2008     Teaching assistant for undergraduate process control class
2009               Guest lecturer for ‘Fuel Cells’ course

Technical University of Denmark
2012, 2013     Teaching assistant for experimental surface science class
2014               Guest lecturer for ‘PhD Course in Energy Technologies for a Sustainable Future’
2015-2017      Primary lecturer for Masters level course entitled ‘Physics of Sustainable Energy’
2016-2018      Main lecturer for 1st year general physics course
2018               Primary lecture for Bachelors course entitled ‘Physics of Solar Energy and Energy Storage’
2015-2017 4   Fagprojects on photocatalysis for bachelors students (15 ECTS points course).

Supervision of Students
University of Notre Dame
2009                Advisor for 4 bachelor students. (Produced 3 papers, Adv. Mat., JPC-C, ACS Nano)

University of Queensland
2010                Advisor for a bachelor student. (Produced 1 paper, Ange. Chemie, Int. Ed.)

Technical University of Denmark
2013-current    Advisor for 12 personalized research projects for Bacehlor/Masters students.
2013                Advisor for Special Assignment Project for Masters student (DTU/Aalto)
2014,2015       Advisor for visiting PhD student
2015-current    Advisor for 4 master student thesis projects
2016-current    Advisor for a post-doc who was a recipient of the HC Ørsted Fellowship
2017-curren     Advisor for a bachelor project
2017-current    Advisor for 2 PhD students

Active (External)
     Thomas Jaramillo (Stanford)
     Jens Nørskov (Stanford)
     Jan Rossmeisl (KU)
     Ifan Stephens (IC)
     Topsøe Catalysts
     Michael Gratzel (EPFL)

Current (Internal)
     Ib Chorkendorff (Fysik)
     Peter Vesborg (Fysik)
     Ole Hansen (Nanotek)
     Karsten Jacobsen (Fysik)
Less Active / Previous
    Can Li and Xu Zong (DICP)
    Nate Lewis (Cal Tech)
    John Turner and Todd Deutsch (NREL)
    Lian Zhou Wang (U. of Queensland)
    Andrej Kuznetsov (U. of Oslo)
    Egill Skulason (U. of Iceland)
    Igor Zoric (Chalmers)
    Dinko Chakarov (Chalmers)
    Sveinn Olafson (U. of Iceland)
    Jane Halme and Peter Lund (Aalto)

Research Activities
Total publications: 42
Total citations: 4000+
H-index: 21 (determined via ISI Web of Knowledge on 8-8-2017)
Poster presentations: 7
Oral presentation at conferences: 12 (6 invited)
Invited seminars: 4
Web-based modeling website:

Other Professional Activities
2009                 Reviewer for US-Egyptian Joint Research Grant
2013                 Part of a Danish documentary on solar fuels entitled “Struggle for the Sun”
2016                 Symposium organizer for annual International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) meeting
2016-2017       Reviewer for grant proposals in Netherlands, Austria, and Saudia Arabia
-- Reviewer for the following journals: Energy and Environmental Science, Angewandte Chemie, JACS, ACS Catalysis, ACS Energy, as well as others.

Past Successful Grant Applications
2010 University of Queensland start-up grant recipient, 10k AUD
2011 Australian Research Council Equipment grant (with 4 other PI’s), 340k AUD
2016 Villum Center of Excellence (with 27 other PI’s), 150M DKK

English: Native language.
Danish: Intermediate- Passed Module 3 in Level 3 Danish.