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Welcome to my website

I am a soft matter researcher fascinated by self-assembly and the role of geometry in material science. After a number of years at the X-ray and Neutron Science group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen I have recently moved to a permanent position at the Dept. of Food Science. I am also a dedicated songwriter and musician - please explore my research, music, teaching and other interests from the menus above.


Latest news

Springer

August 2019: Paper on photosynthetic membranes

Very pleased that my PhD-student D. Jakubauskas got the first of his papers on photosynthetic membrane structure accepted into Scientific Reports. The paper contains scattering data from living cyanobacteria and details how to model this scattering. Find the actual paper HERE.



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June 2019: Cover paper

A long experimental effort about self-assembly of milk proteins into well-defined nanotubes is finally out as a cover paper in Soft Matter. The study provides novel fundamental knowledge of the formation and structure of α-lactalbumin nanotubes under different conditions, which will facilitate future application of these nanotubes in food and pharmaceutical areas. Find the actual paper HERE.



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November 2018: Cover paper

Our latest paper on miktoarm star self-assembly has made the cover of Polymer Physics. An integrated study using simulation and experiments allow us to understand the intricate self‐assembly across a wide range of the phase diagram in these interesting materials. Find the actual paper HERE.



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August 2018: New position at FOOD

I have accepted a new tenured position at the food science department of University of Copenhagen. I will be affiliated with the Molecular Food Structure group. Read more about the department HERE.



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May 2018: Springer book chapter out

I have written one of the chapters in a new book on the ’Role of Topology in Materials’. It is part of a Springer series on Solid State Sciences. Read my contribution HERE or check the full contents of the book HERE.



PRL

May 2018: Phys Rev Letters paper accepted

Our new work on three-arm star block copolymers exposed to extreme stretch has been accepted in Physical Review Letters. Read it HERE.



Kvant

April 2018: Popular article in danish

I have written a small paper in danish about struc-tural complexity in soft matter which is out now in KVANT - Tidsskrift for Fysik og Astronomi. Check it out HERE.



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February 2018: Invited to Berkeley

I am invited to speak at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley, California. The meeting is titled 'Hot Topics: Shape and Structure of Materials', for more information see HERE.



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November 2017: Visit to Murdoch University

I am currently on a 3 month stay at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia visiting my close collaborator Gerd Schröder-Turk. We are going to work on simulation problems in soft matter and biological physics. Read more about Gerd's research HERE. I am also this year guest speaker at the annual dinner of The Australian Institute of Physics's WA branch where I'll be talking about 'Soft matter as a playground for the exploration of space partitioning'.



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September 2017: PhD School at NBI

I am the local organizer of our 3rd International PhD School on 'Geometry and Topology in Contemporary Material Science' which will be held from September 3-9 2017 at the Niels Bohr Institute. My fellow co-organizers and co-lecturers are Stephen Hyde (ANU, Canberra), Gerd Schröder-Turk (Murdoch, Perth), Myfanwy Evans (TU-Berlin), Toen Castle (UPenn) and Martin C. Pedersen (NBI). Read more HERE.



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February 2017: Teaching award!

I am very proud to be this years recipient of the 'Jens Martin Award' - the annual Niels Bohr Institute teaching award. The award is named after Jens Martin Knudsen, the Danish Mars researcher who was known as a dedicated and gifted educator. I have received the award together with the rest of the team who re-organized and ran the 2016 Linear Algebra and Classical Mechanics course on the Nano Science education: Jonas Søgaard Juul, Tine Bryder Nielsen and Jesper Bruun. Read more HERE.