Professor, Head of X-ray and Neutron Science
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel: +45 3532 0464, Mobil +45 2151 6979
Kell Mortensen is head the X-Ray and Neutron Science Section at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Kell Mortensen obtained his Ph.D. in physics from DTU in 1981, was post doc. at the IBM Research Center in New York 1980-81, and DTU 1981-93. He got affiliated with the Physics Department at Risų National Laboratory in 1983. At Risų Kell Mortensen was responsible for the construction and the science at the small-angle neutron scattering facility, and involved in the establishing the Danish Polymer Centre jointly with DTU. In 2007 he joined the University of Copenhagen, where he was heading the Structural Biophysics group, and has been a co-founder of the Program for Synthetic Biology.
Kell Mortensen's main Research interests lie within the borderline between physics, materials science and biology. Main focus has been on small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering, often combined with rheology. He has published more than 350 papers in international journals and books, including papers in high impact journals as Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters. He has more than 14.700 citations, and an H-index of 64. Kell Mortensen has given more than 100 invited presentations at international conferences, summer schools and institutions. Kell Mortensen is or has been member of a number of national and international science committees and councils, including the board of Danish National Research Foundation and the Danish Research Council for Natural Sciences, the European Spallation Source Scandinavia, and the Danish and the European Neutron Scattering associations.