Kell Mortensen

Professor Emeritus, X-ray and Neutron Science

Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Universitetparken 5

2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Mobil +45 2151 6979


Kell Mortensen is professor emeritus at the Solid State Physics Section at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Kell Mortensen obtained his PhD 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 Riso National Laboratory in 1983. At Riso Kell Mortensen was responsible for the construction and the science at the Small-Angle Neutron Scattering facility. He was involved in establishing the Danish center for X-ray and neutron sciences, DANSCATT, and the Danish Polymer Centre jointly with DTU. In 2007 he joined the University of Copenhagen, where he initially was head of the Structural Biophysics group, and later head of the X-Ray and Neutron Sciences Section. He was co-founder of the university 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 420 papers in international journals and books, including papers in high impact journals as Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters. He has more than 18.900 citations, and an H-index of 71. Kell Mortensen has given more than 100 invited presentations at international conferences and summer/winter schools. 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, member of European Research Council for Advanced Research, chair of the Danish Research Council for Natural Sciences, board of the European Spallation Source Scandinavia and the Danish and the European Neutron Scattering associations.