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The Department of Chemistry has a considerable number of collaborative business relations, and gives high priority to this area of knowledge exchange.

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of appointing business committees at all the departments and department-like centres at the Faculty of Natural Sciences are to significantly increase dialogue and collaboration with the private business sector.

There are a number of advantages in connection with increased business collaboration. These include joint research applications, new networks, sharing the research infrastructure, access to external research funds, collaboration regarding degree programmes, and a contribution to solving major societal challenges.


The task portfolios are determined locally, but the tasks of the business committees include:

  • Setting annual targets – in collaboration with the departmental management – for the extent and nature of business collaboration at the department or centre.
  • Regularly describing the department’s or centre’s positions of strength that are relevant to the business sector.
  • Providing access for enquiries from companies, the Dean’s Office and the Faculty Secretariat regarding activities related to business collaboration.
  • Mapping and contributing to the initiation of collaboration with companies that can have an interest in the department’s or centre’s academic profile (both major companies and SMEs).
  • Providing management information to the Faculty Business Committee and the Faculty Management Team in connection with enquiries, including a brief annual report of the individual committee’s work.


Kim Daasbjerg - Head of the Business Committee 
PhD and dr. scient in organic electrochemistry, Professor. Organic Surface Chemistry Group. Kim´s research is currently housed under the new Danish National Research Center, Carbon Dioxide Activation (CADIAC). Many of the projects have an applied focus and involve collaboration with industry partners such as Grundfos, SP Group, Kamstrup, Vestas, Newtec, and LEGO. Subjects of interest include coatings, primers, sealings, graphene, and polymer composites.

Birgit Schiøtt
PhD and Professor in Chemistry. Biomodelling group. Many of the projects in Birgit's group have an applied scope, using computational methods, such as MD simulations, molecular docking and homology modelling. They have intense collaborations with both experimental and computational groups in academia and industry in Denmark and world-wide. Interests include understanding the molecular origin of diseases such as  Alzheimer's, diabetes, depression and other psychiatric diseases as well as basic research into enzyme engineering, membrane proteins, lipid-protein interactions and complex lipid mixtures, such as the cell membrane. Birgit is currently head of the department.

Kurt Vesterager Gothelf

Bo Brummerstedt Iversen

Troels Skrydstrup

Jørgen Skibsted