Professor of biophysics, University of Southern Danemark, Director, MEMPHYS - Center for Biomembrane Physics, Adjunct professor, Helsinki University of Technology
Principal Areas of Research: Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, computer simulation techniques, phase transitions and critical phenomena, biomembrane physics and chemistry, surface and interface physics, materials science, nano-science, drug delivery
Published more than 300 original research articles, reviews and scientific reports; the monographs: Computer Studies of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena (Springer-Verlag, 1984); Life - as a Matter of Fat. The Emerging Science of Lipidomics (Springer Verlag, 2005); Sushi. Lidenskab, videnskab & sundhed (Jepsen & Co, Copenhagen, 2006); Co-edited four books on biophysics.
Awards: Gold Medal in Chemistry, Aarhus University, 1975; A/S De Danske Spritfabrikker's Centennial Award, 1981; Kirstine Meyer født Bjerrum's Mindelegat, 1984; Villum Kann Rasmussen's Research Prize, 1990; NKT Research Prize, 1998, for research achievements in soft condensed matter and biological physics; Hasselblad Foundation Research Award 1998; National Danish Research Communication Prize 2007; University of Southern Denmark Research Communication Prize 2007; Royal Society of Chemistry Bourke Award and Silver Medal 2008; European Lipid Science Award 2011.