Born 16.01.1939. MSc. Chem.Eng. 1963 (Technical University of Denmark). Dr.Techn. 1976 (Steam Reforming Catalysts).
Haldor Topsoe A/S since 1965 (Danish company in catalysis and chemical processes); Executive Vice President (R&D) (1986-2006); Director, Special projects (2006-2009); SeniorAssociate to Company management (2010- ); Deputy Chairman, Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S (2005-2009); Affiliate Professor KTH, Stockholm (2009- ).
Earlier: Chairman, Danish Research Policy Council (1987-1991); Member of Board of Representatives Central Bank of Denmark (1989-2009); President Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (1995-1999); President EIRMA (1993-1995); Member of Board of EIRMA (1983-1996); Member of Expert Panel for OECD evaluation of Iceland's Science and Technology Policy; Member of IRDAC (1996-1999), EURAB (2001-); Member of Advisory Council of EU H2 and Fuel Cell Technology Platform (2003-2008); Member of Board of Confederation of Danish Energy Industries (2005-2010).
Prizes: Julius Thomsen's Gold Medal 1980; Award for Excellence in National Gas Conversion 1998; Danish University Forum Prize 2000; Technical University of Denmark, Gold Medal 2001; Maxted Award for Catalysis 2001.
Main Scientific Interests: Catalysis, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen.
125 refereed publications, 22 patents.