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22 new H.C. Ørsted fellows

DTU recently welcomed 22 highly talented researchers who have been granted a H.C. Ørsted COFUND fellowship. The 22 researchers come from all over the world and will spend the next years at the University advancing their scientific career.

By Stine Work Brodersen and Vibeke Hempler

The original H.C. Ørsted postdoc programme was launched in 2004 and given to young, talented researchers from abroad. Co-funding by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions has enabled DTU to uphold both the number and the duration of granted fellowships in 2016.

No fewer than 188 applicants applied. After a thorough review process, where the applications were subjected to external international peer review based on a set of predefined criteria, DTU has selected 22 promising researchers who have shown great potential in their respective field of research. The fellows represent 11 different nationalities, and will carry out research within an extensive range of academic fields.

Recipients of H.C. Ørsted COFUND postdoc fellowships in 2017:  





Andrea Capozzi

DTU Electrical Engineering


Generating long-lasting transportable hyperpolarized substrates via Dynamic Nuclear Polarization and thermal annihilation of photo-induced radicals (LLTHS)

Anna Dragos

DTU Bioengineering


Role of prophages in ecology and evolution of Bacillus (EcoEvoVirBac)

Bo Wang

DTU Mechanical Engineering


Nitrogen expanded austenite on austenitic stainless steel with superior load-bearing capacity: synthesis, characterization and performance (NEA-SCP)

Chengfang Pang

DTU Environment


Realistic Environmental Exposure and Hazard Assessment of Nanoscale Copper Phthalocyanine (RealNano)

Ding Zhao

DTU Danchip


Nanoscale interactions between electrons and ice: Towards the ultimate resolution of ice lithography (NanoE-ICE)

Diptesh Dey

DTU Chemistry


Laser induced control of molecules and chemical reactions (LASERCONTROL)

Emily Riley

DTU Aqua (DTU Physics)

Great Britain 

Flagellate Flow Fields: Trade-offs and Variability(protistflow)

Gaurava Kumar Jaisawal

DTU Space


NICER views of neutron stars' physics (NEONS )

Helena Junicke

DTU Chemical Engineering


Novel concepts for biobutanol production using mixed microbial cultures (BUTAX)

Lorena Fernández-Cabezón

DTU Biosustain


Re-shaping central metabolism in Pseudomonas putida for White Biotechnology purposes (REWIRE)

Mariusz Kubus

DTU Chemistry 


Design, Synthesis and Characterization of 2D Metal-Organic Framework Materials: From Bulk to Nanostructures (DesignMOF)

Matthias Wiesenberger

DTU Physics


Particle Acceleration in Reconnection EventS (PARES)

Petr Witz

DTU Management Engineering

Czech Republic

Consolidating and operationalizing theories of genuine public participation in large-scale engineering projects (COPP)

Prasanna Kadirvelayutham

DTU Energy


High-Capacity 2D Electrode Materials For Magnesium Ion Batteries (2DMIB)

Prasant Singh

DTU Compute


Understanding Schubert Codes (USC)

Romina Henriques

DTU Aqua


Genomic analyses of DNA from archived white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) jaws (GENOJAWS)

Sarvesh Kumar Srivastava

DTU Nanotech


Microbots for chemotherapeutic drug delivery against solid tumours (Chemobots)

Shengda Zhang

DTU Bioengineering


Biosynthetic pathways and expression platforms for marine bioactive compounds (SynBGCs)

 Shi Jia

DTU Fotonik


Tbit/s THz Photonics Wireless Communication (T-Welcom)

Stanislav Borysov

DTU Management Engineering


Deep Statistical Modeling for Transport Systems in Context (DEEP-TS)

Xiaowei Zhu

DTU Mechanical Engineering


Multi-objective optimization of microstructure enhanced plate heat exchangers for organic Rankine cycle power systems (MicroPHE)

Yiqiang Wang

DTU Mechanical Engineering


Cellular Structural Topology Optimisation for Additive Manufacturing (CSTO-AM)