Departments and centres

Overview of all departments and centres at DTU. Other centers and research groups are presented on the departments websites.

DTU Aqua

National Institute of Aquatic Resources

National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) conducts research, provides advice, educates at university level and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physical and chemical processes and ecosystem structure and dynamics, taking account of all relevant natural and anthropogenic drivers.


DTU Bioengineering

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine

The department adresses important social and scientific challenges within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human and animal health.

DTU Biosustain

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark aims at developing new knowledge and technologies to help facilitate the transformation from the existing oil-based chemical industry to a more sustainable bio-based society in which chemicals are produced biologically.

DTU Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

DTU Chemical Engineering’s main activities lie within the areas of product design, process design and production in the chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, food technological and energy technological industries.


Kim Dam-Johansen

Kim Dam-Johansen Professor, Head of Department Phone: +45 45252845

DTU Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

DTU Chemistry is a dynamic Department with a wide array of opportunities. The research is divided into two research areas each with underlying research groups.


DTU Compute

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the scientific disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. Our interdisciplinary research areas are big data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart and secure societies, smart manufacturing and life sciences.


Jan Madsen

Jan Madsen Head of department, Professor Phone: +45 45253751

DTU Construct

Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering develops and utilises science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society and the sustainable development. We undertake research, education, innovation, and scientific advice of the highest quality within building design and processes, building construction and safety, building energy and services, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials technology, manufacturing engineering, engineering design and thermal energy systems.


Hans Nørgaard Hansen

Hans Nørgaard Hansen Head of Department, Professor, PhD, Dr. techn., R. Phone: +45 45254816

DTU Electro

Department of Electrical and Photonics Engineering

At DTU Electro, we combine the immense possibilities of electrical and photonics engineering. Our research is, among other things, used in the healthcare sector for diagnostics, treatment and improving the quality of life. We research into the development of more sustainable energy systems, safer autonomous systems and a faster, greener and more secure internet.

DTU Energy

Department of Energy Conversion and Storage

At the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage we work on sustainable energy technologies. In the energy system of the future a large part of the energy will be supplied by fluctuating sources such as solar and wind power. This makes it critically important to be able to convert and store the energy as needed.


Søren Linderoth

Søren Linderoth Head of Department, Professor Phone: +45 46775801

DTU Engineering Technology

Department of Engineering Technology and Didactics

At DTU Engineering Technology we support the ambition of Technical University of Denmark to train the best engineers in Europe. In close collaboration with industry across courses, student projects and projects with employees we systemically develop tools and methods for technology implementation and hands-on transfer of technology and engineering skills through products and solutions. We are organized in 9 research groups all focusing on technology implementation, engineering technology and engineering education within a wide range of engineering fields.

DTU Entrepreneurship

Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship

The Centre is an enabling force for innovation and social and economic change through entrepreneurial capability development across different facets of society - education, industry, government, and DTU. Let's build a better world.


DTU Food

National Food Institute

The National Food Institute researches and communicates sustainable and value-adding solutions in the areas of food and health for the benefit of society and industry.


Tine Rask Licht

Tine Rask Licht Acting Head of Institute, Professor Phone: +45 35887186

DTU Health Tech

Department of Health Technology

DTU Health Tech educates the engineers of the future and develop new technology and solutions to improve people’s life before, during and after they are patients. We do this in close collaboration with the health sector, industry, academia and other health partners.


DTU Learn for Life

DTU Learn for Life

DTU Learn for Life is DTU's platform for all types of continuing education activities and an exhibition window for DTU's technologies and know-how.


DTU Management

Department of Technology, Management and Economics

DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics. We develop solutions in close cooperation with companies and public authorities. Our research aims at strengthening welfare, productivity and sustainability within the society. A key element is the role of technology and its interaction with industry and individuals.


Mette Wier

Mette Wier Professor, Head of Department Phone: +45 45254433

DTU Nanolab

National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization

DTU Nanolab is the National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization in Denmark and is owned by and located at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). DTU Nanolab operates and maintains advanced processing equipment within 1350 m2, class 10-100, ISO 9001-certified, open access, pay-per-use cleanroom facilities.

DTU Offshore

Danish Offshore Technology Centre

DTU Offshore – Danish Offshore Technology Centre – is Denmark’s national R&D centre for offshore technologies and holds a central position in the energy transition. We develop research-based technology solutions for the offshore industry in the North Sea. Our research encompasses carbon storage, digital solutions for the offshore sector, produced water management, well and platform maintenance, recovery of remaining oil and gas resources, and efficient and responsible abandonment of depleted oil and gas fields.

DTU Physics

Department of Physics

Department of Physics prioritises research areas within modern physics which represents a significant basic scientific challenge and also has clear application perspectives. The department has a number of state-of-the-art research facilities, including a supercomputer. Furthermore, the Department of Physics coordinates the undergraduate and master study Physics and Nanotechnology.


DTU Skylab

DTU Skylab

DTU Skylab is DTU’s living lab for innovation and entrepreneurship. We match state-of-the-art technology and science with an ambitious and open community, where students, researchers and corporate partners meet to exchange knowledge and develop visionary solutions for real-world challenges. At DTU Skylab, the convergence of technologies and talent from different fields, combined with an entrepreneurial mindset, creates a unique culture of innovation and learning for everyone involved in our community. DTU Skylab - This place is yours.

DTU Space

National Space Institute

With space as the starting point we do scientific research, develop technology, advice authorities, educate scientists and engineers for the benefit of society. This includes exploring our solar system, the universe, the Earth's magnetic field and monitoring Earth's climate and environment from space.

DTU Sustain

Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering

DTU Sustain is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers.


DTU Wind

Department of Wind and Energy Systems

Department of Wind Energy is a globally leading centre for wind energy with technical-scientific competences in the international front and with a unique integration of research, education and public/private sector consulting.