• Universitetsbyen 81, bygning 1872 (6. etage)
    8000 Aarhus C

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Curriculum vitae

Research fields:

  • Assessment of groundwater quality: State, trends and vulnerability on a regional, national, and European scale using large datasets.
  • Assessment of drinking water quality: Exposure on a national level using large datasets.
  • Anthropogenic impact on the environment: Evaluation of regulation on groundwater quality such as nitrogen or pesticides application.
  • Concept development: Execution of field-scale geochemical investigations and laboratory analyses to support development of concepts for upscaling by using geostatistical and hydrogeological numerical modelling.
  • Integrated studies: Establishment of and collaboration in interdisciplinary integrated studies to increase knowledge on societal and environmental challenges such as 1) the relation between drinking water quality and human health, 2) the anthropogenic impact on the aquatic environment, 3) relation between economy and environment.



1993:             MSc in hydrogeology, University of Aarhus, Faculty of Science.

1997:             PhD in hydrogeochemistry, University of Aarhus, Faculty of Science.


Professional positions:

2007-            Senior Scientist, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS.

2002-2006:   Hydro-geochemist, Groundwater Department, County of Aarhus.

1997-2001:   Scientist, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Research Center for Organic Farming.

1994-1995:   Associate, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University o



  • Denmark Geological Prize 2016: 20 years of research in impact, propagation, and turnover of nitrogen in sediments and groundwater, and transdisciplinary research in drinking water and health.



  • 2019: Innovation Fund Denmark project leader course at INSEAD – The Business School of the World, France.


Supervision and teaching:

  • External lecturer in groundwater chemistry at Geosciences, Aarhus University (2008-2018).
  • External lecturer in groundwater chemistry at the Institute of Environment- and Resource Technology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU SUSTAIN) (2022 & 2023).
  • Appointed by the Ministry of Education and Research to the geology censor corps for the period 2022-2026.


Scientific memberships:

  • Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, IAH (2010-date).
  • Member of the Danish board of the Academy for the Technical Sciences (ATV) on soil and groundwater (2011-2016).
  • Member of International Medical Geology Association, IMGA (2011-date).
  • Treasurer of the Executive Committee of the International Medical Geology Association, IMGA (2012-2016).
  • Member of the Water Resource Expert Group (WREG) under EuroGeoSurveys, European Geoscience for Society (2011-date).


Management of Research Projects and Assignments:

  • Responsible for reporting on nitrate in the Danish National Groundwater Monitoring Program, GRUMO and LOOP (2007-date).
  • Project leader on groundwater monitoring in the Danish National Agricultural Monitoring Program, LOOP (2007-date).
  • Project leader on development of a geo-guidance in chemical groundwater mapping under the Danish National Groundwater Mapping Program (2009 & 2017).
  • Project leader on development of a geo-guidance in assessment on nitrate vulnerability of groundwater aquifers under the Danish National Groundwater Mapping Program (2009).
  • GEUS project leader in the Geocenter project on “Iodine in the hydrological cycle” (2011-2014).
  • Participant in the Innovation Fund Denmark DNMARK research alliance on “Innovative solutions for a sustainable management of nitrogen in agriculture”, 2013-2018.
  • Co-work package leader responsible in the Geocenter project “Large-scale hydrogeological modelling of saltwater intrusion in a coastal groundwater system”, SALTCOAST (2014-2018).
  • Work package leader in the rOpen project under Innovation Fund Denmark on “Open landscape nitrate retention mapping” (2017-2020).
  • Work package leader in EU Horizon 2020 FAIRWAY project: “Farm systems management and governance for producing good water quality for drinking water supplies” (2017-2021).
  • GEUS-project leader on ad hoc projects on drinking quality and human health (2011-date).
  • GEUS’ Principal Investor on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded project on nitrate in drinking water and the risk of adverse birth outcomes (2017-2021).
  • Task leader on the EU Horizon 2020 GeoERA project HOVER: “Hydrogeological processes and Geological settings over Europe controlling dissolved geogenic and anthropogenic elements in groundwater of relevance to human health and the status of dependent ecosystems” (2018-2022).
  • Principal Investor of the Innovation Fund Denmark project MapField: Field-scale mapping for targeted N-regulation and management (2018-2022).
  • Work package leader in the Danish Environmental Agency project ”Nret24 – Forbedret kvælstof-retentionskortlægning til ny reguleringsmodel af landbruget” (2022-2024).
  • Subtask-leader in the EU Horizon Europe, Geological Service for Europe (GSEU) project: “Groundwater quality evolution in relation to drivers, pressures and competing uses” (2022-2027).


Scientific outreach:

  • Editor of Scientific Reports, Nature (2019-2021).
  • Reviewer of Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Science of the Total Environment, Geophysical Research Letters, Groundwater, and Nature Sustainability.

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 2: Water Resources


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