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Members of The Kjærgaard Group

  • Current Group Members

  • Alumni

Group Leader

Professor Henrik G. Kjærgaard

Email: hgk@chem.ku.dk
Office: C418
Phone: +45 35 32 03 34

Henrik received his PhD in molecular physics from Odense University in Denmark, 1992. Then followed 4 years as a post doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph, Canada. He arrived in Dunedin late 1996 to take up a position as Lecturer in Chemistry and started the Viking research group. He moved to Copenhagen, Denmark and became a Professor at the University of Copenhagen and started The Kjaergaard Group in 2009.


PhD. students


Jens Windeløv Wallberg

Email: wallberg@chem.ku.dk
Office: C408

Jens has been a member of the group since 2013, where he did his B.Sc. in the group. Jens has recently constructed a Cavity Ring-Down spectrometer as part of his masters project and is currently using it to examine intramolecular hydrogen bonds and overtone spectra.


Kristian Holten Møller

Email: khm@chem.ku.dk
Office: C412

Kristian has been a member of the Kjærgaard group since 2014 when he did his bachelor thesis with the group. Kristian has recently developed a cost-effective approach to multi conformer transition state theory (MC-TST), which can be employed to determine accurate rate constants of atmospheric radical H-shift reactions. Kristian also examines hydrogen-bonded species using various different spectroscopic techniques.


Benjamin Normann Frandsen

Email: bnf@chem.ku.dk
Office: C406

Benjamin has been a member of the Kjærgaard group since 2014 when he did his bachelor thesis with the group. Benjamin combines theoretical and experimental spectroscopy to determine properties of different molecules and hydrogen-bonded complexes.


Rasmus V. Otkjær

Email: otkjaer@chem.ku.dk
Office: C412

Rasmus has been a member of the Kjærgaard group since 2013 when he did his bachelor thesis with the group. Rasmus has recently developed a cost-effective approach to multi conformer transition state theory (MC-TST), which can be employed to determine accurate rate constants of atmospheric radical H-shift reactions. 


Alexander Kjærsgaard

Email: pml305@alumni.ku.dk
Office: C408

Alexander became a member of the group in 2016 when he started working on his masters project. Alexander uses experimental and theoretical spectroscopic techniques to examine hydrogen bonded complexes in the gas phase. He's specifically looking at complexes with Se as the acceptor atom as well as SH donor complexes.


Emil Vogt

Email: bvh517@alumni.ku.dk
Office: C406

Emil is determining the oscillator strengths of XH-stretching vibrations in different molecules using a one dimensional local mode approach. He's calculating oscillator strengths using both numerical potentials and analytical potentials, specifically comparing the Morse potential to the more accurate Deng-Fan potential.


Master students


Emilie Lolk Wolff-Sneedorf

Email: wmn494@alumni.ku.dk
Office: C414

Emilie has been in the group since 2017 and investigates conformational switching in molecules induced by excitation of a different vibrational modes. To do this, she calculates IR spectra and compares them to experimental spectra obtained using matrix-isolation FTIR-spectroscopy.


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Bachelor Students


  • Annesofie M. Jensen
  • Cecilie L. Andersen
  • Svend Bager
  • Camilla M. Tram

Helene Hagemann

Email: jgn242@alumni.ku.dk
Office: C412

Helene was part of the group in 2016 and 2017 while doing a research project and her B.Sc. Project in the group. Helene used computational methods to determine rate constants of radical reactions of atmospheric relevance. She used multi conformer transition state theory to calculate the rate constants.


Casper Voigt Winder

Email: wzm658@alumni.ku.dk
Office: C408

Casper was with the group in 2016 when he did his bachelors thesis. Casper examined OH-stretching overtones using UV-VIS and FTIR spectroscopy.


Master Students


  • Camilla Jensen
  • Christine S. Jensen
  • Hasse C. Knap
  • Helena Sodergren
  • Kristian B. Ørnsø
  • Lasse B. Nielsen
  • Nini E. A. Reeler
  • Rasmus M. Borup
  • Sofie N. Gottfredsen
  • Zeina Maroun

Evan James Yuhas

Email: zlx841@alumni.ku.dk
Office: C412

Evan was with the group from 2016 to 2017 as he did his masters thesis here. Evan combined experimental and theoretical spectroscopy to determine the vapour pressure of low vapour pressure compounds.


Leon Søllegaard Andersen

Email: zxm766@alumni.ku.dk
Office: C414

Leon became part of the group in 2015 when he started doing his bachelors thesis here. In 2017, He finished his masters thesis in the group, where he examined alcohol-amine hydrogen bonded complexes at different temperatures to determine the enthalpy and entropy of their formation.



PhD Students


  • Anna L. Garden
  • Ben Miller
  • Ditte L. Thomsen
  • Kasper Mackeprang
  • Mivsam Yekutiel
  • Sidsel D. Schrøder
  • Timothy W. Robinson
  • Zimei Rong

Anne Schou Hansen

Email: anne.schou@chem.ku.dk
Office: C414

Anne was been a member of the group from 2011 to 2018, beginning with a research project in the group. She then went on to finish her bachelor and master and Ph.D. degree in the group. Anne examined molecules and hydrogen bonded complexes in the gas phase using various spectroscopic methods such as FTIR spectroscopy and Matrix Isolation spectroscopy.



Postdoctoral fellows


  • Daniel P. Schofield
  • Daryl L. Howard
  • Joseph R. Lane
  • Lin Du
  • Nicolai Bork
  • Rene W. Larsen