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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


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.


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 oscillator strengths and band profiles of XH-stretching transitions in hydrogen-bound complexes using local mode theory. Emil has also worked on XH-stretching vibrations of isolated molecules. He did his bachelor project on the Deng-Fan potential, an alternative to the conventional Morse potential for analytically describing the potential energy surface of stretching vibrations.


Jing Chen

Email: lcg358@alumni.ku.dk

Jing joined the group in 2019. She was working on theoretical computation chemistry with organic system and semiconductors in the past years during her bachelor and master. She will be focusing on studying the environment related reaction mechanism as well as reaction rate based theoretical computation in combination with experiments.


Master students


Pablo Bertran Valls

Email: hgk892@alumni.ku.dk
Office: C408

Pablo joined the group in 2019. He is working on different OH-stretching transitions of aromatic alcohols that are likely to be present in the atmosphere.


 

Bachelor students


Nanna Falck Christensen

Email: gqb552@alumni.ku.dk 
Office: C412

Nanna joined the group in 2019. She is working with the reaction between triplet SO2 and water using matrix isolation and FT-IR spectroscopy, as well as hydrogen bonded complexes in the gas phase.


Eva Rosendal Kjærgaard

Email: rwq213@alumni.ku.dk 
Office: C412

Eva joined the group in 2019 doing a joint B.Sc. project with Ole John Nielsen and Kristian Møller, investigating the atmospheric chemistry of CH3OCF2CHF2 both experimentally and computationally.


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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

Emilie Lolk Wolff-Sneedorf

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

Emilie was with the group from 2017 to 2019 doing her master's thesis entitled: "A Matrix-Isolation Approach to Explore the Molecular Landscape". Emilie investigated conformational switching and hydrogen-bound complexes under matrix-isolation conditions. Emilie also made a new design for the experimental setup in which both FTIR and UV/Vis spectroscopy can be done on the same matrix.


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

Jens Windeløv Wallberg

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

Jens was a member of the group from 2013-2019. Jens constructed a Cavity Ring-Down spectrometer as part of his masters project and later used it to examine intramolecular hydrogen bonds and overtone spectra of alcohols and amines.


Rasmus V. Otkjær

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

Rasmus was a member of the Kjærgaard group from 2013-2019. Rasmus 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. 


Anne Schou Hansen

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

Anne was 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