Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen

Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen


Education and Degrees:

1994 B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark (SDU, Odense).

1997 Cand. Scient. in Chemistry and Physics, SDU.

1999 Ph.D. in Chemistry, SDU (Supervisor: Prof. Jan Becher. Title of thesis: Catenanes and Pseudorotaxanes: Supramolecular Compounds Based on Tetrathiafulvalene and Ferrocene).

1997-1998 Visiting Ph.D. student for 1 year with Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA.

1999 Visiting Ph.D. student with Chargé de Recherche Dr. Eric Levillain, Ingénierie Moléculaire et Matérieux Organiques, Université d'Angers, France (June, 1999).

2018 dr.scient. - Title of dissertation: Cross-Conjugation in Expanded pi-Systems

Academic Career:

2000-2002 Post doc with Prof. François Diederich, Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland.

2002-2003 Assistant Professor (funded by FTP), Department of Chemistry, SDU.

2003-2004 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, SDU (1.9.2003 - 31.1.2004).

2004-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen (CHEM).

2005-2012 Group Leader, Molecular Engineering Group, CHEM. 

2008-2013 Professor mso, CHEM.

2012-2013 Vice Programme Director of M.Sc. education in medicinal chemistry (KU).

2013-2018 Head of Center for Exploitation of Solar Energy, "fyrtårnsprofessorat", CHEM.

2012-2021 Head of Organic Chemistry Section, CHEM.

2013-present Professor, CHEM (since 1.3.2013).

2022-present Deputy Head of Department for Research, CHEM.


The Knud Lind Larsen Prize 2004 for contributions to supramolecular chemistry, received at the international Knud Lind Larsen Symposium, Copenhagen, Jan. 23, 2004.

The Bjerrum Prize 2012 for contributions to supramolecular and organic chemistry.

Global Oregon Faculty Collaboration Fund award for Guest Professorship (one month, May 2016), University of Oregon, Eugene, USA. Host: Prof. Michael M. Haley.

Liebig Guest Professorship at Department of Chemistry, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany; regular visits in period 2021-2023. Host: Prof. Hermann Wegner.

Selected Memberships:  

International committee of the International Symposium on the Organic Chemistry of Sulfur (ISOCS).

International committee of the European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry (ECHC).

Editorial Board of Journal of Sulfur Chemistry.

Editorial Advisory Board of the journal ChemPhotoChem.

Advisory Board of the journal Energy Science and Engineering.

Independent Research Fund Denmark, Technology and Production Sciences (FTP).

ID: 5434