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Research Interests

  • Biogeochemistry of natural organic matter in aquatic systems
  • Analytical chemistry: organic matter characterization by spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chromatography
  • Multivariate statistical modeling of large chemical datasets (big data & data fusion)


  • Postdoc (2018-present): Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden): Improved specificity of drinking water treatment monitoring by simultaneous deconvolution of multivariate, complex chemical data sets using data fusion models.
  • PhD student (2014-2017): Technical University of Denmark (Denmark): Characterization and statistical modeling of organic matter from aquatic environments. Planning and participation in three sampling campaigns spanning a total of seven weeks. Two moths spent with colleagues at the Florida State University and Oregon Health and Science University (USA).


Awarded grants and scholarships


  • 2019: Åforsk Foundation (400k SEK, main applicant): Enhancing Biogeochemical Fingerprints of Natural Organic Matter with Data Fusion.
  • 2019: Vinnova, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (474k SEK, co-applicant): An optical sensor for reducing biocide dependence in chemical manufacturing.


  • 2020: Chalmers Reseach Foundation: Travel scholarship for conference participation
  • 2020: Åforsk Foundation: Travel scholarship for conference participation
  • 2018: National Science Foundation & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Stipend for participation in the Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography.
  • 2018: International Humic Substances Society student travel award.
  • 2017: Otto Mønsted Fond. Scholarship for conference participation.
  • 2015: Kaj og Hermilla Ostenfeld’s Fond. Scholarship for external research stay.

Invited talks

  • 2018: From fluorescence to chemical composition of organic matter: Multidetector analysis of DOM. International workshop: Predicting the interactivity of dissolved organic matter across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (Lund, Sweden)
  • 2018: Resolving the chemical structures responsible for the UV-visible spectroscopic properties of dissolved organic matter in aquatic environments, Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography (Kona, USA)
  • 2018: Supramolecular organic matter assembly in light of multidetector data analyses, 19th International Conference of International Humic Substances Society (Albena Resort, Bulgaria)
  • 2018: Data fusion bridges the gaps between heterogeneous environmental chemistry datasets, Three-way Methods in Chemistry and Psychology (Angel Fire, NM, USA)
  • 2016: OpenFluor – A new tool in your fluorescence toolbox, webinar in cooperation with Horiba Scientific

Conference activity / participation

Session organizer

  • 2018: Ocean Sciences Meeting. New Approaches to Opening DOM’s “Black Box” Using Its Optical and Chemical Properties.

Oral presentations

  • 2020: Emerging Patterns in the Global Distribution of Fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter, Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 (San Diego, USA)
  • 2017: HPSEC reveals ubiquitous components in fluorescent dissolved organic matter across aquatic ecosystems, European Geosciences Union General Assembly (Vienna, Austria)
  • 2017: Low Molecular Size Fraction Drives Differences in Optical Properties of Dissolved Organic Matter in Lake, Aquatic Sciences Meeting (Honolulu, USA)
  • 2016: Quantum Yields of Natural Organic Matter and Organic Compounds: Implications for the Fluorescence-based Interpretation of Organic Matter Composition, Ocean Sciences Meeting (New Orleans, USA)
  • 2015: aquaDOM – An open-source toolbox for determining apparent fluorescence quantum yields of dissolved organic matter, Workshop on Organic Matter Spectroscopy (Sopot, Poland)
  • 2015: Relationships between fluorescence spectra in the OpenFluor database, and similarities with the spectra of pure organic compounds, NOM6 (Malmö, Sweden)
  • 2014: Seasonal Chemical Variability of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Columbia River: Ultrahigh Resolution in situ Sensors and Mass Spectrometry, Aquatic Sciences Meeting (Portland, USA)

Membership in scientific societies

  • 2014-present: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
  • 2018-present: International Humic Substances Society (IHSS)

Teaching experience

Chalmers University of Technology

  • 2018-present: Introduction to Chemistry for Civil Engineers (220 students, B.Eng.)
  • 2018: Urban spaces and functions for Civil Engineers (250 students, B.Eng.).
  • 2018: Workshop in multivariate statistics in cooperation with Colin A. Stedmon (DTU) and Kathleen Murphy (Chalmers)

Technical University of Denmark

  • 2015-2017: Chemical Oceanography (M.Sc.).
  • 2017: Introduction to Ocean Science and Technology (B.Sc).

Student supervision

  • 2019-present: Anders Dalhoff Bruhn Jensen (PhD candidate), DTU Aqua (Denmark), role: Co-supervisor.
  • 2019-present: Xianyu Kong (PhD student), Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany), role: PhD committee member
  • 2018-present: Nashita Moona (PhD student), Chalmers (Sweden), role: Co-supervisor.
  • 2017-2018: Anna-Ricarda Schittich (Master student), DTU Environment (Denmark), role: Supervision of laboratory work.