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Research Interests

  • Biogeochemistry of enzymes
  • Biogeochemistry of natural organic matter in aquatic systems
  • Environmental analytical chemistry: organic matter characterization by spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chromatography, chemometrics & data fusion
  • Innovation in environmental sciences


  • Since 2024. Researcher. Technical University of Denmark, National Institute for Aquatic Resources.
  • 2020-2024. Postdoc. Technical University of Denmark, National Institute for Aquatic Resources.
  • 2018-2020. Postdoc. Chalmers University of Technology, Architecture and Civil Engineering.
  • 2014-2017. PhD student. Technical University of Denmark, National Institute for Aquatic Resources.


Awarded grants and scholarships


  • 2023: Independent Research Fund Denmark (335k EUR): A new approach to laccase discovery from the sea.
  • 2022: FORMAS, Sweden (co-applicant, 146k SEK): New eyes on old GAC
  • 2021: FORMAS, Sweden (co-applicant, 26k SEK): Oxidation demand and Rate (ODaR) as a sensitive proxy of biostability in drinking water
  • 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.


    1. Carl Triggers Stiftelse 2-year postdoctoral scholarship (main author, 552k SEK).
  • 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.

Three most recent conferences

  • 2023: Photosensitivity of fluorescent dissolved organic matter across the arctic ocean, Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2023 (Mallorca, Spain)
  • 2021: Combining Physical and Mathematical Chromatography to Decipher the Molecular Fingerprints of Dissolved Organic Matter, 20th Conference of the International Humic Substances Society (online)
  • 2021: Mathematical chromatography deciphers the molecular fingerprints of dissolved organic matter, Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2021 (online).

Membership in scientific societies

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

Teaching experience

  • Since 2023: Main teacher: Business Development and Innovation (12 students, M.Eng.)
  • Since 2018: Teacher: Parallel Factor Analysis for DOM fluorescence (25 PhD students & researchers).
  • 2021-present: Lecturer: M.Sc. courses “Aquatic Field work” and “Chemical Oceanography”.
  • 2018-2019: Tutor: Introduction to Chemistry for Civil Engineers (220 students, B.Eng.)
  • 2018: Tutor: Urban spaces and functions for Civil Engineers (250 students, B.Eng.).

PhD supervision

  • 2019-2023: Xianyu Kong (PhD student), Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany), role: Thesis advisory committee and PhD defense committee member.
  • 2019-2023: Anders Dalhoff Bruhn Jensen (PhD candidate), DTU Aqua (Denmark), role: Co-supervisor.
  • 2018-2021: Nashita Moona (PhD student), Chalmers (Sweden), role: Co-supervisor.

Student supervision

  • Dirk Bremmers (M.Eng. thesis), DTU Aqua, role: Co-supervisor (2024)
  • Emilie Tage Andresen (B.Eng. thesis), DTU Kemi, role: Co-supervisor (2022)
  • Linea Gry Ebbesen (B.Eng. thesis), DTU Sustain, role: Co-supervisor (2022)
  • Synne Spjelkavik (M.Eng. special course). DTU Aqua, role: Co-supervisor (2022)
  • Signe Melbye Andersen (M.Eng. thesis), DTU Aqua (Denmark), role: Co-supervisor. (2022)
  • Laila Vinther & Cecilie Hjelm Hvas Hansen (M.Eng.), DTU Sustain (Denmark), role: Co-supervisor in special course. (2021)
  • Evelyn Namuga Kasule (B.Eng.), DTU Sustain (Denmark), role: Co-supervisor. (2021)