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This is the archive of Department of Chemistry staff news and internal arrangements - if you want to post information on news or arrangements here and on our front pages, just send a brief description and any relevant links/photos to the secretariat.

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Double the response rate for course evaluations at ST

2018.02.23The new model for course evaluations has encouraged significantly more students to complete their course evaluations. This is a great benefit for quality assurance work at ST.

Masterclasses pay off

2018.02.23Six departments at Science and Technology were awarded 12 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships in 2017, and there are two more on the waiting list

salary negotiation 2018

2018.02.23Today the period begins where employees can submit information to be used for the salary negotiations at the Faculty of Science and Technology. The period runs from 01.03.2018 – 15.03.2018.

Ideation at Aarhus University, 23 Feb 2018, Friday

2018.02.20Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre’s (DHRTC) Radical Innovation Sprint (RIS) will visit Aarhus University on Friday, the 23rd February. Presentations are open for both students and the staff. We hope to see many of you there.

New centre director at iNANO

2018.02.16Deputy centre director Trolle Linderoth has been appointed new centre director at iNANO as of 1 February 2018.

The key to container A1

2018.02.15The key to container A1, that contains A-chemicals, has been relocated to the waste deposit room

New European network on DNA-based nanorobotics coordinated by Aarhus University

2018.02.14Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions has funded new consortium, headed by professor Kurt Gothelf at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, with 4 million euro.

Awards to PhD students

2018.02.12Camilla Bertel Andersen and Malene Selch Sønnichsen participated in the Danish National NMR Meeting on 29-30 Jan 2018.

Join the AU Challenge and solve challenges for businesses

2018.02.09Aarhus University Challenge is a new and exclusive event that brings together students from all faculties at AU.

About Fascinating Research - 2018

2018.02.08The Festival of Research on Thursday 26 April 2018 from 14.00 to 18.00

New agreement on library services

2018.02.12AU Library was officially transferred to The Royal Danish Library on 1 January 2018. This means that there have been changes in the tasks carried out by the library.

iNANO and Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University part of new Nordic Consortium for CO2 conversion

2018.02.02Nine Universities from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland are participating in a new Nordic research hub that will focus on developing new materials and technologies for conversion of CO2. The hub has been granted 6,9 million EUR.

Open Science

2018.02.01Open Seminar on Functional Polymeric Materials

Holiday registration for the holiday year 2018-2019 – deadline February 23, 2018

2018.02.01To all monthly-paid employees at Department of Chemistry (VIP, TAP, PhD’s, ordinarily/externally financed)

Notice for remaining holiday 2017-18

2018.02.01Deadline February 23, 2018

Guest parking permit

2018.02.01How to create a guest parking permit

Two-factor – what?

2018.01.29Two-step authentication adds an extra layer of protection when you log on to a system or service. Most VPN connections to the university will require two-step authentication in future. If you use a VPN, you can register for two-step authentication at

Staff parking at AU Campus

2018.01.26From 1 FEBRUARY, there will be more parking areas reserved for employees at AU. These include the majority of parking spaces around ST buildings in the University Park. If you want to use the parking spaces, and you don’t already have a parking permit, you should register your car at



Publication support open for application

2018.01.22Now all AU employees can apply for research funding from Aarhus University Research Foundation, which helps to spread scientfic work and other activities at the University. The application deadline is February 23.

You are hereby invited to the 2nd joint AU-NOVO NORDISK SYMPOSIUM

2018.01.22On Friday March 2, 2018, Novo Nordisk in Måløv will be hosting a symposium. Please remember to signe up

IT maintenance work on the weekend of 3-4 February

2018.01.19IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 3 and 4 February 2018.

Alarm test

2018.01.15Thursday, January 18th, from 7.30 - 8.00

We will permanently shut down the NFIT Print server February 1. 2018 at 8.30 am

2018.01.10A few years ago we started using the new Print Server called and it is about time everyone uses this Print Server so we can decommission the old NFIT Print Server (

Moving Chemicals to Containers During the Renovation

2018.01.05In week 1&2 chemicals in the chemical storage room will be moved to the containers next to the chemical waste room.

Blackboard support on tour: Near Chemistry on Monday 15 January and Wednesday 17 January

2018.01.03Need help with BlackBoard e.g. how to structure you course page, how to incorporate tools in your teaching etc.?

Residency rules confuse international researchers

2018.01.02Quite a few international researchers at AU are concerned by recent news stories about possible legal action against international researchers for giving external lectures.

Elections for LAMU - the local Occupational Health and Safety Organisation - for the period from 1 March 2018 until 28 February 2021

2017.12.21The period for standing for election is now open and runs until 8 January 2018

Year end 2017

2017.11.29See all the important deadlines here

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Fri 02 Mar
10:30-20:00 | Novo Nordisk in Måløv
On Friday March 2, 2018, Novo Nordisk in Måløv will be hosting a symposium. AU and Novo Nordisk Researchers and will cover topics like: Delivery systems; Bioinformatics and Big data; Structural biology; Membrane proteins; Tissue selective targeting; New methods within chemistry; Imaging (incl PET); In vitro display technologies.
Wed 14 Mar
10:15-12:30 | 1523-318, Physics Auditorium, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Ellen Marie Jensen Hedegaard (supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Advanced Crystal Growth of Semiconductors with Tailored Properties
Fri 13 Apr
13:15-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. I (1514-213), Langelandsgae 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Phd defence: Mads Mørk Jensen (Supervisor: Marianne Glasius)
Title: Characterization of lignin and products from conversion of lignocellulose by hydrothermal liquefaction and other biorefinery technologies

Events Archive

Wed 21 Feb
16:15-17:30 | Aarhus Universitet, iNANO auditorium (1593-012) Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Invitation - Professor Jørgen Kjems
Wed 07 Feb
10:15-11:00 | Aarhus Universitet, iNANO, Bldg. 1593 room 218, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Specialized iNANO Lecture: Insights into the Structure and Function of biominerals by novel X-ray techniques
Speaker: Dr. Tilman Grünewald, ESRF - The European Synchrotron, France
Fri 02 Feb
14:15-16:15 | 1513-435, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Andreas Nyvang (supervisor: Jeppe Olsen)
Molecular Magnets and the Electronic Structure of these, and Improvements of Relativistic CI Algorithms
Fri 26 Jan
11:00-19:00 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
14th Aarhus Winter Meeting - Trends in modern Chemistry
Organisers: Jørgen Skibsted og Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
Mon 22 Jan
13:15-15:30 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Mikael Madsen (supervisor: Kurt Gothelf)
Controlling Individual Polymer Molecules
Mon 22 Jan
13:15-15:30 | 1523-318, Physics Auditorium, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Bruno Paz (supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Enantioselective Organocatalytic Approaches to Cyclic Natural Product Scaffolds
Mon 22 Jan
09:00-16:30 | Aud I (1514-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
DIBS'18 - Danish Instruments for Big Science
The series of Danish Instruments for Big Science conferences sets focus on scientific instruments designed and built by Danish scientist or Danish companies; instruments that are developed for use at research infrastructures like CERN, ESO, or ESS.
Mon 22 Jan
07:30-10:00 | 1523-318, Physics Auditorium, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Yang Li (supervisor: Karl Anker Jørgensen)
Applications of proline derived catalysts and cinchona alkaloids for new asymmetric organocatalytic reactions
Fri 19 Jan
13:00-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. II (1514-110), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Anton V. B. Madsen (Supervisor: Marianne Glasius)
Title: Analysis of the aqueous and bio-crude phase from hydrothermal liquefaction of model compounds.
Fri 19 Jan
09:15-11:30 | 1514-213, Aud. I, Dept. of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Siri Søndergaard (supervisor: Birgit Schiøtt)
Computational modeling of G-quadruplex systems in relation to FRET
Fri 19 Jan
09:15-11:30 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Casper Welzel Anderse (supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Characterization of extra-framework species in zeolites
Wed 17 Jan
13:15-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. VI (1510-213), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
iMAT Lecture Advert: A Non-­Innocent Coordination ChemistryApproach to Conductive Magnets
Speaker: Kasper S. Pedersen (Technical University of Denmark) Host: Hazel Reardon
Tue 16 Jan
13:00-15:00 | Nobel Auditorium 1482-105
Meet Innovation Fund Denmark
Innovation Fund Denmark is travelling around the country, informing about the possibilities of investments within the programs "Grand Solutions", "InnoBooster" and "Talent". The meeting is held in the Nobel Auditorium 1482-105. Registration is not necessary.
Fri 05 Jan
11:00-13:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud-VI (1510-213), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Student colloquium for Stefan Urth Nielsen (Supervisor: Steen Uttrup Pedersen)
Title: Degradable Polymers - Self-Immolative Polymers
Wed 20 Dec
13:15-15:15 | 1590-213, Auditorium, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Henriette Gavlshøj (supervisor: Jan Skov Pedersen)
Self- and Co-Assembled Particles in Solution studied by Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering
Tue 19 Dec
11:00-13:00 | 1510-213, Aud VI, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Qualifying exam: Marlene Møller Madsen (supervisor: Frank Jensen)
The Primary Dissociation Dynamics of Simple Carboxylates – Alanine, Propionate, Acetate, and Formate
Mon 18 Dec
14:15-15:00 | Aarhus Universitet, iNANO AUD (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Inaugural Lecture: Duncan Sutherland
Nanobiointerfaces: Proteins viewed through a nanolens
Mon 18 Dec
13:15-14:00 | Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Kemi, Aud. I (1514-213), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
Master thesis defence: Ida Gjerlevsen Nielsen (Supervisor: Bo Brummerstedt Iversen)
Title: Indium oxides - Precursor clusters and reaction pathways
Fri 15 Dec
13:15-15:30 | 1593-012, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Kasper Trans Møller (supervisor: Torben Jensen)
Complex Metal Hydrides: Synthesis, Characterisation and High-Pressure Studies
Fri 15 Dec
11:15-12:00 | Aud I, 1514-231, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C
iMAT Lecture: “EIT RawMaterials – Driving Innovation in the European Raw Materials Sector.”
Speaker: Dr. Karen Hanghøj (CEO, Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials GmbH)

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