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The SPOMAN Open Science meets interest within many organizations and among many researchers and research groups. If You are working in the field of Smart POlymer Materials And Nanocomposites and are interested in joining the SPOMAN Open Science Collaboration, please contact us.

Some of the researchers currently participating in the SPOMAN Open Science collaboration are presented below. It is possible to run only open science projects but it is also possible to combine open science and traditional research.

Kim Daasbjerg, PhD, Dr.Scient.
Professor
Department of Chemistry/iNANO, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 8715 5965   E-mail: kdaa@chem.au.dk
Kim Daasbjerg’s expertise includes the development of surface modification tools as applied to the study of polymer brushes, responsive polymers, coatings, smart hybrid materials and composites involving in one or the other way carbon based substrates. graphene and its functionalization to exploit the extraordinary properties of this carbon allotrope in materials science.

Steen U. Pedersen, Lic. Scient.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry/iNANO, Aarhus University
Dk-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Tel +45 8715 5953   Email: sup@chem.au.dk
Steen Uttrup Pedersen is an organic chemist with expertises in electrochemical tools for surface modification, polymer and polymer brush synthesis and their spectroscopic characterization, polymer-to- metal adhesion and graphene functionalization.

Mogens Hinge, PhD
Associated Professor
Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 2277 0555   E-mail: hinge@eng,au.dk
Mogens Hinge’s competences are within polymer synthesis, plastic formulation, composites, plastic processing, 3D printing, and material development. Research is conducted on medicinal gels for ultrasound imaging, high friction surfaces for transportation industries, adhesive bonding to metal surfaces, design of recyclable composites, 3D printing of thermoset composites and 3D printing of large structures.

Joseph Iruthayaraj, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Engineering, Biological and Chemical Engineering Division,
DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
E-mail: ji@eng.au.dk
Joseph Iruthayaraj obtained his PhD in Polymer Surface Chemistry at KTH, Sweden. His expertise includes covalent and non-covalent surface modification using polymers, surface analytical methods and composite materials. His current research activities include (a) development of anti-fouling organic coatings for heat exchangers (b) biopolymer matrices for selective cell adhesion (c) Composite organic thermoelectric materials from hydrothermal waste and (d) Developing methods to study calcite formation on metal oxide grain boundary regions.

Henrik Birkedal, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry/iNANO, Aarhus University
Dk-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Tel +45 2250 8475   Email: hbirkedal@chem.au.dk
Henrik Birkedal’s expertise includes the development of bioinspired smart materials including self-healing hydrogels and materials for underwater adhesions. Composite hydrogels incorporating functional inorganic nanoparticles is a further area of interest. Formulations of polymers/colloids in complex phases such as coacervates with the goal of making materials with excellent rheological properties is another goal. Additional expertise includes mechanical characterization and structural studies by X-ray and neutron scattering and imaging.

Jan Skov Pedersen, PhD, Dr.Scient.
Professor
Department of Chemistry/iNANO, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 8715 5921   E-mail: jsp@chem.au.dk
Jan Skov Pedersen has expertise in self-assembly and colloidal properties of block copolymer, coacervates, polyelectrolytes, and responsive polymer systems. Small-angle X-ray scattering and light scattering are the main experimental techniques used for experimentally assessing the nanostructures that are formed both in systems at equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium.

Alexander N. Zelikin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry/iNano, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
E-mail: Zelikin@chem.au.dk
Alexander Zelikin is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of polymer therapeutics, hydrogel biomaterials, drug delivery, macromolecular design, and broadly biomedicine.

Rikke Louise Meyer, PhD
Associate Professor,
iNANO/Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University,
Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C.
Phone: +4560202794, Email: rikke.meyer@inano.au.dk
Rikke Louise Meyer has a background in microbiology, and she is heading an interdisciplinary research group, focusing on understanding how bacterial biofilms form and how they can be treated or prevented through development of novel therapeutic approaches or functional materials. The group has extensive expertise in growing bacterial biofilms in vitro under controlled flow, and assessing the impact of treatments via high-throughput quantitative assays, and in-depth evaluation through confocal laser scanning microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and molecular analyses.

Henrik Myhre Jensen, Ph.d., dr.techn.
Professor
Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 4189 3215   E-mail: hmj@eng.au.dk
Henrik Myhre Jensen has expertise in the modelling of mechanical properties of materials and structures. Of particular interest is the modelling of failure in complex material structures such as crack propagation and debonding phenomena. Other studies of non-linear and irreversible failure modes include modelling of strain localization such as kink band formation in fiber composites and layered materials.

Michal Budzik, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 4189 3217 E-mail: mibu@eng.au.dk
Michal Budzik has expertise in mechanics and failure of multilayer materials and engineering applications of structural composite materials. He excels in experimental techniques used to assess crack onset and crack propagation initiated by different loading scenarios with the observation made at different length scales.

Jens Vinge Nygaard, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 4189 3170   E-mail: jvn@eng.au.dk
Jens Vinge Nygaard has expertise in three dimensional morphological in situ load investigations of nano- and microstructured composites using scanning electron microscopy and X-Ray tomography. The three dimensional reconstructions are used for image based numerical analysis of composites enabling direct link between theoretical and experimental investigation of composites.

Morten Foss, PhD
Senior Researcher
iNANO, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 2338 2098   E-mail: foss@inano.au.dk
The research of Morten Foss focuses on surfaces/interfaces related to biomedical applications in general. In terms of specific applications, the research focuses on tailoring of novel nano-functionalized materials surfaces both involving design of topography, chemistry and mechanical properties.

Philip Hofmann, Dr. rer. Nat., Dr.scient
Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy/iNANO, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 8715 5612   E-mail: foss@inano.au.dk
Philip Hofmann is an experimental condensed matter physicist with an expertise in electronic structure. His group is using tools such as synchrotron radiation-based photoelectron spectroscopy, time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, nano-scale transport measurements and scanning tunneling microscopy to study electronic properties and electron dynamics in solids. Materials of interest are mostly topological insulators and novel two-dimensional materials such as graphene or single-layer transition metal dichalcogenides.

Liv Hornekær, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy/iNANO, Aarhus University
DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Tel: +45 6166 3133   E-mail: liv@phys.au.dk
Liv Hornekær is an experimental condensed matter physicist with expertise in atomic scale surface characterization, graphene synthesis on metal surfaces and chemical functionalization of carbon based surfaces. The group runs several ultrahigh vacuum surface science setups equipped with state of the art Scanning Tunneling Microscopes as well as chemically sensitive surface science techniques such as Auger Electron Spectroscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron spectroscopy.