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Thomas Bjørnholm

Thomas Bjørnholm


Professor Thomas Bjørnholm (b. 1960) is currently prorector of University of Copenhagen. Thomas Bjørnholm was Director of Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen from 2001, and he obtained his Ph.D. in materials chemistry in 1990. In 1992 he became affiliated with the Chemistry Department at the University of Copenhagen as Associate Professor, in 2000 as Research Professor and in 2005 as full Professor. In 1997 he was a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin and since 2003 he has been the chairman of the Copenhagen Graduate School for Nanoscience and Nanotecnology. Thomas Bjørnholm's main research interest lie within the area of organic electronics, single molecule science, nanochemistry and bionantechnology and he has published more than 170 papers in scientific journals and books including several contributions to high impact journals as Science and Nature, and given more than 150 invited talks at conferences and research institutions. Thomas Bjørnholm is elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, the Danish Natural Science Academy, the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, the Danish Natural Science Research Council (2005-2009), the Danish Technology Board, and he has received several research awards including the Ole Rømer Fond Prize, the Ellen & Niels Bjerrum Prize and gold medal, and the Direktør Ib Henriksen Prize.

Primary fields of research

Chemistry, physics, nanoscience & -technology

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Molecular electronics with single molecules in solid-state devices

    Moth-Poulsen, K. & Bjørnholm, T. 2009 In : Nature Nanotechnology. 4, 9, p. 551-556 6 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Supramolecular chemistry on water - towards self-assembling molecular electronic circuitry

    Nørgaard, K. & Bjørnholm, T. 2005 In : Chemical Communications. (14), p. 1812-1823

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Single-electron transistor of a single organic molecule with access to several redox states

    Kubatkin, S., Danilov, A., Hjort, M., Cornil, J., Brédas, J-L., Stuhr-Hansen, N., Hedegård, P. & Bjørnholm, T. 2003 In : Nature. 425, p. 698-701

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Water in contact with extended hydrophobic surfaces: Direct evidence of weak dewetting

    Jensen, T. R., Jensen, M. O., Reitzel, N., Balashev, K., Peters, G. H., Kjaer, K. & Bjørnholm, T. 2003 In : Physical Review Letters. 90 (8), p. 086101/1-086101/4

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Critical Phenomena: Fluctuations caught in the act

    Nielsen, L. K., Mouritsen, O. G. & Bjørnholm, T. 2000 In : Nature. 404, p. 352

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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