Jens K. Norskov#

Email:jkno 'at'
Membership Number:3068
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014- Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  • 2010- Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2010- Professor, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Photon Science, Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • 2010- Director, SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • 2010-2014 Co-director, Catalysis for Sustainable Energy Initiative, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2009-2010 Director, Catalysis for Sustainable Energy Initiative, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2006-2010 Director, The Lundbeck Foundation’s Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD), Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • 2004-2009 Chair of NANO-DTU
  • 2001-2008 Chair, Danish Center for Scientific Computing (DCSC)
  • 1999 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • 1993-2003 Director, Center for Atomic-scale Materials Physics (CAMP), Department of Physics, DTU
  • 1992-2010 Professor of theoretical physics, Department of Physics, DTU
  • 1987-1992 Research Professor, Laboratory of Applied Physics, DTU
  • 1982-1985 Assistant Professor, Nordita, (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics), Copenhagen
  • 1981, 85-87 Scientific Staff, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Lyngby
  • 1979 -1981 Post Doctoral Fellow, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York; Nordita (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics), Copenhagen; Århus University

Fields of Scholarship

  • Sustainable energy and chemical processes; Electronic structure theory; Materials informatics; Surface reactivity; Heterogeneous catalysis; Electro and photo catalysis; Battery chemistry; Enzyme function

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Rigmor og Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research, Aarhus University,
  • 2015 Honorary Professor of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
  • 2015 Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics, American Physical Society,
  • 2014 Elected Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering,
  • 2013 Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis, North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies,
  • 2013 Hagemann Medal, Technical University of Denmark,
  • 2012 Dr. Honoris Causa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway,
  • 2011 Giuseppe Parravano Memorial Award for Excellence in Catalysis Research, Michigan Catalysis Society,
  • 2009 Alwin Mittasch Award, Germany,
  • 2009 Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award, Berlin, Germany,
  • 2009 Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis, American Chemical Society,
  • 2009 Science of Hydrogen and Energy Award, Switzerland,
  • 2007 Grundfos Prize, Copenhagen,
  • 2007 Mulliken Medal, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA,
  • 2006 Dr. Honoris Causa, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands,
  • 2005 The Innovation Prize, DTU,
  • 2003 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society,
  • 2003 Richard A. Glenn Award, American Chemical Society,
  • 1996 Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters,
  • 1991 Villum Kann Rasmussen’s Award, Lyngby,
  • 1990 Danish Physical Society's Prize of
  • 1989 2 Samuel Friedman (Rescue) Award,
  • 1987 Reinholdt W. Jorch's Award,
  • 1987 Elected member of the Danish Academy of Engineering (ATV),
  • 1987 Research professor by special appointment by the Danish Minister of Research and Education,
  • 1979 ECOSS prize, Cambridge, UK

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