Contact research group leader

Jan H. Christensen
Professor
M: jch@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 24 56

Environmental or industrial samples contain thousands of compounds in complex mixtures and it is often unknown which compounds are of interest in a given situation. In analytical chemistry we aim at analyzing all compounds present in a matrix to get a better understanding of environmental, industrial and green chemistry processes.

We perform basic research in advanced analytical chemistry and develop novel analytical platforms such as GCxGC-MS and LC-ICP-MS as well as strategies for automated signal processing such as pixel-based analysis of multidimensional data. We apply this for target analyses, suspect screenings and non-targeted chemical fingerprinting of any sample matrix.

We collaborate extensively with the industry and teach at all levels in basic and advanced analytical chemistry.

Research themes

Current research projects

  • GANDALF
  • FoodTransciptomics

  • Oil chemistry at the Kraka oil field

  • Untargeted fingerprinting of shea oil

  • Biotechnological solutions for optimal performance of mycorrhiza inoculants in plant production

  • Chemical characterization of renewable feedstocks

  • Differentiering af kildebidrag fra poreluft til indeklima

  • Potential for natural degradation of oil in Northeast Greenland

  • Elicitation of anthocyanins in hairy root cultures of black carrots – interplay of genotype and environment

  • PhD project: Test and evaluation of photo catalytic coating

  • PhD project: Biodegradation of oil in extreme environments

  • PhD project: Non-targeted fingerprinting analysis: A way to understand and monitor end-product quality in an enzyme recovery process

  • NaToxAq ESR 2 PhD project: Identification of plant produced natural toxins leaching from soil

  • PhD project: Advanced chromatographic methods for analysis of small oxygenates from sugar processing

  • Oil degradation in Mestersvig landfarm

Group members

For students

Are you interested in doing a project, you can read more about your options in the project database

  • Project database for students

  • Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences have various bachelor and master programs.

  • Read more about the options here
  • Research centres

    Partners and networks

    - Haldor Topsøe
    - Chr. Hansen
    - Eurofins
    - Novozymes
    - MS-Omics
    - Maersk
    - Moe-Seacon
    - KMC Nordhavn
    - Dong Energy
    - AAK
    - Region Hovedstaden
    - Niras
    - Waters
    - Agilent Technologies
    - Beredskabsstyrelsen
    - Rigspolitiet