Prof Flemming Besenbacher


Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)

University of Aarhus
Ny Munkegade 118
Aarhus C
PH: +45 () 8942 3604
Fax: +45 () 8942 3690
Email: [email protected]


Since 2002 Prof. Flemming Besenbacher has been the Director of the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University. Since 2002, he has also headed the iNANO graduate school. He serves on the boards of the Carlsberg Foundation and the Carlsberg Breweries. In 2007 he was knighted by the Danish Queen.

Prof. Besenbacher is one of the pioneers in Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) studies of nanocatalysts, the surface chemistry of oxides, molecular self-assembly and dynamic studies of surface chemical reactions. His SPM group takes part in numerous interdisciplinary project involving researchers from departments ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and medicine.

Prof. Besenbacher has been awarded numerous scientific prizes and several honorary professorships and is on the editorial teams of several scientific journals. He also has more than 400 publications to his name in scientific journals, several patents and collaborates extensively with a series of industrial enterprises.

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