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DKK 37 mio. from Independent Research Fund Denmark

Friday 20 Nov 20

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Jon Spangenberg
Associate Professor
DTU Mechanical Engineering
+45 45 25 47 20

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Tobias Gehring
Associate Professor
DTU Physics
+45 93 51 16 49

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Kasper Steen Pedersen
Assistant Professor
DTU Chemistry
+45 23 60 40 67

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Søren Kramer
Assistant Professor
DTU Chemistry
+45 45 25 23 63

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Anton Allen Abbotsford Smith
Researcher
DTU Health Tech

Independent Research Fund Denmark awards DKK 214 mio. to 36 young scientists with original ideas and high ambitions. Six are from DTU.

Some of Denmark's most talented research talents receive Sapere Aude Starting grants from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF). According to the foundation, the goal is to support young researchers who help to renew Danish research and create the foundation for future centers of excellence and research innovations.

Six out of this year's 36 recipients are from DTU and span academically broadly across DTU's research areas:

Associate professor Jon Spangenberg from DTU Mechanical Engineering receives DKK 6,2 mio. for the project The digital engine for 3D printing.

Read interview by DFF.

Associate professor Tobias Gehring from DTU Physics receives DKK 6,2 mio. for the project Quantum cryptography with squeezed light for telecom networks. 

Read interview by DFF.

Research scientist Mikkel Heuck, now at MIT, will move to DTU Fotonik as a senior researcher as per February 1. He receives DKK 6,2 mio. for the project Nonlinear Photonic Devices for Quantum Networks.

Read more in the news story by DTU Fotonik.

Read interview by DFF.

Assistant professor Kasper Steen Pedersen from DTU Chemistry receives DKK 6,2 mio. for the project Frustration in Molecular Tessellations.

Read interview by DFF.

Assistant professor Søren Kramer from DTU Chemistry  receives DKK 6,2 mio. for the project Asymmetric C–H Functionalization for Accelerated Medicine Synthesis. 

Read interview by DFF. 

Researcher Anton Allen Abbotsford Smith from DTU Health Technology receives DKK 6,2 mio. for the project Immunogenic Polymer Lipid Nanodiscs.

Read interview by DFF. 

About the Sapere Aude Starting grant

  • Independent Research Fund Denmark funds specific research activities within all scientific areas that are based on the researchers' own initiatives and that improve the quality and internationalisation of Danish research. 
  • Sapere Aude research leaders are particularly talented younger researchers, who are capable of leading more participants in a research project at a high international level.