Jens Søndergaard

Ph.D., Senior Advisor

Jens Søndergaard
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Key qualifications

My research area lies in the interface between environmental chemistry, geochemistry, analytical chemistry and biology.

I have a background in Geography/Geology (M.Sc) and Chemistry (B.Sc) from University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Copenhagen/University of Svalbard in 2009.

Since 2009, I have worked as a Research Scientist and later Senior Advisor for Aarhus University (AU), Department of Bioscience and Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (DCE).

My main job tasks at AU/DCE are environmental research and monitoring in relation to mining activities in Greenland and advisory of the Greenlandic authorities on environmental issues. I am also partly responsible for running the department’s accredited environmental trace element laboratory with special expertise in ICP-MS analyses of biota, sediment, fresh- and seawater. Head of the Environmental Trace Element Laboratory, Arctic Section, since 2017.

Main research topics I have been involved with are:

  • Cycling of contaminants and carbon in the arctic environment
  • Processes and controls for release of contaminants, mainly metals, from mine waste
  • Methods to trace mobility and fate of mining-related metals in the environment
  • Speciation of mining-related metals and new analytical techniques to measure it

Have conducted fieldwork in the Arctic since 2001.

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