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Emil Andersen

PhD Student


Ph.D. student, ending studies on 31/07/2020 from Aarhus University and the LEGO Grouyp. Both M. thesis and B. thesis have been conducted in collaboration with LEGO Group, where the M. project was carried out at LEGO facilities.


M. thesis and subsequent Ph.D. student at LEGO Group, plastic ageing investigation 2016 to Present
LEGO System A/S, Billund, Denmark. 2016 to Present
Work was mainly carried out at LEGO facilities to understand the ageing processes of new sustainable materials. The Master’s thesis baselined the full degradation patterns both physically and analytically to acquire a faster and more sustainable material pipeline. The industrial Ph.D. was focused around predicting and reducing degradation rates top-down.
Multiple meetings with companies, as B&O, Coloplast, Danfoss, ECCO, Grundfos, VELUX and Novo Nordisk were conducted to allow comparability of employed testing methods for LEGO Group and external ones.
Stakeholder meetings to employ accelerated ageing tests post-study.

Student Worker, Organic Fuels Technology. 2014 to 2016

OFT, Aarhus, Denmark
Organic Fuels Technology is a development company, focusing on microwave-induced pyrolysis of biological feedstock. My main function was to support the main functionaries with chemical insight towards practical problems solving when the pilot-scale plant was running and at consultant meetings.
Was the every-day supervisor and recruiter of multiple students, helping them understand the pyrolysis-plant and their job during operation.
Hired during a project in collaboration between Aarhus University and OFT, and immediately performed process supervision.

Student Tutor, Aarhus University. 2014 to 2016

Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Was the personal tutor and supervisor of over 1000 chemical engineer students.


Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Technology
Master’s student in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering


ChemDraw, OriginLAB, Fullprof, Lazarus, Arduino IDE, Acronis Access, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook. Social media applications including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook