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Jeppe Olsen


Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Jeppe Olsen

Current position and affiliation

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Personal Data

  • Born in Horsens, Denmark, July 16, 1956.
  • Danish citizen.

Education and Academic degrees

  • Cand.scient, major in chemistry, minor in physics, University of Aarhus, October 1981.
  • Lic. scient in chemistry, University of Aarhus august 1986.
  • Docent in theoretical chemistry, University of Lund, June 1990.
  • Dr. Scient, University of Aarhus, December 1991.

Academic career after postdoctoral studies

  • Forskarassistent (Asst. professor), University of Lund, July 1988 - November 1992.
  • Særskild Forskar (Assoc. professor) at the Swedish Natural Research Council, December 1992- march 1998.
  • Lektor (Assoc. professor), Dept. of Chemistry, Aarhus University, April 1998 -July 2006.
  • Head of Department of Chemistry, University of Aarhus, August 2006 - march 2010.

Other academic affiliations

  • Chairman of the division of theoretical chemistry under the Danish Chemical Society, 1999-2003.
  • Member of the board of the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, 2000-present.
  • Member of the board of the Center of Scientific Computing at Aarhus University (CSCAA), 2002 - present.
  • Member of the board of the Danish Centre for Scientific Computing, August 2006 - dec. 2010.
  • Member of panel responsible for the Advanced Research Grants, The European Research Council, 2008-2012.
  • Member of the panel for chemistry, the Research Council of Finland, The Academy of Finland, 2009,2011.

Member of international academies


  • Elected to the International Academy of Molecular Science, 2002.

Advisory editorial boards

  • International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 2000-2006.
  • Theoretical Chemical Accounts, 2004-2008.


  • Published more than 180 peer reviewed papers, reviews and a textbook on electronic structure theory.


  • More than 8000 citations in toto.
  • Largest number of citations for a single paper: 852.
  • More than 500 citations in 2011.
  • H-index of 45.

Organization and lecturing

  • Lectured at more than 70 international conferences and universities.
  • Lectured at more than 25 international summer- and winter-schools.
  • Co-organizer of more than 15 international summer-schools and international conferences.

Principal Areas of Research

  • Development and application of quantum chemical methods for calculating properties of large molecules.
  • Development and application of methods for accurate calculations on small molecules.
  • Development and application of relativistic methods for molecules containing heavy elements.
  • Development and application of methods for understanding the spectra and dynamics of quantum dots.