Niels Peter Revsbech

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae for Niels Peter Revsbech

 

Born

 

13th January, 1953

Private Address

 

Thorshavnsgade 3, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark, +45   23382187

Appointment

 

Professor

Place of Work

 

Department Bioscience, University of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade   114-116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Tel: +45-23382187, mail: Revsbech@bios.au.dk

Education

1979

M. Sc. (Microbiology). University    of Aarhus.

 

1981

Ph.D. (Microbiology). University    of Aarhus

 

1988

Dr. Sc. (Thesis: "Microsensor Analysis of Stratified Microbial   Communities."

University of Aarhus

Appointments

1979 - 1981

Ph.D. stipend, Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Aarhus.

 

1981 - 1982

Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Microbiology, MontanaState    University (13 months)

 

1982

Visiting assistant professor at Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan (3 months)

 

1982 - 1984 

Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Microbial   Ecology, University    of Aarhus

 

1984 - 1988

Assistant Professor, Department   of Microbial Ecology, University of Aarhus.

 

1988 - 1997

Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbial Ecology, University of Aarhus.

 

1988 - 2012

Vice department head for most of the period

 

1997 -

Professor, Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Aarhus.

 

2002 - 2004

Head of Institute, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of   Aarhus 

 

 2017-

Head of Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology

Awards

1991 

The Holst-Knudsen science award (University of Aarhus)

 

1995 

The Körber   Award for European Science (City     Hall of Hamburg)

 

1998

Dades award for environmental protection (Copenhagen)

 

2000

The award for most interesting Danish patent (Danish Patent Agency)

 

2013

The Grundfos Award

 

2013

Jens Chr. Skou fellow at AIAS

 

2018

Fellow at the Geochemical Society

Administration

1988 -

Head of “Institute of Biological Sciences” with 120 employees 1/1   2002-31/1 2004, several periods as vice-head. Member and/or   chairman of may committees and councils. From 2017 Head of Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology

Supervision

1984 -

Main   supervisor for 21 Ph.D. students and many Master’s students.

Scientific papers and patents

 

>180 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and   books, ultimo 2019 cited >16.000 times,  H-index of 74 found in ISI Web of Science (188 papers referenced here). 5 patents.

Business relations

 

Co-founder of Unisense A/S 1997.   Collaboration with several other companies (Danfoss, Alfa-Laval, etc.)

Competences and research interests

 

 

Study of microbial metabolism and interactions in stratified   microbial ecosystems such as biofilms, sediments and water columns. Microbial   photosynthesis. Nitrogen transformations in natural environments and   wastewater. Development of new tools for elucidation of microbial metabolism   and ecology. Development of biosensors based on immobilized bacteria.

International collaboration

 

Many research visits and collaborators   around the globe as documented with the publication list. Several 2-4 week research cruises on Pacific ocean with collaborators from   several countries. Invited speaker at many international symposia.

Funding

 

Research   supported by Danish and international agencies such as:

The Danish Natural Science Research Council, The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, The European Research Council, The European Commission, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The Agouron Institute, and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation. Received a 22 Mkr grant from the Poul Due Jensen Foundation to support work in sensor laboratory in the period 2018-2026.

Teaching

 

Courses in microbiology and microbial ecology at elementary and   advanced advanced levels, Ph.D. courses including a 9-day course in sensor technology taking place every second year. Introduced a 12-day course in water technology in 2019, having 45 participants from 13 countries.