Network

Academic and scientific affiliations

  • Guest lecturer, CAPIM, the University of Melbourne, Australia, February, 2016.
  • Teacher, Int. Summer School on Life Cycle Approaches, Bordeaux France, August 2015
  • Guest lecturer, CAS Institute of Earth Environment, Xian, China, April 2015
  • Censor, Master thesis, Line Lambrecht Holm, Perfluorinated compounds – Exposure of pregnant women and association with birth outcome. SDU January 2015.
  • Teacher, PhD Course, University of Southern Denmark, October 2014
  • Guest lecturer, Columbia University and City University, New York, April 2014
  • Guest lecturer at ANSES, Paris, France, January 2014
  • Guest lecturer at Tsinghua University and Beijing University of Technology, April 2013 and September 2014
  • Censor for Master Thesis of  Raphael Dörnen on Consideration of human health impacts due to indoor exposure in the sustainability assessment of buildings, DTU, December 2012
  • Censor for Master Thesis of Malte Wiedemann on Energy performance of zero-energy houses : LCA of the FOLD project house, DTU, December 2012
  • Censor for Master Thesis of Eugen Sander on Upcycle LCA, DTU, December 2012.
  • Censor for Master Thesis of Benjamin Paul Goldstein on Kobling af ‘Urban Metabolism’ med livscyklusanalyse med henblik på at udvikle bæredygtige byplanmæssige policies, DTU, October 2012.
  • Censor for Master Thesis of Caroline White on Kvantificering af mulige fordele ved halmbyggeri, DTU, June 2012.
  • Censor for Master thesis of Selma Kløve Kranich on Estimated daily intake and cumulative assessment of phthalate diesters for 33 young men. Copenhagen University Hospital, April 2012
  • Guest professor, Shanghai Second Polytechnic University (from 2012)
  • Guest lecturer, Tongji University, Shanghai (2012)
  • Censor for Master thesis of Freja Nygaard Rasmussen on Certificering af bæredygtige bygninger i livscyklusperspektiv, DTU, February 2012
  • Censor for Bachelor thesis of Kristian Bagge on PCB and diabetes, KU Public Health, December 2011
  • Guest lecturer, Lomonosov University, Moscow, Russia (2011)
  • Censor, PhD thesis Xenia Trier: Fluorinated surfactants in food packaging of paper and board, KU-Life, September 2011
  • Guest lecturer, Technical University of Denmark (from 2011)
  • Guest lecturer, Technical University of Ostrava (2011)
  • Guest lecturer, Technical University of Prague (2011)
  • Guest lecturer, Lublin University of Technology (2011)
  • Guest lecturer, Slovak Medical University, Bratislava (2011)
  • Guest lecturer, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (2011)
  • Guest lecturer, Masaryk University, Brno (2011)
  • Guest lecturer, Tsinghua University, Beijing (2010)
  • Guest lecturer, University of Bordeaux 1 (2010)
  • Guest lecturer, Blekinge University of Technology, Karlskrona (2010)
  • Guest lecturer, Peking University (2008)
  • Censor, Engineer education at AU and DTU (from 2011)
  • Censor, Aarhus University, Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine (from 2010)
  • Censor, Copenhagen University, Institute for Chemistry (from 2010)
  • Censor, Institute of Chemistry and Physics, University of Southern Denmark (from 2007)
  • Betygsledamöt (Censor), PhD thesis: “Human exposure to Organohalogen compounds in the Faroe Islands”, Britta Fängström, Stockholm University (April 2005).
  • Censor, Copenhagen University, Institute for Public Health (from 2002)
  • Supervisor, PhD Student Johnni Hansen, Occupational cancer, AMI/DTU (1989-1991)
  • Censor in environmental toxicology/environmental health at OdenseUniversity (from 1988)
  • Research assistant, University of Southern Denmark (2003-2004)
  • Advisory Board for RISØ/DMU Centre for Analysis of Environment, Economy and Society (1999-2002)
  • Advisory Board for “Indenrigs- og Sundhedsministeriets Miljømedicinske Forskningscenter” (ISMF; 1992-2008)
  • Advisory Panel for Institute of Chemistry and Physics, University of Southern Denmark (from 2007-2009)
  • Member Danish Work Environment Research Council (1990-1993)

Journal Editor

  • Editor committee for Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) (from 1995)
  • Editor Committee for the International Journal of LCA (from 1995)
  • Editor committee of Danish Chemistry Journal  (Dansk Kemi,1985-2013)
  • Scientific consultants for Engineering Weekly (1994-2006)

Memberships of scientific working groups and committees

  • EU FP7 Toxicants, environmental pollutants and land and water resources management, Project Evaluation group (2012)
  • EU FP7 Alternative Flame retardants Project Evaluation group (2012)
  • EU FP7 LCA Project Evaluation group (2011)
  • NordFluor, Nordforsk Network on Fluorinated Compounds, Vice-chair (2010-2013)
  • Stockholm Convention PCB Elimination Network (PEN) (from 2010)
  • Stockholm Convention, Intersessional Working Group on New POPs (from 2009)
  • UNEP/SETAC WG on Capability Maturity Models (2009-2011)
  • International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) (from 2009)
  • EU list of experts appointed as scientific advisors on risk assessment (from 2009)
  • UNEP/SETAC Carbon Footprint Committee (2008-2010)
  • FIST Reference group for EU Environmental research (2008-10)
  • UNEP/SETAC/WBCSD Value Chain Initiative (2007-2009)
  • Co-chair, EU Environment and Health TWG on “Integrated Monitoring Dioxins and PCBs” (2003-2004)
  • UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative (from 2001); ILCP/B, ExCom/CoCom and LCM Program chair (from 2005), http://lcinitiative.unep.fr
  • Advisory Group, Project PROSA Product Sustainability Assessment, Öko-Institut, Freiburg (2002-2006), www.prosa.org
  • Chair, LCM20XX Planning Committee (2001-11)
  • Head of quality assurance at the Danish EPA Reference Laboratory for measurements of air emissions (from 2000)
  • WG on green chemistry in ECTN (2000-2001)
  • Convenor and Chairman of SETAC-Europe Working Group on Work Environment in LCA (1999-2004)
  • Convenor and Secretary of SETAC-Europe Working Group on Life Cycle Management (1999-2001)
  • WG on the image of chemistry in ECTN (European Chemistry Thematic Network) (1999-2000)
  • European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN 1997-2001)
  • FECS Executive Committee (1997-2002)
  • Danish EPA Reference Group on LCA (1995-97)
  • ISO TC207/SC5/WG4 on Life cycle impact assessment (1994-2001)
  • EU “Groupe des Sages” on LCA and eco­label­ling. CEC DG XI 26.10.93/XI/022454 (1994-97)
  • Convenor of the SETAC-Europe Working Group on Life Cycle Impact As­sessment (1994-97)
  • Danish EEA network (EIONET) (1994-06)
  • SST følgegruppe vedr. Dioxin m.m. i modermælk (1992-96)
  • CEN/TC230/WG1/TG10 on Hazardous substances in water analysis (1993-94)
  • Steering Committee for Research project: ”inventering af flexoområdet” (1993-95)
  • SETAC-Europe Council (1992-95)
  • Board of Soci­ety for the Pro­motion of LCA Develop­ment (SPOLD) (1992-95)
  • EU expert groups on ecolabeling of textiles and insulation materials (1992-95)
  • SETAC-Europe Steering Committee on LCA (1991-1998; 1992-95 Vice-chairman; 1995-97 Chairman).
  • Nordic Expert group on Risk Assessment of PCB (1991-1992)
  • IPCS Peer-Review Meeting on International Chemical Safety Cards, Berlin, 7-11 October 1991
  • WHO Task Group on Environmental Health Criteria for 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1991)
  • SETAC LCA Advisory Group (1991-1998)
  • IARC Working Group on a mul­ti-centric study on styrene exposure (1988-94)
  • IARC Working Group on the Evalua­tion of the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Humans, Vol. 52, Lyon 1990 (drinking water disinfections, cobalt etc.) (1988)
  • Expert judge at the Danish Environmental Appe­al Court (from 1987)
  • IUPAC Working Party on Halo­gen­ated Hydrocarbons (1984-92)
  • CEC/IPCS Working Group on Principles for Evaluating Health  Risk from Che­micals during Infancy and Childhood (1984-85)
  • FECS Working Party/EuCheMS Division on Chemistry and the Environment (from 1983; 1997-2003 Chairman).
  • Board of the Danish Che­mical Society (1983-86)
  • Founding chairman of the Danish Society of Environmental Chemistry (1982-86)
  • Danish Chemical Society Committee on Chemical Nomen­clature (1982-95)
  • Nordic Project Group on occurrence of PCB in raw materials and products (1981-82).
  • Nordic Project Group on PCB Replacement Compounds (1980-1981)
  • Swedish working group on assessment of “Coal, Health, Environ­ment” (1980-83)
  • Nordic Project Group on Flame retardants (1978)
  • Danish coordinator of a Nordic PAH project (1978-82)
  • Member of Nordic Council of Ministers Workgroup on Ozone Layer Research (1977-79)
  • International government meetings on ozone layer depleting substances (1975-80)
  • CEC and Nordic Com­mittees on hazardous chemicals (1974-82)
  • OECD Chemicals Group (1974-78)

 Memberships of scientific societies etc.

  • Nordic Life Cycle Association NORLCA (2004-)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2003-2010)
  • Factor 10 Club (2001-)
  • American Chemical Society (2000-2010)
  • IDA Miljø (2000-2011)
  • Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) (1991-) no. 173619
  • ACGIH (1983-2010)
  • Danish Chemical Society (1965-2016) no. 1399
  • Danish Society for Environmental Chemistry (1984-2016)
  • Dansk Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology (1989-2004)
  • Danish Society for Cancer Research (1989-2004)
  • European Cancer Society (1990-2004)
  • Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker (1997-2003)
  • International Society of Indoor Air Quality ISIAQ (2012-13)

Organisation of international meetings, workshops and conferences:

  • Scientific Committee for LCM2015, Bordeaux, France, 30 August -2 September, 2015.
  • Organising Committee, Indian Conference on Life Cycle Management (ILCM2014), New Delhi, September 29-30, 2014
  • Organising Committee, 4th International Conference on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences (ICEES-2014), New Delhi, India, February 17-19, 2014.
  • Organising Committee, 5th International Workshop on Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances – PFAS, Helsingør, 27-29 October, 2013
  • Co-chair, Organising Committee for SETAC LCA Case Study Symposium, Copenhagen, 26-28 November 2012
  • Technical Committee for CILCA2011, Coatzacoalcos, México, April 3 – 6, 2011
  • Scientific Committee for LCM2011, Berlin, Germany, 28-31 August, 2011.
  • Organising Committee for NECC 2010: Nordic Environmental Chemistry Conference, Svalbard, Norway,  March 2 – 5, 2010
  • Organising Committee for LCM2009, Cape Town, 6-9 September 2009
  • Organising Committee for ICCE2009, Stockholm 14-17 June 2009
  • Scientific Committee for CILCA2009, Chile, 27-29 April 2009
  • Convenor of GHG session at 2nd European Chemistry Congress, Torino, 16-20 September 2008.
  • Scientific Committee for 11th EuCheMS Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, 9-12 September 2007, Torun, Poland.
  • Organising Committee for LCM2007, Zürich, 27-29 August 2007
  • Organising Committee for CILCA2007, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27-29 February 2007
  • Organising Committee for LCM2005, Barcelona, September 2005
  • Chairman of LCM20XX Conferences Planning Committee (2005-2011)
  • Organising Committee for the 2nd World Conference on Green Chemistry, WashingtonDC, June 2005
  • Organising Committee for the 8th Int Conf on Environmental Science and Technology, Lemnos, Greece, 8-10 September 2003
  • Organising Committee for the SAE Workshop on Environmental Systems Decision making, Evanston, IL, 19-21 August 2002.
  • Chairman of the 1st International Conference on Life Cycle Management, Copenhagen, 27-29 August 2001.
  • Organising Committee for EURO ENVIRONMENT’98 conference, Aalborg, 23-25 September 1998.
  • Chairman of the 6th FECS Conference on Chemistry in the Environment, Copenhagen, 26-28 August 1998.
  • Chairman of the annual meeting of ECTN Working group on environmental chemistry, Rhodes, 30 April – 4 May 1998.
  • Organising Committee of SETAC-Europe 1997 Congress, Amsterdam, April 1997
  • Organiser of LCANET work environment/LCA expert meeting, Copenhagen, 1-2 October 1996.
  • Organising Committee of SETAC-Europe 1996 Congress, Taormina, May 1996
  • Organiser of LCANET Network meeting, Copenhagen 14 March 1996
  • Organizer of a seminar: “Environmental management in practice”, Aarhus, February 1996.
  • Organiser of ISO 14042 editor committee meeting in Copenhagen, 31 January – 2 February 1996.
  • Chairman of SETAC-Europe Con­gress in Copen­hagen, 25-28 June 1995.
  • Organizing committee for the SETAC Workshop on Che­mical Ranking and Scor­ing, Sandestin, Florida, February 1995
  • Organising committee for SETAC-Europe 1994 Congress, Brussels, 12-13 April 1994.
  • Organizing committee for the SETAC workshop on LCA Code of Practise, Sesimbra, Portugal, 31 March – 3 April 1993.
  • Organising committee for SETAC Workshop on LCA Data Quality, Wintergreen, Virginia, 4-9 October 1992
  • Organising committee of 11th NASTEC Conference, Hirtshals, Denmark 1985
  • Organising committee for the ACGIH Conference on Occupational Health Limits, Copenhagen, May 1985
  • Organiser of courses in occupational toxicology and chemical carcinogens (1983-88)
  • Organising committee for the International Symposium on Cancer Modifiers,  Copenhagen, August, 1983
  • Organiser of meetings for “Yngre miljøforskere” (younger Danish environmental scientists) and a similar Nordic group (1974-80)

Awards:

  • Annual Award for Environmental Chemistry 2001. Italian Chemical Society, Environmental Chemistry Division, Rosignano Solvay, 5 June 2001.
  • EuCheMS Award for Service 2008 delivered at 2nd ECC, Torino on 20 September 2008.

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