Curriculum Vitae for Jørgen Brandt, November 2010


Name               Jørgen Brandt


Titles                PhD, MSc, Head of Section, Senior Scientist,

                        Geophysicist, Meteorologist


Home address  Hyttebovej 6, 2660 Brøndby Strand, Denmark

                        Phone: +45 3879 3408 / +45 2870 7322


Work address  Department of Atmospheric Environment,

                        National Environmental Research Institute,

                        University of Aarhus,

                        Frederiksborgvej 399, P.O. Box 358,

                        DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

                        Phone: +45 4630 1157, Fax: +45 4630 1214



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Short résumé


Dr. Jørgen Brandt, Head of Section and Senior Scientist. Dr. Brandt is Head of Section of the "Research Section for Integrated Model Systems”, at NERI’s Department of Atmospheric Environment. He has a MSc and PhD in geophysics and meteorology from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.


Main research interests: Atmospheric short- and long-range chemistry/transport modelling, integrated high-resolution forecasting of weather and air pollution from local to global scale, and development of integrated model systems, where the full coupling of emissions and atmospheric models with effect models and economic valuation provide the sound scientific basis for decision support and information of the public.


Basic scientific disciplines: Atmospheric physics, meteorology, chemistry, mathematics, advanced numerical, validation and visualization techniques for use in meteorological and air pollution models at all scales.


Major developments: The DREAM model, used for studying the transport and dispersion from nuclear accidental releases and the THOR Integrated Air Pollution Forecast and Scenario Management System, which includes a series of models capable of weather and air pollution forecasting, management and assessment on European scales to urban street scale. He participated in the development of the hemispheric nested DEHM model for studying transport, chemical transformations, deposition and fluxes of many chemical compounds (including photochemistry, particles, POPs, heavy metals and CO2) and the UBM model, which is a high-resolution urban background model. He also participated in developing the EVA system (Economic Valuation of Air pollution), capable of valuating the external costs from emission sources.


Present research areas: Climate change impacts on air pollution, atmospheric sensibility to future emission scenarios of e.g. hydrogen and methane, modelling particles from global to local scale and mass closure, pollen forecasting, data assimilation of satellite and surface data, natural emissions, high-resolution modelling combining the Lagrangian and Eulerian approaches, integrated monitoring, CO2 budget modelling, flood forecasting. His overall research goal is to build an operational and integrated decision support system for assessment of present and future scenarios, including all harmful chemical species, emission and traffic scenarios, climate change, socio-economics, and impacts on human health as well as the natural environment and climate system. This is goal is pursued via the THOR system.


Publications and research programs: He has written more than 250 international publications on these and related topics and participated in and presented scientific work at more than 100 international conferences. He has contributed to nearly 20 national research programs, more than 25 international research programs, including 14 EU research programs.


Miscellaneous: He is editor at Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and has edited two books and six special issues in different international journals. He has been a convener of the European Geophysical Society Assembly's since 1998 of the session “Air Pollution Modelling”. He is appointed by the Danish EPA as the national focal point and expert of Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution under UNECE-LRTAP. He is a member of the ACCENT T&TP (Transport and Transformation of Pollutants) steering committee. He has been supervisor on many BSc, MSc and PhD projects. Presently, he is supervisor for four PhD students. He is appointed by the Danish Agency for Innovation and Science as a National Expert in the EU volcano expert panel. He has been interviewed to the press nearly 100 times (TV, radio, newspapers, including several front page stories).


Awards: In 2000, he was awarded the “Highly Commended Award, 2000”, by the Literati Club Awards for Excellence, UK. In 2003 he was awarded the Gold Prize of the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, 2003, for the air pollution forecast system.