DTU researchers receive Villum Experiment Grant 2023

Villum Fonden is awarding DKK 97 million to 49 different research ideas that will challenge the world we know and get researchers to think outside the box.

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Villum Fonden is a private foundation founded in 1971. In 2021, the non-profit foundation granted approximately DKK 1.5 billion to technical and scientific research as well as environmental, social and cultural purposes in Denmark and abroad.

Villum Experiment

Up to DKK 2 million is granted for the unorthodox research idea, which is assessed anonymously without regard to the applicant's CV. This means the grant holders can be at all levels, from postdoc to professor.

The program is announced yearly in open competition, with an application deadline in March.


Stela Canulescu

Stela Canulescu Group Leader, Senior Researcher Department of Electrical and Photonics Engineering Phone: +45 46774519

Hao Wu

Hao Wu Associate Professor Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Phone: +45 45252927 Mobile: +45 50541299

Michael Seifner

Michael Seifner Postdoc DTU Nanolab - National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization

Pritam Banerjee

Pritam Banerjee Postdoc DTU Nanolab - National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization

Kristian Speranza Mølhave

Kristian Speranza Mølhave Professor DTU Nanolab - National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization Mobile: +45 25126672

Yuepeng Dong

Yuepeng Dong Assistant Professor Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering

Mirza Karamehmedovic

Mirza Karamehmedovic Associate Professor Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Phone: +45 45253020

Mikael Seehusen Kruchov van Deurs

Mikael Seehusen Kruchov van Deurs Associate Professor National Institute of Aquatic Resources Phone: +45 35883428 Mobile: +45 21299390

Sebastian Meier

Sebastian Meier Associate Professor Department of Chemistry Mobile: 61 77 92 72

Jie Meng

Jie Meng Researcher Department of Chemistry

Jaysree Pan

Jaysree Pan Researcher Department of Energy Conversion and Storage

Jakob Mann

Jakob Mann Professor og sektionsleder Department of Wind and Energy Systems Phone: +45 46775019 Mobile: +45 21362962

Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia

Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia Associate Professor Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine