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Keld Alstrup Jensen

Keld Alstrup Jensen

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Current Research

Nanotechnology Projects

Research Interests

  • Physico-chemical characterization of engineered nanoparticles and relationships with toxicological effects in lung-cells  
  • Exposure risk during production of nanparticles and handling nanoparticle powders  
  • The physico-chemical composition of urban air-pollution and their influence on indoor air quality  
  • Development of revised or new techniques for evaluation of exposure and hazard identification of particles 

Selected Publications

  • Corradi S, Gonzales L, Thomassen LCJ, Bilannicova D, Birkedal RK, Pojana G, Marcomini A, Jensen KA, Leyns L & Kirsch-Volders M. Influence of serum on in situ proliferation and genotoxicity in A549 human lung cells exposed to nanomaterials. Mutation Research-Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 2012;745(1-2):21-27. DOI:10.1016/j.mrgentox.2011.10.007
  • Nymark P, Catalán J, Suhonen S, Järventaus H, Birkedal R, Clausen PA, Jensen KA, Vippola M, Savolainen K & Norppa H. Genotoxicity of polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated silver nanoparticles in BEAS 2B cells. Toxicology. 2012 Nov 8. doi:pii: S0300-483X(12)00369-1. 10.1016/j.tox.2012.09.014. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Saber AT, Koponen IK, Jensen KA, Jacobsen NR, Vogel U & Wallin H. Inflammatory and genotoxic effects of sanding dust generated from nanoparticle-containing paints and lacquers. Nanotoxicology, 2012;6/7:776-788. doi: 10.3109/17435390.2011.620745.
  • Hansen LE, Jensen KA & Johansen A. Nano-silver dose-response effects on nematode Caernorhabditis elegans. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2012;80:216-223.
  • Koponen IK, Jensen KA & Schneider T. Comparison of dust released from sanding conventional and nanoparticle-doped wall and wood coatings. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2011;21/4:408-418.
  • Schneider T, Brouwer D, Koponen IK, Fransman W, Jensen KA, van Duuren-Stuurman B, van Tongeren M & Tielemans E. Conceptual model for assessment of inhalation exposure to Manufactured Nanoparticles. Journal of Exposure and Environmental Epidemiology, 2011;21:450–463.
  • Nørgaard AW, Larsen ST, Hammer M, Poulsen SS, Jensen KA, Nielsen GD & Wolkoff P. Lung damage in mice after inhalation of nanofilm spray products: The role of perfluorination and free hydroxyl groups. Toxicological Sciences, 2010;116(1):216-224.
  • Jensen KA, Koponen IK, Clausen PA & Schneider T. Dustiness behaviour of loose and compacted Bentonite and organoclay powders: What is the difference in exposure risk? Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2009;11(1):133-146.
  • Nørgaard AW, Jensen KA, Janfelt C, Lauritsen FR, Clausen PA & Wolkoff P. Release of VOCs and Particles During Use of Nanofilm Spray Products. Environmental Science and Technology, 2009;43:7824-7830. doi: 10.1021/es9019468.
  • Schneider T & Jensen KA. Combined single drop and rotating drum dustiness test of fine to nanosized powders using a small drum. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 2008;52(1):23-34.


2017 - Professor MSO on chemical working environment
2004 - 2017 Senior Research Scientist: NIOH-Denmark, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, DENMARK.
2000 - 2004 Researcher: NIOH-Denmark, DENMARK.
2002 Assistant Research Manager of the Department of Indoor Environment
1999& - 2000 Research Fellow: Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
1999 Research Assistant: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, DENMARK.
1999 Research Investigator: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
1995 - 1999 PhD-candidate/Teaching and Research Assistant: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, DENMARK
1997 Field Geologist: 1 month in Gabon for CNRS, The Oklo-Project Phase II: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), FRANCE.
1997 Field Geologist: 2 months in Gabon for CEA, The Oklo-Project Phase II: Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA), FRANCE.


1995 - 1999 Ph.d-Candidate in applied mineralogy, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus , DK-8600 DENMARK
Thesis The natural fission reactors in Gabon : mineralogy, uraninite chemistry, and retardation of nuclear reaction products
1988 - 1994 Geology student, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus , DK-8600 DENMARK
Thesis Dynamic crystallization experiments in felsic silicate melts at 5 kb & 1 atm: Texture and crystallization kinetics & mineral and melt chemistry
1983 - 1985 HF, Vestjysk Gymnasium Tarm (VGT)
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