Anja Boisen, Professor, Head of Centre

Anja Boisen

What I do: I am the leader of the IDUN Center. This means that I am the contact person for our sponsors and responsible for budget and the overall scientific progress. I supervise PhD students, mentor postdocs, explore new ways of managing a larger center and look for additional funding. I also spend some time on networking, presenting our cool science at conferences and outreach. I am a member of the board of Innovation Fund Denmark and the Villum Foundation.

Where to find me: office 123E, building 345C

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Kristoffer Almdal, Professor

Kristoffer Almdal

What I do: Projects as of April 2017: synthesis of block copolymers and self-organization of these on surfaces for nanostructuring; hydrogen peroxide sensing in biological systems; interfaces in polymer matrix composites, dental composites, synthesis of branched molecules for extensional rheology experiments; use of microsensors in characterizing polymers (IDUN). Se also

Where to find me: Building 423, office 224

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Jenny Emnéus, Professor

Jenny Emneus

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Jan Larsen, Professor

Jan Larsen

What I do: I conduct research and teaching in data science with the ambition is to create cognitive systems  that understand the world, facilitate natural human interaction, and enhance quality of life. The research focuses on combining machine learning, signal processing, and cognitive systems with application to sensor data, audio, multimedia, monitoring, biomedical, data/web-mining, and pattern recognition.

Where to find me: DTU Compute, Building 321, room 015

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Thomas Rades, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c.

Thomas Rades

What I do: Pharmaceutical design and drug delivery; enabling formulations for poorly water soluble drugs; amorphous drugs and drug delivery systems, co-amorphous systems, lipid based drug delivery systems, nanoparticle systems for vaccine delivery  

Where to find me: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,Department of Pharmacy, Universitetsparken 2, Building 13, rm. 709

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Anette Müllertz, Professor  

Anette Mullertz

What I do: Oral drug delivery; in vitro models of the gastro-intestinal tract (dissolution, digestion, transport through mucus and cell cultures); lipid-based & amorphous drug delivery systems; preclinical pharmaco-kinetic studies (rats).

Where to find me: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen Ø. Building 13, 7th floor, room 708. 

How to reach me: / tel. +45 2062 0154

Jukka Rantanen, Professor, section head of the Pharmaceutical Technology and Engineering Section (KU-PHARMA).

Jukka Rantanen

Where to find me: Universitetsparken 2, building 13, room 710

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Mads Peter Sørensen, Professor mso

Mads Peter Sørensen

What I do: Research on nonlinear dynamics and industrial mathematics. Focus is on nonlinear partial differential equations, solitons and reaction diffusion problems. The applications encompass modelling with finite elements, physics, nonlinear optics, superconductivity, fluid dynamics, insulin producing beta cells and nonlinear pattern forming in reaction diffusion equations.

Where to find me: Building 303B, room 001

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Tommy S. Alstrøm, Senior Researcher

Tommy Sonne Alstrøm

What I do: I work in the IDUN sensor project on statistical learning and data processing. As of spring 2017, I work primarily with three tasks, 1) developing a new method for processing surface enhanced Raman data for very low concentrations (related to SENS1 WP), 2) assisting with design of experiments and how to analyze the data and interpret the results, 3) signal processing of IR spectroscopy data (related to SENS5 WP). On the horizon is the analysis and segmentation of medical image data (DRUG7 WP)

Where to find me: Building 321 / room 005, and on Fridays and Tuesdays before lunch building 345B, room 153.

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Martin Dufva, Associate Professor

Martin Dufva

What I do: Advanced cell culture models, cells analysis, high throughput technologies, high throughput screening

Where to find me: 423/024

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Nazila Kamaly, Assoicate professor

Nazila Kamaly

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Stephan Sylvest Keller, Associate Professor

Stephan Keller

What I do: I am head of the Biomaterial Microsystems (BioMic) group where we focus on the development of new microfabrication strategies for applications in life science. More specifically, methods such as hot embossing, photolithography, spray coating or pyrolysis are used for fabrication of sensors, drug delivery devices and scaffolds for tissue engineering with biopolymers and carbon.

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, building 345B, room 147

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Tomas Rindzevicius, Senior Researcher

Tomas Rindzevicius

What I do: I work with Raman spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), plasmomechanics, photothermal spectroscopy. My background is nanoplasmonics and SERS-based detection of various target molecules. I also work on new Raman and SERS measurement tools.

Where to find me: Technical University of Denmark, Dept. of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Ørsteds Plads, building 345B, room 156.

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Michael Stenbæk Schmidt, Senior Researcher

Michael S. Schmidt

What I do: Fabrication of various micro and nanostructures primarily used for Surface Enhanced Raman sensing but also for super hydrophobic surfaces, photovoltaics, and electrodes. Mainly using silicon but also starting to use polymers more.

Where to find me: Building 345B, office 153

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Bolaji James Adesokan, Postdoctoral Researcher

Bolaji James Adesokan

What I do: My primary interest lies broadly in Applied Mathematics, which includes mathematical modeling, Numerical Algorithm and Simulation, Microfluidics, Computational Chemistry, Multiphysics Modeling, Computational methods for PDEs and applying analytical and computational techniques to scientific and engineering applications.

Where to find me: DTU, Building 303B, room 051, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Alina Andersen, Postdoctoral Researcher

Alina Andersen

What I do: I perform mucoadhesion testing of polymer samples with varying topographies, and optimize experimental setups for this purpose, involving small intestinal tissue from pigs. I also do post-test SEM of intestinal tissue in connection with intestinal perfusion and mucoadhesion strength measurements.

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, building 345B, room 151

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Andrea Casci Ceccacci, Postdoctoral Reseacher

Andrea Ceccacci

What I do: I have been working with mechanical sensor for material characterization. In particular I have been developing a read-out system based on a Blu-Ray Pickup head unit.  More recently,  I deeply characterized the use of mechanical resonator for infrared spectroscopy application.

Where to find me: Building 345B, room 157

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Sanjukta Bose Goswami, Postdoctoral Researcher

Sanjukta Bose

What I do: I work with polymer characterization specially thermal and degradation behavior of polymers by using micromechanical resonators. Drug-polymer matrix and release properties depending on their interactions.

Where to find me: 345C, 101F

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Kristian Ejlebjærg Jensen, Postdoctoral Researcher

Kristian Jensen

What I do: I make container designs that Lukas Vaut tests. I also make simulations of the interaction between the containers and the mucus layer. I plan to simulate the hot punching fabrication surfaces, which will involve free surfaces and a moving contact line.

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, building 345C, room 108

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Peter Emil Larsen, Postdoctoral Researcher

Peter Emil Larsen

What I do: I design, fabricate, characterize and use hollow micro resonators as sensors. This enables high precision measurements of liquids, and biological samples in vitro. These resonators can be used to measure viscosity, density, buoyant mass and (IR) absorption of pico liters of sample.

Where to find me: Nanotech, Building 345B, 161

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Paolo Marizza, Postdoctoral Researcher

Paolo Marizza

What I do: I work on materials and methods to be implemented in microcontainers for drug delivery. My areas of interests are supercritical fluid technology, hydrogels, colloidal suspensions.

Where to find me: 143 in 345Ø

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Line Hagner Nielsen, Postdoctoral Researcher

Line Hagner Nielsen

What I do: Drug formulations especially for oral delivery, drug delivery systems (including microcontainers), vaccine formulations, in vitro testing (drug dissolution, solid state characterization and cell cultures) and in vivo studies in animals.  

Where to find me: Building 345C, office 115

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Ritika Singh Petersen, Postdoctoral Researcher

Ritika Singh Petersen

Project title: Fabrication of biodegradable microcontainers for oral drug delivery

What I do: I have an extensive microfabrication background and I apply that experience in fabricating microcontainers in biocompatible and biodegradable polymers for oral drug delivery applications. I also load drug or drug-polymer matrices in microcontainers using microfabrication techniques.

Where to find me: Building 345B, room 149

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Kaiyu Wu, Postdoctoral Researcher

Kaiyu Wu

What I do: Experimental and Theoretical Nanoplasmonics, Electromagnetic Simulations, Surface-enhanced Spectroscopies (Raman and Fluorescence), Nanofabrication (Lithography-free)

Where to find me: 345B, 151

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Kinga Zór, Researcher

Kinga Zor

What I do: Sensor and (cell-based) assay development and application

Where to find me: Building 345C, room 101E

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Zarmeena Abid, PhD Student

Zarmeena Abid

Project title: Fabrication of biodegradable microcontainers for oral drug delivery

Supervisors: Stephan S. Keller, Ritika S. Petersen and Anja Boisen

What I do: Investigating an optimal method for fabrication of microcontainers with biocompatible materials. The microfabrication methods for the biodegradable containers have to be simple, reliable and should be able to produce large amounts of devices for required drug testing. Currently, the embossing is being investigated as a fabrication method (hot punching).

Where to find me: 345B, rum 146

How to reach me:, Mobile: +45 27573248

Sophie Strindberg Andersen, PhD Student

Sophie Strindberg Andersen

Project title: “In vitro, in situ and in vivo evaluation of microcontainers in oral drug delivery”

Supervisors: Anette Müllertz, Thomas Rades, Line Hagner Nielsen, Anja Boisen

What I do: I develop in vivo, in situ and ex vivo models for evaluating the microcontainers in biological environments. I right now validate in situ intestinal perfusion studies on rats with supersaturated drugs, with the purpose to later test various sizes, materials and coatings of microcontainers by using the in situ perfusion model in rats. I also mean to test biodegradable microcontainers in vivo by oral dosing to rats.

Where to find me: Office 13-534, Department of Pharmacy, Copenhagen University. Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.

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Onur Durucan, PhD Student

Onur Durucan

Project title: Integration of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) based sensors in centrifugal microfluidics platform

Supervisors: Tomas Rinzevicius, Michael Stenbæk Schmidt, Marco Matteucci, Anja Boisen

What I do: I use gold or silver coated nanopillar structures for SERS based detection of target analyte molecules in complex media (urine, milk, blood serum, etc.). I am trying to solve experimental issues caused by complexity of solutions by utilizing centrifugal microfluidics. This platform allows to perform liquid manipulations, sample treatment and purification in small liquid amounts.

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech B. 345-C

How to reach me: , +45 71515189

Morten Leth Jepsen, PhD Student

Morten Jepsen

Project title: Drug transport in in vitro intestine models

Supervisors: Martin Dufva, Line Hagner Nielsen, and Anja Boisen

What I do: I am developing an intestinal cell model with focus on imitating in vivo intestinal function. This will be used for studying drug transport rates and effects.

Where to find me: room 118, building 345 C, Ørsteds Plads, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Jacob Rune Jørgensen, PhD Student

Jacob Rune Jørgensen

Project title: Oral Delivery of Peptides and Proteins by use of Microcontainers.

Supervisors: Anette Müllertz, Thomas Rades, Line Hagner Nielsen, Hanne Mørck Nielsen.

What I do: Exploring the feasibility of using microcontainers for oral peptide and protein delivery. My focus is on designing dry powder formulations with insulin and relevant excipients such as permeation enhancers. Formulations showing potential by physiologically relevant in vitro models will be further evaluated by PK/PD studies in rats.

Where to find me: Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Building: 13-5-534.

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Maximilian Karl, PhD Student

Maximilian Karl

Project title: Micromechanical Thermal Analysis of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals

Supervisors: Thomas Rades, Peter Emil Larsen, Annette Müllertz, Jukka Rantanen

What I do: I am developing a thermal analysis method for resonating string sensors. The aim is to create a setup that increases sensitivity, improves the sampling process and reduces the needed sample size compared to conventional methods (DSC, DMA), as well as creating new insight into the physicochemical properties of amorphous pharmaceuticals.

Where to find me: 158

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Christoffer von Halling Laier, PhD Student

Christoffer von Halling Laier

Project title: Microcontainers for oral vaccine delivery

Supervisors: Line Hagner Nielsen, Thomas Rades, Anja Boisen

What I do: I test the microcontainer system for use as an oral delivery system for vaccines. To do this, I spray dry a model vaccine system consisting of liquid crystal lipid nanoparticles containing antigen and adjuvant. The dry powder vaccine is filled into microcontainers which are sealed with a pH sensitive polymer lid. The vaccine is characterized in vitro and the full system tested in vivo in mice.

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, Building 345C room 151

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Nguyen Quang Long, PhD Student

Long Quang Nguyen

Project title: Carbon based microsystems

Supervisors: Stephan Sylvest Keller, Anja Boisen and Peter Emil Larsen

What I do: The main goal of my project is design, fabricate and characterize the MEMS string resonators based on pyrolytic carbon. The pyrolytic carbon materials also is optimized for the resonators based on the applications. Furthermore, the pyrolytic carbon string resonators will be used for cell-drug applications.

Where to find me: Room 148, Building 345B,

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 Chiara Mazzoni, PhD Student

Chiara Mazzoni

Project title: Loading of microcontainers for oral drug delivery

Supervisors: Prof. Anja Boisen

What I do: I’m looking for reproducible and scalable techniques for loading microcontainers taking care to the stability of the drug. It means: find a technique that can allow us to load the microcontainers in an easy and versatile way. 

Where I am: DTU, Nanotech, Building 345C room 114

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Lidia Morelli, PhD Student

Lidia Morelli

Project title: Disc systems for cellular studies

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Kinga Zór, Tomas Rindzevicius

What I do: I use centrifugal microfluidics to combine automated sample pretreatment and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensing. I study the potential of SERS as a quantitative technique for real-life applications, such as fast screening of bacterial strains for metabolic engineering.

Where to find me: Building 345B, room 157

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Mette Dalskov Mosgaard, PhD student

Mette Mosgaard

Project title: Mucoadhesive microcontainers for oral drug delivery

Supervisors: Alina Joukainen Andersen, Anette Müllertz and Anja Boisen

What I do: I am developing mucoadhesive microcontainers for oral drug delivery. This implies the development of models to evaluate mucoadhesion and the use of mucoadhesive polymers to control unidirectional drug release directly into the mucus layer.

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, building 345C, room 109

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Peter Okeyo, PhD Student

Peter Okeyo

Project title: Structural aspects of hydrates

Supervisors: Prof. Jukka Rantanen, Prof. Thomas Rades, Dr. Peter. E. Larsen

What I do:I work on developing string sensors that can be used in order to obtain a molecular level understanding of hydrate formation and dehydration of small organic molecules. This includes obtaining chemical and mechanistic properties of such molecules.

Where to find me: Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Ørsteds Plads, Building 345C, room 158, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Varadarajan P. Rangacharya, PhD Student

Varadarajan Rangacharya

Project title: Micro- and nanomechanical string resonators with plasmonic probes

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Tomas Rindzevicius, Peter Emil Larsen

What I do: Study of light-matter interaction by integrating plasmonic structures into nanomechanical string resonators by using various fabrication techniques

Where to find me: Room 117, Building 345C, Ørsteds Plads, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Kuldeep Sanger, PhD Student

Kuldeep Sanger

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Fabio Tentor, PhD Student

Fabio Tentor

Project title: Novel approaches to targeted oral drug delivery using microcontainers

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Sanjukta Bose-Goswami, Kristoffer Almdal

What I do: The aim of the project is to develop novel targeting approaches that could be exploited in oral drug delivery. The usage of microcontainers is one of the focal points of this work, besides I focus on the science of these novel approaches as well, studying how to target inflammatory site in the intestine.

Where to find me: Building 345C, room 114

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Sriram Thoppe Rajendran, PhD Student

Sriram Thoppe Rajendran

Project title: Sensors on a disc

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Kinga Zór and Tomas Rindzevicius

What I do: Development of centrifugal microfluidic platform for online monitoring of drug release across intestinal tissues/ cell layers using electrochemistry and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).

Where to find me: Room 110, 345C

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Rokon Uddin, PhD Student

Rokon Uddin

Project title:  Development of a Centrifugal Microfluidic Platform to Detect Biomarkers in Sample Utilizing Agglutination Assay.

What I do: I utilize the concept of magnetic bead-based sensing and centrifugal microfluidics to explore the molecular mechanism of type-2 diabetes drug (metformin), detect biomarkers in buffer/blood, extract different components of blood in a microfluidic disc to detect multiple biomarkers and quantify white blood cells. I also explore different methods of fabricating microfluidics chips/discs.

Where to find me: Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads, Building 345C, room 110

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Lukas Vaut, PhD student

Lukas Vaut

Project title: Additive Manufacturing and Characterization of Mini-Devices for Oral Drug Delivery

Supervisors: Kristian E. Jensen, Guido Tosello, Anja Boisen

What I doI am using a digital micro mirror (DMD) based stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer (30µm voxel size) to print microcontainers with different geometries. Furthermore, I am developing a fluidic test system to characterize the printed microcontainers with respect to their flow behavior in an intestine-like environment to assess their suitability as an oral drug delivery system. Finally, I am developing a HD-DVD/BluRay-based 3D printer for printing microstructures.

Where to find me: Bygning 345C, rum 117

How to reach me: Office: 45 25 57 54, Mobile: 911 988 50, Mail:

Marlitt Viehrig,  PhD Student

Marlitt Viehrig

Project title: Development of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Sensors

Supervisors: Anja Boisen, Michael S. Schmidt, Tomas Rindzevicius

What I doI develop sensing platform(s) based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for real time analysis of cellular communication and other biomedical applications. For that I explore a variety of technological adjustments of nanopillar surfaces in silicon and polymer, biorelevant media and possible bioanalytes.

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, Building 345C, Room 109

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Maximilian Vording, PhD Student

Maximilian Vording

Project title: PhD Project in Active Deep Learning for Nano Sensor Systems

Supervisors: Professor, Jan Larsen and Senior Researcher, Tommy Sonne Alstrøm

What I do: I will be improving optimal experimental design and hypothesis testing for sensor development through more data efficient deep neural network models and novel active learning methods.

Where to find me: No office yet

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 Anna Julie Rasmussen, Scientific coordinator

Anna Julie Rasmussen

What I do: I am coordinating the IDUN project (and the Nanoprobes group). This means planning, handling and facilitating all meetings and workshops, coordinating and collecting all reporting to the Foundations and a lot of other tasks.  

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, building 345C, room 123F

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Christina Fog Schouw, Lab Technician

Christina Fog Schouw

What I do: I take care of ordering all chemicals and all equipment for the labs. I do the introduction to the labs and safety for new users and I take care of waste handling in the labs. I run studies on the Microdiss and help with the bonding press (filling containers).

Where to find me: DTU Nanotech, building 345C, room 111

How to reach me: or 0045 93511460