Research ProjectsTogether with Preben Graae Sørensen and Finn Hynne I worked on a new method to determine the Jacobian Matrix for an oscillating chemical system. We dubbed the method 'Kinetic Spectrometry', and it was developed in collaboration with Kenneth Showalter and his group. So far it works very well in computer experiments. The work resulted in a publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A with the title ``Normal Modes for Chemical Reactions from Time Series Analysis''. It can be downloaded in pdf-format here.
I also tried doing experiments with the Ce-catalysed BZ reaction in a CSTR to see if the method works in practice, but was unable to reach any conclusive results.
Since then I have changed tracks and am now working with distributed systems. The first year of my Ph.D. has focused on ``nonlocal feedback'' in the BZ reaction, and I have worked with Michael Hildebrand on this project. In both simulations and experiments we have observed spatial instabilities by applying a specific kind of ``nonlocal feedback'' on the light-sensitive version of the BZ reaction. So far it has resulted in one publication which has been published by Physical Review Letters. It has the title: Spatial Symmetry Breaking in the BZ-Reaction with Light-Induced Remote Communication, and can be downloaded here in pdf-format.
ThesisMy master's thesis has the title ``Kinetic Spectrometry'' and can be downloaded in g-zipped postscript format.
It is now included in the Thesis Library of Chem. Lab. III.
Short biographyI started my studies at The University of Copenhagen in September 1993 and finished on May 3, 1999 as an M.S. in chemistry. In August 1999 I started as a Ph.D. student at West Virginia University, where I spent a year before returning to the University of Copenhagen.