Jørn H. Hansen, Ph.D., Siv.ing.

Associate Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

 

University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

Department of Chemistry

N-9037 Tromsø, Norway

 

Office: Science Building C406

Tel: (+47) 776-45-992

E-mail:  jorn.h.hansen@uit.no

 

Jørn grew up in the small village of Rotsund in the Northern-Troms region, about 3 hours drive north of Tromsø. After graduating from Nordreisa videregående skole in 2000, he moved to Trondheim where he received his Sivilingeniør-degree from the Chemistry and Biotechnology program at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2005 (Carlsen Group). In august 2005, he started his graduate studies under the supervision of Prof. Huw M. L. Davies at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA). The Davies group moved to Atlanta, GA, during the summer of 2008 and Jørn received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Emory University in August 2010. The Ph.D.-research centered on catalyst development for metallocarbenoid chemistry, reaction design, kinetic studies as well as applications of modern computational methods to study mechanisms in carbenoid chemistry. Next, he joined the research group of Prof. David MacMillan at Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Researcher working in the area of organocatalysis and its applications towards medicinal chemistry. After a brief appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Touro College in New York City, he joined the faculty at the University of Tromsø (UiT), Department of Chemistry, in October 2012 as an Associate Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry.

 


CV

 

EDUCATION

 

2005-2010

 

Ph.D. – Organic Chemistry

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA (Davies Group)

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (Davies Group)

 

2000-2005

Sivilingeniør  –  Chemistry and Biotechnology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Carlsen Group)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2012–

 

Associate Professor of Chemistry

University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

 

2012

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Touro College, Manhattan, New York City.

 

2011

Scientific Consultant

Chiromics LLC, Princeton, NJ, USA

 

2010-2012

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton University (MacMillan Group)

 

2005-2007

Teaching Assistant

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

   

POSITIONS OF TRUST

 

2014-present         Executive Board Member of The Norwegian Chemical Society

2014-present         Election Board Member – NKS - Northern Norway Division

2014                     Board member –­ UiT Department of Chemistry board

2012-present         Member of ­ Biology-Oriented Synthesis Network (BiOSnet)

2013-2014             Head Coordinator –­ Skolelaboratoriet i kjemi, Dept of Chemistry, UiT

2013-2014             Chairman –­ The Norwegian Chemical Society - Northern Norway Division                      

2012-2014             Head of Organic Chemistry Division –­ Department of Chemistry, UiT

2013-present         Editorial board member –­ CRC Chemical Rapid Communications