Organisation and Contact Information

Organization and Contact Information

The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science is an independently organized unit established by the Faculty of Engineering and Science. This site provides you with an overview of the structure and and responsibilitites of the personnel within the doctoral school. 

PhD Study Director and PhD Board

The PhD Study Director - John K. Pedersen is responsible for the daily management of the Doctoral School which among other things includes the following tasks:

  • Appoint PhD supervisors
  • Approve PhD student s based on the recommendations from the scientific staff
  • Manage all educational activities related to PhD training (by including the PhD Board)
  • Manage quality assurance (by including the PhD Board)
  • Recommend actions related to PhD training to the Dean
  • Regular assessments of the progress for all PhD students
  • In charge of applications related to research training
  • Strategy development for the Doctoral School

The PhD Board consists of four scientific members and two PhD students. The PhD Study Director also participates in the PhD Board meetings. The PhD Board has among its tasks the following:

  • Continuous development of internal guidelines for the Doctoral School
  • Help evaluating the quality of the PhD programme and supervision in co-operation with the PhD Study Director
  • Recommend PhD assessment committees to the Dean
  • Approve PhD courses (initiate general courses)
  • Develop strategy for the Doctoral School in collaboration with the PhD Study Director

The members of the PhD Board are:

Professor Rasmus Plenge Waagepetersen (chairman)

Associate Professor Thomas Ditlev Brunø

Professor Claus Leth Bak

Professor Torsten Nygaard Kristensen

PhD Student Martin Kjær

PhD Student Janni Mosekær Nielsen

Doctoral programs

Research at the Doctoral School is carried out in 5 Doctoral Programs . Each PhD student is placed in a program based on the academic profile of the project. You can read more about the doctoral programs on this website.


The secretariat is responsible for the implementation of the administrative decisions made by the PhD Board and the PhD Study Director and attends to all daily activities in connection with PhD students including announcements of PhD stipends; administration in connection with applications, enrolment of PhD students, administration of course activities, issuance of PhD diplomas, preparation of statistical reports, resource administration as well as international relations.

Contact Info

Maria Bredvig, email:, phone: 45 9940 9638

Helen Kjerstein Kristensen, email:, phone: 45 9940 7373

Britt Søe Bisgaard email, phone: 45 9940 7691

Lisbeth Diinhoff, email:, phone: 45 9940 9589

Kristian Østergaard Sørensen, email:, phone 45 9940 3512

Ruth Klitte, email:, phone: 45 9940 7993

Bettina Wedde, email:, phone 45 9940 9909

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the PhD study, terms of employment, courses and alike, please contact us:


Phone: 9940 9638

Kroghstræde 1, 2nd floor, Room 3021 

9220 Aalborg East