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Rasmus Bro

Rasmus Bro


  • Chemometrics and Analytical Technology

    Rolighedsvej 26

    1958 Frederiksberg C

    Telefon: +45 35 33 32 96Mobil: +45 40 92 61 18

Regularly updated CV here

Education History

1998 PhD, Multi-way Analysis, University of Amsterdam (Cum Laude)

1994 Cand. Polyt., Analytical Chemistry, The Technical University, Denmark  


Employment History

2013 - now          Professor Extraordinary at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
2008 - now          Faculty member, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
2007 - now          Full professor at Copenhagen University, Faculty of Sciences
2002 - 2006         Full professor at the KVL, Copenhagen
1999 - 2002         Research associate professor at KVL, Copenhagen
1996 - 1999         Research assistant professor at KVL, Copenhagen
1994 - 1996         Research assistant at KVL, Copenhagen



Awarded The 10th Herman Wold Gold Medal honoring a person who has contributed significantly to the development and proliferation of chemometrics in research, development and production'in the spirit of Herman Wold', SSC12, Billund, June 9, 2011.

Awarded by His Royal Highness The Prince's Foundation for individuals who have increased the prestige of Denmark in research.

Awarded "Top Cited Author in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 2005-2010" for the paper "A comparison of algorithms for fitting the PARAFAC model, 2006"

Innovation prize March 2008 at Faculty of Life Sciences for the industrial consortium ODIN

EAS Award for Achievements in Chemometrics, presented at the 2004 Eastern Analytical Symposium, November 15 - 18, Somerset, NJ

2001 Best paper award "Parallel Factor Analysis in Sensor Array Processing", IEEE Trans. Sens. Array Proc., 48(8), August 2001.

3rd Elsevier Chemometrics Award 2000 for noteworthy accomplishments in the field of chemometrics by younger scientist, presented in Antwerp

PhD Cum Laude from Amsterdam University, 1998

Special award for contribution in making chemometric information available through the Internet, given at SSC5, Finland, 1997.


Stays Abroad

June 2000            Guest researcher at ENITTIA-INRA, France, Prof. El Mostafa Qannari 
1997 - 1998         Guest researcher at MATFORSK, Ellen Færgestad & Prof. Tormod Næs
1995                    Two months stay at University of Amsterdam, Prof. Age Smilde


Web Services 

1999 - 2004         Chemometrics World. Maintained by Wiley and edited by R. Bro
1995 -                  Toolbox for multi-way analysis co-authored by C. A. Andersson 
1995 -                  Repository for algorithms for numerical analysis
1995 -                  Interactive WWW-tutorial on multi-way analysis
1997 -                  Repository for data sets for use in chemometrics 
1995 - 1999         ChemoBro: searchable database with thousands of papers
1995- 1999          Chemometrics from A to Z  (moved to Wiley)


Research Projects (List Is Not Complete)

34 research projects from 1999-2010 with a total sum of 54.6 Mkr (to Faculty of Life Sciences). Projects have been funded by national research foundations as well as private and EU funds. Partners have been national research labs (e.g. AMI, DFU, DJF, Delta, Force, Risø, SSI), private companies (e.g. Arla, Chr. Hansen, Novozymes, Danisco, TotalFinalElf, Unilever, Ferring, Novo, SFK Technology, Nordisk, Einar Villumsen, ChewTech, Qpharma, PBIDansensor, Rockwool, Risø, DTU) and international partners (e.g. Unilever, universities from Brussels, Tarragona, Amsterdam, Crete, Milan, Leuven, Olso Washington, Nottingham).

The subjects of the projects have mainly focussed on the use of chemometrics in process analytical technology and metabonomics. A few titles can be mentioned:


1998 - 2001         Development of a method for measurement of stresshormones
1999 - 2002         Advanced Quality Monitoring in the food production chain
2000 - 2003         N-way Methods for products quality control and process analysers
2001 - 2003         Optimizing and monitoring processes in the food industri
2003 - 2005         Novel methods for cheese monitoring by use of fluorescence
2004 - 2007         Statistical methods and statistical consulting in food science
2005 - 2007         Mathematical resolution of complex chemical measurements
2006 - 2008         NIR chemical imaging in pharmaceutical formulation design
2006 - 2010         Simple bioinformatics
2007 - 2010         Food Informatics: A New Integrated Systems Science
2007 - 2010         Metabonomic Cancer Detection
2008 - 2010         Quality by Design


Research Centers Headed By Rasmus Bro

2001 - now. Creator and daily leader of the researchconsortium ODIN which provides courses, workshops, international contacts and student collaboration. ODIN has the following members: Novozymes, Arla, Dupont, Lundbeck, Chr. Hansen, Einar Willumsen, Ferring, QPharma, Perstorp.

2010 - 2014. Chemometric group is the major player in one of five strategic research initiatives at the faculty (Chemometrics and biostatistics - CHANCE CHemometric ANalysis CEntre,

2010 - 2013. Chemometric group is heading one of the eight identified socalled elite research areas at the faculty. This area is called "Chemometrics, biostatistics and multivariate data analysis".

Other Activities 

  • Eigenvector Associate (2000-present)
  • Founder of MedicoMetrics Aps (2000-2006)
  • Software developer for Eigenvector Research, Inc. (1999-present) 
  • Industrial consulting and teaching through Optima X 
  • Agent for products of Umetri AB (1996-1999) 
  • US Patent: L. Nørgaard, M. Albrechtsen, O. I. Olsen, Niels Harrit, and R. Bro. Method and system for classifying a biological sample. 10/297,187(US patent #US20030162301), 2003.

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