Prof. Henning-Friis Poulsen

Prof. Henning-Friis Poulsen


Imaging Core Group Member, External LINXS Fellow

Henning Friis Poulsen is a professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and heads the 3D imaging centre at there. He is chairman of Danscatt, the Danish instrument centre for neutron and synchrotron users. He is one of two PIs on DanMAX, the Danish beamline at MAX IV, and PI in the societal partnership “Linking Industry with Neutron and X-rays” (LINX - no relation) as well as interim manager of a MAX IV imaging data analysis centre, being co-hosted by DTU and KU.

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Prof. Poulsen heads CINEMA, a strategic research alliance promoting X-ray imaging within sustainable energy applications. He holds an ERC advanced grant: Diffraction based transmission X-ray microscopy. He is co-founder of two companies: Xnovo, commercializing grain-resolved x-ray imaging and Exruprive, which markets security solutions for airports.

Henning Friis Poulsen received his PhD in physics from University of Copenhagen in 1992 and was awarded a Dr. Techn. Degree in 2004. Following a postdoc position at HASYLAB, Germany, he has been a scientist at RISØ National Lab and DTU since 1995, from 2004 in a position as a professor.

During the period 2001-2011 he was in charge of the Danish centre of excellence: Metal Structures in Four Dimensions. His research interest is at the crossroads of x-ray physics and instrumentation and materials science. In particular, he works on developing and exploiting methods for multiscale characterization of crystalline materials.

Positions held

2012 – Present   Chairman at Xnovo Technology ApS.
2012 – Present   Professor Technical University of Denmark
2007 – 2011   Professor m.s.o., Technical University of Denmark
2004 – 2007   Research Professor, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy