Structural Food Physics and
Soft Matter Self-Assembly

In general the research of the group is centered around mesoscale self-assembly and particularly the formation of geometrically and topologically complex structures in soft matter systems, both synthetic systems like block copolymers and amphiphilic molecules and from various food- and biological systems, for example photosynthetic membranes, milk/fat-based systems, oleogels and biomacromolecules like starch.

The group is jointly affiliated with the Department of Food Science and the Niels Bohr Institute and is led by Associate Professor Jacob Kirkensgaard





Most recent publications

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[80] Qi Chen, Rafael Auras, Milena Corredig, Jacob Judas Kain Kirkensgaard, Aref Mamakhel, Ilke Uysal-Unalan

New opportunities for sustainable plastic development: Tailorable polymorphic and three-phase crystallization of stereocomplex polylactide by layered double hydroxide

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Accepted (2022)

[79] Saket Kumar, Jens Risbo, Jacob Judas Kain Kirkensgaard, and Yohanna Cabrera Orozco

Structural and rheological characterization of solvolytically fractionated lignin dispersed in alcohols

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Accepted (2022)

[78] Jia Du, Jonathan Quinson, Damin Zhang, Baiyu Wang, Gustav K. H. Wiberg, Rebecca K. Pittkowski, Johanna Schröder, Søren B. Simonsen, Jacob J. K. Kirkensgaard, Yao Li, Sven Reichenberger, Stephan Barcikowski, Kirsten M. Ø. Jensen, and Matthias Arenz

Nanocomposite Concept for Electrochemical in situ Preparation of Pt-Au Alloy Nanoparticles for Formic Acid Oxidation

JACS Au, Accepted (2022)

[77] R. Li, T.C. Jæger, T.A.M. Rovers, B. Svensson, R. Ipsen, J.J.K. Kirkensgaard and A.B. Hougaard

In situ SAXS study of non-fat milk model systems during heat treatment and acidification

Food Research International, Accepted (2022)

[76] J. Schröder, R.K. Pittkowski, I. Martens, R. Chattot, J. Drnec, J. Quinson, J.J.K. Kirkensgaard and M. Arenz

Tracking the Catalyst Layer Depth-Dependent Electrochemical Degradation of a Bimodal Pt/C Fuel Cell Catalyst: A Combined Operando Small- and Wide-Angle X-Ray Scattering Study Source

ACS Catalysis, Accepted (2022)




Structural Food Physics and Soft Matter Self-Assembly

Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 26, DK-1958 Frederiksberg

Jacob J. K. Kirkensgaard

Associate Professor
Office: C401
Cell: +45 23746863