DTU Environment conducts science-based engineering research within four Sections (as shown above).
Each theme hosts two to four research groups. Research activities span from fundamental investigations of microbial degradation of toxins to applied water resources management in developing countries. Research is therefore conducted in applied science as well as in engineering.
The aim is to continue developing our understanding of problems related to the environment and to resource depletion and to develop technologies and management tools for a sustainable society – in Denmark as well internationally.
Details on each research Section can be obtained via the links on this page. Each Section presents its research groups and offers links to list of staff, current projects and lists key publications.
DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe. Research is conducted by an international staff consisting of 25 faculty members, approximately 15 post-doctoral fellows, 5 visiting foreign scientists and 55 Ph.D. students.
The staff is supported by a range of technicians who provide expertise on state of the art instrumentation and experimental techniques. The researchers at DTU Environment are drawn from the best universities in more than 15 different countries.
DTU Environment publishes annually about 75 international scientific journal articles, 75 international conference contributions, 25 technical reports and 60 contributions to Danish conferences and journals. Information about these publications is provided here. DTU Environment publications are frequently cited in international scientific journals.
DTU Environment obtains research funding from a variety of sources including the Commission of the European Union, national research councils, the Danish EPA, industry, utility companies, municipalities, research foundations and international organizations.
DTU Environment hosts a wide range of research facilities.
DTU Environment Head of Research is Professor