Professor Hans Nørgaard Hansen

Prof. Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Technical University of Denmark

Hans Nrgaard Hansen

Prof. Hans Nørgaard Hansen


Name: Hans Nørgaard Hansen (born 7 October 1966)

Current position: Head of Department, Professor

Official address: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark,Niels Koppels Alle, Building 404,2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Phone: +45 4525 4816


Languages: Danish and English fluently.


2021 Doctor technices, DTU

2015 Pasteur program – Leading the virtual company, Harvard Business School

1999 Graduate diploma in business administration (HD-O), Copenhagen Business School

1997 Ph.D., DTU Mechanical Engineering.

1993 M.Sc., DTU Mechanical Engineering

1989 B.Eng. Sønderborg Teknikum, Denmark


2016- Head of Department, DTU Mechanical Engineering

2013-2016 Deputy Head of Department, DTU Mechanical Engineering

2005-2016 Head of Manufacturing Engineering Section, DTU Mechanical Engineering

2002- Professor of Micro Manufacturing, DTU Mechanical Engineering

1998-2002 Senior Consultant, PA Consulting Group

1997-1998 Post Doc, DTU

1994-1998 Consultant, IPU

Awards and accolades:

2020 Order of the Dannebrog (R.)

2020 Corrits Academic award DTU

2015 Ph.D. supervisor of the year DTU (nominated also 2011 and 2012)

2013 Alan Glanvill Award, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

2010 Corrits Academic award DTU

2004 HRH Prince Henrik’s award

1998 CIRP F.W. Taylor Medal, International Academy for Production Engineering

1997 Nordic Metrology Award, Norske Sivilingeniørers Forening, Norway

1996 Professor Wilkens Award, DTU

Other positions of trust:

International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)

2021- President

2019-2021 Vice president

2007- Fellow

2002-2007 Associate member

2015-2017 Member of council

2013 Chairman of the CIRP General Assembly held in Copenhagen

2010-2013 Chairman Scientific Technical Committee “Surfaces”

2007-2010 Vice Chairman Scientific Technical Committee “Surfaces”

2004-2007 Technical Secretary Scientific Technical Committee “Surfaces”

European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen)

2017-2019 Past president

2015-2017 President

2013-2015 Vice President

2008-2019 Member of council

2000- Member

International Society for Nanomanufacturing (ISNM)

2018-2021 President

2016-2018 Vice President

2015 Fellow of ISNM

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)

2012-2014 Chairman of election committee

2010-2012 Member of election committee

2009- Member, active in various working groups related to technology implementation and education.

2009- Chairman, ATV-SEMAPP

Research areas:

Hans Nørgaard Hansen’s main research area is micro manufacturing. This includes the entire value chain from design of micro mechanical systems over manufacturing process chains to quality assurance and metrology. Processes included are for example tooling technologies for micro injection moulding and micro metal forming, mass production methods (micro injection moulding and micro metal forming) and material removal processes (micro machining, micro EDM, micro laser machining). The integration of single processes into coherent process chains and production systems including the necessary quality assurance activities is the ultimate goal of the research. Precision additive manufacturing has been added as a core research area in 2008 and focuses on materials processing using additive technologies with a focus on precision and quality aspects of multi-material additive manufacturing.

Publications and citations (30.11.2021):

Web of Science – (author: hansen hn, Time span: 2002-2021 Databases=SCI-EXPANDED, CPCI-S), Number of publications: 148; Citations: 2883; h-index: 27.

Scopus – (author: hansen h.n., technical university of denmark), Number of publications: 270; Citations: 3870; h-index: 29.

Project management:

PI on a large number of research projects funded by Højteknologifonden, Innovationsfonden, Danish Strategic Research Council, Danish “Rådet for Teknologi og Innovation” and European Commission amounting to more than 89 MDKK for DTU Mechanical Engineering.


32 finished PhD projects and 3 ongoing PhD projects


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