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New head of department from 2022

New head of department from 2022

From 1 January 2022 Jens Chr. Rauhe will be the new head of department at the Department of Materials and Production.

Last modified: 26.10.2021

Last week, the Dean Mogens Rysholt Poulsen could announce that from 1 January 2022 Jens Chr. Rauhe will be the new head of department at the Department of Materials and Production.

Jens has been affiliated with Aalborg University since 2001, when he began as a PhD student within the subject of material science, and since 2019 Jens Chr. Rauhe has been head of studies and vice head of department for education at the department.

This means, that we are getting an experienced profile with an in-depth knowledge of both the Department and AAU as our future head of department.

Jens takes over from Kjeld Pedersen, who will return to the lab, after more than 19 years as head of department first at the Department of Physics and after the merger at the Department of Materials and Production.

- I am convinced that Jens with his management experience, his energy, his methodical and problem-solving approach to his work, is just the right person to advance all facets of the department's core tasks. This applies to the continued development of our world-class programmes and excellent research at a high international level, as well as to the department's outreach to industry and to other research environments both inside and outside AAU, says Dean Mogens Rysholt Poulsen.

At the same time, the Dean sends a big thank you to Kjeld Pedersen who is now handing over a very strong department.

Jens Chr. Rauhe looks forward to continue the positive development of the department and create even more synergy.

- I look forward to contributing to the development that the department has undergone in recent years. I am sure that we have the potential to increase the synergy even more across the department, and also across the department and the rest of AAU. I look forward to leading this, says Jens Chr. Rauhe.

In the new year the changing of the guard at the department will be marked at a reception.