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AAU-professorerne Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Petar Popovski og Remus Teodorescu modtager bevillinger fra VILLUM FONDEN. Foto: AAU

VILLUM FONDEN SUPPORTS THREE AAU RESEARCHERS WITH DKK 88.5 MILLION

AAU researchers received three of 10 prestigious Villum Investigator grants. In total, they received DKK 88.5 million for new research projects.

By Mads Gregersen, AAU Communication. Translated by LeeAnn Iovanni, AAU Communication

Three AAU researchers are among the 10 recipients of the Villum Investigator grants that are awarded every two years by VILLUM FONDEN. They are given to internationally recognised researchers in the technical and natural sciences. The three AAU recipients are:

Kim Guldstand Larsen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, receives DKK 30 million for the project S4OS: Scalable analysis and Synthesis of Safe, Small, Secure and Optimal Strategies for Cyber-Physical Systems.

Petar Popovski, Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, receives DKK 30 million for the project Wireless Architectures for Intelligent and Trusted Connectivity in the posT-5G ERa (WATER).

Remus Teodorescu, Professor, Department of Energy Technology, receives DKK 28.5 million for the project Smart Battery.

FOR IMPORTANT AND GROUNDBREAKING KNOWLEDGE

The 10 recipients were selected from 72 applicants after assessment by the VILLUM FONDEN working group, assessment by three independent peers and final selection by the foundation's board. The grants run for six years.

- The Villum Investigator program gives some of the world's best researchers time and space to pursue their best ideas. With the grants, the ten Investigators have the freedom to develop excellent research and create important and groundbreaking knowledge that benefits both science and society, says Jens Kann-Rasmussen, Chair of the Board of VILLUM FONDEN.

On 27 April 2021, Villum Investigators will be honoured at a ceremony at VILLUM Window Collection in Søborg, an event that will include Minister for Higher Education and Science Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen.

Read more about the Villum Investigator programme at VILLUM FONDEN (in Danish).