Steven G. Louie selected as H. C. Ørsted Lecturer at the Technical University of Denmark

Steven G. Louie selected as H. C. Ørsted Lecturer at the Technical University of Denmark

The aim of the lecture series is to stimulate new thoughts and new scientific approaches by presenting topics that will change our future. The choice of lecturer is based on a stringent scientific evaluation ensuring the communication of the most advanced and frontier breaking research to a Danish audience. The assignment of the invited lecturer is to formulate and deliver a discourse that has a firm foundation in scientific excellence, will appeal to scientists from many research areas, and has the potential to move the listener from his or her known territory to new lands of thinking. Learn more


Facts about the Ørsted Lecture Organization

The Ørsted Lectures are organized by an executive committee of three professors from DTU appointed by Dean of Research Katrine Krogh Andersen

  • Professor Viggo Tvergaard, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor Karsten Wedel Jacobsen, Department of Physics
  • Professor Søren Molin, Department of Systems Biology

DTU is a self-governing university which covers most of the engineering disciplines. DTU educates engineers at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. As of 2015 the University has around 2000 researchers (FTE), 1200 PhD students, and 10600 students at the bachelor and master levels. The university was founded in 1829 by the scientist Hans Christian Ørsted. Further information about DTU can be found at

Previous Ørsted Lecturers

  • Professor Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, College de France, Nobel Laureate in Physics
  • Professor Ivar Giaever, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Nobel Laureate in Physics
  • Professor Paul F. Hoffman, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Harvard University
  • Professor Dr. Leroy Hood, William Gates Ill Professor, Institute of Systems Biology
  • Professor, Sir Harold Kroto, University of Sussex, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Professor Hugo de Man, Catholic University of Leuven
  • Professor, Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford
  • Professor Julius Rebek, Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology
  • Professor Cees Dekker, Nanophysics, TU Delft
  • Professor Subra Suresh, Materials Science and Biological Engineering, MIT
  • Professor Peter Greenberg, Microbiology, University of Washington
  • Honorary Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Ahmed Zewail, Caltech, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Professor Nathan S. Lewis, Chemistry, Caltech
  • Professor, Ph.D. Sajeev John, Photonic Band Gap Materials, University of Toronto
  • Professor Howard A. Stone, Fluid Mechanics, Princeton University
  • Professor Lene Vestergaard Hau, Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
  • Professor Stanley N. Cohen, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Professor Juan de Pablo, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Professor Mario Molina, University of California, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Professor Michael Gratzel, Basic Science Faculty, EPFL
  • Dr. John E.P. Connerney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Professor James R. Rice, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University
  • Professor Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute, Israel, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Professor H. Jeff Kimble, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, Caltech
  • Professor Robert S. Langer, Langer Lab, MIT
  • Dr. William T. Baker, Civil Engineering Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago
  • Professor George M. Whitesides, Chemistry, Harvard University.
  • Professor Frank S. Bates, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science,
    University of Minnesota
  • Professor Zoubin Ghahramani, Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge