Centre of Arctic Technology (ARTEK) Technical University of Denmark

The Arctic Technology Centre, Artek, was established in 2000 to educate Greenlandic and Danish engineering students in Arctic technology and to conduct research and innovation. Through courses and conferences about the Arctic environment, Artek contributes to the building and spreading of knowledge about Arctic technology. Research is one of the most important activities at the Arctic Technology Centre. The ambition is to promote research based on the needs and wishes of the population and conducted in close cooperation with relevant partners in Greenland. Initially, research will cover engineering aspects of the three main fields: building and construction technology, the environment and natural resources and energy generation.

Facts and figures

Web http://www.artek.byg.dtu.dk
Year Established 2000
Number of Academic Staff 8
Number of Students 65
Focus Areas

Carl Egede Bøggild: Snow- and ice physics, Arctic Hydrology, Hydropower, Environment, Project leader

Morten Holtegaard Nielsen: Physical and biological oceanography, hydraulics, hydraulic engineering, hydropower.

Gunvor Marie Kirkelund: Mineralogy of environmental samples such as soil, sediment and fly ashes by X-ray diffraction. Chemical and physical characterization of environmental samples and heavy metal bonding. Environmental electrochemistry with the application of removing heavy metals from porous waste material such as soil, harbor sediment and fly ashes.

Thomas Ingeman-Nielsen: Applied geophysics, Engineering geology, Permafrost mapping and modelling, geotechnical site investigations.

Pernille Erland Jensen: Environmental issues, including electrodialytic removal of heavy metals from soil and fly ashes; wastewater treatment in the Arctic, composting and anaerobic digestion of organic wastes.

Anders Stuhr Jørgensen: Road and airfield construction, Mitigation techniques for permafrost protection,Ground-Penetrating Radar investigations, Properties of construction materials