Dr. Johan Christensen
ERC StG & RyC Research Fellow
Dr. Johan Christensen is a research fellow at the Instituto Gregorio Millán Barbany, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Broadly speaking, he is interested in wave physics and the theoretical description and numerical modeling of acoustic and mechanical metamaterials. The science of plasmonics in structured media also belongs to his line of research. In 2010 he was awarded his PhD at the Autonomous University of Madrid followed by a postdoctoral stay at the Spanish National Research Council until 2012 in Madrid as well. He was hired as an assistant research professor at the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen until mid 2016.
Dr. Johan Christensen is an international key player in acoustic and mechanical metamaterials and has given numerous plenary, keynote and invited lectures, chaired and organized conference sessions and was a member in technical and advisory boards of many international organizations and conferences. Given his remarkable track record he has obtained numerous awards and grants such as a Marie-Curie Doctorate fellowship, Carlsberg fellowship, Young Elite researcher prize from the Danish Research Council, Ramon y Cajal fellowship and a Starting Grant from the European Research Council. These grants and prices amounted to a total of approximately 2.5m€ of funds raised.