Prof. Marcus Aldén

The inspirational seminar by

Prof. Marcus Aldén

Lund University, Sweden

We are extremely happy to welcome Prof. Marcus Aldén to an inspirational seminar of the GSC Network.  You will have a great chance to learn his path to success and his research career. He will also talk about how to enhance your research impact and his view as an experienced reviewer and an excellent applicant.


Marcus Aldén was born 1954 in Vårgårda in the southwest part of Sweden. He got his M.S in Engineering Physics in 1978 at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg and his PhD in Physics at Lund University in 1983 with a Thesis entitled, Applications of Laser Techniques for Combustion Studies. Aldén has during 1991-2020 been the Head of the Division of Combustion Physics and he became Professor within the Physics Department at Lund University in 1992. Since 1997 Prof. Aldén has been Program director of the National Swedish Centre in Combustion Science and Technology, CECOST, and was part-time visiting professor at Technical University of Eindhoven between 2005 and 2009. He has Honorary Professorships at Xian Jiaotong University and at Tianjin University and is Guest professor at Zhejiang University, all in China.

Prof. Aldén has among other scientific commitments been Chairman of the Gordon Conference on Laser Diagnostics of Combustion in 2003 and served as Program co-Chair of the 31st International Symposium on Combustion in Heidelberg 2006. He was a Board member of the Combustion Institute from 2002 to 2016, and its vice President for Section Affairs between 2010-2016. He has served on several international evaluation committees and got several awards, e.g. the ASEA Energy Award, the Akzo Nobel Science Award Sweden, the Håkan Friesinger VOLVO Transportation Award, the 2019 AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award and the 2020 West Lake Friendship Award from the Zhejiang Province in China. He has also been ranked among the top ten Swedish scientists in the area of Natural Sciences and Technology.

Prof. Aldén has co-authored 453 regular papers with referee system and 410 conference contributions, most of them in the field of laser/optical diagnostics of combustion and high temperature systems yielding an H-index of 68, and he has been the main supervisor for 38 PhD graduates. The scientific activities have ranged from very fundamental studies of laser-matter interactions to industrially real-world applications. Of his scientific diagnostic contributions could be mentioned the first multiple-point spatially-resolved LIF measurements in flames, the first detection of oxygen atoms and CO molecules in flames, the development of dual-broadband rotational CARS, spatially resolved polarization spectroscopy applied in flames and the development of a high repetition rate laser/detector system for studies of flames and engines. He has contributed to the development of the development of thermographic phosphors for combustion applications as well as introducing structured illumination, SLIPI and FRAME, into combustion applications. These and other techniques have been used for studies of various combustion phenomena, e.g. in laminar flames, turbulent flame, fires and biofuel applications.

Prof Aldén is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, KVA, and of The Royal Physiographic Society in Lund. In 2009 and in 2015 he got Advanced Investigators Grants from the European Research Council, ERC

Outside the scientific activities, he is enjoying life with his wife and two daughters and their families. His main interests are sports, mainly soccer, contemporary art and design and he spends quite some time in the garden.



Time: 14:00 - 17:00, Monday, April 25th 2022 (Time zone UTC+2) 

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Chairman: Asst. Prof. Kim Cuong Le