Torben Lund is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of Torben Lund

Torben Lund Skovhus is Docent and Project Manager at VIA University College in the Centre of Applied Research and Development in Building, Energy and Environment (Horsens, Denmark). He graduated from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2002 with a master’s degree (cand.scient.) in biology. In 2005 he earned a PhD from the Department of Microbiology, Aarhus University. In 2005, Torben was employed at Danish Technological Institute (DTI) in the Centre for Chemistry and Water Technology, where he was responsible for the consultancy activities for the oil and gas industry around the North Sea. Torben was heading DTI Microbiology Laboratory while he was developing several consultancy and business activities with the oil and gas industry. He founded DTI Oil and Gas in both Denmark and Norway, where he was team and business development leader for five years. Thereafter Torben worked as project manager at DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas) in the field of corrosion management in both Bergen and Esbjerg. Torben is currently chair of NACE/AMPP TEG286X, NACE/AMPP SC-22 on Biodeterioration and ISMOS TSC, an organization he cofounded in 2006. He is an international scientific reviewer and the author of 100+ technical and scientific papers and book chapters related to industrial microbiology, applied biotechnology, corrosion management, oilfield microbiology, water treatment and safety, reservoir souring, and biocorrosion. He is scientific/technical reviewer with over 20 international journals in the same fields. He is coeditor of Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oilfield Systems (Springer, 2011); 3rd International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (Elsevier, 2013); Applications of Molecular Microbiological Methods (Caister Academic Press, 2014); Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry (CRC Press, 2017), Microbiological Sensors for the Drinking Water Industry (IWA Publishing, 2018), Oilfield Microbiology (CRC Press, 2019) and Failure Analysis of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (CRC Press, 2021). Torben was honored with the NACE Technical Achievement Award in 2020 for outstanding research on MIC in the Energy Sector.

Looking for help? Torben Lund can help you with the following items

• Bring scientific ideas and concepts into practical solutions
• Build strong networks with industry and educational institutions
• Conference organization (both technical content and management of events)
• Course coordinator and instructor (audience at various educational levels)
• Creative thinking and driving innovation processes with colleagues, clients and students
• Developing assays for molecular identification, quantification and activity of microorganisms in food, drinking water, process industry and waste water
• Establishing and leading laboratories in the field of microbiology, chemistry, corrosion and materials (Denmark and Norway)
• Project and People Management
• Product and Business Development (from concept to market)
• Science communication, paper writing and outreach activities
• Skilled in hands-on field and laboratory work (microbiology, chemistry and engineering)
• Specialist in drinking water, oilfield microbiology, corrosion and offshore process systems
• Supervising students on bachelor, master and PhD level in Denmark, UK, Germany, China, Australia, Norway and Canada

Contact details

VIA University College

Banegaardsgade 2




Further details

This will be the most up-to-date site for my publications, projects and activities for the time I have been Docent at VIA University College: