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Kristian Pagh Nielsen


Kristian Pagh Nielsen


Since 2008
Danish Meteorological Insitute (DMI)
Full time employment as physicist/meteorologist.
Specialization: Radiative transfer modelling and verification of clouds with satellite data.

Balter Medical/PhotoSense AS (company name changed in 2007)
Full time employment with PhotoSense AS from August 2001.
In the period 2002-2004 funded as a Dr. Scient. candidate by the Norwegian research council on the project: “A novel approach imaging objects imbedded tissue”.

Nielsen’s Planteskole
Part time job at a wholesale nursery in weekends and holidays.

Dr. scient. Physics, University of Bergen, Norway
Specialization: Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, bio-optical modeling, and radiative transfer modeling.
Research fields: Biomedical optics, spectroscopy, optical engineering, and dermatology.

Cand. scient. Geophysics, University of Bergen, Norway
Specialization: Spectroscopic measurement and evaluation of hydroxyl airglow spectra at high latitudes.
Research fields: Spectroscopy, synthetic spectra data fitting, meteorology, space physics, and statistical analysis.
Awarded "laudabilis prae ceteris" (A+/A)

Bach. scient. Geology, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Subjects: Water resource mapping with electromagnetic tomographic and transient methods, geotechnics, and geological mapping.
Grade: “11” (A).

Other university studies
2-month exchange at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA.

3-month visiting scientist at the Light and Life Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

Dragsted, J., S. Furbo, E. Andersen, B. Perers, and K. P. Nielsen: “Calculated thermal performance of solar collectors based on measured weather data from 2001-2010,” in Conference proceeding from SHC2014, Beijing, China, 2014.

Nielsen, K. P., E. Gleeson, L. Rontu: “Radiation sensitivity tests of the HARMONIE 37h1 NWP model,” Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 1433-1449, 2014.

Andersen, E., K. P. Nielsen, J. Dragsted, S. Furbo: “ Measurements of the angular distribution of diffuse irradiance,” in Conference proceeding from SHC2014, Beijing, China, 2014.

Nielsen, K. P., G. Wilke, L. Larsen: “Solar-PV-Meter,” in EU PVSEC proceedings, 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 5CO.5.2, 3663-3665, 2013.

Nuterman, R., U. S. Korsholm, A. Zakey, K. P. Nielsen, B. Sørensen, A. Mahura, A. Rasmussen, A. Mažeikis, I. Gonzalez-Aparicio, E. Morozova, B. H. Sass, E. Kaas, A. Baklanov: “ New developments in Enviro-HIRLAM online integrated modeling system,” in Proceedings from EGU General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria., EGU2013-12520, 2013.

Moan, J., K. P. Nielsen, and A. Juzeniene,: “Immediate pigment darkening: its evolutionary roles may include protection against folate photosensitization,” FASEB J., 26 (3): 971-975, 2012.

Zakey, A. S., A. Baklanov, F. Solmon, F. Giorgi, R. Nuterman, B. H. Sass, U. S. Korsholm, K. P. Nielsen, J. H. Sørensen, A. Mahura: “The signature of climate change on surface ozone: Using the Online integrated climate-chemistry model (EnvClimA),” in proceedings from EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria., 10887, 2012.

Nielsen, K. P.: “Testing cloud parametrizations in NWP models against satellite data,” HIRLAM Newsletter 58: 65-70, 2011.
Nielsen, K. P., and B. H. Sass: “Computationally efficient tilted independent column calculations of surface radiation,” HIRLAM Newsletter 58: 94-97, 2011.

Stamnes J. J., K. Stamnes, L. Zhao et al.: “Optical method for determining morphological parameters and physiological properties of tissue.” European Patent: EP2255173, 2010.

Nielsen, K. P.: “Verification of HIRLAM cloud forecasts with MSG cloud physical products,” HIRLAM Newsletter 55 (B): 11-17, 2010.

Vedel, H., K. P. Nielsen, C. Petersen, B. H. Sass, N. W. Nielsen, K. Sattler, and H. Feddersen: “Forecasting renewable energy production and energy consumption,” Simulation and Modelling – Practice and Theory, Accepted for publication, 2010.

Swanson, D. L., S. D. Laman, M. Biryulina, K. P. Nielsen, G. Ryzhikov, J. J. Stamnes, B. Hamre, L. Zhao, F. Castellana, and K. Stamnes: “Optical transfer diagnosis of pigmented lesions: a pilot study,” Skin Research and Technology, 15 (3): 330-337, 2009.

Nielsen, K. P., L. Zhao, J. J. Stamnes, et al.: “Retrieval of the physiological state of human skin from UV-VIS reflectance spectra - A feasibility study,” J. Photochem. Photobiol. 93 (1): 23-31, 2008.

Nielsen, K. P., L. Zhao, J. J. Stamnes, K. Stamnes, and J. Moan: “The optics of human skin: Aspects important for human health,” in proceedings from the symposium “Solar Radiation and Human Health,” edited by Espen Bjertness, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, 2008.

Juzeniene, A, K. P. Nielsen, L. Zhao, G. Ryzhikov, M. Biryulina, J. Stamnes, K. Stamnes, and J. Moan: “Changes in human skin after topical PDT with hexyl aminolevulinate,”
Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, 5 (3): 176-181, 2008.

Hestenes K., K. P. Nielsen, L. Zhao, K. Stamnes, and J. J. Stamnes: “Monte Carlo and discrete-ordinate simulations of spectral radiances in a coupled air-tissue system,” Appl. Opt. 46 (12): 2333-2350, 2007.

Ma, L.-W., K. P. Nielsen, et al.: “A New Method for Photodynamic Therapy of Melanotic Melanoma—Effects of Depigmentation with Violet Light Photodynamic Therapy,” J. Environ. Pathol. Toxicol. Oncol. 26 (3): 165-172, 2007.

Nielsen, K. P., L. Zhao, K. Stamnes, J. J. Stamnes, and J. Moan: “The depth distribution of melanin in skin is an important determinant of DNA protection,” J. Photochem. Photobiol. 82 (3): 194-198, 2006.

Zhao L., K. P. Nielsen, J. K. Lotsberg, E. Marken, K. Stamnes, and J. J. Stamnes: “A new versatile setup for goniometric measurements of spectral radiance,” Opt. Eng. 45: 053606, 2006.

Juzeniene, A., K. P. Nielsen, and J. J. Moan: “Biophysical aspects of photodynamic therapy,” Environ. Pathol. Toxicol. Oncol. 25 (1-2): 7-28, 2006.

Zhao L., K. P. Nielsen, A. Juzeniene, P. Juzenas, V. Iani V, L. W. Ma, K. Stamnes, J. J. Stamnes, and J. Moan: “Spectroscopic measurements of photoinduced processes in human skin after topical application of the hexylester of 5-aminolevulinic acid,” J. Environ. Pathol. Toxicol. Oncol. 25 (1-2): 307-320, 2006.

Nielsen, K. P.: “A novel approach imaging objects imbedded tissue,” PhD-thesis, University of Bergen, 2005.

Nielsen, K. P., A. Juzeniene, P. Juzenas, K. Stamnes, J. J. Stamnes, and J. Moan: “Choice of optimal wavelength for PDT: The significance of oxygen depletion,” Photochem. Photobiol. 81 (5): 1190-1194 , 2005.

Nielsen, K. P., J. Moan, J. J. Stamnes, L. Zhao, and K. Stamnes: “The photoprotective role of melanosome scattering,” J. Eur. Acad. Dermatol. Venereol. 19 (s2): 410, 2005.

Nielsen, K. P., L. Zhao, P. Juzenas, J. J. Stamnes, K. Stamnes, and J. Moan: “Reflectance spectra of pigmented and non-pigmented skin in the UV spectral region,” Photochem. Photobiol. 80 (3): 450-455, 2004.

Moan, J., K. P. Nielsen, L. Zhao, J. J. Stamnes, and B. Hamre: Et biofysisk fenomen: Er afrikanere lysere enn europeere for fluer?” Fra fysikkens verden (3):82-85, 2004.

Sigernes, F., N. Shumilov, C. S. Deehr, K. P. Nielsen, O. Havnes, and T. Svenøe: “Hydroxyl rotational temperature record from the auroral station in Adventdalen, Svalbard (78 degrees N, 15 degrees E),” J. Geophys. Res. 108: 1342, 2003.

Nielsen, K. P., F. Sigernes, E. Raustein, and C. S. Deehr: “The 20-year change of the Svalbard OH-temperatures,” Phys. Chem. Earth 27: 555-561, 2002.

Nielsen, K. P.: “Measurement and evaluation of OH-airglow spectra over Svalbard”. Master’s thesis, University of Bergen, 2001. ISBN 82-8088-055-0.

Nielsen, K. P., C. S. Deehr, E. Raustein, Y. Gjessing, and F. Sigernes: “Polar OH-airglow Temperature Variations in the 87/88 Winter,” Phys. Chem. Earth C26 (6): 405-410, 2001.

Nielsen, K. P., J. Röttger, and F. Sigernes: “Simultaneous measurements of temperatures in the upper mesosphere with an Ebert-Fastie spectrometer and a VHF meteor RADAR on Svalbard (78°N, 16°E),” Geophys. Res. Lett. 28 (5): 943-946, 2001.


Popular science

Since 2003 I have held several lectures at high schools both in Norway and Denmark for promoting the interest in the physical sciences.

Skilled in the Windows, Unix, Linux, and Macintosh environments.
Skilled in the programming languages: Fortran and Matlab.
Experience with the programming languages: Perl, IDL, C++, LabView, MySQL, Delphi, and SAS.

I speak and write Danish, Norwegian, and English fluently.
Proficient in German and Swedish (enough to make conversation).

Other interests
Hiking, bicycling, skiing, literature, history, philosophy, astronomy.