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Jacob Gudbjerg

Phone: +45 23 26 32 75
E-mail: JacobGudbjerg@Gmail.com      

Jacob Gudbjerg has 10 years of experience within the fields of hydrological research, modelling and development of numerical models. His main scientific research areas are hydrological modeling, model development, non-isothermal multiphase flow, groundwater – surface water interaction and remediation technologies.

1999 Civil Engineer, MSc from Technical University of Denmark
2003 PhD from Technical University of Denmark
2010 Diploma Degree in IT from Copenhagen University College of Engineering


2010 - date
Researcher and software developer

Institute of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen
2009 - 2009

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
2008 - 2008

2004 - 2008
Consultant and software developer

2003 - 2004

Technical University of Denmark
1999 - 2003

Detailed experience record 

 2009 OpenSource tools for MikeShe and Jupiter
 Software architect and developer
 Development of IT-tools to create input data and extract output data.
 2009 Numerical investigations of pneumatic soil vapor extraction
 Principal investigator
 Numerical investigations using T2VOC to improve the performance of soil vapor extraction system for removing volatile organic contaminants.
 2008 National Water Resources Model, GEUS
 Hydrologist and software developer
 Integrated MikeShe/Mike11 model for Southern Jutland.
 2008 Mike1D
 Software architect and developer
 New model to simulate flow in rivers and sewers.
 2007 – 2008 WellField2
 Software architect and developer
 Development of multinode well module for groundwater models. Coupling of groundwater model with water distribution model. http://wellfield.dhigroup.com
 2006 – 2008 Safir
 Software architect and developer
 Management model for irrigation with contaminated water. Migration of advection-dispersion model for MikeShe to OpenMI. http://www.safir4eu.org.
 2006 – 2007 Irrigation model for MikeBasin
 Software developer
 Development of new irrigation model based on recommendations from FAO.
 2006 Particle tracking for Mike11
 Software architect and developer
 Developed particle tracking module to MIKE11.
 2006 Studstrup
 Model expert
 Set up MIKE-SHE model to evaluate the impact of new groundwater abstraction wells.
 2005 Scenario controller
 Software developer
 Developed a small Excel-based tool to extract results from MIKE-SHE groundwater model.
 2005 – 2008 Stresoil
 Model expert
 Steam injection in hydraulic fractures http://www.stresoil.com. Numerical modelling to support the design of a pilot-scale remediation by steam injection.
 2005 -2007 WellField
 Software developer
 Coupling of EPANET and MODFLOW to an integrated tool to simulate pumping at wellfields.
 2005 Århus Nord
 Model expert
 Scenario runs in existing MIKE-SHE model to evaluate the impact of changed groundwater abstraction.
 2005 Økovand
 Model expert
 Reactive transport modelling of nitrate in small catchment.
 2004 Århus Syd
 Model expert
 A detailed study of the groundwater vulnerability including groundwater recharge estimations and delineation of capture zones for well fields.
 2004 Oil spills from residential tanks
 Literature study on spills and weathering processes of heating oil in soil.
 2004 Modeling of steam injection, Rødekro
 Model expert
 Numerical modelling to support the design of a full-scale remediation by steam injection.
 2004 NAME
 Model expert
 Calibration and application of a local groundwater model for the study area. Reactive transport modelling.
 2003 NIRAS
 Model expert
 Setup and calibration of several MODFLOW models to investigate contaminant transport.
 2001 Modeling of steam injection, Odense
 Model expert
 Numerical modelling to support the design of a full-scale remediation by steam injection.
 2001 MODI
 Model expert and software developer
 Developed EXCEL-based model to simulate soil heating by steam injection for the Danish EPA



Schmidt, R., Gudbjerg, J., Sonnenborg, T. O. and Jensen, K. H., 2002. Removal of NAPLs from the unsaturated zone using steam: prevention of downward migration by injecting mixtures of steam and air. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 55: 233-260.

Gudbjerg, J., Sonnenborg, T. O., and Jensen, K. H., 2004. Remediation of NAPL below the
water table by steam induced heat conduction. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 72: 207-225.

Gudbjerg, J., Trötschler, O., Färber, A., Sonnenborg, T. O. and Jensen, K. H., 2004. On spurious water flow during numerical simulation of steam injection into water saturated soil. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 75: 297-318.

Gudbjerg, J., Heron, T., Sonnenborg, T. O., and Jensen, K. H., 2005. Three-dimensional numerical modeling of steam override observed at a full-scale remediation of an unconfined aquifer. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 25, no. 3: 1-12.

Andersen, M. S., Baron L., Gudbjerg, J., Gregersen, J., Chapellier, D., Jakobsen, R., and Postma, D., 2007. Discharge of nitrate-containing groundwater into a coastal marine environment. Journal of Hydrology 336: 98-114.

Høier, C. K., Sonnenborg, T. O., Jensen, K. H., and Gudbjerg, J., 2009. Model analysis of mechanisms controlling pneumatic soil vapor extraction. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 103: 82-98.


Gudbjerg, J., Jensen, K. H., Sonnenborg, T. O and Schmidt, R., 2000. Experimental and numerical investigations of downward migration when injecting steam or mixtures of air and steam. Proceedings of the International Conference on Groundwater Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-8 June 2000, 373-374. Oral presentation.

Gudbjerg, J., Jensen, K. H. and Sonnenborg, T. O., 2001. Remediation of an organic fluid below the water table by steam injection above, Proc. of American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 2001. Poster presentation.

Gudbjerg, J., 2006. Soil remediation with thermal treatment. 1st European Workshop on “In-Situ Stimulation and Remediation of Contaminated Fractured Soils – STRESOIL”, Szczecin, Poland, 28-29 September 2006. Invited speaker.


Gudbjerg, J., 1999. Remediation of contaminated soil by steam injection. Master thesis, Institute of Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Engineering, ISVA, Technical University of Denmark. In Danish.

Gudbjerg, J. 2002. Modeling of heating by steam injection. Miljøprojekt nr. 679. Teknologiudviklingsprogrammet for jord- og grundvandsforurening. Danish EPA. In Danish

Gudbjerg, J. and Jensen, K. H. 2003. Numerical modeling of oil displacement by water injection in fractured chalk. In “Displacement and deformation processes in fractured reservoir chalk” funded by EFP-2000, Mærsk Oil and Gas AS and BP Norway.

Jørgensen, T. H., Jepsen, J. D., Nissen, L., Skou, H. and Gudbjerg, J., 2003. Thermally assisted vacuum extraction of PCE. Hovedrapport. Miljøprojekt nr. 823. Teknologiudviklingsprogrammet for jord- og grundvandsforurening. Danish EPA. In Danish

Gudbjerg, J., 2003. Remediation by steam injection. Ph.D.-thesis. Environment and Resources DTU, Technical University of Denmark.