Professor Ole Thybo Thomsen is Professor of Structures and Materials within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.
Professor Thomsen is Head of the Infrastructure Research Group and is a professor of Structures and Materials at the University of Southampton. He also holds a part time position as Professor of Solid Mechanics at Aalborg University, Denmark.
He was awarded MSc (1986) and PhD (1990) degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Aalborg University, Denmark. His professional experience includes positions as a postdoctoral fellow at Aalborg University; Research Fellow with the European Space Agency (ESA), European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), the Netherlands (1993-1995); Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark (1995); Professor of Solid Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aalborg University (2001), Denmark, and Head of Department at the same place 2002-2010. In addition, Professor Thomsen has held visiting professor positions with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, USA (1999-2000); Israel Institute of Technology - Technion, Haifa, Israel (8 stays in the period 1999-2010); University of Southampton, School of Engineering Sciences (2008-2011).
Professor Thomsen is currently Chairman of the Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Sciences (FTP), he is a member of the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences (ATV), and he is currently Associate Editor for Strain - An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics.