Jakob Hærvig

Associate Professor

Focusing on

Thermal energy storage, Carnot batteries, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), OpenFOAM, Data Reduction, Scientific Coding, Python

Research interests

Make the World a better place


2020 - now Research Group Leader of Multiphase Flows and Heat transfer, AAU Energy, Aalborg University

2022 - now Associate Professor, AAU Energy, Aalborg University

2022 - now Member of steering committee, DaCES (Danish Centre for Energy Storage)

2019 - now Board member, DANSIS (The Danish Society for Industrial Fluid Dynamics)

2018 - 2022 Assistant Professor, AAU Energy, Aalborg University

2014 - 2017 PhD Student, AAU Energy, Aalborg University

2016 - 2016 Visiting Researcher, Technical University Munich, Germany

2013 - 2013 Trainee, Grundfos Holding A/S, Bjerringbro, Denmark


2023 Project Leadership and Management, CBS HD2, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2019 Adjunct Pedagogy, AAU Learning Lab, Aalborg, Denmark.

2014 - 2017 PhD in Fluid Dynamics, Aalborg University

2012 - 2014 MSc in Thermal Energy and Process Engineering, Aalborg University


2024 “Danish participation in IEA ES Task 44 - Power-to-Heat and heat integrated Carnot Batteries for ZeroCarbon (industrial) heat supply

2023 CFD simulations of fully-resolved jet break-up for agriculture use

2022 DNS studies on frictional drag reduction of ships using air bubbles

2022 A simulation framework for developing energy storage in stones

2020 2020 DUO-India Professor Fellowship



Open-source Projects


2020 Voted best teacher of the autumn semester by students, Study Board of Energy, Aalborg University, Denmark

2014 Best thesis award handed, Energy Sponsor Programme, Aalborg University, Denmark


Up-to-date list of publications at Google Scholar

Voluntary work


Peer-reviewing for journals

Personal interests

Running (5000 m), Bouldering, Fine art landscape photography, Scientific coding