KHE Consulting, professor, Ph.D, Dr. (hon).
Esbensen has been research professor in Geoscience Data Analysis and Sampling at GEUS, the National Geological Surveys of Denmark and Greenland (2010-2015), chemometrics & sampling professor at Aalborg University, Denmark (2001-2015), professor (Process Analytical Technologies) at Telemark Institute of Technology, Norway (1990-2000 and 2010-2015) and professeur associé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (2013-2016). From 2015 he phased out a 30+ year academic career for a quest as an independent consultant: www.kheconsult.com But as he could not terminate his love for teaching, he is still very active as an international visiting, guest and affiliate professor at several universities.
Esbensen, a geologist/geochemist/data analyst of training, has been working 20+ years in the forefront of chemometrics, but since 2000 he has devoted most of his scientific R&D to the theme of representative sampling of heterogeneous materials, processes and systems (Theory of Sampling, TOS), PAT (Process Analytical Technology) and chemometrics. He is a member of several scientific societies and has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and is the author of a widely used textbook in Multivariate Data Analysis (33,000 copies) which was published in its 6.th edition in 2018. He was chairman of the taskforce behind the world’s first horizontal (matrix-independent) sampling standard (2013). He is editor of the science magazine TOS forum, editor of the SAMPLING column in SPECTROSCOPY EUROPE/ASIA and webmaster for the International Pierre Gy Sampling Association (IPGSA).
Esbensen never relaxes, but is fond of the right breed of friends and colleagues, swinging jazz, fine cuisine, contemporary art and classical music. His has been collecting science fiction novels for more decades than what he is comfortable contemplating, still, as ever … it’s all in the future.