Pól Martin Bendix

Pól Martin Bendix

Associate Professor

Short Curriculum vitae                                                                                                                           August 2019



Name: Poul Martin Bendix (Before 2007 my name was Poul M. Hansen). Married with two children (Laura 6y and Tobias 10y). Nationality: Danish. Date of birth: 28.09.1975

Researcher unique identifier(s): http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8838-8887.



2007 PhD,        Faculty of Science, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2006-2007      PhD, David Weitz’ lab, Department of Physics (Division for Soft Matter Engineering), Harvard University, USA

2003                Cand. Scient in Physics & Mathematics, University of Copenhagen



2018                Permanent position (July 1st 2018) as Associated Professor, Faculty of Science/Niels Bohr Institute/University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011                Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2010-2011      PostDoc, Steven G. Boxer’s lab, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, USA

2007-2009      PostDoc, Nanoscience Center, University of Copenhagen, Denmark



2019-2022    Co-Applicant on Novo Nordisk Synergy grant (NNF18OC0034936).

2016        PI on PhD fellowship grant, Lundbeck Foundation.

2015       PI on “Sapere Aude, Research Leader”, Danish Council for Independent Research.

2014        Co-Applicant on Nanomedicine grant. Novo Nordisk Synergy (NNFOC150011361).

2012        Young Investigator Programme, 3.3 mio kr (2012-2015), Villum Foundation.


SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS/POSTDOCS Main supervisor (current projects), 3 PhD students and 3 Postdocs and ~10 Master students


TEACHING AND EVALUATION Served as PhD opponent both in Denmark and abroad and as censor for 10-15 Master project defenses. Has taught courses at NBI every year since 2012 in biophysics.


MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE Sapere Aude research leader and previously a Villum Foundation grant (Young Investigator Fellowship).

Completed “Leading Research course” a research leader course in 2019.


COMMISSIONS OF TRUST 2014-2017   (          Editorial Board, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, London). Member of EU network – MPNS COST Action MP1205. Reviewer for: Nat. Phot., Nat. Comm., PNAS, Nano Lett., ACS Nano, Phys. Rev. Lett., Biomater., Opt. Lett., J. Coll. Int., ACS Appl. Mat. & Int., Eur. Phys. J. E, J. Mat. Chem. B, Analyst, Biophys. J., Soft Mat.



Overall ca. 50 invited talks e.g. Keynote speaker at 3M-Nano, China 2018, iNANO Distinguished Lecturer 2018.


CITATIONS & PUBLICATIONS Google scholar:  h-index= 22, ~2350 citations (Google Scholar) Profile: “PM Bendix”.WoS: h-index=20 and ~1750 citations. Full publication list:  www.nbi.dk/~bendix. Peer reviewed 39. Corresponding author on invited Key Issue Review 1 (Rep. Prog. Phys. 2018, JIF = 14.3) and on invited review about thermoplasmonics Chemical Reviews (JIF= 54.3). First Author on 9 articles (with >1000 citations). 10 publications in Nano Letters and ACS Nano (JIFs ~ 13). 3 publications in PNAS and 1 in Nature Chemical Biology. Corresponding Author on 12 articles and 1 book chapter.



*: Corresponding author

  1. Curvature and Phase Induced Protein Sorting Quantified in Transfected Cell-Derived Giant Vesicles GM Pescador, CD Florentsen, H Østbye, SL Sønder, TL Boye, EL Veje, ..., P.M. Bendix*. ACS Nano,  13, 6689-6701  (2019). JIF=13.9
  2. Plasmonic Heating of Nanostructures. L Jauffred, A Samadi, H Klingberg, PM Bendix*, LB Oddershede*. Chemical Reviews, 119 (13), 8087-8130 (2019). JIF=54.3
    1. A. Bahadori, G.M. Pescador, L.B. Oddershede & P.M. Bendix*. Remotely controlled fusion of selected vesicles and living cells: A Key Issue Review. Reports on progress in physics. 81 (3): 032602 (2018). JIF=14.3.
    2. A. Samadi, H. Klingberg, L. Jauffred, A. Kjær, P.M. Bendix, L.B. Oddershede. Platinum nanoparticles: a non-toxic effective and thermally stable alternative plasmonic material for cancer therapy and bioengineering. Nanoscale 10(19): 9097-9107 (2018).
    3. K. R. Rosholm, N. Leijnse, A. Mantsiou, V. Tkach, S. L. Pedersen, V. F. Wirth, L. B. Oddershede, K. J. Jensen, K. L. Martinez, N. S. Hatzakis, P.M. Bendix, A. Callan-Jones and Dimitrios Stamou. Membrane curvature regulates sorting of GPCRs within the plasma membrane of living cells in a ligand-specific manner. Nature Chemical Biology, 13: 724 - 729 (2017). (Coverpage article) JIF=12.2.
    4. A.R. Lund, A. Bahadori, S. Semsey, P.M. Bendix*, L.B. Oddershede*. Vesicle Fusion Triggered by Optically Heated Gold Nanoparticles. Nano Letters, 15: 4183-4188 (2015). JIF=12.3.
      1. N. Leijnse, L.B. Oddershede, P.M. Bendix*. An updated look at actin within filopodia. A Review, Cytoskeleton, 72: 71-79 (2015). JIF=2.7.
      2. Helical buckling of actin inside filopodia generates traction. N. Leijnse, L.B. Oddershede, & P.M. Bendix*. PNAS, 112: 136-141 (2015). JIF=9.6.

5.     A. Samadi, P.M. Bendix, L. B. Oddershede. Optical manipulation of individual strongly absorbing platinum nanoparticles. Nanoscale.  9: 18449-18455 (2017).

  1. A. Bahadori, L.B. Oddershede*, P.M. Bendix*. Hot-nanoparticle-mediated fusion of selected cells. Nano Research, 10: 2034 - 2045 (2017). JIF=8.
  2. Y. Barooji, A.R. Lund, S. Semsey, S.N.S. Reihani, P.M. Bendix*. Dynamics of membrane nanotubes coated with I-BAR. Scientific Reports, 6:30054 (2016). 
  3. J.T. Jørgensen, K. Norregaard, P. Tian, P.M. Bendix, A. Kjaer, L.B. Oddershede. Single Particle and PET-based Platform for Identifying Optimal Plasmonic Nano-Heaters for Photothermal Cancer Therapy. Scientific Reports, 6:30076 (2016). JIF=4.5.




Knowledge of languages

Danish, Faroese and English


PhD in Biophysics

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