The steering committee of AXIA is composed of heads of department in Dept. of Chemistry, iNANO, Dept. of Biomedicine, and Dept. of Clinical Medicine, as well as three experts within bone research, Henrik Birkedal, Jesper Skovhus Thomsen, and Bente Lomholt Langdahl. The steering committee is responsible for the organization and development of AXIA, associated personnel, and user access to AXIA instrumentation.
Henrik Birkedal is professor and leader of the research group Biological and Bioinspired Materials at iNANO and Dept. of Chemistry at Aarhus University. He is a materials chemist working on understanding fundamentals of bone structure in health and disease as well as on bioinspired materials design. He is further an expert on X-ray imaging, also at synchrotrons.
Jesper Skovhus Thomsen is associate professor in Dept. of Biomedicine at Aarhus University. From a starting point in engineering, he has established himself as the leading Danish expert on bone mechanics and laboratory micro computed tomography.
Bente Lomholt Langdahl is professor in Dept. of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University and leader of the osteoporosis clinic at Aarhus University hospital. She is an expert in osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta.