Professor Kim Esbensen has more than 35 years of experience in multivariate data analysis and applied chemometrics. He was professor in chemometrics at the Norwegian Telemark Institute of Technology, where he was also head of the Chemometrics Department Tel-Tek, Telemark Industrial R&D Center, Porsgrunn. Between these institutions he founded ACRG: the Applied Chemometrics Research Group, which hosted SSC6, the 6th Scandinavian Symposium on Chemometrics, as well as numerous other international courses, workshops and meetings. In 2001 he moved to a position as research professor in Applied Chemometrics at Ålborg University, Esbjerg, Denmark (where he led ACACSRG: the Applied Chemometrics, Analytical Chemistry and Sampling Research Group. It was there that he added the discipline of sampling (proper sampling), in recognition of the immense importance of sampling in any data analytical discipline, including chemometrics.
He has an MSc from the University of Aarhus, Denmark while his PhD was conferred him by the Technical University of Denmark (DTH) in the areas of metallurgy, meteoritics and multivariate data analysis. He now runs a consultancy, KHE Consulting, specialising in sampling and PAT.