Dr Henriette S. Jensen

Dr Henriette Jensen

Postgraduate Taught Course Director for MSc Environmental and Energy Engineering
Postgraduate Taught Course Director for MSc Energy Engineering with Industrial Management 


I completed my PhD in environmental engineering at Aalborg University in Denmark in 2008 where I also studied for a five year MEng in environmental engineering, graduating in 2005. My PhD was entitled “Hydrogen sulphide induced concrete corrosion of sewer networks” and was carried out within the Sewer Processes and Networks research group.

After completing my PhD, I took a position as Postdoctoral researcher here at the University of Sheffield first to work on a project entitled “Microbiology in Urban Water Systems”. And later on the project “Deploying synthetic biology in the water industry”

In 2011 I was awarded a lectureship here in Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Throughout my employment at University of Sheffield I have been a member of the Pennine Water Group.


  • Sewer process modelling
  • Hydrogen sulphide induced corrosion
  • Microbial ecology in urban water systems
  • Synthetic biology
  • Odour problems


  • CPE6140
  • CPE1002


Journal articles
Conference proceeding papers
  • Legge A, Jensen H, Tait S, Ashley R & Nichols A (2018) Food waste particles: An under-explored class of sediment transport. Proceedings of the 5th IAHR Europe Congress - New challenges in hydraulic research and engineering (pp 727-728). Trento, Italy, 12 June 2018 - 14 June 2018. View this article in WRRO  
  • Wang M, Shepherd WJ, Smith R & Jensen H (2015) The effect of pipe diameter on hydrogen sulfide build-up in rising mains – model study. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada, 20 September 2015 - 23 September 2015. View this article in WRRO 
  • Seco I, Schellart A, Jensen H, Gomez Valentin M & Tait S (2014) Effect of Biodegradability on Erosion of Highly Organic Sewer Sediment, 7 September 2014 - 12 September 2014.  
  • Jensen HS, Sekar R, Larrarte F, Osborn AM, Biggs CA & Tait SJ (2013) Describing baterial community diversity in combined sewers. 7th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks. Sheffield, 28 August 2013 - 30 August 2013.  
  • Rahim AA, Tait S, Biggs C & Jensen H (2012) The Effect of Wastewater-Grown Biofilm on Pipe Surface Roughness. 13th international conference on Urban Drainage. Kuching, Malaysia, 7 September 2014 - 12 September 2014.  
  • Mounce SR, Jensen HS, Biggs CA & Boxall JB (2012) Data mining T-RFLP profiles from urban water system sampling using self-organizing maps. Proceedings - International Conference on Natural Computation (pp 212-216)  
  • Vollertsen J, Nielsen AH, Jensen HS, Rudelle E & Hvitved-Jacobsen T (2011) Modeling the corrosion of concrete sewers. 12th international Conference of Urban Drainage. Porto Alegre, Brazil, 11 September 2011 - 16 September 2011.  
  • Deines P, Sekar R, Jensen HS, Tait S, Boxall JB, Osborn AM & Biggs CA (2010) MUWS (Microbiology in Urban Water Systems) - An interdisciplinary approach to study microbial communities in urban water systems. INTEGRATING WATER SYSTEMS (pp 397-403)  
  • Mounce SR, Jensen HS, Boxall JB & Biggs CA () Data mining T-RFLP profiles from water system sampling using Self-Organising Maps. Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Natural Computation and the 9th Proceedings of International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (IEEE), Vol. 1 (pp 219-223)  
  • Jensen HS, Nielsen AH, Hvitved-Jacobsen T & Vollertsen J () Hydrogen sulfide initiated corrosion in concrete sewers - a conceptual approach for prediction. 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Edinburgh, UK, 31 August 2008 - 5 September 2008.  
  • Nielsen AH, Jensen HS, Hvitved-Jacobsen T & Vollertsen J () New Findings in Hydrogen Sulfide Related Corrosion of Concrete Sewers. Pipelines 2009 - Infrastructures hidden assets : Proceedings of the Pipelines 2009 Conference. San Diego, Ca, 16 August 2009 - 19 August 2009.  
  • Vollertsen J, Nielsen AH, Jensen HS, Rudelle EA & Hvitved-Jacobsen T () Modeling the corrosion of concrete sewers. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Porto Alegre  
  • Nichols A, Legge A, Tait S, Jensen H & Ashley R () Characterisation of particles from food waste disposers and their expected behaviour in sewers. Proceedings of the 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage View this article in WRRO  
  • Jensen HS (2014) Surface Science – corrosion in concrete sewers. Water and Sewerage Journal(2/2014), 41-43.