He is a professor of chemistry at the University of Tromsø. He is author or coauthor of more than 150 scientific articles and director of the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry in Tromsø. He is one of the main contributors to the DALTON program package.
In 2012 he was elected fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Since April 2010, Kenneth is president of the Norwegian Chemical Society. In February 2013, Kenneth was elected Prorektor (= Vicepresident) for research of the University of Tromsø.
He will take up this function on August 1, 2013.