I work as a scientist at SINTEF Materials physics in Oslo. Here I am investigating the material properties of all types of materials, from steel for construction, polymers, catalyst materials for CO2 storage, to semiconductor thin films for solar cells, using advanced characterization equipment. My passion is to investigate and develop new materials for renewable energy.




In a project at SINTEF we developed a method to produce 3-d imensional nanostructures of silicon and aluminum, particles, nano-wires and nano-tunnels, using a self-organizing process. These structures can potentially be used in solar cells, sensors, batteries, and thermoelectric elements that generate electrical power by heat.

Latest publications from NanoSol:5

Kjeldstad, T., Thøgersen, A., Nilsen, O., Monakhov, E. and Galeckas, A. Controllable template approach for ZnO nanowire growth.Phys. Status Solidi A, 214: n/a, 1600480 (2017)

Annett Thøgersen, Marit Stange, Ingvild J. T. Jensen, Arne Røyset, Alexander Ulyashin and Spyros Diplas.  Structure and optical properties of aSiAl and aSiAlHx magnetron sputtered thin films. APL Materials, 4, 036103 (2016)

Our PhD student Torunn Kjeldstad has participated in Forsker Grand Prix 2017, and she won the regional final and participated in the national final. Here is her presentation at the regional final, and a page about her research.