I love physics and investigating the atomic structure and material related properties using Transmission Electron Microscopy
2004 – 2009 : Ph.D. degree at the University of Oslo. Thesis: TEM and XPS studies of nanocrystals and clusters in nanostructured materials used for memory storage applications.
2002 – 2004: M.Sc./Cand.Scient degree in Physics at the University of Oslo. Thesis: Structural changes in supermartensittic stainless steel under deformation and welding. The thesis was done in cooperation with Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
1999 – 2002: B.Sc./Cand. Mag. Degree in Physics at the University of Oslo. Courses in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.
1997 – 1999: Thor Heyerdahl High School in Larvik Norway.
2011 – Present: Researcher at SINTEF Oslo
2009 – 2011: Post. Doc. Position at the Institute For Energy technology, Solar Energy Group.
2006: Carried out part of my Ph.D. at the International Centre of Young Scientists (ICYS) at the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan. My advisor Professor Yoshio Bando.
Summer 2004: Summer job at the research center at Hydro Aluminum Karmøy. I mainly operated a Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscope (GDOES) and did control analysis.
Autumn 2003: Tutor at the course Basic Physics for Natural Science and Medicine at UiO.
Summer 2002: Summer job at the material science lab at Det Norske Veritas (DNV). I mainly worked with optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, hardness measurements, photo and sample preparation techniques.
Summer 2001: Summer job at the Centre for Material Science (SMV). I mainly worked with optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, hardness measurements and sample preparation techniques.
Project Leading Experiences
2014- : Project manager for the NanoSol project at SINTEF (Young Research Talents NFR project nr. 231658)
2012 – 2013: Project manager for the METAHYDRO project at SINTEF (SEP project, solar cell related materials)
2010 – 2011: Project manager for the INDNOR pre-project on ZnO for solar cell devices (NFR project nr. 205471)
2005 – 2006: Past president of the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS)
2004 – 2005: President of IAPS
2003 – 2004: Vice president for the Norwegian Association of Physics Students (NOFFO)
2002 – 2004: Member of the bachelor- and master- committee: Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology (MENA) at the University of Oslo
2002 – 2003: Member of the Department of Physics board at the University of Oslo
2000 – 2002: Member of the student association at the department of Physics (Fysisk Fagutvalg)
Other Relevant Experiences
Nov 2013: PhD opponent for Fredrik Sydow
Aug 2012: Sensor in course on Cs corrected TEM.
Jun 2012: Sensor on Bachelor thesis for Lene Jahnsen on: Thin film with Ge nanocrystals (deposition and characterization).
Jun 2012: PhD opponent for Maulid Kivambe at NTNU (Trondheim) on: Dislocation in multicrystaline silicon for solar cells
Nov 2010: Short research stay at the superSTEM laboratory in Daresbury UK
Feb 2011: Short research stay at the superSTEM laboratory in Daresbury UK
Jun 2007: XPS spectral analysis course at the Centre of Material Science and Nanotechnology (SMN)
Also experience with: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Optical microscopy, Glow Discharge Optical Emmision Spectroscopy (GDOES), White Light Interferometry and a wide range of sample preparation techniques
Data analysis programs: Digital Micrograph, IdealMicroscope, Jems, Mac Tempas, Feff, CasaXPS, and MiePlot