CV

EDUCATION

2004-2009 PhD: Disputation date: 10.04.2009.University of Oslo, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Institute of Physics,   Norway. “TEM and XPS studies of nanocrystals and clusters in nanostructured materials used for memory storage applications.” Supervisors: Prof. Arne Olsen, Prof. Bengt G. Svensson, and Prof. Terje Finstad.

2002-2004 Master: “Structural changes in supermartensittic stainless steel under deformation andwelding”University of Oslo, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Institute of Physics, Norway. Supervisors: Prof. Arne Olsen, MSc. Rolf Benjamin Johansen, and Ass. Prof. Anette E. Gunnæs.

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

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2011- Researcher. SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway. Research leader: Spyros Diplas

2012-2016 Adjunct Associate Professor. Structure Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, NorwayResearch leader: Associate Prof. Anette Eleonora Gunnæs

2009-2011 Post Doc. Institute for Energy technology (IFE), Solar Energy Group, Kjeller, Norway. Research leader: Arve Holt

2006 Guest Researcher (5 months) International Centre of Young Scientists (ICYS) at themNational Institute of Material Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan. Research leader: Prof. Yoshio Bando

2004-2009 Research fellow. Structure Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway

2004Summer job at the research center at Hydro Aluminum Karmøy (2 months). I  mainly operated a Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscope (GDOES) and did control analysis.

2003 Tutor at the course Basic Physics for Natural Science and Medicine at UiO.

2002 Summer job at the material science lab at Det Norske Veritas (2 months). I mainly worked with optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy,  hardness measurements, photo and sample preparation techniques.

2001 Summer job at the Centre for Material Science (SMV) (2 months). I mainly worked with optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy,hardness measurements and sample preparation techniques.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2013 Young Research Talents Research Grant, funding from 2014-2018 ( 4 years). Norwegian Research Council

2006 Kristine Bonnevie travel stipend. University of Oslo, Faculty of Science and Mathematics

MOBILITY 

2006 International Centre of Young Scientists (ICYS) at the National Institute of  Material Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan. A five-month stay. My advisor Professor Yoshio Bando

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND RESEARCH FELLOWS

2011Master student: Carl Fosli. Thesis: “Plasmonics for light trapping in thin silicon solar cells”. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

2015-2016 Master student: Sigurd Hovden. Thesis: “A transmission electron microscopy study of boron-implanted cubic silicon carbide, for solar cell applications”. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

2015- PhD student: Torunn Kjeldstad. Thesis: “Deposition and opto-electronic properties of novel 3-dimensional nanostructures. ” University of Oslo (UiO), Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Institute of Physics, Oslo, Norway.

2015- PhD student: Domas Birenis. Thesis: “Hydrogen induced degradation study of offshore steels on the atomic level using electron microscopy #. University of Oslo (UiO), Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Institute of Physics, Oslo, Norway.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2012-2016 MENA3100: Materials Characterization, University of Oslo, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Institute of Physics, Norway.

2012-2016 FYS4340: Diffraction methods and electron microscopy. University of Oslo, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Institute of Physics, Norway.

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2015 Workshop organizer for NACSIC: New Applications of Cubic Silicon Carbide workshop in Oslo Norway. With 27 participants.

L RESPONSIBILITIES

2018- Faggruppeleder for Kondenserte fasers Fysikk, Norsk Fysisk Selskap

2016-2018 Institute board member for SINTEF Material and Chemistry, Norway.

2005-2006 Past president of the International Association of Physics Students

2004-2005 President of the International Association of Physics Students

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 at UiO

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2011- Reviewer for various journals

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2015- Norsk Fysisk Selskap

MAJOR COLLABORATIONS

  • Professor Yoshio Bando, Chief Operating Officer of Inorganic Nanostructured Materials Group, MANA, National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan
  • Quentin Ramasse, Scientific Director at the SuperSTEM Laboratory, STFC Daresbury, United Kingdom
  • Professor A. Subrahmanyam, Group leader of Semiconductor Devices, Photovoltaics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras (IITM) in Chennai, India

PROJECT LEADING EXPERIENCE

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)

TRACK RECORD

Peer reviewed publications: 38 publications

Citations: More than 380

H-index: 11

Outreach

  • November 2011: Invited talk about solar cells, for high school students at UiO.
  • November 2010: Invited speaker at Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Clusters “Lektor II”, with talk about solar cells

Technical Skills

  • Transmission Electron Microscopes used: FEI Titan, JEOL 2100F, JEOL 3100FEF, JEOL 2010F, JEOL 2000FX, JEOL3010F, JEOL 200CX
  • 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
  • UV-VIS spectrometry
  • Data analysis programs: Digital Micrograph, IdealMicroscope, Jems, Mac Tempas, Feff, CasaXPS, and MiePlot
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