• 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.

Work Experiences

  • 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)

Elected Offices

  • 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)
  • Jun 2005: STEM course at SCANDEM in Gothenburg

  • Apr 2005: Gatan-EELS course in San Francisco
  • Aug 2004: Research project: Women in Physics, sponsored by the Norwegian Research Counsel and University of Oslo.
  • Jun 2004: Scanning Electron Microscopy course at SCANDEM, in Roskilde, Denmark
  • Oct 2004: NTT-BRL School in Fuji, Japan on Transport Properties in Nanostructures
  • Jun 2003: Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy course at SCANDEM, in Oslo


  • 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

Student Supervisor Experiences

  • 2015: PhD Student: Domas Birenis 
  • 2011: Master Student: Carl Huseby Fosli

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