Kay Gastinger

Division Director NanoLab NT faculty administration

Høgskoleringen 5, Realfagbygget * D4-106

Background and activities

1997 MSc, Electrical engineering, TU Ilmenau 2006 PhD, Physics, Uni Oldenburg 1997-2010 Senior Research Scientist SINTEF, 2011- Director NTNU NanoLab

I did my Master degree in 1997 within Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Imenau  (Germany). After this I joined SINTEF in Norway in 1997 as a Research Scientist and received my PhD in 2006 in Physics within the field of Low Coherence Speckle Interferometry from the University of Oldenburg (Germany). From 2007 I was working as a Senior Scientist in SINTEF department for Optical Metrology. From 2008 -2010 I was scientific and administrative coordinator of the EU-project SMARTIEHS which had its main focus on the characterisation of MicroElectroMechanicalSystems (MEMS). In SINTEF I participated in a number of national and international industrial research projects. In January 2010 I started as the director of NTNU NanoLab. In this position I’m responsible for running the cleanroom and for the coordination of nanotechnology research at NTNU. In my position at NanoLab I’m also the leader of NorFab - the Norwegian infrastructure for micro and Nanofabrication.


My scientific main areas of expertise are low coherence interferometry and laser interferometry, in particular speckle interferometry. I have published 4 journal papers, 1 book chapter and more than 30 conference papers. I have been invited speaker, chairman of the organizing committee and member of the scientific committee of several international scientific conferences within optical metrology, interferometry and Micro and Nanofabrication. I hold a patent connected with the development of a measurement system for MEMS testing.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Part of book/report

  • Gastinger, Kay; Slangen, Pierre; Picart, Pascal; Somers, Peter. (2012) Rough surface interferometry. Optical Methods for Solid Mechanics; A full-field approach.