Background and activities

PhD in Mathematics (University of Bristol, 2001), Physik Diplom (WWU Muenster, 1998)

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Research Interests

  • Energy Physics
  • Electro-kinetic Flow Theory
  • Computational Physics
  • Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation
  • PEM Fuel Cells, Nanofluidic Diodes, Nanobubbles in Water Electrolysis

My research has been supported by various sources of public and industry funding. I collaborate with researchers in Canada, Japan, Germany and the UK.

See Personal Web Site (link above) for a complete list of publications, presentations, supervisory activities. 

Teaching Experience

  • Use of tablet computer in the classroom
  • Incorporation of computational physics into the curriculum:
  • Courses taught: Calculus II, Calculus III, Mathematical Modelling, Physics I, Physics II, Physics and Geophysics, Mechanics I, Mechanics II, Fluid Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics I, Quantum Mechanics II, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Introductory Energy Science, Introductory Environment Science

Administrative Experience

  • Member, Steering Committee, Dept. of Physics, NTNU (2014-)
  • Program Director, BSc and MSc in Physics, NTNU (2013-)
  • Member, Teaching Committee, Dept. of Physics, NTNU (2013-)
  • Member, Teaching Committee, NT Faculty, NTNU (2013-)
  • Member, Outreach Committee, Dept. of Physics, NTNU (2013-)
  • Program Director, Physics, UOIT (2011-2012)
  • Director, Energy and the Environment program in physics, UOIT (2009-2012)
  • Member, Finance and Audit Committee, UOIT (2006-2009)
  • Member, UOIT Board of Governors (2006-2009)

Membership in Scientific Societies

  • APS (American Physical Soc.) - life-time member
  • DPG (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft)
  • ECS (The Electrochemical Society)
  • Forskerforbundet


  • Over 30 media contributions, including newspapers (op-ed), magazines, radio and TV
  • Numerous public talks and presentations to public and private organizations, mainly about energy and environmental issues; several are available on the internet (e.g. TEDx)
  • Author of the book The Finite Planet (CreateSpace, 2011)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Postal address

Department of Physics Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway