Background and activities
Holmestad (born in 1967) is a professor at Dept. of Physics NTNU (since 99).
Dr. Holmestad (born in 1967) is professor at Dept. of Physics NTNU (since 99). She is also an advisor for SINTEF Materials and Chemistry. Degrees: Dr. ing. (PhD) in materials physics, NTH, 1994, Siv. ing (MSc) in technical physics, NTH, 1991. Holmestad's present research interests are focussed on materials physics; transmission electron diffraction and microscopy (TEM), materials microstructure and the relation to macroscopic properties. Ongoing projects are on aluminium alloys, quantitative electron diffraction, hydrogen storage materials, solar cell materials, thermoelectric materials and new functional materials. She has educated 10 PhD students and 48 MSc students, in addition to co-supervision of 4 PhD students. Holmestad has had several sabbaticals abroad, latest 6 months in 2005 and 2012, both at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. SCOPUS (January 2014): Cited documents = 133, Citations = 1029, h index = 18
She has initiated and been project leader for several externally funded projects over the past fifteen years, funded mainly by the Norwegian Research Council and Hydro Aluminium. The main research projects she have been involved in are Quantitative convergent beam electron diffraction (2000-03), the SUP Micro- and nanostructural materials development (2001-06), the NorLight project Heat treatment fundamentals (2001-07), the Industry initiated project Nucleation control for optimised properties (2007-12), the FRINAT project Fundamental investigations of clustering (2007-11), the Japanese-Norwegian Al-Mg-Si precipitation project (2009-14) and the FRINATEK project Fundamental investigations of precipitation in the solid state with focus on Al-based alloys (2013-17). In addition she has been leader of TEM Gemini Centre (SINTEF, NTNU) 2006, 2008-2013, and leader for a Nordic network within TEM in Nordforsk, NorTEMnet, 2010-2014. She was the project leader of NORTEM, Norwegian Centre of transmission electron microscopy, 2010-2013, a large scale infrastructure project in TEM, from SINTEF, UiO and NTNU (total project 115 MNOK, 2011-20).
- Electron microscopy and spectroscopy (TEM, HREM, EDS, EELS, STEM)
- Electron diffraction; Quantitative Convergent Beam electron Diffraction (CBED), Electron crystallography
- Microstructure characterization of inorganic materials, alloys and intermetallics, precipitation in aluminium alloys, hydrogen storage materials, functional oxides, solar cell materials, relationships between micro/nano-structure and properties of materials, bonding
- Modelling and simulations in materials physics; Solid state calculations
- TFY4220 Solid state physics, spring 2014
- FY8102 Electron microscopy and diffraction, Fall 2014
- KOMPIS Naturfag I, Fall 2014
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2014) Quantum confinement of PbSe nanocrystals embedded in a spacer ZnSe matrix for solar cell applications. Solar Energy. volum 106.
- (2014) 3D modelling of β'' in Al-Mg-Si: towards an atomistic level ab initio based examination of a full precipitate enclosed in a host lattice. Computational materials science. volum 91.
- (2014) Interfacial and strain energy analysis from ab initio based hierarchical multi-scale modelling: the Al–Mg–Si alloy β'' phase. Materials Science Forum.
- (2014) Phase stabilization principle and precipitate-host lattice influences for Al-Mg-Si-Cu alloy precipitates. Journal of Materials Science. volum 49 (18).
- (2014) Improving thermal stability in Cu-containing Al-Mg-Si alloys by precipitate optimization. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A. volum 45 (7).
- (2014) Composition and orientation relationships of constituent particles in 3xxx aluminum alloys. Philosophical Magazine. volum 94 (6).
- (2014) Mackay icosahedron explaining orientation relationship of dispersoids in aluminium alloys. Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science. volum 70 (5).
- (2014) The effect of elastic straining on a 6060 Aluminium alloy during natural or artificial ageing. Materials Science Forum. volum 794-796.
- (2014) Detailed atomistic insight into the b00 phase in Al–Mg–Si alloys. Acta Materialia. volum 69.
- (2014) HAADF-STEM and DFT investigations of the Zn-containing β'' phase in Al-Mg-Si alloys. Acta Materialia. volum 78.
- (2014) Aberration-corrected HAADF-STEM investigations of precipitate structures in Al-Mg-Si alloys with low Cu additions. Philosophical Magazine. volum 94 (5).
- (2014) Effect of low Cu addition and thermo-mechanical history on precipitation in Al-Mg-Si alloys. Materials Science Forum.
- (2014) Influence of low Cu addition on quench sensitivity in Al-Mg-Si alloys. Advanced Materials Research. volum 922.
- (2014) The effects of quench rate and pre-deformation on precipitation hardening in Al–Mg–Si alloys with different Cu amounts. Materials Science & Engineering: A. volum 609.
- (2014) The Effect of Zn on precipitation in Al-Mg-Si alloys. Philosophical Magazine. volum 94 (21).
- (2014) Atomic-resolution elemental mapping of precipitates in a 7449 aluminium alloy. Materials Science Forum.
- (2014) Atomic-resolution electron energy loss studies of precipitates in an Al-Mg-Si-Cu-Ag alloy. Scripta Materialia. volum 74 (March).
- (2014) Clustering and Vacancy Behavior in High- and Low-Solute Al-Mg-Si Alloys. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A. volum 45.
- (2013) Quantum confinement in two dimensional layers of PbSe/ZnSe multiple quantum well structures. Applied Physics Letters. volum 102 (24).
- (2013) Solution based synthesis of simple fcc Si nano-crystals under ambient conditions. Dalton Transactions. volum 42 (8).