Tor Grande

Vice-dean for research and innovation, Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology

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Background and activities

Tor Grande was appointed Vice Dean for Research and Innovation at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology on August 1, 2013.

He is a professor in materials chemstry/science at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, since 1997 and was associate professor at the Department of inorganic chemistry 1994-1997 (NTH/NTNU). He has been a visiting scientist at NIRIM(NIMS) in Japan and University of Rennes and been on sabbatical leave at Northwestern University and EPFL.

Background

Tor Grande (born 1963) has an MSc in Chemistry from NTH (1987) and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from NTH (1992).

He is author/co-author of about 220 publications in international journals with referee. He has been the supervisor for 22 PhD candidates and 12 postdocs.

Research areas

  • Solid state chemistry/materials of ferroic materials and solid state ionics.
  • Materials synthesis by aqueous chemistry and ceramic processing
  • Thermodynamics of materials.
  • Phase transitions and phase diagrams.
  • Cation transport in oxides 

Management appointments

  • Deputy Head, Dep. Mater. Sci. Eng., 2002 - 2005
  • Department Head, Dep. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2005-2009
  • Board member, NTNU NanoLab, 2004 - 2009
  • Board member, The Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology, 2009 - 2011
  • Board member, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NTNU, 2009 -2013
  • Chairman of the Board, CerPoTech AS, 2009
  • Chairman of Electroceramics XII, Trondheim Norway, 2010.
  • Board member, The VISTA foundation
  • Member, The Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research – Norway
  • Board member, Research program BALANSE, Norwegian Research Council
  • Board member, SINTEF
  • Borad member iCSI - industrial Catalysis Science and Innovation

Honors/Awards

  • Norwegian Technical Science Research Council (NTNF), PhD scholarship, 1989 - 1992.
  • Norwegian Technical Science Research Council (NTNF), Post doc scholarship, 1993.
  • The Foundation of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, Science Award, 1995.
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency fellowship, Japan, 1996.
  • Elected member, The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, 1999.
  • Elected member, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, 2005.
  • The Gender Equality Award at NTNU, 2009.
  • Elected member, The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2011.

 

 

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

Journal publications