Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Industrial Process Technology

Photo: Refrigerating foodOur specialist group works with processes, systems and components. We work with energy efficiency in all industrial processes, especially in the oil and gas, metal and food industry. The main activities are:

  • Heating and cooling technology
    • Systems and components
    • Energy analysis
    • Process integration
    • Refrigeration technology
    • Heat pumping systems
  • Natural Gas and Multiphase transport
    • Including low temperature processes (LNG)
  • Heat exchangers in the process industry
    • Including metal industry
    • Energy analyses
  • Food engineering
    • Dewatering and drying
    • Cooling, freezing and thawing
    • Fluidized systems
  • Solar ovens

As a master or doctor degree student in our group, you become member of an international group with contacts all over the world, and can choose to specialize in several directions.

The Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology offer a PhD in Energy and Process Engineering where you can write a doctoral thesis connected to research and development carried out in our research group. The following master degree programmes has courses and projects related to our areas of research: Energy and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Sustainable Energy.


Photo: Trygve EikevikProfessor Trygve M. Eikevik, Head of research group

People in Industrial Process Technology GroupPeople - Industrial Process Engineering



Our research activity is organised around research projects. Currently we contribute to the following projects:

  • Compact Offshore Steam Bottoming Cycles | Erling Næss
  • Sustainable production of traditional and novel cured dried meat products | Trygve Eikevik
  • EnPe - Capacity Building in Renewable Energy, Education and Research | Ole J. Nydal
  • EnPe - MSc in Oil and Gas Technology |
  • EnPe Seed funding - PhD programme on Thermal Energy at Bahir Dar University |Ole J. Nydal
  • Fundamental study of hydronamics and mass transfer in annular-mist flow | Carlos Dorao
  • HeatUp - High temperature heat pumps for efficient utilisation of low temperature surplus heat | Trygve Eikevik
  • Hex - Heat Exchanger Design | Erling Næss
  • Next Generation of Heat Pumps working with Natural fluids |Trygve Eikevik


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Centres and forums

We contribute to the following centres and forums:

Working groups


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Research and business partners associated with the research group of Industral Process Technology:

Research partners

  • SINTEF Energy Research
  • SINTEF Materials and Chemistry (M&C)
  • Shanghai Jiao-Tong University
  • Doshisha University, Japan
  • Universitat Politecnica de Valenzia, Spain
  • Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
  • University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne

Business partners

  • Alfa Laval
  • Alfa Laval Corporate AB, Sweden
  • Compania Industrial de Aplicaciones Termicas SA
  • Danfoss Commercial Compressors, Denmark
  • Enex SRL, Italy
  • European Heat Pump Association
  • GDF Suez
  • Marine Aluminium
  • Officine Mario Dorin Spa, Italy
  • Statoil
  • Lu-Ve Spa, Italy