Research at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Research Groups

Photo: Gas turbine by Geir Mogen/NTNUThermal Energy

We study thermal processes for energy conversion. Our technical basis comprise classic thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, combustion and thermophysical properties.

Photo: Food processing by Geir Mogen/NTNUIndustrial Process Technology

Processes, systems and components are our main research focus. We work with energy efficiency in all industrial processes, especially in oil and gas, metal and food industry. Multiphase transport is an additional and important part of our research activities.

Photo: Vent testing by Joanna Polak/NTNUEnergy and Indoor Environment

Resource economical indoor environments are our main research focus. The main objective is to generate a comfortable and safe indoor climate by means of efficient and appropriate climate systems.

Illustration: floating particlesFluid Mechanics

Our group focuses on both fundamental and applied research in fluid mechanics, and are organised into two research laboratories. The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory focuses on turbulent flows and hydrodynamics and the Water Power Laboratory hosts the Norwegian Hydropower Centre.

Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology is the study of the material side of the economy and society and investigate how resource use contributes to welfare, as well as how and where the environmental impacts occur. Our teaching and research activities bridge technology and the social sciences.


Research Projects

Our FP7, Horizon 2020 and EEA projects.

  EU projects

ADVANCE Advanced Model Development and Validation for Improved Analysis of Costs and Impacts of Mitigation Policies Anders Strømman
ALION High Specific Energy Aluminium-Ion Rechargeable Decentralized Electricity Generation Sources Anders Strømman
BIOTENMARE Innovation in recycling technologies of sewage and sludge and other biowaste-energy and matter recovery Helge Brattebø
CARBON CAP Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy Richard Wood
DESIRE DEvelopment of a System of Indicators for a Resource efficient Europe Richard Wood
EPISCOPE Energy Perfomance Indicator Tracking Schemes for the Continuous Optimization of Refurbishment Process in European Housing Scocks Helge Brattebø
GLAMURS Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainablility Richard Wood
NanoSim A Multiscale Simulation-Based Design Platform for Cost-Effective CO2 Capture Processing using Nano Structured Materials Olav Bolland
NxtHPG Next Generation of Heat Pumps working with Natural fluids Trygve Eikevik
RangEx Investigations of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition in an innovative barrel engine Terese Løvås
Projects from the Research Council of Norway (NFR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

  Norwegian projects

BioCarb Enabling the biocarbon value chain for energy Terese Løvås
COMPACTS Compact Offshore Steam Bottoming Cycles Erling Næss
CSR Chemical Switching Reforming Shahriar Amini
DryMeat Sustainable production of traditional and novel cured dried meat products Trygve Eikevik
ECCSEL PP2 ECCSEL Preparatory Phase PP2 - National Co-funding Sverre Quale
ECOSERVICE Approaches for integrated assessment of forest ecosystem services under large scale bioenergy utilization Anders Strømman
Eddiccut Environmental Due Dilligence of Carbon Capture and Utilisation Technologies Anders Strømman
EnPe EnPe - Capacity Building in Renewable Energy, Education and Research Ole J. Nydal
HERD - QIMSEE Sustainable Energy and Environment in the Western Balkans Vojislav Novakovic
HYCAP Hydrogen Use in CO2 Capture Technologies Terese Løvås
INTERACT Efficient interaction between energy demand, surplus heat/cool and thermal storage in building complexes Natasa Nord
SIMCOFLOW A Framework for complex 3D multiphase and multi physics flows Stein Tore Johansen
SPRAYICE Characterization of Wave Impact Spray Generation for Better Prediction of Marine Icing on Structures James Dawson
SURE Towards sustainable renewable energy production: Developing a Life Cycle Impact Assessment framework for biodiversity impacts Francesca Verones
TSUNAGARI Transsystem, unified approach for global and regional integration of socialecological study toward sust. use of biodiv. and ecosys. services Francesca Verones
Wood CFD Clean and efficient wood stoves through improved batch combustion models and CFD modelling approaches Nils Erland Haugen
  Boiling of multicomponent mixtures in confined geometries Maria Fernandino
  Development of JRC in Sustainable Energy between SJTU and NTNU Olav Bolland
  ECCSEL - Norway CCS-RI Phase 1 Morten Grønli
  Fundamental study of hydronamics and mass transfer in annular-mist flow Carlos Dorao
  Karbonfotspor: sTorleik, Aarsak og Konsekvensar Richard Wood
  Modeling of obstructive sleep apnea by fluid-structure interaction in the upper airways Bernhard Müller
  Multiphase flows with viscous oil Ole J. Nydal
  Particle transport and clustering in stratified turbulent flows Helge Andersson
  People Climate Research: The Contribution of Households to Climate Change Mitigation Anders Strømman
  Turbulent particle suspensions Helge Andersson
We participate in the following centres:

  Centres (FME, SFI)

BigCCS International CCS Research Centre Truls Gundersen
CenBio Bioenergy Innovation Centre Anders Strømman
CenSES Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies Anders Strømman
NOWITECH Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology Olav Bolland
SmartMaritime Norwegian Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector Anders Strømman
  Norwegian Hydropower Centre Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug

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Contact

Photo: Olav BollandProfessor and Head of Department Olav Bolland at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

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