Research at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Research Groups

Photo: compression labThermal 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 Programme

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.

PhD Studies

Photo: IllustrationSupervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research, which is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided in these degree programmes are designed to produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.

Vacant positions at NTNU

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

Implemententation and initial operation of ECCSEL (European Carbon Dioxide Capture and StoragE Laboratory Infrastructure). Provision of Transnational Access to ECCSEL, the European Research Infrastructure (RI) for CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) technologies research.

Sverre Quale
EPISCOPE Energy Perfomance Indicator Tracking Schemes for the Continuous Optimization of Refurbishment Process in European Housing Scocks Helge Brattebø
ERC Starting Grant ERC Starting grant: Breaking the paradigm: A new approach to understanding and controlling combustion instabilities Nicholas Worth
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
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
OSAS Modeling of obstructive sleep apnea by fluid-structure interaction in the upper airways Bernhard Müller
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
  Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems Iver H. Brevik
  Development of JRC in Sustainable Energy between SJTU and NTNU Olav Bolland
  Fundamental study of hydronamics and mass transfer in annular-mist flow Carlos Dorao
  Karbonfotspor: sTorleik, Aarsak og Konsekvensar Richard Wood
  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
  Turbulence-plankton interactions. A mechanistic approach Helge Andersson
  Water waves interacting with arbitrary shear currents in 3D Simen A. Ådnøy Ellingsen
We participate in the following centres:

  Centres (FME, SFI)

FME BigCCS International CCS Research Centre Truls Gundersen
FME CenBio Bioenergy Innovation Centre Terese Løvås
FME CenSES Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies Anders Strømman
FME NOWITECH Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology Lars Sætran
FME ZEB The Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings Hans Martin Mathisen
  GTS The Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF Maria Fernandino
SFI Metal Production SFI Metal Production Daniel B. Müller
SFI SmartMaritime Norwegian Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector Anders Strømman
  NVKS Norwegian Hydropower Centre Hege Brende

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