Research Group

Thermal Energy

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


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

EU projects

  • ECCSEL INFRADEV-3 - 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
  • NanoSim - A Multiscale Simulation-Based Design Platform for Cost-Effective CO2 Capture Processing using Nano Structured Materials | Olav Bolland

Norwegian projects

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We participate in the following centres:

  • HighEFF - Centre for an Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry for the Future
  • Bio4Fuels - Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy

Working group


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Vacant positions

We frequently advertise job openings for PhD and Post Doctoral positions.

See current vacant positions at our department


Photo of Lars NordProfessor Lars O. Nord, Head of research group

Photo: Thermal Energy peoplePeople - Thermal Energy


Main  research partners:

  • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands
  • Graz University of Technology (TUG), Austria
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), France
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Stiftelsen SINTEF
  • University College London (UCL), UK
  • University of Coimbra (UCOIMBRA), Portugal
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Main business partners:

  • Alcoa Norway ANS
  • ANDRITZ Energy & Environment GmbH (ANDRITZ), Austria
  • AT Biovarme AS
  • DCS Computing GmbH (DCS), Austria
  • Department Elkem Technology
  • Dovre AS
  • Elkem AS
  • Eyde-nettverket
  • Eramet Norway AS
  • Jøtulgruppen
  • Morsø AS
  • Norsk Biobrensel AS
  • Norsk Kleber AS
  • Saint Gobain Ceramic Materials AS