Faculty of Natural Sciences

PhD education

PhD candidate Katherine Inzani in the NTNU NanoLab. Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU

The goal of a PhD education is to enable the candidate to conduct research at a high international level. The research will be made with sound scientific practice and established standards for research ethics. The PhD candidate will be able to solve complex research problems using creative solutions that will have a social and economic impact on society.

Note that whether you are employed by NTNU or have external funding, you must apply for admission to a PhD programme.

General information about PhD education at NTNU


Anne Sæther
PhD studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Bjørn F. Syvertsen
PhD programmes in Biophysics and Physics

Elin S. I. Kaasen
PhD programmes in Materials Science and Engineering

Lise Skorstad
PhD programmes in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Maja C. Haaker
PhD programmes in Biology and Biotechnology