Background and activities


I am a PhD candidate in the group Inorganic Materials and Ceramics. In my research I work with understanding the interplay between epitaxial strain and defect chemistry in functional oxides by theoretical simulations (DFT). 

Supervisor: Associate Professor Sverre M. Selbach

Co-supervisor: Professor Tor Grande



As part of my PhD I have teaching duties in the following subjects: 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Marthinsen, Astrid; Selbach, Sverre Magnus. (2014) A first-principles study of epitaxial interfaces between graphene and GaAs. 2014.