Background and activities

Bjørn Holmedal is a professor in physical metallurgy at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, since 2009.


Bjørn Holmedal (born 1968) has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from NTH (1992) and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Oslo (1998). He has industrial experience as a researcher in Raufoss Technology (1997-2000), starting as a postdoc at NTNU in 2000.

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Research areas

  • Metal continuum plasticity theory and modelling
  • Metal crystal plasticity theory and modelling (including texture)
  • Thermomechanical processing of alloys
  • Strengthening and work hardening mechanisms in alloys
  • dislocation theory and modelling

Teaching (some variations, these are my regular ones)

Spring :

* TMT4266 Metal forming- microstructure and crystal plasticity


* TMT4222 Mechanical Properties of Metals

* MT8216 - Microstructure and Properties During Thermomechanical Processing - Phenomena and theoretical models



  • CRI-Manufacturing: Co supervisor for PhD candidate Håkon Linga, 3D-printing
  • CRI-CASA: Co-supervisor for PhD candidate Jianbin Xu, Modeling Dynamic Strain Aging. 
  • KPN-AMPERE: (heat stability and conductivity of 6xxx alloys) WP leader: Mechanical Properties. Main supervisor for PhD candidate Feng Lu
  • Main supervisor for PhD candidate with NTNU grant: Sohail Shah Atom Probe Tomography. clustering and nucleii in age hardened aluminium alloys



  • Member of "undervisningsutvalg" DMSE
  • Member of "studieprogramsråd", material technology studies
  • Member of  "ansettelsesråd" NV-faculty

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