Background and activities

My background

Dr. Ing in polymer science .  Cand. Scient in theoretical particle physics.

10 years as research scientist/research manager in SINTEF Materials and chemistry + several years as research adviser.  Extensive experience with proposal writing/proposal developments (EU/RCN) and establishment/implementation of international and national projects, both as partner and as coordinator/project manager.

Main areas at NV

Horizon 2020 (primary contact point for Dept. of Physics, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and Dept. of Chemical Engineering. Contact  Johanne Arff for other departments)

  • Positioning, positioning support.
  • Identify possibilities for applications. Explanation of various project types and programs.
  • Proposal writing and development, including structuring of the Excellence part, developing the Impact part and partly develop the Implementation part of proposals. 
  • Development of consortia,
  • PES, establish external support.
  • Grant preparation, Grant amendments.
  • Project management, periodic- and final reports.

Contract management  (can assist all departments)

  • Establish and negotiate consortium agreements, subcontractor agreements, NDAs, commissions etc. in all types of research projects (researcher projects, SFF,  KPN, SFI, FME, IPN, ERA-NET etc.)


  • The faculty`s contact point (superuser) in CRIStin.

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






  • Kvien, Ingvild; Tanem, Bjørn Steinar; Oksman, Kristiina. (2005) Characterization of Cellulose Whiskers and Their Nanocomosites by Atomic Force and Electron Microscopy. Biomacromolecules. vol. 6 (6).
  • Storsæter, Sølvi; Tøtdal, Bård; Walmsley, John C.; Tanem, Bjørn Steinar; Holmen, Anders. (2005) Characterization of alumina-, silica-, and titania-supported cobalt Fisch-Tropsch catalysts. Journal of Catalysis. vol. 236.
  • Tanem, Bjørn Steinar; Kvien, Ingvild; Oksman, Kristiina. (2005) Structural characterization of cellulose and its nanocomposites. Abstract of Papers of the American Chemical Society. vol. 229.
  • Tanem, Bjørn Steinar; Svenningsen, Gaute; Mårdalen, Jostein. (2005) Relations between sample preparation and SKPFM Volta potential maps on an EN AW-6005 aluminium alloy. Corrosion Science.


  • Johnsen, BB; Lapique, F.; Bjorgum, A; Walmsley, John; Tanem, Bjørn Steinar; Luksepp, T. (2004) The effect of pre-bond moisture on epoxy-bonded sulphuric acid anodised aluminium. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. vol. 24.
  • Johnsen, Bernt B.; Lapique, Fabrice; Walmsley, John; Tanem, Bjørn Steinar; Luksepp, T.; Bjørgum, Astrid. (2004) The effect of pre-bond moisture on epoxy-bonded sulphuric acid anodised aluminiu. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. vol. 24.


  • Tanem, Bjørn Steinar; Svenningsen, Gaute; Lein, John Erik; Mårdalen, Jostein; Nordlien, Jan halvor. (2003) Intergranular corrosion in AlMgSi-alloys - An initiation study by SKPFM and TEM. ATB Métallurgie. vol. 43 (1-2).
  • Bjørgum, Astrid; Knudsen, Ole Øystein; Tanem, Bjørn Steinar; Hallenstvet, Merete. (2003) AC and DC anodising as pre-treatment before powder coating of extruded and cast aluminium. ATB Métallurgie. vol. 43 (1-2).