Background and activities

Edd Blekkan is professor specializing in catalysis.

Edd Blekkan has an MSc in Industrial chemistry, NTH 1981, and a Dr.-ing.-degree in Industrial chemistry, from NTH in 1985.


  • Head of department, Dep. of Chemical Engineering, NTNU (2013-2017)
  • Professor Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering NTH/NTNU (1995-)
  • Associate professor Industrial chemistry NTH (1988-1995)
  • Advisor to SINTEF (1988-2013)
  • Visiting professor, Univ. of Cambridge (2010)
  • Visiting professor, University of Cardiff (2005) 
  • Visiting researcher, Statoil (Trondheim) and Borealis (Porsgrunn) (2000)
  • Head of Department, Department of Industrial Chemistry, NTNU (1998)
  • Deputy Head, Department of Industrial Chemistry, NTNU/NTH (1991- 1997)
  • Visiting professor, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France (1992-93) 
  • Research Scientist, SINTEF Applied Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway (1982-1984 and 1987-88)
  • Postdoc, University of Reading, UK (1986)
  • Research fellow, NTH, Dep. of Industrial Chemistry (1985)

  • Elected Member, Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) and the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters (DKNVS) 


  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Natural gas conversion
  • Petrochemistry
  • Oil refining
  • Biofuels and biorefineries
  • Process technology.


Teaching and Supervision                   

  • Teacher at all levels in Chemical Engineering (Introduction to Chemical Engineering (year 1-3), specialist courses in Chemical Engineering and catalysis/Petrochemistry and Gas Conversion (year 4-5) as well as PhD-level courses in Heterogeneous Catalysis, and project based education.
  • Supervisor and co-supervisor for about 20 Dr.-Ing./PhD-students, 50 diploma-students (MSc thesis) and 100+ project students.
  • Award for teaching excellence (NTNU NT-faculty, 2009).

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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