Background and activities

Research activities

Since August 2020 I am involved with a project in high-temperature lead-free ferroelectric/piezoelectric materials.

The project is associated with the functional materials and materials chemistry group (FACET) at the department of Materials Science and Engineering and my supervisor is Tor Grande.



I took my Bachelor's degree in chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany) and graduated with a bachelor thesis in organometallic chemistry in 2017. Afterwards I enrolled into the international master programme in chemistry at NTNU with specialization in structural chemistry from which I graduated with a master thesis on zeolites in 2019.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Journal publications


  • Zeiger, Caren; Mathisen, Karina; Ali, Daniel. (2019) Synthesis and characterization of hierarchical SAPO-5: A comparison with the conventional material. 2019.


  • Fagerli, Frode Håskjold; Danmo, Frida Hemstad; Kelly, Michael Robert; Zeiger, Caren Regine; Gullbrekken, Øystein; Wiik, Kjell. (2021) Supermaterialer for en grønnere framtid. Researchers night . NTNU; Realfagbygget på NTNU Gløshaugen. 2021-09-24 - 2021-09-24.
  • Ali, Daniel; Zeiger, Caren Regine; Lein, Hilde Lea; Mathisen, Karina. (2020) Evaluating meso-SDA for hierarchical SAPO-5. 7th National Meeting on Inorganic and Materials Chemistry . Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry (FACET group); Trondheim. 2020-02-13 - 2020-02-14.