Background and activities


I am a PhD candidate in the research group Inorganic Materials and Ceramics.

My project aims to obtain a more fundamental understanding of defect chemistry in hexagonal manganite structures (with focus on YMnO3) at interfaces by an ab initio calculation approach with Density Funtional Theory (DFT), as well as experimental work.

Main advisor: Associate Professor Sverre Magnus Selbach.

Co-advisor: Professor Svein Sunde


I have teaching duties as a part of my PhD, and I am, or have been, teaching in the courses

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


  • Småbråten, Didrik Rene; Sunde, Svein. (2014) Modeling of electrochemical and photoelectrochemical impedance functions for films. 2014.