Background and activities

I started as an Associate Professor 1.January 2017 at the department of Biotechnology and Food Science, where I will focus on teaching sustainable food production, hygienic design and packaging in combination with food processing equipment design and development.

I hold a MSc. degree within the field of mechanical engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where I focused on Product Development in combination with Industrial Ecology. After having worked as a teaching assistant for a couple of years at NTNU, I started my PhD on sustainable and profitable aquaculture. I defended my PhD thesis titled "Advanced Food Processing Equipment Design for a Sustainable Salmonid Fish Industry in Norway" in September 2015. During this period, I was also employed at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, working as a researcher on a various projects providing technical solutions for the fish processing industry, and have been full time employed at SINTEF until I started at NTNU in January. 

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


  • Andersen, Veslemøy Eva Margrethe; Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal; Wirtanen, Gun. (2018) Nutritional and health aspects of food in Nordic countries. Elsevier. 2018. ISBN 978-0-12-809416-7.

Part of book/report

  • Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal; Silvenius, Frans. (2018) Chapter 11. Environmental Sustainability Issues Regarding Nordic Food Production. Nutritional and health aspects of food in Nordic countries.
  • Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal; Hoel, Sunniva; Lerfall, Jørgen. (2017) New Product Development - Eirin M. Skjøndal Bar, Sunniva Hoel and Jørgen Lerfall. Trends in Fish Processing Technologies.
  • Utne, Ingrid Bouwer; Schjølberg, Ingrid; Holmen, Ingunn Marie; Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal. (2017) OMAE2017-61845 Risk Management in Aquaculture: Integrating Sustainability Perspectives. ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 7B: Ocean Engineering.
  • Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal. (2011) LCA as a part of product design of equipment used in the fish processing industry, A product developer's perspective. LCA Conference, Life Cycle Assessment a tool for strategic decition making. Conference proceedings,Volume 1: Academic Papers.


  • Gussiås, Arne; Langøigjelten, Anniken; Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal; Pedersen, Morten Dinhoff; Sigurjónsson, Jóhannes B.; Aadland, Torgeir; Aalerud, Elvira. (2021) Fremtidens teknologistudier (FTS), grupperapport: A4 - 2-årig master. 2021.
  • Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal. (2015) Advanced Food Processing Equipment Design for a Sustainable Salmonid Fish Industry in Norway. 2015. ISBN 978-82-326-1092-1.
  • Digre, Hanne; Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal; Mathiassen, John Reidar Bartle; Standal, Dag; Grimsmo, Leif; Henriksen, Kristian; Romsdal, Anita; Asche, Frank. (2014) Lønnsom foredling av sjømat i Norge. 2014. ISBN 978-82-14-05769-0.