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.