Background and activities
Elena Scibilia (Kuznetsova) is a senior researcher at the Department of Civil and Environmental engineering and an adjunct professor at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at NTNU. She has master degree (in geology/geocryology) (2008) and PhD (in engineering geology, hydrology and geocryology) (2011) from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.
- transport infrastructure
- construction industry
- crushed rock aggregates
- sustainble development
- frost protection of roads and railways
- frost heave and frost susceptibility
- permafrost, frozen soils, Arctic area
- thermal properties of soils
Recent Work Experience
2021 - Senior Researcher, dep. Civil and Environmental engineering, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Trondheim, Norway
2021- Adjunct professor, dep. Geoscience and Petroeum, NTNU, Trondheim
2017- Research scientist, dep. Civil and Environmental engineering, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Trondheim, Norway
2014 – 2016 Postdoctoral fellow, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Trondheim, Norway
2012– 2013 Research scientist, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Trondheim, Norway
2021-2025 - project leader. GREEN MOVE: Sustainable movement and restoration of natural and productive soils in important infrastructure projects financed by the Research Council of Norway (RCN)
2020-2023 - task leader. T1.3: Barriers in political, economic, social and technical aspects. EU project IM-SAFE: Harmonised Transport Infrastructure Monitoring in Europe for Optimal Maintenance and Safety.
2019-2020 – project leader. 0-4 mm fraksjon: Bruksmulighet for finfraksjon fra pukkproduksjon – frostsikringslag financed by Norwegian aggregates’ producers
2018-2021 – Project leader, students’ coordinator. RuNoCORE: Russian-Norwegian research-based education in cold regions engineering financed by the Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education (SIU).
2018-2021 – coordinator. FROSEN CANOEs: Landscape and Infrastructure dynamics of frozen environments undergoing climate change in Canada, Norway and Svalbard financed by the Research Council of Norway (RCN)
2015-2019 – Project leader, research, PhD supervision. FROST: Frost protection of roads and railways project funded by the Research Council of Norway.
2013 - Project manager, research. WP6 "Benchmarking, measures, and standardization", EU funded project PANTURA – Low-disturbance sustainable urban construction
2012-2013 research. WP6 Coastal technology. SFI SAMCoT Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology
Since 2018 SN/K 005 Tilslag, Standard Norge
Since 2017 Teknisk Byggeråstoffkomite Norsk Bergindustri
Since 2016 Steering committee Frost I Jord
g committee Frost I Jord
- TGB4250 - Aggregate Production
- BA8622 - Design of Roads and Railways in Cold Climate
- BA6067 - Design of Roads and Railways in Cold Climate
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
- (2022) FORECAST TEMPERATURE REGIME OF NORTHERN RAILWAY EMBANKMENT (IN TUNDRA NEAR HANOVEY STATION). Vestnik MGU. Geology.
- (2022) Assessing soil index parameters to determine the frost susceptibility of crushed rock aggregates. Cold Regions Science and Technology. vol. 197.
- (2020) Establishment of Intrinsic Permeability of Coarse Open-Graded Materials: Review and Analysis of Existing Data from Natural Air Convection Tests. Minerals. vol. 10 (9).
- (2019) Infiltration Response of Adsorbent Amended Filters for Stormwater Management under Freezing/Thawing Conditions. Water. vol. 11 (12).
- (2019) Laboratory investigations into convective heat transfer in road construction materials. Canadian geotechnical journal (Print).
- (2019) Modelling the Nu-Ra relationship to establish the intrinsic permeability of coarse open-graded materials from natural air convection tests in a 1 m3 cell. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. vol. 135.
- (2017) Thermal conductivity and the unfrozen water contents of volcanic ash deposits in cold climate conditions: A review. Clays and clay minerals. vol. 65 (3).
- (2016) Relevant Petrological Properties and their Repercussions on the Final use of Aggregates. Energy Procedia. vol. 97.
- (2016) Resource management and a best available concept for aggregate sustainability. Geological Society Special Publication. vol. 416 (1).
- (2016) FROST – Frost Protection of Roads and Railways. Mineralproduksjon. vol. 7.
- (2016) Behaviour of crushed rock aggregates used in asphalt surface layer exposed to cold climate conditions. Environmental Earth Sciences. vol. 75 (21).
- (2014) Weathering of volcanic ash in the cryogenic zone of Kamchatka, eastern Russia. Clay minerals. vol. 49.
- (2022) Manual for Vorkuta fieldwork activities. 2022. ISBN 978-5-7913-1225-9.
Part of book/report
- (2021) Standardisation in Monitoring, Safety Assessment and Maintenance of the Transport Infrastructure: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the European Association on Quality Control of Bridges and Structures.
- (2019) Frost Heave Laboratory Investigation on Crushed Rock Aggregates. Cold Regions Engineering 2019.
- (2019) Frost Depth and Frost Protection Capacity of Crushed Rock Aggregates Based on Particle Size Distribution. Cold Regions Engineering 2019.
- (2019) In Situ Thermal Performance of Lightweight Aggregates Expanded Clay and Foam Glass in Road Structures. Cold Regions Engineering 2019.
- (2017) Evaluation of Norwegian gradation based regulation for frost susceptibility of crushed rock aggregates in roads and railways. Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfield.
- (2017) Laboratory investigations of thermal properties of crushed rock materials. Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfield.
- (2014) Environmental Impact and Sustainability in Aggregate Production and Use. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5 : Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation.