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.

Research Interests

  • 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

Recent projects

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

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


Part of book/report