Background and activities

Science isn't about why, it's about why not! — Cave Johnson

I work as an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (IMA) as part of the INPUT group. We focus on high-quality teaching in the undergraduate engineering programmes in chemistry and materials science at NTNU, as well as pedagogy and education research within these fields.


  • 2007–2012: MSc, Chemistry and Biotechnology, NTNU
  • 2012–2016: Ph.D., Materials Science, NTNU (advisor: Tor Grande)
  • 2017–2019: Postdoc, Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University
  • 2019–now: Associate Professor, Materials Science, NTNU


I regularly teach (parts of) the following courses at IMA:


  • TKJE1002 General Chemistry
  • TKJE1006 General Chemistry
  • IMAK2010 Material Properties and Use
  • INGT1001 Introduction to the Engineering Profession (project supervision)


  • TMAK1002 Basic Materials Technology
  • TKJE3007 Engineering Systems Theory
  • TMAK3001 Bachelor Thesis Materials Technology

Research interests:

Education research: Exams and assessment, digital exams, student-active learning and assessment methods, laboratory teaching, use of digital aids in teaching.

Materials science research: Coupling between structure and functional properties of materials, phase transitions, point defects, epitaxial strain in thin films, simulation of material properties with DFT and classical calculations.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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