Background and activities

My research interests intersect fundamental and applied aspects related to pollutants in the environment. On the fundamental level, I am interested in how different types of pollutants, such as microplastics, PFAS, PAHs, POPs and metals behave in the environment.  On the applied level, I use this fundamental knowledge to design solutions within the context of emerging technologies and policy mechanisms, such as REACH and the circular economy, to create a zero pollution society. 

My current research projects include:

SLUDGEFFECT, which seeks to mitigate the harmful presences of hazardous substances of sewage sludge and e-waste plastic within a circular economy. Funded by the NFR

ZeroPM - Zero Pollution of Persistent, Mobile Substances. This very large project involves 16 institutes across Europe identifying ways to prevent, prioritize and remove pollution of mobile PFAS and other PMT/vPvM substances. Funded by H2020.

I am affiliated both the NTNU and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)

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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