Background and activities

Jan Torgersen is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He is part of the Outstanding Academic Research Fellow Program and NTNU and the director of the Micro- and Nanoscale Design laboratory. Torgersen studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Vienna University of Science and Technology (TU Wien), where he joined the Institute of Materials Science for his Master and PhD. He was instrumental in the structuring hydrogels with two photon polymerization, a high resolution lithography based additive manufacturing technique capable of fabricating 3D features over multiple length scales. He pioneered in the fabrication of tissue engineering scaffolds direct in the presence of cells and living organisms to provide a dynamic cell culture environment. His interest in the interplay between shape and surface functionality in the Nano- and Mesoscale led him to pursue his post doctoral work at the Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory at Stanford University, where he explored issues on energy conversion and storage working on thin film capacitors for DRAM applications, buffer layers for solar cells and catalytic layers for fuel cells. At NTNU Trondheim, he continues to work on the interplay between surface functionality and topology, where his current research interests lie in biomedical materials and energy conversion devices.

http://www.microandnanoscaledesign.com/index.php

https://www.ntnu.edu/outstanding-academic-fellows-programme/2019-2023

https://nplab.stanford.edu/people/jan-torgersen

 

Academic Appointments

09/2016-present Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical   and Industrial Engineering, NTNU Trondheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
07/2016-present:  Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA
02/2014-07/2016 Post-doctoral research fellow at Nanoscale Prototyping Laboratory, Stanford University, USA
05/2010-12/2013: Project Assistant at the Institute of Material Science and Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 

Education

05/2010-03/2013: Institute of Materials Science and Technology, Vienna University of Technology, graduated with PhD in Industrial Engineering.
2004-2010: Vienna University of Technology, graduated with Dipl.-Ing. in Industrial Engineering
1995-2003: High School, Vienna
 

Teaching Activities

2014-2015: Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing, several three hour seminars, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
2014: Additive Manufacturing: Overview and current research, undergraduate lecture, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, USA
2012-2013: Shape memory alloys, high school lecture, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
2009-2011: Fiber-reinforced composites, high-school lecture, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
 

Outreach

TED: The race to the bottom: Speeding up Nanotechnology

3D printer with Nano precision

High Speed Fabrication of Race Car

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

2020

2019

  • Burgmann, Stephanie; Bin Afif, Abdulla Shaikh Abdul Qader; Dadlani, Anup; Torgersen, Jan; Van Helvoort, Antonius. (2019) Understanding Nucleation Phenomena of ALD Deposited Films by High-Resolution In-situ TEM. EuroCVD-Baltic ALD ; Luxembourg. 2019-06-24 - 2019-06-28.
  • Burgmann, Stephanie; Bin Afif, Abdulla Shaikh Abdul Qader; Dadlani, Anup; Van Helvoort, Antonius; Torgersen, Jan. (2019) Enabling nucleation phenomena studies of ALD deposited films by In-situ high-resolution TEM. Nanonetwork workshop 2019 . Nanonetwork; Tromsø. 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-19.
  • Johnsen, Håkon Jarand Dugstad; Torgersen, Jan; Aksnes, Astrid. (2019) Beam-steering lens arrays for solar tracking. First NTNU Young Researcher Clean Energy Symposium . NTNU Young Researcher Clean Energy Forum; Trondheim. 2019-02-09 - 2019-02-09.
  • Johnsen, Håkon Jarand Dugstad; Torgersen, Jan; Aksnes, Astrid. (2019) Design and fabrication of beam steering lens arrays through raytracing and maskless grayscale lithography. 10th Annual Workshop of the Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems ; 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-19.
  • Johnsen, Håkon Jarand Dugstad; Torgersen, Jan; Aksnes, Astrid. (2019) High-Concentration Wide-Angle Tracking Integration with Stacked Lens Arrays. The 15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-15) ; 2019-03-25 - 2019-03-27.
  • Johnsen, Håkon Jarand Dugstad; Torgersen, Jan; Aksnes, Astrid. (2019) High-concentration wide-angle tracking integration with stacked lens arrays. 15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-15).
  • Johnsen, Håkon Jarand Dugstad; Torgersen, Jan; Aksnes, Astrid. (2019) Tracking-Integrated Solar Energy Using Stacked Lens Arrays. Norwegian Solar Cell Conference (NSCC) 2019 ; 2019-05-20 - 2019-05-21.
  • Peron, Mirco; Torgersen, Jan; Berto, Filippo. (2019) Assessment of tensile and fatigue behavior of PEEK specimens in a physiologically relevant environment. Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale. vol. 13 (47).

2018

2017

2016