Background and activities

Current research:

  • Synthesis and characterization of iron catalysts.
  • The activity of the catalysts are tested for the Fischer Tropsch synthesis, with reactants (CO and H2) derived from biomass.
  • Desireable products in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis are often diesel and gasoline, but also short-chained hydrocarbons with terminal double bonds. The latter can, among other things, be used as building blocks in the synthesis of different polymers. 


2015 - 2017 MSc in Chemistry, NTNU, Norway
    - Specialization: Structural Chemistry            
    - Thesis: "Introduction of Rhenium into Porous Supports"

2012 - 2015 BSc in Chemistry, NTNU, Norway
    - Specialization: Applied Theoretical Chemsitry

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


  • Tafjord, Joakim; Mathisen, Karina. (2017) Introduction of rhenium into porous supports. 2017.