Background and activities

Jostein Grepstad (1951) is Professor at Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, where he is part of the Nanoelectronics and Photonics research group. Professor Grepstad has both his MSc (1975) and a PhD (1982) from Department of Physics, NTH.

Area of expertise

His present research is focused on studies of epitaxial oxide thin films and heterostructures, incl. high-Tc superconductors, ferroelectrics, and ferro-/antiferromagnetic oxides, with special emphasis on domain formation and magnetic coupling in FM/AFM nanostructures. He also has extensive experience in surface and interface analysis with electron spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation techniques.

Recent work experience

  • 2010-2011 Visiting scholar, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, UC Berkeley, USA
  • 2003-2004 Visiting scholar, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, UC Berkeley, USA
  • 1995-1996 Visiting scholar, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL), Stanford University, USA
  • 1992- Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications, NTNU
  • 1989-1991 Associate Professor, Dept. of Physical Electronics, NTH
  • 1987-1988 Visiting scholar (MER invitè), Dept. of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Teaching experience

  • ŸDeveloped and taught several courses at Dept. of Electronics and Telecom-munications, NTNU (formerly Dept. of Physical Electronics, NTH) on semiconductor physics, solid state electronics, photonic devices, superconductivity, nanoimprint lithography (NIL)
  • Principal thesis advisor of 8 PhDs (graduated)
  • Diploma thesis advisor of 1- 4 MSc students annually in EE/Applied Physics

Recent assignments

  • 07-12/2008, 2012-present, Member, Interfaculty committee for MSc studies in nanotechnology

  • 2012- Group Leader, the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS); Natural Sciences, Gr. VIII Technology
  • 2005-2012, Chair, Faculty board of election officials
  • 2004-2013, Board member, NTNU NanoLab
  • 2002-2003, 2004-2012 Board member, NTNU thematic research area “Materials”
  • 2002-2010, Member (NTNU representative), SINTEF council
  • 2002-2003, 2004-2009 Vice Dean (research), Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical engineering
  • 2003-2008 Board member, Centre of Excellence on “Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems”

Professional society memberships

  • The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS)
  • The Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences (NTVA)
  • Norwegian Physical Society (NFS)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Vacuum Society (AVS)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)


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