Background and activities

Jostein Mårdalen came from a position as Research Director in SINTEF Petroleum and has since Oct. 2013 been the head of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU


  • Research director in SINTEF Petroleum Research, Formation Physics Department (2007-2013)
  • Research Manager in SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Manager of the research group on Surfaces and Thin Films (2004-2007)
  • Project Manager for Light Metal Surface Science, a multidisciplinary 6 year, 40 MNOK, competence building project (KMB) at SINTEF and NTNU (2001-2006)
  • Group manager SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Surface science group (2000-2002)
  • Teacher and course developer at SINTEF Education, Project Management  (1998 - 2013)
  • Senior Scientist, SINTEF Materials Technology (1998 - 2007)
  • Scientist, SINTEF Materials Technology (1995-1998)
  • Scientist, SINTEF Instrumentation, (1995)
  • Post Doc (NAVF/NFR) at the European synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France (1993-1995)

Specific Competence

  • Materials technology
  • Petroleum related rock mechanics and sub-surface petroleum technology
  • Light metal surface science and technology
  • Surface characterisation
  • X-ray diffraction, imaging and spectroscopy

Generic Competence

  • Management of scientific research and education
  • Organisation and strategy development
  • Board and steering committee work
  • Research projects; development, funding and management
  • Contracts and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Patenting and commercialisation of technology

Please see CV for more details.