Background and activities


  • MSc in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; specialized in Materials Chemistry and Energy Technology (NTNU; 2012).
  • PhD in Physical Metallurgy (NTNU; 2016).

2021 - present: Senior Chemical Engineer (NOAH AS), Associate Professor II (NTNU)

  • Recycling of wastes from municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) and other industrial wastes.

2016 - 2020: Postdoctor; SFI Metal Production

  • Associated with the Norwegian Waste to Value project and the European RemovAl project on recycling and refining of metallurgical waste streams.
  • Thermodynamics and modelling of metallurgical processes; including FactSage, ChemApp and HSC Chemistry.

2012 - 2016: PhD; Solidification and Casting

  • Impurity control of multicrystalline silicon.
    • Impurity diffusion from crystallization crucibles. 
  • Structure control of multicrystalline silicon.
    • Nucleation, mono-like and high-performance multicrystalline silicon.

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







  • Ekstrøm, Kai Erik; Øvrelid, Eivind Johannes; Dahl, Øystein. (2012) Growth and Characterization of Silicon Nanowires for Solar Cell Applications. 2012.