Background and activities

Mr. Kirste completed his BSc in 2011 and an MSc in 2013, both at Department of Chemistry at NTNU. The specialization was inorganic chemistry, and the Master project was on the introduction of nanoparticles into metal organic frameworks for homogeneous catalysis, specifically organo-metallic cross-coupling reactions. After two years in industry, he started his PhD in August 2015, investigating the use of silica aerogels as 3D carrier for bimetallic nanoparticles of cobalt and rhenium for the ammonia synthesis. Mr. Kirste is trained in characterization techniques such as in situ XAS and FT-IR. Associate Professor Karina Mathisen and Dr. Justin Hargreaves are his supervisors.

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


  • Kirste, Karsten Granlund; Mathisen, Karina. (2013) Synthesis And Characterization Of Noble Metal Nanoparticle Impregnated Metal-Organic Frameworks. 2013.