Background and activities


Kristian Etienne Einarsrud (born 1984) hold a M.Sc. (sivilingeniør) in Physics and Mathematics (2008) and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics from NTNU (2012).


Research interests:

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • OpenFOAM
  • Multiphase flow
  • Turbulence
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thermodynamics


On-going research:

  • Particle dissolution and agglomeration
  • Process modelling
  • Electrochemical gas evolution
  • Gas evolution in industrial Hall-Héroult cells
  • Transport phenomena in flow cell batteries

Affiliated PhD-students:

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

Part of book/report

  • Eick, Ingo; Bai, Wei; Einarsrud, Kristian Etienne; Feng, Yuqing; Hua, Jinsong; Witt, Peter J.. (2015) Coupled multi-scale, multi-physics simulation framework for aluminium electrolysis. Eleventh International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia 7-9 December 2015.
  • Zoric, Josip; Johansen, Stein Tore; Einarsrud, Kristian Etienne; Solheim, Asbjørn. (2015) On pragmatism in industrial modeling. Progress in Applied CFD : Selected papers from 10th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Oil & Gas, Metallurgical and Process Industries.
  • Hua, Jinsong; Droste, Christian; Einarsrud, Kristian Etienne; Rudshaug, Magne; Jørgensen, Robert; Giskeodegard, Nils-Haavard. (2014) Revised benchmark problem for modeling of metal flow and metal heaving in reduction cells. Light Metals 2014, Proceedings of the symposia sponsored by the TMS Aluminum Committee at the TMS 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
  • Einarsrud, Kristian Etienne; Sandnes, Espen. (2011) ANODIC VOLTAGE OSCILLATIONS IN HALL-HÉROULT CELLS. Light Metals 2011.


  • Einarsrud, Kristian Etienne; Johansen, Stein Tore; Brevik, Iver Håkon. (2012) A Treatise On Interpolar Transport Phenomena. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2012. ISBN 978-82-471-3699-7.