Background and activities

I am a PhD Candidate in the research group Inorganic Materials and Ceramics.

In my work, I will try to understand the nucleation and growth mechanisms during aqueous chemical solution deposition of piezoelectric BaTiO3-based thin films. In order to predict, and also tailor, the properties of the thin films for specific applications, it is crucial to understand how the nucleation occur. To observe the nucleation experimentally, I will do in situ XRD and in situ Diffuse Reflectance Infrared spectroscopy.

This project will be part of the Toppforsk project “From Aqueous Solutions to oxide Thin films and hieratical Structures” (FASTS)

Supervisor: Mari-Ann Einarsrud

Co-supervisors: Tor Grande and Julia Glaum



I have a Master’s Degree in Material Science and Engineering with a specialization in Materials for Energy Technology, from NTNU. My Master’s Thesis was titled: “Sintering of lead-free piezoelectric materials” (2015), where I investigated the effect the atmosphere during sintering had on the properties of KNN-based (K0.5Na0.5NbO3-based) materials. Especially, if a reducing atmosphere would be beneficial for the properties of the sintered material.

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

Part of book/report

  • Hølto, Jorunn; Bakken, Kristine; Hvidsten, Sverre. (2016) Non-Contact Surface Metrology of Degraded Conductor Screens in XLPE Cables. Jicable'15 - 9th International Conference on Power Insulated Cables : proceedings.