Background and activities

Associate Professor in Process Mineralogy.

Head of Mineral Production and HSE research group since August 2020

Member of NOU for the evaluation of the Norwegian Minerals Act from July 2020 to December 2021.


Teaching responsibilities:

  • GEOL1005 Geometallurgy
  • TGB4240 Process Mineralogy
  • GB8402 Advanced Process Mineralogy

And contributing in several other courses: TGB4227 Mineral production, Basic Course; TGB4112 Geology and Geological Resources of Norway; GB8508 PhD seminar in Geology and Mineral Resources


Ongoing PhD supervision:

  • Nikolas Oberhard: Safe usage of local rock materials in concrete construction: Characterisation and quantification of sulphide minerals in aggregates.

PhD supervised to completion:

  • Aleksandra Lang: Geometallurgical flowsheet development and specification at Verdalskalk AS - InRec project WP1 (2020) 
  • Camilo Andrés Mena Silva: Effective Sampling and Mineral Characterization at Sibelco Stjernøy - InRec project WP2 (2019)
  • Marte Tøgersen: Increased Recovery of Iron from the Storforsheid Iron Formation (2019)
  • Kristin Husebø Hestnes: Development of process mineralogy for optimization and increased value of the mineral production in Sibelco Nordic (2013)


Ongoing research projects:

  • InRec - Increased Recovery in the Norwegian Mining Industry by Implementing the Geometallurgical Concept
  • MarMine - Exploitation Technologies for Marine Minerals on the Extended Norwegian Continental Shelf
  • MiMaC - Norwegian Laboratory for Mineral and Materials Characterisation
  • CAMOC - Centre of Advanced Mineral and Ore Characterization


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Ludvigsen, Martin; Søreide, Fredrik; Aasly, Kurt; Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Zylstra, Michael; Pardey, Marshall. (2017) ROV based drilling for deep sea mining exploration. IEEE OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen.
  • Aasly, Kurt; Malvik, Terje; Myrhaug, Edin. (2007) A review of previous work on important properties of quartz for FeSi and Si metal production. INFACON XI: Innovations in the Ferro Ally Industry, Volum 1.
  • Aasly, Kurt; Malvik, Terje; Myrhaug, Edin. (2007) Advanced methods to characterize thermal properties of quartz. INFACON XI: Innovations in the Ferro Ally Industry, Volum 1.
  • Aasly, Kurt; Malvik, Terje; Myrhaug, Edin. (2006) Quartz for Carbothermic Production of Silicon - effect of the process steps, handling and transport from mine to furnace. Silicon for the chemical industry VIII.


  • Danielsen, Svein Willy; Hagelia, Per; Wigum, Børge Johannes; De Weerdt, Klaartje; Aasly, Kurt; Lindgård, Jan; Pedersen, Bård. (2019) Magnetkis i betongtilslag. Effekt på betongs bestandighet. 2019. ISBN 978-82-8208-064-4. Nordic Concrete Research (463).
  • Ludvigsen, Martin; Aasly, Kurt; Ellefmo, Steinar Løve; Hilário, Ana; Ramirez-Llodra, Eva; Søreide, Fredrik Xander; Falcon-Suarez, Ismael; Juliani, Cyril Jerome; Kieswetter, Amanda; Lim, Anna; Malmquist, Christian; Nornes, Stein Melvær; Reimers, Hauke; Paulsen, Emil; Sture, Øystein. (2016) NTNU Cruise reports 2016 no 1 - MarMine cruise report Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge 15.08.2016 - 05.09.2016. 2016. NTNU Cruise reports (1).
  • Aasly, Kurt. (2008) Properties and behavior of quartz for the silicon process. 2008. ISBN 978-82-471-1164-2. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2008:236).


  • Aasly, Kurt. (2019) Process mineralogy of none-metallic mineral deposits. JKMRC Friday Seminar Series . Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre; Brisbane. 2019-10-04.
  • Aasly, Kurt. (2019) Trenger vi mineralene fra havbunnen? Hva innebærer det å starte utvinning av havbunnens ressurser?. NTNU Kveld . NTNU; Dokkhuset, Trondheim. 2019-04-23.