Background and activities


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.
  • Ida Røisi: Development of process mineralogical understanding of Norwegian REE deposits and development of methodology

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.