Background and activities

Expertise and research interests

  • Power cycles and turbomachinery
  • CO2 capture
  • Process modeling and simulation


  • PhD Thermal Energy (NTNU, 2010)
  • Master of Science Mechanical Engineering (Virginia Tech, 2001)

Current position

  • Associate Professor Thermal Energy (2014–)
  • Head of research group Thermal Energy (2017–)

Previous positions

  • Postdoctor Thermal Energy (NTNU, 20122014)
  • Researcher Energy Systems (GE Global Research, 2011)
  • PhD Candidate Thermal Energy (NTNU, 20062010)
  • Engineer Gas Turbines (Alstom Power, 19992006)


Current supervision

PhD Candidate Rubén Mocholí Montañés

PhD Candidate Roberto Agromayor

PhD Candidate Giorgia Mondino

PhD Candidate Juan Cristancho

PhD Candidate Jairo Rúa Pazos

Postdoctoral Fellow Luca Riboldi


PhD Candidate Cristina Zotica, Department of Chemical Engineering

Current research projects

Competitive power production from industrial surplus heat – COPRO

FME Centre for Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry with Low Environmental Impact – HighEFF

Enabling technology for the Development of moving bed Temperature swing adsorption process for post combustion CO2 capture – EDemoTeC

Electrification and efficient energy supply of offshore oil platforms

Dynamic process simulation of decarbonized power generation

Dynamic modeling and simulation of post-combustion CO2 capture system integrated with natural gas combined cycle power plant – DynCap

Compact offshore steam bottoming cycles – COMPACTS

Master student topics

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Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Onarheim, Kristin; Gardarsdóttir, Stefanía Ósk; Mathisen, Anette; Nord, Lars O.; Berstad, David Olsson. (2015) Industrial implementation of Carbon Capture in Nordic industry sectors. 2015.
  • Nord, Lars Olof; Bolland, Olav. (2010) Pre-combustion CO2 capture: Analysis of integrated reforming combined cycle. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2010. ISBN 978-82-471-2125-2.


  • Nord, Lars O.. (2017) Experiments at the world’s largest test center for CO2 capture.