Background and activities


Mari-Ann Einarsrud is a professor in inorganic chemistry at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, since 1997 and was associate professor at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry 1987-1997 (NTH/NTNU). She has international experience being a visiting professor at MIT, US, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan as well as at Stockholms University, Sweden.


Mari-Ann Einarsrud (born 1960) has an MSc in Chemistry from NTH (1983) and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from NTH (1987).

She is author/co-author of >260 publications in international journals with referee. She has been the supervisor for 31 PhD candidates, 17 postdocs and 54 Masterstudents. She is one of the founders of the spin-off company CerPoTech AS; established 2007.

Research areas

  • Ceramic, nanostructured and inorganic materials
  • Wet chemical synthesis methods; powders, nanoparticles, nanostructured materials and thin films
  • Development of ceramic materials with designed microstructure - texturing
  • Functional oxides for energy technology (fuel cells, membranes)
  • Ferroic oxide materials
  • Thermoelectrica
  • Hybrid materials
  • In situ characterization methods during nucleation and growth of inorganic materials

Institutional responsibilities 

2019          Review panel ERC Starting Grants 

201 -        Head of FACET research groupat Department of Materials Science and Engineering

2007 - 2008 Head of board for Nanotechnology study program at NTNU

2002             Member of international committee to elaborate Nanotechnology at NTNU

1996 - 2001  Member of the Executive Board of NTNU, Norway

1990 - 1996  Head and deputy head of Department of Inorganic Chemistry, NTH, Norway

Commissions of trust

2020 -            Member of COST Scientif Committee, EU Horizon europe

2019 -            Board member Natural Sciences and Technology, Research Council of Norway

2018 -            Editorial board for the journals Ceramics and OIP JPhys Energy

2016              Board member and head of Program Committee, Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences

2015 -            Member of the basic research evaluation panel at Swedish Energy Agency

2015             Member of review panel at Slovenian Research Agency

2015 -           Member of the materials science review panel at Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

2007 - 2014  Review panel member, The Swedish Research Council, Sweden.

2009             Member of Committee to summarize chemistry evaluation in Norway, RCN.

2006             Member of committee to elaborate Nanotechnology in Norway, RCN.

2001 - 2005  Member of the board for the national PROSBIO research program, RCN.

2004-            Chair for advanced inorganic materials in KIFEE

1995 - 1999  Member of Program for Research in Materials Science, RCN.


Fellowships, memberships and awards

2016             Profiled in Lynette D. Madsen, “Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists: 100 Inspirational Profiles”, Wiley, 2016.

2009             Elected member, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

2009             Elected member, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters

1999             Elected member, Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences

1992             Japan Science and Technology Fellowship

1987             Esso Research Price for Fundamental Research for best PhD thesis, NTH

1984 - 1986  Norwegian Institute of Technology PhD Scholarship


  • TMT4130 Inorganic Chemistry
  • TMT4145 Ceramics Engineering



Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry:

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