Background and activities

Odd Kr. Pettersen (1952) is Head of Department of Electronic Systems at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Odd Kr. Pettersen has a MsC and a PhD in Telecommunications, both from NTNU.

Research Interests

  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Aircraft noise
  • Noise and vibration reduction
  • Active Noise Control
  • Development of noise intensity measuring techniques
  • Acoustics Measurement
  • Hearing Protection

Recent Work Experience

  • 2017- Head of Department of Electronic Systems
  • 2017-2017 Research Manager SINTEF Digital, Acoustics
  • 2004- 2017 Research Director, SINTEF ICT, Acoustics
  • 2000- 2017 Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications
  • 2007-2008 Project Director NACRE AS (one year leave from SINTEF)
  • 1996-2004 Research Director, SINTEF Telecom and Informatics, Acoustics
  • 1991-1996 Head of Section, Acoustics, DELAB
  • 1987-1991 Project coordinator, ELAB
  • 1987- Senior Scientist, ELAB (now SINTEF ICT)


  • Member of ISO working group ISO/TC 43/SC 1/WG 25 – Sound intensity measurement
  • Member of the board of The Acoustical Society of Norway, 1986-1988 and 2001-2005
  • Member of the Scientific Board for DeAmp AS, 2005-
  • Member of the Advisory Board for SONITOR AS, 2005-2014
  • Member of Standards Norway, Acoustical Committee, 2009-2015
  • Member of the Board of Listen AS, 2015 - 2017
  • Member of Advisory Board of Listen AS, 2017-
  • Member of Advisory Board of Unisound AS, 2017-

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

  • Pettersen, Odd Kr.; Olsen, Herold; Vigran, Tor E.. (1997) On spatial sampling using the scanning intensity technique. Applied Acoustics. vol. 50 (2).

Part of book/report