Ola Gjønnes Grendal

PhD student

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Kjemi 1, 211, Gløshaugen, Sem Sælands vei 14

Background and activities

I am a PhD student at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering working in the FACET group.

I have a Master's degree within Material Science and Engineering with a specialization in Materials for Energy Technology. The title of my Master thesis was “Development of polymer-nanoparticle composite with high refractive index”.

Now I am working on understanding the nucleation and growth of piezo- and ferroelectric materials under hydrothermal conditions. Especially important is how the growth and self-assembly of nanoparticles can be controlled to produce nanorods and hierarchical nanostructures. For this purpose, I am using synchrotron facilities to investigate the reaction in situ with X-ray diffraction (see more at Materials Design through Green Chemistry).  

My supervisor is Mari-Ann Einarsrud, and my co-supervisors are Sverre Magnus Selbach and Tor Grande

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Grendal, Ola Gjønnes; Dalod, Antoine Robert Marie; Skjærvø, Susanne Linn; Blichfeld, Anders Bank; Selbach, Sverre Magnus; Glaum, Julia; Grande, Tor; Einarsrud, Mari-Ann. (2017) In situ X-ray diffraction studies of hydrothermal synthesis. 9th KIFEE International Symposium on Environment, Energy and Materials ; Kyoto. 2017-03-07 - 2017-03-10.