Background and activities
Ole-Morten Midtgård (born 1967) is Head of Department at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Electric Power Engineering from 1992 and 1997, respectively. He has been a professor at the department since 2012.
After receiving his MSc, Midtgård was a technical student in the Magnet Group at CERN, and then a teaching assistant (TA) at NTNU before commencing the PhD-studies in 1994. His PhD concerned three-dimensional computations of eddy currents using finite elements. In 1998 he started to work at ABB in Asker and later Oslo, where he worked on various R&D projects within electrical engineering and industrial IT. He was with the start-up company Magtech for about half a year in 2003/04, where he worked on a technology for variable inductance. He became a professor at Agder University College in 2004 (University of Agder from 2007). There he became interested in photovoltaic (PV) technology and contributed strongly to building up the university's research group in that area, as well as in establishing study programmes within renewable energy on all levels. During his tenure at the University of Agder, Midtgård also served on the board of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, the board of the University of Agder, and the board of Teknova. In 2012 Midtgård became a professor at NTNU, within Smart Grids with emphasis on active distribution grids, where Midtgård's focus has been on PV, power electronics, microgrids and storage. Midtgård's research interest is broad, and - in addition to the above - still includes electromagnetic computations. Prof. Midtgård is an elected member of Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters and of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA).
See the CV (link in the black field above) for more information.