Background and activities
My work at NTNU
I am dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. I was previously vice dean for education and dissemination at the faculty. In addition, I work as a professor in paper technology and paper physics. I primarily focus my research on paper physics, mechanical pulping and production and modification of microfibrillated cellulose. Most of my research is done in close co-operation with the Paper and fibre institute (PFI). Together with a research group at Mid Sweeden University I have started a spin off company called Collimated Chipping Technology, CCT which is working with improoved wood chipping technology.
Currently I teach the subjects TKP 4180 Bioenergy and fibre technology, TKP 4560 Paper and fibre technology and KP8117 Paper pysics and paper chemistry and TKP4120 Process Engineering.
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
- (2018) Swelling and Free-Volume Characteristics of TEMPO-Oxidized Cellulose Nanofibril Films. Biomacromolecules.
- (2017) Some factors affecting the grades of technology students. Nordic Journal of STEM Education. vol. 1 (1).
- (2017) Coatability of cellulose nanofibril suspensions: Role of rheology and water retention. BioResources. vol. 12 (4).
- (2017) Mechanical, thermal and swelling properties of phosphorylated nanocellulose fibrils/PVA nanocomposite membranes. Carbohydrate Polymers. vol. 177.
- (2017) Viability and properties of roll-to-roll coating of cellulose nanofibrils on recycled paperboard. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 32 (2).
- (2016) Mixing of cellulose nanofibrils and individual furnish components: Effects on paper properties and structure. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 31 (3).
- (2015) Thermal oxidation of polyolefins by mild pro-oxidant additives based on iron carboxylates and lipophilic amines: Degradability in the absence of light and effect on the adhesion to paperboard. Polymers. vol. 7 (8).
- (2014) Cellulose nanofibrils: Challenges and possibilities as a paper additive or coating material - A review. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 29 (1).
- (2014) Variation in surface potential decay characteristics of super-calendered papers. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 29 (3).
- (2014) Variables that affect surface potential decay of super-calendered paper. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 29 (3).
- (2014) Effects of hydrophobic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane coating on water vapour barrier and water resistance properties of paperboard. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. vol. 69 (2).
- (2013) EVALUATION OF COLLIMATED CHIPPING TECHNOLOGY FOR REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN MECHANICAL PULPING. Pulp & paper Canada. vol. 114 (6).
- (2013) Filler clay induced discolouration of bleached mechanical pulp. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 28 (1).
- (2013) Effect of sodium dithionite post-bleaching on the clay-induced discolouration of a hydrogen peroxide bleached mechanical pulp. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 28 (3).
- (2013) Reaction kinetics and mechanisms of filler clay-induced discolouration of bleached mechanical pulp. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 28 (3).
- (2013) Gas-phase esterification of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) films. Cellulose (London). vol. 20 (3).
- (2013) TEMPO-Mediated Oxidation of Norway Spruce and Eucalyptus Pulps: Preparation and Characterization of Nanofibers and Nanofiber Dispersions. Journal of polymers and the environment. vol. 21 (1).
- (2012) Evaluation of collimated chipping technology for reducing energy consumption in mechanical pulping. Journal of Science & Technology for Forest Products and Processes. vol. 2 (3).
- (2012) The effect of MFC on the pressability and paper properties of TMP and GCC based sheets. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 27 (2).
- (2012) The effect of newsprint furnish composition and sheet structure on wet pressing efficiency. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. vol. 27 (4).