Background and activities

PhD Candidate within the Industrial Process Engineering Research Group, at the department of Energy and Process Engineering. My research is related to the "Design and control of energy efficient, integrated vapour compression units for HVAC and sanitary hot water systems in high performance buildings". 
The background  and motivation for my PhD work is that Norway is a tourist destination and has a large number of hotels all across the country, which all have complex energy distribution networks and requirements. Heat recovery and integrated energy concepts are not widely applied, i.e. there is a huge potential to further reduce the specific primary energy demand and avoid fossil fuel consumption for these types of buildings. The development and implementation of vapour compression units could reduce the cost of ownership and the environmental footprint of the hotel sector significantly. 

Main Supervisor: Armin Hafner - Professor at Department of Energy and Process Engineering (NTNU)

Co-Supervisor: Trygve Magne Eikevik - Professor at Department of Energy and Process Engineering  (NTNU)

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology
  • Energy Engineering
  • Dynamic Modeling and Simulation
  • Heat Recovery 
  • Thermal Energy Storage


  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engeering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway (2015-2017).
  • Bachelors degree in Subsea Technology, Høgskolen i Bergen (HiB), Norway (2011-2015).

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

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