Background and activities
A Ph.D Candidate at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
My education consists of a B.Sc and M.Sc in the study programme Materials science and Nanotechnology from the University of Oslo. The topic of the M.Sc thesis was lattice thermal conductivity in (Ti, Zr, Hf)NiSn half-Heusler alloys based on first principles calculation and the Boltzmann transport equations for heat transport.
I am currently studying multricrystalline silicon (mc-Si) for solar cell applications. The production of mc-Si results in unwanted defects, such as dislocations. The goal of the poject is to acquire a fundamental understanding through atomistic and mesoscale modelling of the initiation and evolution of dislocations during growth or cooling of mc-Si. Various simulation techniques will be assesed, such as, Density Functional Theory, Molecular Dynamics and Kinetic Monte Carlo.
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
- (2017) Lattice thermal conductivity of TixZryHf1−x−yNiSn half-Heusler alloys calculated from first principles: Key role of nature of phonon modes. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. vol. 95 (4).
- (2017) The role of grain boundary scattering in reducing the thermal conductivity of polycrystalline XNiSn (X=Hf, Zr, Ti) half-Heusler alloys. Scientific Reports. vol. 7.