Background and activities

Professor  since 2003 after I worked in various positions in the concrete industry: contractor, at a privat research inst, and also at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. My research and teaching interests currently include fresh concrete rheology, robotic production of sprayed concrete and porestructure - concrete property relations to permeability, frost- and alkali silica durability. I teach at master and PhD level. My research is targeting competitiveness and sustainability: from the packing of particles to ensure low environmental impact from concrete production, to including the CO2-uptake by carbonation of recycled/crushed concrete in the environmental quantification data to ensure  complete quantification of  life cycle impact of concrete to the planet. I spent a sabbatical year at Princeton University 2012-2013


MSc/PhD Civil Engineering, Concrete Materials, Norwegian Institute of Technology 1986/1995, MSc: “Abrasion on High Strength Concrete”/PhD: “Cracking and scaling of concrete in wet freeze/thaw”

Present Position:

(2005 –  ) Professor, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dept of Structural Engineering, Concrete Group, (, ), Trondheim, Norway

Professional experience:

(2003-2005) Professor, Narvik College ( ) and 20 % researcher at Northern Research Institute : Teaching Building materials and Building technology in Cold Climate, work included EU-Interreg funded project with Arkhangelsk State Technical University on Building technology in cold climate

(1999-2003) Contractor PEAB, Oslo ( Quality and HES incl. concrete procurement, R&D, last year Head HES reporting to managing director of the Norwegian subsidiary

(1988-1999) Researcher Norwegian Building Research Institute, Oslo, Research assignments for companies, Norwegian Research Council, EU etc on concrete materials, incl.3 year PhD-leave, and,

(1994-1995) 1 year research visit Laval University, Quebec, Canada

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