Background and activities

Background

I have a PhD in physics from NTNU, where I worked with numerical simulations of light scattering from rough surfaces. After completing my PhD in 2013, I started at SINTEF, where I work with numerical models for transport of pollutants in the ocean. I'm mainly interested in numerical integration schemes fro ODEs and SDEs, and the use of Monte Carlo methods for environmental risk assessment. I have a secondary position at the Department of Physics, and my time here is spent on supervision of MSc students, research, and occasionally I lecture a course.

Research

  • Numerical simulations of transport in the ocean
    • Advection-diffusion problems
    • Lagrangian particle methods
    • Numerical integration of ordinary and stochastic differential equations
    • Modelling pollution such as oil, plastics, nanoparticles, etc.
  • Light scattering from rough surfaces

Lectures

  • Spring 2021: TFY4235/FY8904 Computational Physics
  • Autumn 2017: FY2045 Quantum Mechanics I
  • Autumn 2016: TFY4305 - Non-linear Dynamics
  • Spring 2016: TFY4235/FY8904 Computational Physics
  • Autumn 2015: FY2045 Quantum Mechanics I
  • Spring 2011: FY0001 Service Course in Physics
  • Spring 2010: FY0001 Service Course in Physics
  • Spring 2009: FY0001 Service Course in Physics

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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2021

  • Duran, Rodrigo; Nordam, Tor; Serra, Mattia; Barker, Christopher H.. (2021) Horizontal transport in oil-spill modeling. Marine Hydrocarbon Spill Assessments.
  • Nordam, Tor; Skancke, Jørgen; Duran, Rodrigo; Barker, Christopher H.. (2021) Vertical mixing in oil spill modelling. Marine Hydrocarbon Spill Assessments.

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