Background and activities

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering working in the research group Inorganic Materials and Ceramics.

I have a Master's degree within Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology with a specialization in material science. During my theis work I studiet the ferroelectric material strontium barium niobate (SrxBa1-xNb2O6), and how dielectric properties dependend on thermal history.

Now I work on a project with the overall goal to increase the productivity and reduce the energy consumption related primary production of aluminium. The project is a collaboration between the research partners NTNU and SINTEF, and the industry partners Alcoa Norway, Hydro, Elkem Carbon og Skamol. It is also partly funded by the Research Council of Norway. My task within this project is to study refractory materials used in carbon anode firing kilns, and how/why these materials degrade during use.  

My main supervisor is Tor Grande, and co-supervisors are Zhaohui Wang og Arne Petter Ratvik.

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


  • Brandvik, Trond; Grande, Tor; Ratvik, Arne Petter; Wang, Zhaohui. (2019) Degradation of Refractory Lining in Carbon Anode Baking Furnaces. 2019. ISBN 978-82-326-4277-9. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2019:340).
  • Brandvik, Trond; Olsen, Gerhard Henning; Selbach, Sverre Magnus; Grande, Tor. (2015) Ferroelectric Transitions in strontium barium niobate. 2015.