Background and activities

Area of Work


  • TEP4120 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • TEP4215 Energy and Process / Process Integration


  • NTNU coordinator for HighEFF (2016-2024)
  • Coordinator for NTNU-MIT collaboration (2013-2016)


  • Efficient use of energy in the process industries
  • Low temperature processes (ASU, LNG)
  • Design methodology for industrial plants and power stations based on (1) Pinch Analysis, (2) Exergy Analysis, and (3) Mathematical Optimization

Skills and Expertise

  • Design and optimization of heat exchanger networks
  • Thermodynamics, including Pinch Analysis and Eksergy Analysis
  • Process Optimization



  • MSc in Physics, NTNU, 1978
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, NTNU, 1982

Work Experience

  • Norsk Hydro Research Centre, Porsgrunn, 1981-1993
  • Telemark Institute of Technology (Professor), Porsgrunn, 1993-1996
  • NTNU, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, 1996-present

Special Interests

  • Running - from 1500 m to marathon =:-)
  • Music - but lack of time =:-( 

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