Background and activities

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the department of chemical engineering. My research is on cellulose nano-fibrils - their production, modification, applications and characterization. I have a PhD in chemical engineering and an M.Sc. in bio-nanotechnology. My Ph.D. was defended April 27. 2018, and was written while I was with the "Biorefinery and Fiber Technology" research group. My work, which was a part of the NORCEL project was funded through the Research Council of Norway's NANO2021 project. My current research is funded by NTNU.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications



  • Ottesen, Vegar. (2018) Nanocellulose: Tomorrow’s packaging?. Technoport 2018 . Technoport; Trondheim. 2018-02-28 - 2018-03-01.
  • Ottesen, Vegar. (2017) Nanocellulose: It's a Wrap!. TEDx Trondheim . TEDx Trondheim; Trondheim. 2017-10-22 - 2017-10-22.
  • Ottesen, Vegar. (2017) PhD Grand Prix 2017 - populærvitenskapelig foredrag på 5 minutter VInnerforedrag. PhD Grand Prix 2017 . Industrikomitteen; NTNU, Trondheim. 2017-03-02 - 2017-03-02.
  • Ottesen, Vegar; Roede, Erik Dobloug; Syverud, Kristin; Gregersen, Øyvind Weiby. (2017) Focused Ion Beam Tomography as a Means for Characterization of CNF in a Paper Matrix. 16th Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposium . PPFRS; Pembroke College, Oxford. 2017-10-03 - 2017-10-08.