Strategic research area


– energy and sensor systems
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ENERSENSE - energy and sensor systems

ENERSENSE is a strategic research area with focus on the nexus of energy efficiency, energy storage and sensor technologies, including automation.

ENERSENSE is directed by professor Odne Stokke Burheim.

Energy storage:

More than 80% of our present energy consumption is chemical and non-renewable (coal, oil and gas). The most important renewable energy alternatives, wind and solar energy, produce electric energy that is intermittent, and also inadequate for most transportation options. Conversion into chemical energy (e.g. hydrogen, batteries, and super capacitors) allows for energy systems that supply energy in the right form, at the right time and at the right place.

Energy efficincy:

Improved energy efficiency is the most important key to reduced global greenhouse gas emissions. In ENERSENSE, we focus on energy efficiency in energy storage systems, in the building sector, and in industrial and transport applications.

Sensor technology:

In ENERSENSE, we focus on development of optical sensors tailored for applications in complex multivariable environments. Medical and industrial applications, as well as fundamental research, is included in our work.


Group leader:
Prof. Odne Stokke Burheim

Team leaders:

Efficient energy usage: Associate prof. Kristian M. Lien

Sensor Technology and Automation: Prof. Dag Roar Hjelme

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