Research at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Research Groups

Photo: Water power by Geir Mogen/NTNU

Process and Power

Power, processes, systems and components are our main research focus. We work with energy efficiency in all industrial processes, especially in oil and gas, metal and food industry. Multiphase transport is an additional and important part of our research activities.

Photo: Vent testing by Joanna Polak/NTNUSustainable Energy Systems

The sustainable energy systems group works with integration of energy systems.
Our aim is to increase sustainability, using diverse technologies and applications.


Illustration: floating particlesThermo Fluids

Our research group focusses on both fundamental and applied research in the general areas of thermal energy and fluid mechanics.

Industrial Ecology Programme

Industrial Ecology is the study of the material side of the economy and society and investigate how resource use contributes to welfare, as well as how and where the environmental impacts occur. Our teaching and research activities bridge technology
and the social sciences.

PhD Studies

Photo: IllustrationSupervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research, which is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided in these degree programmes are designed to produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.

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Research Projects

Our FP7, Horizon 2020, EEA and other international projects.

  International projects

ALION High Specific Energy Aluminium-Ion Rechargeable Decentralized Electricity Generation Sources 2015-2019 Anders Strømman
ANNULIGhT An Innovative Training Network (ITN) on instabilities, ignition and blow-off in annular gas turbine combustors. It is funded by the European Commission under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. 2017-2022 James Dawson
BIOTENMARE Innovation in recycling technologies of sewage and sludge and other biowaste-energy and matter recovery   Helge Brattebø
CoolCern CERN 2019-2023 Armin Hafner

Implemententation and initial operation of ECCSEL (European Carbon Dioxide Capture and StoragE Laboratory Infrastructure). Provision of Transnational Access to ECCSEL, the European Research Infrastructure (RI) for CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) technologies research.

  Sverre Quale
ERC Starting Grant: TAIAC Breaking the paradigm: A new approach to understanding and controlling combustion instabilities 2016-2021 Nicholas Worth
HiSTORIC   2018-2020 Carlos Dorao
  HCFC and high GWP HFCs in marine vessels 2017-2018 Armin Hafner
HydroFlex The HydroFlex project aims to develop new technology permitting highly flexible operation of hydropower stations. 2018-2022 Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
  IEA EBC Annex 79 Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation  2018-2023 Vojislav Novakovic
   ILO Transport   Richard Wood
KIFEE Kyoto International Forum for Environment and Energy (INTPART project)  2016-2019 Vojislav Novakovic
  LCA Data Harmonisation 2018-2019 Johan Berg Pettersen
Marinet2 Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies 2017-2021 Lars Sætran
Mica Minerals Intelligence Capacity Analysis 2015-2018 Daniel B. Müller
MinFuture Global material flows and demand-supply forecasting for mineral strategies 2016-2018 Daniel B. Müller
MultiPACK   2016-2019 Armin Hafner
PRINCE Policy Relevant Indicators for National Consumption and Environment 2015-2019 Richard Wood
SiNoPSE Sino-Norwegian Partnership on Sustainable Energy (INTPART project)  2016-2019 Vojislav Novakovic
Projects mainly from the Research Council of Norway (NFR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

  Norwegian projects

ABC4Soil   2018-2021 Terese Løvås
Action Advanced Compressor Technology in Operation 2016-2018 Lars Eirik Bakken
ANSYS   2018-2019 Terese Løvås
BattMarine   2018-2022 Odne S. Burheim
BEST Bioenergy’s role in a sustainable future 2019-2022 Anders Arvesen
BIGH2   2018-2021 Terese Løvås / James Dawson
BIOPATH Advancing biofuel pathways with regional climate change implications 2019-2022 Francesco Cherubini
Bio4Clim Comparative climate impact assessment of the forest based bio-economies of Norway, Sweden and Finland (ENERGIX) 2015-2019 Francesco Cherubini
BYMARKA Modeling consumption-based carbon footprints for European cities in high resolution using machine learning techniques 2019-2021 Daniel Moran
CleanTex   2018-2021 Trygve Eikevik
COMPACTS Compact Offshore Steam Bottoming Cycles 2015-2019 Erling Næss
Complete   2017-2019 Kristian M. Lien
Condilight   2018-2019 Guangyu Cao
COPRO   2016-2020 Lars O. Nord
DiHI-Tech   2018-2020 Jason Hearst
Ecosystem footprints Ecosystem footprints: Land Use Impacts and their Socioeconomic Determinants (MILJØFORSK) 2016-2019 Francesca Verones
EDemoTeC   2017-2020 Lars O. Nord
ENERSENSE Energy and sensor systems   Odne Stokke Burheim
EnPe EnPe - Capacity Building in Renewable Energy, Education and Research 2014-2019 Ole J. Nydal
EnPe EnPe - Energize Nepal Project 2016-2020 Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
EnPe EnPe - MSc in Oil and Gas Technology   Ole J. Nydal
EVD4EUR Environmental assessment of electric vehicle deployment pathways for Europe 2016-2020 Anders Strømman
ExPOSe Methods for Transparent Energy Planning of Urban Building Stocks  (ENERGIX) 2017-2021 Natasa Nord
GAFT   2016-2019 Terese Løvås
GASPRO Research project GASPRO Fundamental insight into biomass gasification using experiments and mathematical modelling (ENERGIX) 2017-2022 Terese Løvås
GasTech Demonstration of Gas Switching Technology for Accelerated Scale-up of Pressurized Chemical Looping Applications (Era-Net) 2017-2020 Shahriar Amini
GrateCFD   2017-2020 Terese Løvås

Innovative Hybrid Energy System for Stable Power and Heat Supply in Offshore Oil & Gas Installation

2018-2022 Lars O. Nord
HiFrancis High Head Francis Turbines 2016-2019 Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
HYCAP Hydrogen Use in CO2 Capture Technologies 2015-2018 Terese Løvås
ICR Internally Circulating Reactor 2016-2020 Shahriar Amini
IPCC   2017-2019 Francesco Cherubini
Mind-P Nutrients in a Circular Bioeconomy: Barriers and Opportunities for Mineral Phosphorus Independence in Norway (BIONÆR) 2017-2020 Daniel Müller
MITISTRESS Strategies to Mitigate Pressures on Terrestrial Ecosystems from Multiple Stressors 2019-2022 Francesco Cherubini
Opptre Energy upgrading of wooden dwellings to nearly zero energy level 2018-2021 Laurent Georges
Ormel2   2018-2021 Trygve Eikevik
OxyFun Fundamentals of Pressurized Oxy-fuel Combustion for Natural Gas Semi-Closed Combined Cycles (CLIMIT) 2017-2020 Ivar Ertesvåg
Predict   2016-2018 Bernhard Müller
Quiffin   2016-2020 Francesco Cherubini
Redu Redu - Kompetanseløftet 2020 2015-2021 Sigrun Jahren
ReFood   2017-2019 Trygve Eikevik
REN_BTL   2017-2031 Odne Stokke Burheim
SARC Swing Adsorption Reactor Cluster 2017-2020 Shahriar Amini
SPRAYICE Characterization of Wave Impact Spray Generation for Better Prediction of Marine Icing on Structures 2015-2019 James Dawson
SURE Towards sustainable renewable energy production: Developing a Life Cycle Impact Assessment framework for biodiversity impacts 2015-2019 Francesca Verones
UnDID Understanding behaviour of District heating systems Integrating Distributed sources (FRINATEK - Unge forskertalenter) 2017-2021 Natasa Nord
WallMix Near-wall mixing by free-stream turbulence 2019-2022 Jason Hearst
Wood CFD Clean and efficient wood stoves through improved batch combustion models and CFD modelling approaches 2015-2018 Nils Erland Haugen
ZEB Lab A1, Ventilasjon, Energiforsyning, Styringssystem, Målesystem 2015-2025 Hans Martin Mathisen
  Boiling of multicomponent mixtures in confined geometries 2013-2019 Maria Fernandino
  Brukeradferd for bedre løsninger i energitjenestemarkedet for boliger 2018-2019 Natasa Nord
  Carbo-Fertil 2018-2021 Francesco Cherubini
  Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems 2016-2019 Iver H. Brevik
  EERA - Hydropower 2019-2021 Hege Brende
  Fundamental study of hydronamics and mass transfer in annular-mist flow (FRINATEK) 2014-2018 Carlos Dorao
  Identifying the dominant hea transfer mechanism during two-phase flow (FRINATEK) 2018-2022 Carlos Dorao
  IEA EBC Annex 70: Analyse av faktisk energibruk i bygningsmassen 2018-2020 Helge Brattebø
  Infrastruktur HighEFF lab 2017-2027 Morten Grønli m.fl.
  Mulige ENØK-tiltak Hitra Kommune 2018-2019 Armin Hafner
  NorBioLab II Infrastruktur 2018-2027 Terese Løvås
  NON-DISR SLUG 2018-2021 Jason Hearst
  Norsk representasjon og deltakelse i Multifunksjons-varmepumper i NZEB - Annex 49 under IEA 2018-2019 Laurent Georges
  Particle transport and clustering in stratified turbulent flows 2014-2018 Helge Andersson
  Skoler på vent 2018-2021 Guangyu Cao
  Turbulence-plankton interactions. A mechanistic approach 2016-2020 Helge Andersson
  Unravelling the mechanisms controlling droplet growth dynamics during condensation on micro-patterned surfaces (FRIPRO toppforsk) 2018-2023 Maria Fernandino
  Water waves interacting with arbitrary shear currents in 3D 2016-2019 Simen A. Ådnøy Ellingsen
  Norsk representasjon og deltakelse i IEA EBC annex 62 Ventilative Cooling 2015-2019 Hans Martin Mathisen
  Dynamic analysis of wet gas compression systems 2015-2019 Lars Eirik Bakken
  SIU - Sustainable energy in food production 2016-2019 Trygve Eikevik
  KPN SuperSmartRack 2016-2018 Armin Hafner
  EnergiBolig 2016-2019 Hans Martin Mathisen
  Electrification and efficient energy supply of offshore oil platforms 2016-2018 Lars O. Nord
  Varmtvann 2030 2017-2021 Natasa Nord
  DeepGeo 2017-2020 Erling Næss
  HeliX-Tanks 2017-2020 Trygve Eikevik
We participate in the following centres:

  Centres (FME, SFI)

FME BigCCS   2009-2018 Truls Gundersen
FME Bio4fuels Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy 2017-2024 Terese Løvås / Anders Strømman
FME HighEFF Centre for an Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry for the Future/HighEFF 2017-2024 Truls Gundersen/Trygve Eikevik
FME HydroCen Norwegian Research Center for Hydropower Technology 2016-2024 Hege Brende
FME NCCS   2018-2024 James Dawson
FME NTRANS Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies 2019-2027 Anders Strømman
FME ZEN The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities 2016-2024 Hans Martin Mathisen
  FRIC Fire Research and Innovation Centre    2019-2024 Ivar Ståle Ertesvåg
SFI Metal Production   2016-2020 Daniel Beat Mueller
SFI SmartMaritime Norwegian Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector 2015-2023 Anders Strømman
  NVKS Norwegian Hydropower Centre 2014-2019 Hege Brende

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Photo portraitProfessor and Head of Department Terese Løvås at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.