Research at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Research Groups

Photo: compression labThermal Energy

We study thermal processes for energy conversion. Our technical basis comprise classic thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, combustion and thermophysical properties.

Photo: Food processing by Geir Mogen/NTNUIndustrial Process Technology

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/NTNUEnergy and Indoor Environment

Resource economical indoor environments are our main research focus. The main objective is to generate a comfortable and safe indoor climate by means of efficient and appropriate climate systems.

Illustration: floating particlesFluid Mechanics

Our group focuses on both fundamental and applied research in fluid mechanics, and are organised into two research laboratories. The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory focuses on turbulent flows and hydrodynamics and the Water Power Laboratory hosts the Norwegian Hydropower Centre.

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.

Photo from classRenewable Energy

Our research group works with energy production (wind energy and biofuels) and energy storage (hydrogen and battery technologies).

 


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.

Vacant positions at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Research Projects

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

  International projects

ALION High Specific Energy Aluminium-Ion Rechargeable Decentralized Electricity Generation Sources Anders Strømman
BIOTENMARE Innovation in recycling technologies of sewage and sludge and other biowaste-energy and matter recovery Helge Brattebø
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. James Dawson
ECCSEL INFRADEV-3

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 Nicholas Worth
Marinet2 Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies Lars Sætran
Mica Minerals Intelligence Capacity Analysis Daniel B. Müller
MinFuture Global material flows and demand-supply forecasting for mineral strategies Daniel B. Müller
MultiPACK   Armin Hafner
NanoSim A Multiscale Simulation-Based Design Platform for Cost-Effective CO2 Capture Processing using Nano Structured Materials Olav Bolland
Projects mainly from the Research Council of Norway (NFR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

  Norwegian projects

BioCarb Enabling the biocarbon value chain for energy Terese Løvås
Bio4Clim Comparative climate impact assessment of the forest based bio-economies of Norway, Sweden and Finland (ENERGIX) Francesco Cherubini
COMPACTS Compact Offshore Steam Bottoming Cycles Erling Næss
Ecosystem footprints Ecosystem footprints: Land Use Impacts and their Socioeconomic Determinants (MILJØFORSK) Francesca Verones
ENERSENSE Energy and sensor systems Odne Stokke Burheim
EnPe EnPe - Capacity Building in Renewable Energy, Education and Research Ole J. Nydal
EnPe EnPe - Energize Nepal Project Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
EnPe EnPe - MSc in Oil and Gas Technology Ole J. Nydal
EVD4EUR Environmental assessment of electric vehicle deployment pathways for Europe Anders Strømman
GASPRO Research project GASPRO Fundamental insight into biomass gasification using experiments and mathematical modelling (ENERGIX) Terese Løvås
GasTech Demonstration of Gas Switching Technology for Accelerated Scale-up of Pressurized Chemical Looping Applications (Era-Net) Shahriar Amini
HERD - QIMSEE Sustainable Energy and Environment in the Western Balkans Vojislav Novakovic
HiFrancis High Head Francis Turbines Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
HYCAP Hydrogen Use in CO2 Capture Technologies Terese Løvås
ICR Internally Circulating Reactor Shahriar Amini
Mind-P Nutrients in a Circular Bioeconomy: Barriers and Opportunities for Mineral Phosphorus Independence in Norway (BIONÆR) Daniel Müller
OxyFun Fundamentals of Pressurized Oxy-fuel Combustion for Natural Gas Semi-Closed Combined Cycles (CLIMIT) Ivar Ertesvåg
SafeLiLife Life and safety for Li-ion batteries in Maritime conditions Odne Stokke Burheim
SIMCOFLOW A Framework for complex 3D multiphase and multi physics flows Stein Tore Johansen
SPRAYICE Characterization of Wave Impact Spray Generation for Better Prediction of Marine Icing on Structures James Dawson
SURE Towards sustainable renewable energy production: Developing a Life Cycle Impact Assessment framework for biodiversity impacts Francesca Verones
UnDID Understanding behaviour of District heating systems Integrating Distributed sources (FRINATEK - Unge forskertalenter) Natasa Nord
Wood CFD Clean and efficient wood stoves through improved batch combustion models and CFD modelling approaches Nils Erland Haugen
  Boiling of multicomponent mixtures in confined geometries Maria Fernandino
  Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems Iver H. Brevik
  Fundamental study of hydronamics and mass transfer in annular-mist flow Carlos Dorao
  Modeling of obstructive sleep apnea by fluid-structure interaction in the upper airways (FRINATEK) Bernhard Müller
  Particle transport and clustering in stratified turbulent flows Helge Andersson
  Transparent Energy Planning (ENERGIX) Natasa Nord
  Turbulence-plankton interactions. A mechanistic approach Helge Andersson
  Water waves interacting with arbitrary shear currents in 3D Simen A. Ådnøy Ellingsen
We participate in the following centres:

  Centres (FME, SFI)

FME Bio4fuels Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy Terese Løvås / Anders Strømman
FME HighEFF Centre for an Energy Efficient and Competitive Industry for the Future/HighEFF Truls Gundersen/Trygve Eikevik
FME HydroCen Norwegian Research Center for Hydropower Technology Hege Brende
FME ZEN The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities Hans Martin Mathisen
SFI SmartMaritime Norwegian Centre for improved energy-efficiency and reduced emissions from the maritime sector Anders Strømman
  NVKS Norwegian Hydropower Centre Hege Brende

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

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