About IES

About the Department of Electronic Systems

Department of Electronic Systems has approximately 130 full-time employees working in 54 academic positions, about 40 fellowships, 15 researcher / postdoc. positions and 22 technical / administrative positions. In addition, the department has 10 professors and adjunct professors and 30 PhD candidates affiliated institute. Departmental staff are located on three campuses with about 115 Gløshaugen and 12 on Kalvskinnet in Trondheim, and 7 in Gurgaon.

The department annually graduate 60-80 civil engineers (masters), 40-50 bachelor's graduates (Kalvskinnet and Gjøvik) and 10-15 PhD candidates. The department has a substantial externally funded activities.

Research Areas

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Our central research areas are within wireless communication, marine acoustics/sub-sea communications, multimedia and speech technology, micro- and nano technology, sensors, and medical technology. Research is both experimental and theoretical, and studies at the department gives a solid foundation for further progress and career opportunities in diverse areas.

The departments research and education is divided into five research groups.

IES Strategic areas

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Management IET


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Head of Department
Odd Pettersen
Office: Electro Building C-439
Phone: +47 7359 1418
Mobile: +47 920 62 610


Photo of Thomas TybellDeputy Head of Department - Research
Thomas Tybell
Office: Electro Building B-414
Phone: +47 7359 0229
Mobile: +47 918 97 414



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Deputy Head of Department - Education Master
Morten Olavsbråten
Office: Electro Building B-427
Phone: +47 7359 4306



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Deputy Head of Department - Education Bachelor
Arne Midjo
Kontor: Electro Building C-231
Tlf: +47 7341 2662



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Head of administration
Randi Hostad
Office: Electro Building B-410
Phone: +47 7359 4402
Mobile: +47 450 07 735