Education and recruitment

Education and recruitment


To further strengthen both academic and industrial activities in metals production and refining, education and recruitment of students - both MSc and PhDs are crucial.

The Centre will finance a total of 14 PhD students and 5 Post Doc positions at NTNU.

Master students are an integral part of the research teams working on specific and cross-industrial cases.

All PhD students in the Centre are encouraged to spend a minimum of 6 months of their PhD research with an international partner university.

As part of the research training, an annual PhD forum/conference dedicated to topics such as research methodology and innovation is organized. Through this event, students have the chance to discuss, and exchange information as well as establish personal networks with other students, senior representatives of industry and academia, nationally and internationally.



Educational activities videos


Si production Part 1 - Overview of the Si process

Si production Part 2 - Si production Gibbs Phase law

Si production Part 3 - Coupling the equilibrium diagram with the process

Si production Part 6 - The important carbon balance

Si production Part 6 - FixC og den viktige C-balansen (in Norwegian)

Si production Part 10 - Energy out of control


PhD Metpro

PhD Candidates


Massoud Hassanabadi. PhotoMassoud Hassanabadi, RD3

Ceramic Foam Filters Used in Molten Al Filtration

Oct 2015 - Des 2018



Erlend Lunnan Bjørnstad. PhotoErlend Lunnan Bjørnstad, RD3

Si Refining

Aug 2016 - Aug 2021



Daniel Clos. PhotoDaniel Clos, RD4

Scaling in Al Off-Gas Channels/Heat Exchangers

Sept 16 - May 21



Romain Billy. PhotoRomain Billy, RD5

Material Flow Analysis of Al

Aug17 - Dec 22



Sindre Gylver. PhotoSindre Gylver, RD1

Alumina Dissolution in Cryolite

Aug18 - Jan 23



Cathrine Kyung Won. PhotoCathrine Kyung Won, RD3

Dross Formation in Al Alloys

Aug18 - Nov 22



Pyunghwa Kim. PhotoPyunghwa Kim, RD2

Reduction Mechanisms in the SiMn Process

Sept 2015 - Sept 2018



Sethulaksmy Jayakumari. PhotoSethulaksmy Jayakumari, RD2

SiC Formation in Silicon Processes

Aug 2015 - Oct 2020



Hossein Salehi. PhotoHossein Salehi, RD2

Smelting phenomena of ilmenite

Oct 2018 - May 2021



Håkon Olsen. Photo Håkon Olsen, RD4

Dust Formation and Clustering

Aug 2016 - May 2021



Kamilla Arnesen. Photo Kamilla Arnesen, RD4

Hydrocarbon Emission from the Metallurgical Industry

Aug 2018 - June 2023



Attila Kovacs. PhotoAttila Kovacs, RD2

Mathematical Modelling of Alumina Dissolution

Shared PhD with the University of Oxford

 Jan 2017- Jan 2021


Nicholas Smith. Photo Nicholas Smith, RD3

Effect of Minor Elements on Al Oxidation

Sept 2015 - Sept 2018



Haley Hoover. PhotoHaley Hoover, RD2

Si Production

Aug 2019 - Sept 2023



Associated PhD and Postdoc

Associated PhD and Postdoc


Karin Fjeldstad Jusnes, RD2. PhotoKarin Fjeldstad Jusnes, RD2





Caoimhe Rooney. PhotoCaoimhe Rooney, RD1





Fabian Imanasa Azof. PhotoFabian Imanasa Azof, RD5

Alumina Production




Mertol Gökelma. PhotoMertol Gökelma

Inclusion removal from Al-melts




Hamideh Kaffash. PhotoHamideh Kaffash, RD2





Mads Fromreide. PhotoMads Fromreide, RD1





Raghed Saadieh. PhotoRaghed Saadieh, RD2





Benedicte B. Samsig. PhotoBenedicte B. Samsig, RD2

Charcoal for Manganese Production