Education and recruitment


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

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

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

All PhD students in the Centre will be 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 will be arranged. Through this event, students will 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.



Students at Metal Production


Post Doctorial

Sebastien Letout, RD1
Modelling Metallurgical Production Process
Nov 2015 - Nov 2017

Heiko Gaertner, RD4
PAH Standardization




Pyunghwa Kim, RD2
Reduction Mechanisms in the SiMn Process

Massoud Hassanabadi, RD3
Ceramic Foam Filters Used in Molten Al Filtration

Erlend Lunnan Bjørnstad, RD3
Si Refining


Håkon Olsen, RD4
Dust Formation and Clustering



Associated PhD

Karin Fjeldstad Jusnes

Caoimhe Rooney

Raghed Saadieh

Benedicte Hovd
Charcoal for Manganese Production



Kai Erik Ekstrøm, RD3
Recycling and Refining of Metallurgical
Waste Streams







Sethulaksmy Jayakumari, RD2
SiC Formation in Silicon Processes

Nicholas Smith, RD3
Effect of Minor Elements on Al Oxidation

Daniel Clos, RD4
Scaling in Al off-gas Channels/heat Exchangers

Romain Billy, RD5
Material Flow Analysis of Al



Hamideh Kaffash


Mads Fromreide

Fabian Imanasa Azof
Alumina Production