TNNN Conference 2023

TNNN Conference 2023

– University of South-Eastern Norway, Vestfold 21 June - 23 June

Conference Overview

Conference Overview

Registration is now closed for this year's TNNN Conference at the University of South-Eastern Norway campus in Vestfold on June 21st-23rd. Please contact Dionna Ghalambor for information on options for late registration. Join other nanotechnology researchers and industry professionals for an engaging 3-days of talking about science, growing your network and expanding your knowledge. This year's conference will have an increased industry focus to capitalize on the vibrant research and development environment of the area.  


Registration and abstracts

Registration and abstracts

Registration includes all meals and activities during the conference (coffee, snacks, lunch, dinner, museum tour, etc.). The registration fee is 2450 NOK for all participants. TNNN will cover 2 nights of hotel for PhD's travelling to the conference - please see Lodging section below for details. Registration deadline is May 15th.

PhDs are invited to submit an abstract for a talk and/or poster. The abstract submission deadline is June 5th. All poster abstract submissions will receive a poster slot. There will be two "poster pitch" sessions where poster presenters will have 1 minute each to draw attention to his/her poster. There are a limited number of talk slots (n=16). If you submit an abstract for a talk and it is not selected, you will automatically be assigned a poster. If your abstract is selected for a talk, we encourage you to also present a poster based on the same abstract. Talks are 10 minutes and should be oriented to a general scientific audience. Posters should be size A0 in portrait orientation. Submit your abstract via the form on the right hand side of this page.



We have reserved a block of rooms at the two hotels below.

Booking at Thon Partner Hotel Horten:
Single room incl. breakfast, per night NOK 1153,-

Booking at Grand Hotel Åsgårdstrand:
Please call: +47 33 02 07 40 Order code: 4044457
Single room incl. breakfast, per night NOK 1095,-

If you are a PhD student travelling to the conference from another location, TNNN will pay for two night's hotel accommodation (June 21st and 22nd, only). You must indicate this on the registration form and reserve the hotel room yourself. 

If you do not honor your reservation, you will be responsible for any costs incurred.

Because of a limited number of reserved rooms, we cannot guarantee availability.
First come, first served.



How to get to USN Campus Vestfold:

Bus from Horten to Bakkenteigen (Campus Vestfold) :

RUTE 01 - (Horten - Åsgårdstrand - Tønsberg - Sandefjord - Larvik – Stavern)
RUTE 02 - (Holmestrand-Horten-Tønsberg-Borgheim-(Tenvik)-Tjøme-Sandøsund)

Bus from Åsgårdstrand to Bakkenteigen (Campus Vestfold):

RUTE 01 – (Stavern - Larvik - Sandefjord - Tønsberg - Åsgårdstrand – Horten)

RUTE 01 :

RUTE 02 :



This year's program includes international invited speakers, industry talks, student talks and posters, university and industry lab visits and social activities.

The Conference Dinner will be in Åsgårdstrand at Grand Hotel Åsgårdstrand.
Åsgårdstrand, the picturesque town by the Oslo Fjord, is best known as the place where the famous painter Edvard Munch lived and worked for many years.  One of his most famous paintings - “The girls on the bridge" - is a motive from a bridge in Åsgårdstrand.

Edvard Munch house
Photo:Vestfoldmuseene IKS/Mekonnen Wolday

For more than 100 years well-known painters  have made Åsgårdstrand famous as an artist enclave. In addition to its many charming shops, there are many fine galleries.

Prior to the dinner, we will have a guided Edvard Munch tour in Åsgårdstrand, including a visit to Munch’s house and the locations where several  of his more famous artworks were painted.

If you're able to stay an extra night, you can enjoy the concert and fireworks display celebrating Midsummer in Horten To receive 25% off the regular ticket price, send an email to Turid Amundsen at, and she will coordinate your purchase.


USN Campus, Auditorium A1-30 Larvik

11:00  Registration and coffee. Mingling
11:30  Lunch & stands
12:15 Welcome
12:30 Invited international talk - Bjarke Jørgensen
The Development of Hyperspectral Cameras - Potato grading and all the light we cannot see
13:15  Contributed talks: 
Ingvild Uri Hageberg, NTNU
Daniyal Younas, NTNU
Marte Skare, IFE
13:55 Invited national talk - Muhammad Nadeem Akram
Fourier-ptychographic microscopy: achievements and applications
14:15  Coffee
14:40 Industry talk - Sissel Jacobsen, Safran Sensing Technologies
15:00  Contributed talks:
Lisette H. Gonzalez, USN
Nicole Assman, UiO
Rajaramanan Tharmakularasa, HVL
15:40 Invited national talk - Jarle Gran
Primary realisation of radiant power by photodiodes with record-low internal quantum deficiency and new self-calibrating methods in the chipSꞏCALe project
16:00 Industry talk - Eva Helen Rognskog, Techni
Value‐Driven Sustainability: Unlocking Relevance in the Future of Green Transformation
16:20  Poster pitch 1 (60s per poster)
16:40 Poster session 1 (#1-16) with refreshments/Tour of USN MSTLab
19:30 Dinner & social program


USN Campus, Auditorium A1-30 Larvik

09:00  Industry talk - Helge Kristiansen, Conpart
Conductive Adhesive; A Lead Free Alternative for PV Energy
09:20 Industry talk - Xuyuan Chen, nanoCaps
Nanomaterials and nanofabrication for supercapacitors of improved energy density
09:45  Contributed talks:
Ivan Ushakov, NTNU
Sivagowri Shanmugaratnam, HVL
10:10 Invited national talk - Jon Kristian Hagene, Chip NanoImaging
Microscopy based on photonic chips giving ultra-wide field of view in super resolution and diffraction limited mode
10:30  Coffee
11:00 Industry talk - Gunnar Maehlum, IDEAS
Integrated circuits in space: detecting gamma rays and infrared photons
11:20 Contributed talk:
Angelos Bouchouri, USN
11:35 Infrastructure presentation: Ole Henrik Gusland
USN MSTLab, a node of Norfab, the Norwegian infrastructure for micro and nanotechnology
12:00 Lunch & stands
12:45 Industry talk - Helge Grinde, GE Vingmed Ultrasound
MEMS devices in medical ultrasound
13:05 Contributed talks:
Katharina Zürbes, NTNU
Leonie Richarz, NTNU
13:30 Invited national talk - Dennis Meier
Ferroelectric and multiferroic domain walls for nanotechnology
13:50 Contributed talks:
Jairo Ramirez-Sarabia, USN
Nicolai Winter-Hjelm, NTNU
14:15 Coffee
14:40 Industry talk - Solrun Lid & Sindre Søpstad, Zimmer & Peacock
15:00 Poster pitch 2 (60s per poster)
15:20 Poster session 2 (#17-34) with refreshments/Tour of USN MSTLab
17:45 Leave for Åsgårdstrand (42 minutes by foot)
18:26 Public bus to Åsgårdstrand (arriving 18:34)
18:40 Munch tur, Åsgårdstrand
20:00 Conference Dinner


USN Campus, Auditorium A1-30 Larvik

09:00 Invited international talk - Maria Asplund
Micro-engineering for seamless electrode-neuron interfaces – and why I think the future lies in modularity
9:45 Contributed talks:
Jinbang Hu, NTNU
Simon Cooil, UiO
10:10 Industry talk - Tormod Haugen, Kongsberg Space & Surveillance
Micro- and nanotechnologies for space
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Industry talk - Åsmund Sandvand, Memscap
Sensor packaging and stability
11:20 Invited national talk - Mihaela-Roxana Cimpan
Nanosafety: Towards Safer and Sustainable by Design Nanomaterials
11:40 Industry talk - John Inge Waage & Hans Normann, Kongsberg Discovery
Acoustic Sensor Development – A Convergence of disciplines
12:00 Lunch & stands
12:45 Industry tours: Zimmer & Peacock/poLight/Techni
14:00 Industry tours: Memscap/Safran
15:30 End


Invited speakers

Invited speakers

International Speakers

International Speakers


Maria Asplund 

Maria Asplund is an expert in bioelectronics including flexible microtechnology, tissue-device interaction and electronic biomaterials. She  is appointed as professor in Bioelectronics at Chalmers University of Technology. After completing her PhD at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, 2009) she led her own research group at the University of Freiburg, Germany (2011-22). Her work has resulted in new technologies which contributes to smaller, more energy efficient and durable bioelectronics in the future. She currently holds ERC starting and proof of concept grants, is a Visiting Professor at Luleå University of Technology (2019-23) and an editorial board member of Scientific Reports. Maria Asplund is also scientific secretary for the Swedish Society for Medical Engineering.

Bjarke Jørgensen 

Bjarke Jørgensen is Head of Research at Newtec Engineering A/S, a leading manufacturer of weighing, packing, and sorting machinery for the fruit and vegetable industry, with more than 20,000 successful installations in the past 45 years.

Bjarke Jørgensen has an academic background in physics and received his Ph.D. in 2011 from Aarhus University in Denmark. His research focuses on developing methods for food inspection based on impedance spectroscopy, dielectric spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging. His research and development team at Newtec Engineering has for over a decade been focusing on the synthesis, functionalization and structuring of graphene in order to explore the potential use of this novel material for future applications - in particular for sensor applications for hyperspectral imaging.

Infrastructure Speaker



Ole Henrik Gusland, USN

Ole Henrik Gusland received his Engineering degree (MSc) in electronics at the Norwegian Kongsberg Technical University in 1983. During the last 35 years Mr. Gusland has been central in building the electronic cluster network “Electronic Coast” and “The Norwegian Centre of Expertise in nanotechnology (NCE) in the Horten region.  He has worked extensively in the automotive sensor industry as well as the aerospace and medical industries. Since 2012, he has served as Lab Manager in the Microsystem and Nanomaterial Lab in the University of Southeast Norway (USN).

TNNN Internal

TNNN Internal


Dennis Meier, NTNU

Dennis Meier is full Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he is heading the Functional topological systems team, and he is associated member of QuSpin, the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Spintronics at the Department of Physics at NTNU. 
Meier received his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Bonn, Germany. He worked at UC Berkeley, US, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, before joining NTNU. He is the Vice-President of the European Magnetism Association (EMA) and serves in different positions, including the advisory boards of NTNU Nano, the Quantum Oxide Research Online Meeting (QUOROM), the European Meeting on Ferroelectricity (EMF), the International Conference on Electroceramics (ICE), the International Symposium on Ferroic Domains (ISFD) and the European Conference on Application of Polar Dielectrics (ECAPD). Furthermore, Meier is editorial board member at Communication Physics – Nature, Springer, and the Journal of Electroceramics, Springer, and elected member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. Recent honors include awards from the German Physical Society, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and an ERC Consolidator Grant.

Jarle Gran, Justervesenet

Jarle Gran is a chief engineer responsible for the technical field of Radiometry at Justervesenet, where he also acts as a group leader for Radiometry and Time/Frequency Group. In addition, he has the role as a R&D coordinator at Justervesenet. He is Justervesenet’s representative in Euramet technical committee on Photometry and Radiometry and acted  as a chairman of this committee from 2015 – 2017. He has recently become a member of CIPM’s consultative committee on Photometry and Radiometry. He is a member of Research Institute of Sweden (RISE) advisory board regarding Sweden’s national standards laboratory. His main research interest has been on simplifying and improving optical power measurement and traceability to the SI system by exploiting photodiodes as primary standards. He has partly initiated and participated in a list of European research projects like qu-candela, Newstar, Q-wave and SEQUME.  Furthermore, he has recently completed the coordination of the European research project chipS·CALe (2019-2022), and he has been granted funding for the follow-up project S-CALe Up (June 2023- May 2026). These projects have developed and will develop improved photodiodes, new and simplified measurement techniques enabling exploitation and traceability even in remote unattended locations to the benefit of space, climate, industrial, medical and many more applications.

Jon Kristian Hagene, Chip NanoImaging AS

Jon Kristian Hagene is the CEO of Chip NanoImaging which is developing and commercializing chip-based microscopy, a technology illuminating the microscopy sample using waveguides on a photonic chip and thereby achieving ultra large field of view in super resolution.  Jon Kristian has a background originally from microelectronics and has been working in numerous roles in company Norsk Elektro Optikk (NEO) with development and management within many fields like gas analysis instrumentation based on single line spectroscopy, underwater optical imaging systems for ROVs and AUVs as well as optical inline inspection systems for inspection of natural gas pipelines as well as space systems. Co-founder of NEO Monitors AS.  Member of the organizing committee of the Norwegian electro optics meeting.

Mihaela Roxana Cimpan, UiB

Mihaela Roxana Cimpan is the head of the Biomaterials Cluster and of the Nanotoxicity & Nanobio group at the Department of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen (UiB). Professor Cimpan’s research activity in recent years encompasses nanosafety, nanotoxicity, and nanomedicine, as well as the biocompatibility of biomaterials used in medicine and dentistry. She established Nanotoxicology as a research field at UiB. Cimpan was a Member of the National Reference group for Nano- and Advanced materials, a founding member of the SafeNano Norway network and a member of the Bergen Nanoscience Network “nanoBergen”. Cimpan has participated as coordinator, WP leader, and PI in several projects funded by NANO2021, HORIZON2020, EU-FP7, EuroNanoMed and EEA.

Muhammad Nadeem Akram, USN

Muhammad Nadeem Akram received Ph.D. degree in Photonics and microwave engineering from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005. He is currently a Professor of Photonics at the University of South-eastern Norway, Borre, Norway. His research work has been mainly concerned with QW lasers, imaging optics, speckle reduction, computational imaging and diffractive optics. He is deputy editor in Applied Optics journal, OSA.

Industry Speakers



Helge Kristiansen, Conpart

Helge Kristiansen has a PhD in applied physics from UiO and more than 15 years of R&D experience in electronic packaging working as a senior scientist at Sintef. He has been the vice president at Conpart since 2004 and an adjunct professor at NTNU since 2016. He has published more than 100 papers internationally.

Helge Grinde, GE Vingmed Ultrasound

Helge Grinde has a MSc in microelectronics from NTNU (Trondheim), and is engineering leader for the realtime, 3D probes team with GE Vingmed Ultrasound in Horten. The responsibilities includes leading the internal ASIC design team, contributing to the technology roadmap for GEHC’s ultrasound probes and working with different partners for industrialization and research programs.

Helge has background and experience in analog IC design and embedded systems, holding positions at SensoNor (now Safran), Fairchild Semiconductor, Jotron and now GE Healthcare.

Gunnar Maehlum, IDEAS

Gunnar Maehlum received the in Physics from the University of Oslo in 1993. He has a broad background from positions at CERN, the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Perugia where he worked  with high energy and astrophysics instrumentation. He joined IDEAS ASA in 1997 where he worked in technical, scientific and managerial positions. Prior to his current role as CEO, he has been Vice President of Research at Gamma Medica Inc. and General Manager of Gamma Medica-Ideas (Norway) AS.

Tormod Bjørnetun Haugen, Kongsberg Space & Surveillance

Tormod has a MSc in microsystems technology from USN in 2013. In 2014 he joined Kongsberg Norspace AS, now Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Division Space & Surveillance, where he is currently working with research and development of surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices for signal processing in satellite on-board electronics. He also has several years’ experience with the development, qualification and industrialization of high-reliability materials, processes and assembly methods for electronic equipment for space, including mechanical and thermal analyses of such equipment.

Hans Bjørge Normann, Kongsberg Discovery

Hans is a process development engineer in the Manufacturing Technology department at Kongsberg Discovery (Horten).  He has a MSc in nano physics from UiO in 2008 and has worked with processes and technology qualification in a wide range of fields from subsea to space electronics at SINTEF, DNV and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace before joining Kongsberg Discovery in 2021.

John Inge Waage, Kongsberg Discovery

John Inge is manager of the Production Prosess Group, under the  Manufacturing Technology department at Kongsberg Discovery (Horten). He has 26 years of experience with development and production of acoustical sensors. He graduated from UiT - Narvik in 1996 with a Masters Degree in Engineering Design.

Åsmund Sandvand, Memscap AS

Åsmund Sandvand received the Cand. Scient degree in physics from University of Bergen in 1991, and the Ph.D. in applied micro- and nanosystems at the University of South-Eastern Norway in 2017. 
He has a broad experience within research and development, both for commercial products as well as specialized products for the demanding aviation and medical market segments. He is currently working on pressure sensor development at Memscap AS, where he holds a position as Technology Specialist / Research Scientist.

Xuyuan Chen, nanoCaps

Dr. Xuyuan Chen, a co-founder of nanoCaps AS, obtained his Ph.D. in semiconductor materials and devices from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in 1997. Following the completion of his doctoral degree, he became a part of the Microelectronics Lab at the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University in Canada, there, he focused on research related to silicon microelectronic devices and III-V DFB laser diodes. From 1997, he joined the Physics Department at the University of Tromso, Norway, served as an associate professor, and as a full professor (2001) until 2002. During that time, his research topics were microelectronic devices and optoelectronics. Dr. Xuyuan Chen joined Microsystems and Nanotechnology, SINTEF ICT, Norway at end of 2002 where he started as a senior research scientist. In 2004, he was appointed as Professor of Department of Microsystems at the University of South-Eastern Norway (previous Vestfold University College). He is author and co-author of more than 280 scientific publications in international journals and conferences, invited talks, and overview papers in the area of semiconductor technology, micro/nano-systems, and electrochemical technology.


Sissel Jacobsen, Safran Sensing Technologies Norway

Sissel N Jacobsen, PhD, has more than 20 years’ experience working in different development capacities at Safran Sensing Technologies Norway (SSTN), previously Sensonor. She holds a MSc in Physics from The Norwegian Institute of Technology and a PhD in Thin Film Physics from Linköping University, Sweden. Her PhD research on thin film systems and plasma physics laid the foundation for her keen interest in MEMS devices and sensor technology. She has been involved in the company’s ground-breaking developments within in pressure sensor dies and gyros, and she is currently holding the position as Head of MEMS Technology Development at SSTN.

Eva Helen Rognskog, Techni

Eva Helen Rognskog, a former technology entrepreneur specializing in ocean sensing and offshore operations, currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Techni AS. With a steadfast commitment to green technology and sustainable development, she holds multiple board positions advocating for value-based sustainability across diverse industries. Eva Helen Rognskog firmly believes in the potential of businesses to drive positive change, championing ethical leadership and responsible business practices. Her vision revolves around forging a more sustainable future through the integration of technology and value-centric business models.

Solrun Lid, Zimmer & Peacock

Solrun graduated from NTNU in 2018 with a master's degree in applied theoretical chemistry. 
She started working for Zimmer&Peacock in 2021, and has been involved in various R&D projects, production, project management and marketing.


Sindre Søpstad, Zimmer & Peacock

Sindre graduated from USN in 2019 with a Ph. D in “Electrochemical microsystems”, M. Sc in “Microsystem Technology”, and B. Eng in “Electronics”. He simultaneously worked part time with Zimmer & Peacock during its infancy, and joined full time after graduation. He has a holistic approach to technical development, preferring to partake in all disciplines. He fulfils roles such as wet chemist, electronics engineer, project management, line manager, system architect, and programmer. 

Industry contributions

Industry contributions

During the conference, the micro- and nanotechnology industry will contribute by giving talks and exhibiting in the poster session. The following will give an talk:

The following companies will have a stand during lunch and the poster sessions. If you are a PhD or postdoc, don't miss this opportunity to speak with a potential future employer.

The finale of the TNNN conference will be company visits to examples of the thriving micro- and nanotechnology industry in Vestfold. Confirmed visits to:

In addition, there will be visits to USN's NorFab node, MSTLab.


Registration for TNNN Vestfold 2023

Registration for TNNN Vestfold 2023

Registration is now closed.
Please contact Dionna Ghalambor ( with any questions about registration.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission


Abstract Guidelines

  • Length - no more than 1 page
  • Inclusions - title, authors (presenter should be indicated with an *), affiliation, and content. Figures are encouraged.
  • Font - no smaller than 11pt Times New Roman
  • File name/type - yourlastname.firstname.pdf
  • Deadline for submission is June 5th.

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