The NT blog is moving to NTNU TechZone
  23 November, 2016

New blog posts on the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology blog will now be published on NTNU TechZone. NTNU TechZone is a blog about technology, natural sciences, research and teaching at NTNU. The blog is a collaboration between the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology (NT), the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (IVT)… Read More »

PhD candidate from IMT won award for best paper
  23 November, 2016

Camilla Sommerseth, former PhD candidate at the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering, now a scientist at SINTEF, won the Best Carbon Paper Award at the ICSOBA conference. ISCOBA – The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium – organized the conference in Quebec, Canada in October 2016. Sommerseth and her coauthors received… Read More »

Ferrochrome. Or: When rocks are not just rocks.
  23 August, 2016

Ferrochrome is a widely used alloy of iron and chromium, essential in the stainless steel industry. We try to find a way of producing ferrochrome using natural gas instead of coal. This would give a more cost effective and environmentally friendly production process. The raw material for ferrochrome comes from chromite mines. It is possible… Read More »

New students welcomed to NTNU
  18 August, 2016

This week is matriculation week at NTNU. The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology warmly welcomes approximately 500 new students. Earlier this week around 7000 new students gathered at Gløshaugen in Trondheim to hear NTNU rector Gunnar Bovim and others wish them welcome to NTNU. NTNU in Ålesund and NTNU in Gjøvik had similar events.… Read More »

PhD progress is like the weather in Norway – unpredictable
  30 May, 2016

  After a long time without writing any posts, I am still here, ready for some new words. Last time I mentioned that I would say something about scientific life. I am at the same place, in the same conditions, surrounded with new scientific challenges, which currently stops me from writing my paper. I would… Read More »

The biorefineries’ best friends
  25 May, 2016

How can LPMO enzymes transform cellulose into essentials like food and fuel? By the use of NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy we have found important answers to this question. In the future, these findings might help us control and optimize the production processes in biorefineries. “Det grønne skiftet” (“the green shift”) won the Word of… Read More »

Why do we need so many species?
  18 May, 2016

  For decision making, it is important to understand the long-term consequences of forest loss on both the biodiversity and the human population. Some days “at the office” means more than just a computer and an R script, even to a theoretical ecologist. My doctoral project is carried out in collaboration with research groups from… Read More »

New subsea treating process will allow access to closed gas fields
  12 May, 2016

Extracting oil and gas from subsea production fields is a complicated process. Today it is done from offshore platforms, but the development in the oil and gas industry is towards unmanned production units placed on the seabed. Moreover, subsea operations will allow production in deeper waters, as well as in remote areas with severe weather… Read More »

Understanding fundamental particles in strong magnetic fields
  22 April, 2016

When the universe was created, strong magnetic fields existed. The same type of magnetic fields can be created in experiments when heavy ions are made to collide. We study how elementary particles behave in these fields. The theoretical understanding of this is important in order to explain the experiments as well the history of the… Read More »