Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Knut Marthinsen (born 1956), is professor of physical metallurgy, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) since 1998.  He is currently also Director of SFI PhysMet, from 2020-2028.


Knut Marthinsen received his doctorate degeree in materials physics in 1986 from NTH in Trondheim, Norway. Marthinsen has been a professor at the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering since 1998. He was the Deputy Head of the department in the period 2005-2009, and 2013-2019 and acting Head of Department for 9 months in 2011 and 3 months in 2013.

Research Interests

His reserach interests include quantitative electron diffraction and microscopy as well as characterization and modelling of materials nano-/microstructure and its relation to material properties.

Research Activities

Current reserach activities are mainly related to the development and application of physically based computer models for the evolution of microstructure and texture during thermomechanical processing of aluminium alloys, including models for precipitation, work hardening, recrystallization and grain growth.

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