Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

My main scientific interest are in development of new hydrogel-based materials and composites, as well as in understanding of their properties. To do this we apply a range of material characterization techniques.  Recently, we have established a new technique to form alginate gels, an approach which is compatible with 3D printing, microfluidic-based cell encapsulation, injectable preparations and large scale bubble and solid free mouldable gels. We have also developed a model system to study mineralisation of alginate and PEG hydrogels.  In addition to work on biomaterials, my group has ongoing activities within bionanotechnology, in particular applications of nanofabrication to studies of cells. In the past I have worked extensively in the field of polymer physics and structural studies of crystalline polymers and biopolymers.    


2001 Ph.D. in Polymer Physics, University of Bristol, UK 2002. Ph.D. thesis supervisor: Prof. E.D.T. Atkins
1998 M.Sc. in Material Science, with distinction, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology, Poland


2011 - present Professor, Department of Physics, NTNU
2005-2011 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, NTNU
2002-2005 Post.Doc., Department of Physics/Department of Biotechnology, NTNU
2001-2002 Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Bristol, UK