Øivind Wilhelmsen

Professor at the Department of Chemistry at NTNU, PI of PoreLab Center of Excellence, Senior Research scientist at SINTEF Energy Research

Email: Oivind.wilhelmsen@ntnu.no

Phone: +47 97 15 22 39

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Welcome to my research group

I am a Professor at the Department of Chemistry at NTNU and responsible for the Thermodynamics group. I am also one of the PIs of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence for research on porous media, Porelab, and work part time as a senior research scientist at SINTEF Energy Research.

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Our research group has a broad portfolio of activities within equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. We combine experiments, theory and molecular simulations to address a variety of scientific and industrially relevant challenges, where sustainability and development of fundamental knowledge is important. Our lines of research are:

Latest news

Popular scientific article about the magical reindeer nose

Our article on the energy efficient reindeer nose entitled: “The Nasal Geometry of the Reindeer Gives Energy-Efficient Respiration” has been picked up by several national media outlets such as Gemini, Teknisk Ukeblad, Forskning.no, Computerworld, and international media outlets such as Sciencedaily, Arabian Post (Newspaper in the United Arab Emirates) , Obwaldner Zeitung ...
Popular scientific article about the magical reindeer nose

Article about using thermoelectric generators for harnessing waste heat during metal casting

Our paper entitled: Exploring the potential for waste heat recovery during metal casting with thermoelectric generators: On-site experiments and mathematical modeling has been accepted for publication in Energy. Since casting of metals like silicon occurs at a very high temperature (about 1750 K), much ...
Article about using thermoelectric generators for harnessing waste heat during metal casting

Article about ion selective membranes available

Our paper entitled: The Permselectivity and Water Transference Number of Ion Exchange Membranes in Reverse Electrodialysis has been accepted for publication in the Journal of membrane science. Ion exchange membranes are the main components of equipment to perform reverse electrodialysis, i.e. to produce electricity ...
Article about ion selective membranes available