Welcome Antje van der Net

Antje van der Net started working at the department in August. Get to know our newly hired associate professor a little bit better:

My name is Antje van der Net, I am 37 years old and born and raised in the Netherlands. The first of August 2019 I started as førsteamanuensis in the Reservoir Engineering Group of professor Ole Torsæter. I have an educational background in Applied Earth Sciences and Experimental Physics, with a master in Petroleum Engineering of the Technical University of Delft and a PhD in Physics of fluid foams of Trinity college Dublin in Ireland. The latter concerned microfluidics, characterization of microfoams and membrane templating.

During my PhD I collaborated with BASF and I started there, after finishing my PhD in 2008 as lab leader in permeation and sorption lab in the physics research department of BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

After 2,5 years I transferred to the BASF subsidiary oil company Wintershall Holding GmbH in Kassel as Reservoir Engineer in Research and Development department. I specialized in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and especially surfactant flooding, pursuing lab programs for chemical screening and field applications.

The last 2,5 years before coming to NTNU I gained field and project experience as project coordinator in Wintershalls operational unit Barnstorf in Germany, planning onshore field development and drilling projects.

Since finishing my PhD and my start in industry 11 years ago interest in university research, the passion for details and in depth discussion and wish for teaching remained. So with my current position, I pursue my wish to make the step back to university. NTNU shows to have great facilities, a diverse range of experts and research opportunities and a good educational system. I like to contribute and become a part of that.  This includes teaching part of the core characterization course TPG4115, and setting up my own research in enhanced oil recovery.

Additionally, I look forward to get to know Trondheim and Norway. Learn Norwegian, your culture and to be outdoors like running half marathons and learn how to cross-country ski and well as being creative with pottery and practicing thai-yogamassage.