Helene Strømsvik defended her thesis for the PhD degree with brilliance. The title of the academic thesis is «Assessment of High Pressure Pre-Excavation Rock Mass Grouting in Norwegian Tunneling». The assessment Committee was Senior Specialist Thomas Dalmalm, Trafikverket, Sverige (1. opponent), Senior Advisor Arild Palmstrøm, Rock Mass as (2. opponent), Associate Professor Randi Kalskin Ramstad, NTNU. Adjunct Professor Eivind Grøv, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum/ SINTEF Community, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Professor Professor Bjørn Nilsen, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum and Director of Research and Development Ulf Håkansson, Skanska has been the candidate’s co-supervisors. Congratulations Helene!