Ola Fredin has been hired as Professor in Engineering Geology of Soils, at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum. He took a MSc in Earth Sciences at Stockholm University and then continued with a PhD in Quaternary geology at the same University in 2004. He did a postdoc at University of Bergen and then the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) in Trondheim, where he in 2008 was hired for the Quaternary geology group. He has also upheld an Adjunct Professor position at the Geography Department, NTNU, mainly teaching GIS and glacial landforms and processes.
Ola’s research focuses on Quaternary deposits and landforms with emphasis on landscape- and climate change. This research is mainly focused to Norway and Scandinavia, but also with study areas in Russia and Antarctica. He commonly maps landforms and deposits using GIS and remote sensing data, together with stratigraphic and chronological studies in the field. He often uses various laboratory analyses such as XRD, XRF to characterize the sediments combined with in-situ cosmogenic nuclides to add a chronological framework.
Ola has a dual Norwegian/Swedish citizenship, is married with three teenage children and lives in Malvik.
Przemyslaw B. Kowalczuk (Pshem) has been hired as an Adjunct Associate Professor in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at NTNU. He was previously hired at NTNU as a postdoc in mineral processing of marine minerals. He obtained a master degree in materials science, and PhD and DSc (habilitation) in mining and geological engineering from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. Currently, he is an associate professor and deputy head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Metallurgy of Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. His main interest is mineral processing and extractive metallurgy with special focus on processing of marine minerals, physicochemical aspects of naturally hydrophobic particulates, flotation reagents as well as application of sensor-based sorting for analysis and preconcentration of different types of ores. At NTNU he will be participating in several European projects (EIT RM Reflux Flotation Cell; Harare; EIT RM DSM-Summer School), supervising students, PhDs and postdocs.
Rudy Helmons has been hired as an Adjunct Association Professor in deep sea mining at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum. He has a master degree in mechanical engineering and he obtained PhD degree Cum Laude in offshore and dredging engineering from Delft University of Technology. During his PhD, Rudy was also hired by IHC MTI (the R&D business unit of Royal IHC, manufacturer of complex offshore and dredging vessels and equipment). After his PhD, he moved fully to TU Delft, where he held a position as a researcher and now as an assistant professor in the section of Offshore and Dredging engineering within the faculty of Mechanical, Materials and Maritime Engineering. His main research interests focus on dredging/wet mining processes and equipment, with a special emphasis on enabling better prediction of and how to improve upon the environmental performance of the equipment and processes. Since 2019, he is involved in various deep sea mining (international) research projects, e.g. Blue Harvesting, JPI-Oceans Mining Impact II.
Jostein Røstad er ansatt som avdelingsingeniør ved instituttet. Hans arbeidsoppgaver blir å fremstille tynnslip og polerslip av faste bergartsprøver og pulver, samt vakuumimpregnering av porøse bergarter. Prøvene benyttes i optisk mikroskopi og elektronmikroskop til undervisning og forskning.
Jostein har en master i arktisk geologi fra NTNU og UNIS (2019). Det siste året har han bodd i Bergen. På fritiden driver han med ski, klatring og fridykking.
Elena Scibilia has been hired as an Adjunct Professor within aggregate production at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum. She has master degree in geology/geocryology and PhD in engineering geology, hydrology and geocryology from Lomonosov Moscow State University, one of the oldest and largest universities of Russia. After her PhD, she was hired first as a researcher to SINTEF Byggforsk in 2012 and two years later she moved to NTNU, Department of Civil and Environmental engineering (IBM), where she holds a position as a researcher. Her main research interests focus on use of crushed rock and light weight aggregates in transport infrastructure. Since 2017, she is involved in the committees “Teknisk Byggeråstoffkomite” in Norsk Bergindustri and SN/K 005 Tilslag Standard Norge.
Elena is Russian, married Italian and raising trilingual son.
Recently, Dr. Madeline Dana Lee started as a Post-Doctorate with the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum. She is developing a multiscale (micrometer to kilometer) approach to understand the effect of magnetic remanence and microstructures on the measured magnetic signal, and ultimately inversion modelling. This will include the acquisition of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) magnetic survey in 2021 to corroborate previous field surveys. Her supervisor is Prof. Suzanne McEnroe, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum.
Madeline completed a Ph.D. in Geophysics at McMaster University, Canada and was the recipient of the Avadh Bhatia Women in Physics Post-Doctorate Fellowship from the University of Alberta, Canada. Following her Post-Doctorate, she joined the National Research Council of Canada’s Flight Research Laboratory as a lead researcher in magnetic and thermal payloads on manned and unmanned aerial vehicles for civilian and defense applications. She is also the former Vice-President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Early Career Member of the American Geophysical Union Development Board.
Eivind Sjøbakk-Moe har startet sin PhD ved institutt for geovitenskap og petroleum ved NTNU. Han skal forske på robotisert produksjon av spøytebetong samt miljøbelastningen sprøytebetongproduksjon har i forbindelse med tunneldriving. PhDen er knyttet opp mot prosjektet SUPERCON som SINTEF, NGI og NTNU har startet opp sammen med industripartnere for å redusere klimautslipp ved å fremme og utvikle sprøytebetongteknologien i Norge. Prosjektet er finansiert av Forskningsrådet, mens hans PhD er finansiert av SUPERCON med industripartnere. Hovedveileder er Eivind Grøv, sjefsforsker ved SINTEF og Professor 2 ved NTNU. Eivind har en Bachelor i Geologi og geofare fra Høgskulen på Vestlandet og en Master i Miljø- og geoteknologi fra NTNU. Velkommen til oss Eivind!
Recently, Mostafa Gomar has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as a research fellow in the field of Drilling Engineering. The leading supervisor is Behzad Elahifar (Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU) and as co-supervisors are Alexey Pavlov (Professor in Petroleum Cybernetic-IGP, NTNU) and Sigve Hovda (Associate Professor-IGP, NTNU). The research subject is Real-Time Fault and Symptoms Detection During Drilling Operation. The objective revolves around developing and applying tools (utilization of wired drill pipe) and techniques (hybrid physics-based models and data analytics) to record and analyze data while drilling to augment real time decision for optimizing the drilling operation.