Øivind Wilhelmsen


Professor II at NTNU

Research scientist at SINTEF Energy Research




Email: oivind.wilhelmsensintef.no
Phone: +47 97 15 22 39
Øivind Wilhelmsen

Welcome to my research group. I hold a PhD and M. Tech. in physical chemistry from NTNU and have been a visiting researcher at ETH in Switzerland and UB in Spain. Since 2010, I have been working as a research scientist at SINTEF Energy Research and since 2016, I have been working part-time as Professor in process systems engineering at NTNU.

My research interests are equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics in combination with mathematical modelling of processes in nature and industry such as nucleation processes, heat exchangers, chemical reactors and thermoelectric generators. My research portfolio spans from fundamental research on microscopic temperature-expressions and classical density functional theory to applied research on energy-efficient design of industrial processes and equipment. Much of the work targets systems where interfaces are important. Our research hypothesis is that:

"Enhanced knowledge of interfaces enables design of more energy-efficient processes."