My research interests revolve around solving global problems relating to energy and climate change. Particularly, I am interested in improving and realizing renewable energy sources with low environmental impact, such as more efficient photovoltaic solar energy.
Currently, my research activities focus on improving solar cells and light-emitting diodes made from halide perovskite semiconductors, and furthering our understanding of their device operation. In addition to working on the perovskite absorber and emitter layers, a lot of my attention goes towards improving the supporting layers of the devices to improve charge transport and reduce operation-related efficiency losses. The semiconductors I work on have relatively high bandgaps, making them excellent candidates for light-emitting diodes in the visible spectrum or for use as top layers in multijunction (tandem) solar cells devices, thus enabling a higher power output per area.
I hold an MSc (sivilingeniør diploma, 5 year integrated Masters programme) in Materials Science and Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). For my Master dissertation I looked at dislocation formation from different crystallographic grain boundaries in solar silicon. During my undergraduate studies I also did research intern projects on metallurgical production routes of primary silicon and on the production of primary aluminium.
I am a grantee of Aker Scholarship.