Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Position: Professor / Deputy Head of Department of Material Science and Engineering, NTNU, Norway.

Prof. Knut Marthinsen is professor (since 1998) and Deputy Head of department at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. He received his PhD in materials physics in 1986 from former NTH, Norway, and has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research in material physics and materials science and engineering.

His research interests and fields of expertise include quantitative electron diffraction and microscopy as well as advanced characterization (mainly by scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM)) of materials nano-/micro-structure and its relation to material properties. Current research activities are mainly related to the development and application of physically based computer models (including atomistic modelling) for the evolution of microstructure and texture during thermomechanical processing of aluminium alloys, including models for precipitation, work hardening, recrystallization and grain growth.

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