Practical guide...

Administrative support at IMA

On this page you find information on who might help you in various administrative areas at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (IMA).

For other administrative information, routines etc see Practical guide to IMA

Head of administration

Vidar Broholm

  • Overall management and coordination of the administrative support to IMA
  • Strategic support to head of department and department management group

Human resources (HR)

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HR tasks at IMA:

Hilde Martinsen Nordø

  • Recruitment (research assistants, student assistants)
  • Contract administration, extensions
  • Onboarding
  • General personnel management
  • Support to head of department in the HR area

Marie Kristiansen

  • Recruitment (PhDs, PDs and researcher)

Phd education

Elin Synnøve Isaksen Kaasen and

Vibece Falch-Larsen

  • Administration of PhD candidates
  • Admission PhD programme
  • PhD agreements
  • Public defense administration
  • Cristin contact person (Elin Synnøve Isaksen Kaasen)

IMA's interpretation of PhD regulations

There are two email lists which send correspondence for the PhD programme to the correct persons.



Sebastian Stixrud and

Live Bjørndal Skaar

  • Budget
  • Reporting and support project leaders in monitoring projects
  • BookitLab (admitting user external funded projects)


Anne-Grethe Nielsen

  • Budget
  • Reporting and support project leaders in monitoring projects
  • BookitLab (admitting user internal funded projects)
  • Invoice administration

Finn Robert Müller

  • Incoming invoice administration

Research funding/project development

Marianne Lenes

  • National funding opportunities
  • Advice on proposal development
  • Management of project portfolio
  • Contract quality control

Student administration


Andreas Fjeldstad

  • Admission
  • Education plans (KASPER)
  • Exchange possibilities and career opportunities
  • Specialization project/master thesis and master's agreement/standard agreement
  • Study environment
  • Study spaces/reading rooms


Jon Husjord

  • Course schedules (Timeplan) - bachelor and master
  • Education plans (KASPER)
  • Exchange possibilities and career opportunities
  • Study environment
  • Course evaluation - EpN (Online Course Planner). Bachelor and master
  • Blackboard


Camilla Grønli

  • Exams administration
  • Explanation of grades and grade appeals
  • Renumeration/honorarium to sensors
  • Blackboard

Centre administration

Kari Håland