Friday Talk at Faculty of Engineering

Friday Talks: Science, Innovation and Education at the Faculty of Engineering

Learn about important and relevant topics in research, innovation, and education, presented by colleagues at the faculty.

This spring the Talks will be categorized in Research, Innovation and Education.
See the program for the spring 2024 below. This will be updated continuously.


For employees and students at the Faculty of Engineering, and for others who find the topic interesting.


The purpose of this webinar series is to stimulate academic and free discussions on important topics in research, innovation and education, and also to provide a team- and culture-building arena at the IV Faculty.

When: Fridays 08.30-09.00 (except holidays, summer vacation, cramped days).
Where: Teams

We encourage all the departments at the faculty to report contributions (topic, speaker and time) through their representative in the IV Research Committee.

The format

  • 20 minutes talk, 10 minutes for questions/discussions
  • Presentations in English, no recording, no distribution of presentations

The contributions

  • Low threshold and the possibility to reuse presentations
  • Relevant and interesting research, education, projects and innovations
  • Talks on challenges and future research (e.g. sustainability, digitalization, innovation and interdisciplinarity)

Friday Talk Committee

Announcement/Execution plan

Dates and topics spring 2024

Mark - this table will be continuously updated.

9th FebruaryEducationProject-Based Learning and the Implications of AI ToolsChrister Westum ElverumLeif Rune Hellevik
16th FebruaryInnovationFaculty of Engineering's Innovation Strategy 2024 to 2025: Insights from 2023 and Future Trajectories!Alenka Temeljotov SalajMara Diaconu
1st MarchResearchThe X-Rotor - an alternative offshore wind turbine concept?Michael MuskulusSveinung Løset
8th MarchEducationInnovative teaching methods for laboratories to enable effective and deep student learningNatasa NordLeif Rune Hellevik
15th MarchInnovationUniversities embracing innovation: playing theater or having impactSøren Salomo, Professor for Technology and Innovation Management at TU BerlinAlenka Temeljotov Salaj
5th AprilResearchIcevoltaics – from the Workman-Reynolds freezing potential to electrical energy.
The presentation gives the background for the speakers ERC-Con grant.
Senbo XiaoBjørn Helge Skallerud
12th AprilEducationCancelled
19th AprilInnovationFrom R&D to product in the global market; the value of IP for export and value creationKathrine Myhre, Director General of Patentstyret – Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) Mara-Gabriela Diaconu
26st AprilResearchNuclear Propulsion for Merchant Shipping – How SMRs will Change the Maritime WorldJan EmblemsvågSveinung Løset
3th MayEducationStudent-active learning in TKT4140 Numerical MethodsDavid MorinLeif Rune Hellevik
10th MayInnovationInnovation in academia and industry: the value of developing competency in innovationHaakon Skar - CEO ThamsklyngenMara Diaconu /Alenka Temeljotov Salaj
17th May-National Day
24th MayResearchFrom Hazards to Resilience: A Norwegian Hub for Natech Research
Dimitrios Tzioutzios
31st MayEducationWhat should universities learn, unlearn and relearn from digital-teaching during Covid?Bassam HusseinLeif Rune Hellevik
7th JuneInnovation
14th JuneResearchTBAMohammadreza Aghaei

Dates and topics spring 2023

WeekDateTopicSpeakerChair of introduction
320.1.Science for a safer societyVegard Aune, Associate ProfessorProf. Sveinung Løset
427.1Patient specific finite element analysis of Upper airway collapse: towards a diagnostic tool for OSA surgeryVenkat Siva Radha Krishna Ayyalasomayajula, Postdoctoral FellowProf. Bjørn Skallerud
53.2.Sustainable HydropowerTor Haakon Bakken, professorProf. Francesca Verones
610.2.Performance of a vertical axis wind turbine on model buildingsTania Bracchi, Associate ProfessorProf. Francesca Verones
717.2.The role of High Temperature Heat Pumps towards 2030Shuai Ren, Postdoc fellowProf. Francesca Verones
93.3.Plastic isn’t the problem! It’s what we do with it once we’re through with itKarl Klingsheim, Professor IIProf. Francesca Verones
1010.3.Introduction to ocean-based negative emission technologiesHelene Muri, Senior ResearcherProf. Francesca Verones
1117.3.Marine nuclear propulsionJan Emblemsvåg, ProfessorProf. Sveinung Løset
1224.3.Robots that scale – an alternative approach for marine habitat mappingOscar Pizarro, Senior Researcher Prof. Roger Skjetne
1331.3.CIRMAN - research and education on Circular ManufacturingCarla Susana Assuad, Associate ProfessorProf. Michael Cheffena
1514.4.Extreme loading on extreme concreteØystein Eirik Kvist Jacobsen, PhD CandidateMartin Kristoffersen
1621.4.Decarbonising shipping - Ammonia fuelling Marine EnginesDavid Emberson, Associate ProfessorProf. Roger Skjetne
1728.4.Material Challenges and Structural Integrity for Green HydrogenZhiliang Zhang, ProfessorProf. Bjørn Helge Skallerud
185.5.Cooperative modelling of ship dynamics: Perspectives from knowledge and dataMotoyasu Kanazawa, PhD CandidateProf. Sveinung Løset
1912.5.Experience and practice with Nature Masterclasses Online in research workNariê Rinke Dias de Souza, Postdoctoral FellowProf . Francesca Verones
20-(Inneklemt fredag/cramped Friday)
2126.5.Industrial furnace technology - the potential for defossilization of industryChristian Schwotzer, Group Manager - RWTH Aachen UniversityProf. Daniel Beat Müller
222.6.Agility in industrial systems; qualitative and quantitative aspects for offshore wind turbine manufacturing systemMehrnoosh Nickpasand, Industrial PhD Prof. Vilmar Æsøy
239.6.The case of wild reindeer and hydropowerMartin Dorber, researcherProf. Francesca Verones
2416.6.How does the atmosphere affect floating wind turbines?Irene Rivera Arreba, PhD CandidateProf. Erin Bachynski-Polić

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Previous presentations

Dates and topics autumn 2022

WeekDateTopicSpeakerChair of introduction
3823/9Fatigue Life of Dynamic Power Cables Hanging from Floating Offshore StructuresProf. Svein SævikProf. Zhen Gao
3930/9Data-driven methods for decision support in smart ship operationsDr. Peihua HanProf. Houxiang Zhang
407/10Bridging knowledge and data towards safe marine operationsMotoyasu Kanazawa Prof. Houxiang Zhang
4221/10Student-centered teaching practices: examples and experience from online teaching of 1 000 bachelor students at NTNU Assoc. Prof. Johan B. PettersenProf. Francesca Verones
4328/10The Hydrodynamic Framework REEF3D and Particle Resolving Sediment Transport ModelingProf. Hans BihsProf. Francesca Verones
444/11How extreme is extreme? Flash flood in Norway… what can we expect?Prof. Oddbjørn BrulandProf. Sveinung Løset
4511/11How machine learning can help to estimate the extinction threat of little-known speciesDr. Jan BorgeltProf. Francesca Verones
4618/11Small flows with Big Consequences: Wave, Turbulence and Shear-driven mixing in the upper oceanProf. Simen EllingsenProf. Francesca Verones
4725/11Deep Sea Mining – a Utopia or a future reality?Prof. Steinar Løve EllefmoFørsteamanuensis Kurt Aasly
482/12Why pack particles tightly together in fresh concrete?Professor Stefan JacobsenProfessor Bjørn Helge Skallerud
499/12Turbulence is all around usProf. R.Jason HearstProf. Francesca Verones
5016/12Mitigation of Climate Change – Key findings from WGIII of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)Prof. Anders Hammer StrømmanProf. Francesca Verones

Dates and topics spring 2022

10/6On the search of truly Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) – water-based lubricantsNuria Espallargas
3/6Predicting and producing zero-defect aluminium components – also based on post-consumer scrap materialGeir Ringen
27/5 - no talk, cramped day -
20/5AI and DLT as enablers of Digital Green Transition Umit Cali
13/5Drivetrain on floating offshore wind turbines: What we have learned so far?Prof. Amir R. Nejad
6/5Climate-resilient InfrastructureAss. Prof. Ivan Depina
29/4European initiatives for the Construction Sector:
ECTP and Built4People Partnership and NTNU positioning
Rolf Andre Bohne
22/4Green 2050 - Data Analytics for Ground Motion Monitoring (DARIO)Researcher John Dehls
15/4- Easter holiday -
8/4Durability of cementitious materialsAdj. Prof. Barbara Lothenbach
1/4Flexible structures exposed to extreme transient loadsAss. Prof. Vegard Aune
25/3Larger buildings in woodProf. Kjell Arne Malo
18/3Smarter underwater vehicles for mapping, inspection and intervention – Research from the Applied Underwater Robotics groupProf. Martin Ludvigsen
11/3Marine electrification and sustainable ship propulsionAss. Prof Mehdi Zadeh
4/3Life cycle assessment and biodiversity impactsProf. Francesca Verones
25/2 - Winter holiday -
18/2Long-term performance of polymers and composites: a hidden obstacleProf. Sotirios Grammatikos
11/2Digital twin for sustainability: the role of building information modellingAss. prof. Lizhen Huang
4/2Deep AutoEncoders for Leakage Detection in Water Distribution Networks.PhD Michel Tornyeviadzi
28/1Autonomous ships, where are we today, and what should we aim for?Prof. Øivind Kåre Kjerstad

Dates and topics autumn 2021

10 DecIncorporating approximate dynamics into data-driven calibrator: a representative model for ship maneuvering predictionPhD Tongtong Wang
3 DecTopological Optimized Electrochemical Energy ConvertersPostdoc. Marco Sauermoser
26 NovMachine learning in robotic productionAss.Prof. Lars Tingelstad
19 Nov.Petroleum Cybernetics: Petroleum and beyondProf. Alexey Pavlov
12 novWhat is the impact of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) for education, research and industry?Prof. Eilif Hjelseth
29 Okt.Why are there Mountains in Norway, and why should we care? Prof. Per Terje Osmundsen
22 Okt.Processing of marine (deep-sea) minerals (polymetallic nodules, crusts and massive sulphides): opportunities and challengesProf. Przemyslaw B. Kowalczuk
15 Okt.Revisiting the investigation of the Alexander Kielland Accident - Lessons learned that should be kept in mind about the safety of structuresProf. Emer. Torgeir Moan
8 Okt.Floating solar power islandProf. Trygve Kristiansen
1 Okt.Sustaining the Arctic future through AIAss.Prof. Ekaterina Kim
24 Sept.Dynamic responses of floating wind turbinesProf. Erin Bachynski-Polić
17 sept.Structural safety; how safe is safe enough?Prof. Jochen Köhler
10 Sept.Parametric modelling of digital workflowProf. Anders Rønnquist
3 Sept.Smart phobocityProf. Jianying He

Dates and topics spring 2021

DateTopic (preliminary)Speaker
30 AprilNumerical simulation of heart valve pathologies – a tool for patient specific surgical planning Bjørn Helge Skallerud
7 MayThe Digitalisation of the Ocean and its Growing Fields of Applications Asgeir Sørensen
21 MayQuick Clays and Quick Clay SlidesSteinar Nordal
4 JuneExtreme mechanicsTore Børvik
11 JuneSuperlubricity: super low frictionAstrid de Wijn