Who am I?

I am a physicist, chemist, educator, science communicator, geek and Pen&Paper roleplayer.

In January 2019 I started as associated professor in natural sciences at the education/teacher training at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

I see dissemination as a moral imperative for researchers and see education and teacher training as a great opportunity to spread the knowledge I have acquired during my years as a primarily researcher. I am also enthusiastic about science communication and work on several platforms to open science to everybody.

From 2016 to 2019 I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Norce Climate on the ORGANIC project. My role here is to implement the matrix-free Newton-Krylov method to speed up the spin-up time of the biochemical processes in the oceans in the Norwegian Earth System model, NorESM.

I have a joint Ph.D. degree in theoretical atomic physics and physical chemistry from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and Universitetet of Bergen (UiB), where I was part of Le Laboratoire de Chimie Physique – Matière et Rayonnement (LCPMR) and the Department of Physics and Technology (IFT), respectively. The title of my thesis is «A theoretical study of the response in atomic and molecular systems to time-dependent external fields».

During the spring 2012 I was a Marie Curie Fellow at Centro Atomico in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. From January 2013 until December 2015, I had a postdoctoral fellowship at Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters with support from VISTA, a collaboration between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Statoil. VISTA’s overall vision is to stimulate basic mathematical and scientific research related to the exploitation and management of Norway’s petroleum resources. I had my workplace at the Department of Earth ScienceUoB, during the fellowship.