Trond studied nanotechnology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, with research exchanges to National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in Taipei, and Tsinghua University (THU), Beijing. He has since 2016 been a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH Zurich), while doing research at the Electron Microscopy Center, Empa, Dübendorf.
Trond works with (scanning) transmission electron microscopy to directly observe the atomic mechanisms of nucleation phenomena. In these experiments, individual atoms come together to form sub-nm sized clusters, which further grows into nanoparticles. These clusters are heated in-situ, to see how this affects the structure, behaviour and atomic dynamics of the clusters.
- Sub-nm sized atomic metal clusters (Pt, Au)
- Low dose fast dynamics scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) for in-situ experiments
- Denoising and quantitative image analysis of electron microscopy data
- Nucleation processes and in-situ electron microscopy (see CLUSTER project)
Since 2016: PhD researcher at the Electron Microscopy Center, Empa, Dübendorf (Switzerland)
Since 2016: PhD student at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
2009-2016: Studied nanotechnology and materials science, M.Sc., NTNU, Trondheim (Norway)
2013: Study and research exchange to NTUST, Taipei (Taiwan)2013: Research exchange to Tsinghua University, Beijing (China)