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Tor John Rødsås

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

D3033 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 9, Grimstad )
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International Welding Engineer - IWE 2010

Chartered Engineer (CEng) - 1996



Sivilingeniør Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering NTNU - 1981

Former certified welding inspector/welder

Former certified lead auditor/risk manager/quality manager

Former elected delegate in Tekna

Research interests

  • Qualification of a welding procedure specification on stainless steel using a collaborative robot (COBOT)
  • Qualification of welding procedure specification using a robot
  • Detection of large car body repairs using advanced non-destructive examination (NDE)
  • Welding equipment and robot/COBOT integration

Courses and teaching

Course responsible lecturer:

- BYG407 Welding processes and equipment

- BYG408 Materials' behaviour during welding

- BYG409 Construction and design

- BYG410 Fabrication and applications engineering

- BYG411 IWE Project assignment

- MAS135 Basic Materials Science

Contributing lecturer:

- PED996 Recent research in the construction industry

- BYG503 Construction materials

- MAS235 Machine elements

- ENE237 Materials and corrosion

Work experience

2012-2014 Equinor, Quality and Risk Manager Lead, Pipeline and Marine Operations

2006-2012 National Oilwell Varco, Technical Project Manager

2000-2006 Advanced Production and Loading, Senior Engineer, Subcontracting and Fabrication

Earlier: Aker Maritime, Norwegian Maritime Authority, Kværner Engineering, Norwegian Contractors, Aker Stord, Det norske Veritas

Academic interests

  • Fabrication friendly design og construction
  • Welding troubleshooting
  • Damage/accident investigations
  • Fracture mechanics, fatigue and corrosion


  • Use of welding robot/COBOT in the welding engineer courses 

Past projects:

  • Transfer of exercises for the International Welding Engineer courses (IWE) to an online platform
  • Updating of UiA textbooks for the IWE-course with the purpose of publishing a second edition

Last changed: 9.06.2022 22:06