Member of the Drives Systems research group at UiA, https://www.uia.no/en/research/teknologi-og-realfag/ingenioervitenskap/drive-systems.
Participated in several research projects with emphasis on model based design of mechatronic products with industrial partners. Currently supervising or co-supervising the following Ph.D. students.
Jan Henriksen, Model based design and optimization of high-pressure RTJ 15” – 30” range diameter cold deformed flange connection for subsea use, funded by The Norwegian Research Council and Quickflange AS
Jannik Jakobsen, Implementation of Environmentally Friendly Oil in Offshore Hydraulics, funded by UiA and Cameron Sense AS
Tord Martinsen, Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Piston Accumulators in Heave Compensation and Shock Absorption Equipment, funded by The Norwegian Research Council and Safelink AS.
Rune Husveg, Intelligent/Smart Flow Control for Petroleum Process Technology, funded by The Norwegian Research Council and Typhonix AS.
Geir-Arne Moslått, Motion Control of Hydraulic Winch Using Variable Displacement Motors, funded byThe Norwegian Research Council and National Oilwell Varco AS.
Konrad Jensen, Investigation and development of path control for hydraulically actuated crane with hanging load, funded byThe Norwegian Research Council and Department of Engineering, UiA.
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Aalborg University, 1989.
Ph.D. in Computer-Aided Analysis and Design of Mechanical Mechanisms, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Aalborg University, 1992.
1989-1992: Ph.D. student at Aalborg University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
1992-1994: Assistant professor at Aalborg University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
1994-1997: Associate professor at Aalborg University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
1997-1999: Project engineer at Danfoss AS, hydraulic division.
1999-2009: Associate professor at Aalborg University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2009-2014: Research and development engineer (part time), Akersolutions AS, Hydraulic Division
2014-2016: Research and development engineer (part time), National Oilwell Varco AS, Crane and Winch department
Since 2009: Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Agder
Since 2016: Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder
Main interests lie within the use of numerical methods for modeling, design and optimization of dynamic mechatronic systems. Teaching and supervision experience at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. level since 1990. The courses have mainly been devoted to education within mechanical engineering. Course subjects have included:
Currently teaching or co-teaching the following courses at UiA:
MAS-416, Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems, M.Sc. Mechatronics and Renewable Energy
MAS-601, Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems, Ph.D. course (with Geir Hovland)
MAS-701, Fluid Power System Design, Ph.D. course
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