Ole Ivar Ulven

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Visiting address Sem Sælandsvei 24 Fysikk bygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

My scientific work focuses mainly on cross-disiplinary problems between physics and geology, and especially fluid-rock interactions at or near the Earth's surface. In particular, I study:

  • CO2 sequestration in ultramafic rock
  • Gas hydrate stability and disassociation
  • Serpentinization
  • Chemical and mechanical weathering of rock
  • Volume changing processes in rock
  • Fracture formation
  • The coupling between fracture formation and transport of reactive fluids in fractures
  • Ice-driven fracturing
  • Numerical tools to study fracture formation



November 2014 –>                    Researcher, PGP, University of Oslo

August 2010 – November 2014   PhD student, PGP, University of Oslo

August 2008 – June 2010           MSc student, Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo

August 2005 – June 2008           BSc student, Department of Physics, University of Oslo





Tags: Condensed matter physics, Physics of Geological Processes, Weathering, Physics, Geology and geophysics, Volume changing processes, Fracture formation


  • Kuleci, Hakan; Ulven, Ole Ivar; Rybacki, Erik; Wunder, Bernd & Abart, Rainer (2017). Reaction-induced fracturing in a hot pressed calcite-periclase aggregate. Journal of Structural Geology.  ISSN 0191-8141.  94, s 116- 135 . doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.11.009
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar; Beinlich, Andreas; Hövelmann, Jörn-Erik; Austrheim, Håkon Olav & Jamtveit, Bjørn (2017). Subarctic physicochemical weathering of serpentinized peridotite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  ISSN 0012-821X.  468, s 11- 26 . doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.03.030
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders (2017). Reaction-induced fracturing: Chemical-mechanical feedback, In Wilhelm Heinrich & Rainer Abart (ed.),  Mineral reaction kinetics: Microstructures, textures, chemical and isotopic signatures.  European Mineralogical Union and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland.  ISBN 978-0903056-63-2.  16.  s 587 - 615
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar & Sun, WaiChing (2017). Capturing the two-way hydromechanical coupling effect on fluid-driven fracture in a dual-graph lattice beam. International journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics (Print).  ISSN 0363-9061. . doi: 10.1002/nag.2763
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar; Jamtveit, Bjørn & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders (2014). Reaction-driven fracturing of porous rock. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.  ISSN 2169-9313.  119(10), s 7473- 7486 . doi: 10.1002/2014JB011102
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar; Storheim, Håkon; Austrheim, Håkon Olav & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders (2014). Fracture initiation during volume increasing reactions in rocks and applications for CO2 sequestration. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  ISSN 0012-821X.  389, s 132- 142 . doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.039

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  • Ulven, Ole Ivar (2017). Serpentinization: Getting water into a low permeability peridotite.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar (2016). Modeling carbon mineralization.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders (2016). Reaction induced fracturing: chemical-mechanical feedback.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar & Sun, WaiChing (2016). A Hydromechanical Model for Serpentinization.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar & Sun, WaiChing (2016). Capturing poromechanical coupling effects of the reactive fracturing process in porous rock via a DEM-network model.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar & Sun, WaiChing (2016). Fluid-induced rock transformation modeled via a two-way coupled hydromechanical DEM-network model.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; Beinlich, Andreas; Hövelmann, Jörn-Erik & Jamtveit, Bjørn (2015). Subarctic physicochemical weathering of serpentinized peridotite.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar; Beinlich, Andreas; Sun, WaiChing; Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders & Austrheim, Håkon Olav (2015). Fracture Formation due to Growth of Hydrous Carbonates.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar; Sun, WaiChing & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders (2015). Fluid transport in reaction induced fractures.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; Hövelmann, Jörn-Erik; Beinlich, Andreas & Malthe-Sørenssen, Anders (2014). Fragmentation and Carbonation of Serpentinized Dunites.
  • Ulven, Ole Ivar (2014). Carbonation of ultramafic rock: Mechanochemical aspects.

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Published Jan. 23, 2015 1:28 PM - Last modified Nov. 16, 2016 7:41 PM