Sabrina Sartori

Associate Professor - Section for Energy Systems
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Phone +47-22842227
Visiting address Forskningsparken Gaustadalleen 21 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 70 2027 KJELLER

Academic Interests

Solid state physics and chemistry including synthesis and characterization of materials for energy storage. Structure characterization via in-situ synchrotron radiation and powder neutron diffraction performed at large scale facilities, for instance at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) of Grenoble (France), at the Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering (CINS) of Chalk River (Canada) and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA. Investigation of nanoscale and porous materials with small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering (SANS and SAXS).


  • 2013-to date      Sole responsible of Master/PhD Course UNIK 4800/9800 "Renewable Energy: Science and Technology"
  • 2016-to date      Lecturer at Master Course "Energy Informatics" INF5870
  • 2015-to date      Lecturer at Master Course "Battery Technology" UNIK 4810/9810
  • 2006-to date      Lecturer at several International PhD schools (e.g. University of Reykjavik, University of Salford, Ettore Majorana Foundation Centre)  
  • 2013 (Autumn)  Responsible for an Intensive PhD course at University of Uppsala, Dept. of Physics
  • 2013 (Autumn)  Responsible for an Intensive PhD course at University of Padova, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Sector

Higher education and employment history

2013-to date    Associate Professor at UiO

2013-2016       Group Coordinator "Energy and Environment" at UNIK

2012-2013       Researcher at UNIK 

2010-2014       Researcher at IFE

2006-2010       Post doc at IFE, Physics Department

2003-2005       Post doc at University of Padova, Physics Dept. and DIM

2003                PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Bologna

1998                Master in Physical Chemistry, University of Padova (UniPD)


2004                Master in Science Communication, ISAS/SISSA Trieste

1999                Post Graduate Course in Environmental Law and Politics, UniPD


  • Elected at MRS Board of Directors, three-years term (2015-2017)
  • Invited speaker at more than 20 International Conferences and Schools
  • 2014 Energy & Environmental Science Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry, Poster presentation, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2012-2013 Cycle, Feinberg Foundation Visiting Faculty Program Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2011 Organizer of 1st Gordon Research Seminar on H-M Systems, Stonehill College, USA
  • 2 Fellowships for Gordon Research Conference H-M 2011 and 2013
  • 2 General Motor fellowships (Gordon Research Conference H-M 2007 and 2009)
  • 2001 Science Communication Award, International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA), Trieste
  • 1999 Thesis Award, European Union project Chaire Verte


ITS Board member

MRS Board of Directors

MRS Bulletin Energy Quarterly editorial board

Expert for Norway, Task 32 IEA HIA (Hydrogen Implementing Agreement)

Member Leader group of Kyoto International Forum for Environment and Energy (KIFEE)

2013-2016 Board member Norwegian Hydrogen Forum

Management committee member of the COST Action MP1306 "Modern Tools for Spectroscopy on Advanced Materials: a European Modeling Platform"

Personal Website





  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). On the Conductivity of KBaPO4 and Its Decomposition in Steam and Water, A.A. Elstad, K. Nguyen, S. Sartori, T. Norby. Journal of the Electrochemical Society.  ISSN 0013-4651.  164(7), s F885- F888
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Cuevas, F & Latroche, Michel (2016). Metal hydrides used as negative electrode materials for Li-ion batteries. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing.  ISSN 0947-8396.  122(2), s 1- 7 . doi: 10.1007/s00339-016-9674-x
  • Sartori, Sabrina & Knudsen, Kenneth (2016). Small angle neutron scattering, In Helmut Fritzsche; Jacques Huot & Daniel Fruchart (ed.),  Neutron scattering and other nuclear techniques for hydrogen in materials.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-22791-7.  Chapter 6.  s 159 - 191
  • Legrain, Fleur; Sottmann, Jonas; Kotsis, Konstantinos; Gorantla, Sandeep Madhukar; Sartori, Sabrina & Manzhos, Sergei (2015). Amorphous (Glassy) carbon, a promising material for sodium ion battery anodes: A combined first-principles and experimental study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  ISSN 1932-7447.  119(24), s 13496- 13501 . doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b03407
  • Moretto, P.; Zlotea, C.; Dolci, F.; Amieiro, A.; Bobet, J.L.; Borgschulte, A.; Chandra, D.; Enoki, H.; De Rango, P.; Fruchart, D.; Jepsen, J.; Latroche, M.; Jansa, IL; Moser, D.; Sartori, Sabrina; Wang, S.M. & Zan, J.A. (2013). A Round Robin Test exercise on hydrogen absorption/desorption properties of a magnesium hydride based material. International journal of hydrogen energy.  ISSN 0360-3199.  38(16), s 6704- 6717 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.03.118
  • Fonneløp, Jon Erling; Sartori, Sabrina; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud & Hauback, Bjørn (2012). Polymorphic composition of alane after cryomilling with fluorides. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.  ISSN 0925-8388.  540, s 241- 247 . doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2012.06.098
  • Llamas-Jansa, Isabel; Aliouane, Nadir; Deledda, Stefano; Fonneløp, Jon Erling; Frommen, Christoph; Humphries, Terry; Lieutenant, Klaus; Sartori, Sabrina; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud & Hauback, Bjørn (2012). Chloride substitution induced by mechano-chemical reactions between NaBH4 and transition metal chlorides. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.  ISSN 0925-8388.  530, s 186- 192 . doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2012.02.167
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Knudsen, Kenneth Dahl & Hauback, Bjørn (2012). New Aspects on the Decomposition of Sodium Alanate Revealed by Small-Angle X-ray Scattering. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  ISSN 1932-7447.  116(6), s 3875- 3881 . doi: 10.1021/jp206479m
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Knudsen, Kenneth; Hage, Fredrik Sydow; Heyn, Richard H; Bardaji, Elisa Gil; Zhao-Karger, Zhirong; Fichtner, Maximillian & Hauback, Bjørn (2012). Influence of nanoconfinement on morphology and dehydrogenation of the LiBD4-B-11-Mg(BD4-B-11)2 system. Nanotechnology.  ISSN 0957-4484.  23(25) . doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/25/255704
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Knudsen, Kenneth & Hauback, Bjørn (2012). Small-angle neutron scattering investigations of nanoconfined hydrides, In Andrej Zeman (ed.),  Role of nuclear based techniques in development and characterization of materials for hydrogen storage and fuel cells.  International Atomic Energy Agency.  ISBN 978-92-0-125410-8.  Paper.  s 31 - 34
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Knudsen, Kenneth; Roth, Arne; Fichtner, Maximillian & Hauback, Bjørn (2012). Small-Angle Scattering Investigations on Nanoconfined Sodium Alanate for Hydrogen Storage Applications. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters.  ISSN 1941-4900.  4(2), s 173- 177 . doi: 10.1166/nnl.2012.1292
  • Vajeeston, Ponniah; Sartori, Sabrina; Ravindran, Ponniah; Knudsen, Kenneth; Hauback, Bjørn & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2012). MgH2 in Carbon Scaffolds: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Investigation. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  ISSN 1932-7447.  116(40), s 21139- 21147 . doi: 10.1021/jp3008199
  • Llamas-Jansa, Isabel; Aliouane, Nadir; Deledda, Stefano; Fonneløp, Jon Erling; Frommen, Christoph; Lieutenant, Klaus; Sartori, Sabrina; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud & Hauback, Bjørn (2011). Mechano-chemical reactions in LiBH4 + VCln (n=2 and 3) mixtures. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.  ISSN 0925-8388.  509, s S684- S687 . doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2010.10.070
  • Frommen, Christoph; Aliouane, Nadir; Deledda, Stefano; Fonneløp, Jon Erling; Grove, Hilde; Lieutenant, Klaus; Llamas-Jansa, Isabel; Sartori, Sabrina; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud & Hauback, Bjørn (2010). Crystal structure, polymorphism, and thermal properties of yttrium borohydride Y(BH4)(3). Journal of Alloys and Compounds.  ISSN 0925-8388.  496(1-2), s 710- 716 . doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2010.02.180
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Knudsen, Kenneth Dahl; Zhao-Karger, Zhirong; Bardaji, Elisa Gil; Muller, Jiri; Fichtner, Maximillian & Hauback, Bjørn (2010). Nanoconfined Magnesium Borohydride for Hydrogen Storage Applications Investigated by SANS and SAXS. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  ISSN 1932-7447.  114(44), s 18785- 18789 . doi: 10.1021/jp1058726
  • Léon, Aline; Zabara, Oleg; Sartori, Sabrina; Eigen, Nico; Dornheim, Martin; Klassen, Thomas; Muller, Jiri; Hauback, Bjørn & Fichtner, Maximillian (2009). Investigation of (Mg, Al, Li, H)-based hydride and alanate mixtures produced by reactive ball milling. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.  ISSN 0925-8388.  476(1-2), s 425- 428 . doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2008.09.023
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Istad-Lem, Andreas; Brinks, Hendrik William & Hauback, Bjørn (2009). Mechanochemical synthesis of alane. International journal of hydrogen energy.  ISSN 0360-3199.  34(15), s 6350- 6356 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.06.019
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Knudsen, Kenneth; Zhao-Karger, Zhirong; Bardaij, Eisa Gil; Fichtner, Maximillian & Hauback, Bjørn (2009). Small-angle scattering investigations of Mg-borohydride infiltrated in activated carbon. Nanotechnology.  ISSN 0957-4484.  20(50) . doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/20/50/505702
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Léon, Aline; Zabara, Oleg; Muller, Jiri; Fichtner, Maximillian & Hauback, Bjørn (2009). Studies of mixed hydrides based on Mg and Ca by reactive ball milling. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.  ISSN 0925-8388.  476(1-2), s 639- 643 . doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2008.09.112
  • Sartori, Sabrina; Qi, Xiumei; Eigen, Nico; Muller, Jiri; Klassen, Thomas; Dornheim, Martin & Hauback, Bjørn (2009). A search for new Mg- and K-containing alanates for hydrogen storage. International journal of hydrogen energy.  ISSN 0360-3199.  34(10), s 4582- 4586 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2008.10.087

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  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). A.A. Elstad, K. Nguyen, S. Sartori, T. Norby, Conductivity and hydration of KBaPO4, KIFEE Symposium, Kyoto - March 7-10, 2017.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). Hydration and structural properties of mixed conductor Ba1‑xGd0.8La0.2+xCo2O6-δ (BGLC), Ragnar Strandbakke, Einar Vøllestad, Julien Lang, Matylda Natalia Guzik, Sabrina Sartori and Truls Norby, talk, SSI, Padua, Italy, 18-23 June 2017.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). Invited plenary/keynote talk: Nanoconfined hydrides for vehicular hydrogen storage, Sabrina Sartori, “Nanotechnology from Academy to Industry-2017” (NTAI-2017), Israel, 7 May 2017..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). Invited talk at the Italy-Kazakhstan bilateral workshop "Our Common Future: Energy, Environment & Development", 30-31 August 2017, EXPO2017 Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). Invited talk, Sabrina Sartori, Stockholm University, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, 5 April 2017; Sweden.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). M.N. Guzik, J. Huot, S. Sartori, Effect of Al presence and synthesis method on phase composition and hydrogenation behavior in the La-Mg-Ni system, KIFEE Symposium, Kyoto - March 7-10, 2017.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017, 18. april). MRS TV, Sabrina Sartori interviewed at MRS Spring Meeting 2017 [TV].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017, 27. juli). Materials in Energy, MRS Bulletin’s Sabrina Sartori, from the University of Oslo, talks with materials researchers about materials in energy at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, YouTube. [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). S. Sartori, Invited talk, "Hydrogen as energy carrier: research and applications", Italian-Kazakh bilateral symposium, Expo2017, Astana, 30-31 August 2017.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). Sabrina Sartori "A (R)evolution Around the Corner: How Renewable Energy Will Change the Power Grid", invited talk at Cutting Edge 2017, 26th September 2017..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017, 12. juli). Sabrina Sartori talks with Martin L. Green on materials technology and informatics, YouTube interview, 12 July 2017. [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). Talk, Ragnar Strandbakke, Einar Vøllestad, David Wragg, Sabrina Sartori, Truls Norby, “Development of oxygen-side electrodes for proton conducting fuel cells and electrolysers”, KIFEE Symposium, Kyoto - March 7-10, 2017.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017). Talk, Sabrina Sartori, “Metal hydrides for energy storage”, KIFEE Symposium, Kyoto, March 7-10, 2017.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017, 30. januar). UiO Researchers have a goal: More solar and wind energy in the electricity grid .  Apollon.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017, 16. august). YouTube interview, Sabrina Sartori talks with Dianne Chong on materials innovation in industry, August 2017. [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017, 20. juni). YouTube interview, Sabrina Sartori talks with Orlando Auciello on biomedical materials innovation, June 2017. [TV].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2017, 13. april). YouTube, Sabrina Sartori talks with Cathy Fleischer on innovation and the role of basic and applied materials research, April 2017 . [TV].
  • Sottmann, Jonas; Fjellvåg, Helmer; Wragg, David & Sartori, Sabrina (2017). Synchrotron Based Operando Methods for Characterization of Non-Aqueous Rechargeable Battery Electrode Materials .
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Invited presentation, Sabrina Sartori, Mechanochemical synthesis of materials for hydrogen storage, Materials Science & Technology conference, Salt Lake City, 23-27 October 2016..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Invited seminar at Doshisha University, Kyoto, 12 February 2016.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Invited talk at Keio University, Tokyo, 15 February 2016.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Invited talk, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan, 19 February 2016.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Long-range ordering of Deuterium atoms in superlattice alloys with partial al/Si substitution, S. Sartori and M. Guzik, Talk, 10th Int. Symposium Hydrogen & Energy, Zao, Japan, 24 February 2016.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016, 29. september). MRS-TV channel, News Feature on the MRS Bulletin website and in the Materials360 Newsletter. [TV].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Materials & Engineering: Propelling Innovation, Panel discussion, MRS Spring Meeting 2016, Phoenix, March 28-April 1.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016, 23. mai). Nye batterier er en "game changer", Interview, Titan, 23 May 2016. [Fagblad].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Oral contribution, Ragnar Strandbakke, Einar Vøllestad, David Wragg, Sabrina Sartori, Rafael Prato, Dustin Beeaff, Truls Norby, Electrochemical and structural properties of hydrated mixed conductor Ba1-xGd0.8La0.2+xCo2O6-δ (BGLC), The 18th International Conference on Solid State Protonic Conductors (SSPC-18) Oslo, Norway, 18-23 September, 2016..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Protonic Conductivity in KBaPO4-based Materials, K. Nguyen, A. Elstad, S. Sartori, T. Norby, Poster presentation, The 18th International Conference on Solid State Protonic Conductors (SSPC-18) Oslo, Norway, September 18 to 23, 2016..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Sabrina Sartori, Invited plenary talk. "Nanoscale phenomena studied in real-time: the role of small-angle scattering", HYDEM 2016, Aarhus, Denmark, 1-3 June 2016..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Structural and electrochemical properties of hydrated mixed conductor BGLC, Ragnar Standbakke, Einar Vøllestad, Rafael Prato, David Wragg, Sabrina Sartori and Truls Norby, Oral Presentation at The 18th International Conference on Solid State Protonic Conductors (SSPC-18), Oslo, September 18 to 23, 2016.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016). Truls Norby and Sabrina Sartori, MoZEES - Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems, HFC Nordic 2016, 26 October 2016..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016, 14. november). YouTube interview, How does impact factor govern what journals choose to publish? 14 November 2016. [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016, 18. november). YouTube interview, MRS, 18 November 2016. [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2016, 28. september). YouTube interview, MRS, September 2016. [Internett].
  • Strandbakke, Ragnar; Vøllestad, Einar; Prato, Rafael Alberto; Wragg, David; Sartori, Sabrina & Norby, Truls (2016). Structural and electrochemical properties of hydrated mixed conductor Ba1-xGd0.8La0.2+xCo2O6-d.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2015). In-situ and Operando SAXS/WAXS Measurements of Amorphous Anodes for Na-ion Batteries, talk at SSI-20 (20th International Conference on Solid State Ionics, June 14-19, Keystone, Colorado, USA,.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2015). Plenary lecture at 8th KIFEE symposium, Trondheim, Norway, 20-23 September 2015.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2015). Talk "Operando measurements of nano-structured anodes", Institute Eni-Donegani, Novara, Italy, 2 February 2015.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2015). Talk at the Japan-Norway Energy Science Week "A2B7 compounds during in situ hydrogenation of superlattice alloys mixture", I2CNER, Kyushu University, Japan, 25 May 2015.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2015). Talk at the Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute "Mg-based Hydrides", Tokyo, Japan, 29 May 2015.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014, 03. april). Cooperating for a clean future, Weizmann Wonder Wander. [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Invited lecture at Erice School of Solid State Physics "Materials for Renewable Energy 2014", Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Italy, 12-18 July 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Invited talk - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT),Nanochemistry Department, Genova, Italy, 5 May 2014Via Morego, 30 16163 GenovaTel: +39-010.71.781.718.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Invited talk - Nano-confined metal hydrides and neutron scattering: some exciting challenges in the field of hydrogen storage for vehicular applications, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Dept. of Solar Energy & Environmental Physics, Sede Boqer, Israel, 9 March 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Invited talk - Small Angle Scattering Characterization of Nano-confined Hydrides in Porous Scaffolds, AXAA Workshops, Conference and Exhibition, Perth, Australia, 9-13 February 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Invited talk - Small-angle neutron scattering applied to metallurgy and structure of materials susceptible to host hydrogen or forming hydrides, Hy-SEA2014 International Conference on Hydrogen Storage Embrittlement and Applications, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 26-30 October 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Invited talk - Some exciting challenges in the field of hydrogen storage for vehicular applications: neutron scattering and nano-confinement, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, 12 March 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Invited talk - Structure determination of Metal-C60 nano-composites, 14th International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems, Manchester, UK, 20-25 July 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Nano-confined Hydrides in Porous Scaffolds and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering: some exciting challenges in the field of hydrogen storage for vehicular applications - Poster, 4th International Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel, 24-25 March 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Nano-confined Metal Hydrides in Porous Scaffolds for Hydrogen Storage - Poster, 79th Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel Aviv, Israel, 4-5 February 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Invited lecture "Introduction to Spectroscopic Studies of Hydrogen in Materials" at MH2014 Experimental School on the Characterisation of Hydrogen-Material Interactions, England, 17-20 July 2014.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Stortinget, 2 June 2014: Meeting organized by Høyres energi- og miljøfraksjon, transport- og kommunikasjonsfraksjon og finansfrakjon "Målet om en utslippsfri transportsektor innen 2050".
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2014). Talk at IPHE Educational event in Oslo - H2ER, University of Oslo, 19 May 19 2014.
  • Malatesta, Sergio & Sartori, Sabrina (2013, 03. juli). Green Generation. [TV].  Film for cinema and TV (Rai uno).
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2013). Discussion leader - Invited, Gordon Research Conference Hydrogen-Metal Systems, 14-19 July 2013.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2013). Intensive PhD course "Hydrogen", University of Padova, Italy, 21-22 November 2013.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2013). Intensive PhD course "Materials for Renewable Energy", University of Uppsala, Physics Department, 10-16 November 2013.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2013). Metal-C60 nanocomposites - Talk, Task 32 IEA Hydrogen Implementation Agreement, Expert meeting, 8-12 December 2013.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2013). Nano-scaled hydrides in carbon scaffolds for hydrogen storage applications - Talk, ANBRE, Seoul, Korea, 25-28 August 2013.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2013). Organization of the Seminar “Thermoelectric power generators” with Prof. Anke Weidenkaff, University of Oslo, 16 October 2013.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2013, 12. desember). The Nordic way - Editorial. [Tidsskrift].  MRS Bulletin Energy Quarterly, Volume 38, December 2013.

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