Ole Martin Løvvik

Adjunct Professor - Structure Physics
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Phone +47 22840689
Mobile phone 99018428
Visiting address Forskningsparken Gaustadalleen 21 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • Modelling of materials from first principles
  • Density functional theory (DFT) and related techniques
  • High-throughput search of new materials with superior properties
  • Thermoelectric materials for waste heat harvesting
  • Battery materials
  • Metals and alloys
  • Semiconductors and solar cells
  • Oxides and fuel cells
  • Phase transformation materials with high reversibility
  • Transport properties from Boltzmann theory using first-principles input
  • Phonon calculations for temperature dependent properties
  • Diffusion molecular dynamics for very long time simulations
  • First principles molecular dynamics
  • Prediction of crystal structures, surfaces and defects


  • Supervisor for 12 master students (10 finished) and 11 PhD students (9 finished)
  • FYS-MENA4111 Quantum mechanical modelling of nanomaterials, lecturer and co-responsible for developing the course (2010-). 
  • FYS-MENA3110/4110 Quantum Nano Physics, lecturer and co-responsible for developing the course (2007-2009).
  • Energy and Environmental Science, Oslo Technical College, undergraduate course: guest lecturer (2005).
  • MEF3200 Energy Materials, University of Oslo, undergraduate course: guest lecturer (2004-2005).
  • MVT333 Materials Science, University of Oslo, undergraduate course: guest lecturer (2004).
  • National research course in neutron scattering, Institute for Energy Technology, national graduate course: guest lecturer (2004).
  • FYS240 Physics and Energy Resources, University of Oslo, undergraduate course: guest lecturer (2003-2005).
  • FYS310 Numerical Methods of Physics 3, University of Oslo, undergraduate course: lecturer and partly responsible for developing the course (2003).
  • The International Summer School, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Oslo, international course, lecturer (2002-2009). 
  • TFY114 Thermophysics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, undergraduate course: lecturer and responsible for the course (2001).
  • FYS270 Energy Physics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, undergraduate course: guest lecturer (2001).
  • Environment and Energy Technology, Høgskolestiftelsen at Kjeller, undergraduate course: guest lecturer (1999-2001).
  • FYS403 Quantum Field Theory, University of Oslo, Graduate course: teacher (1994-1995). 
  • FYS115 Experimental Physics 1, University of Oslo, Undergraduate lab course: lab supervisor (1993,1996).
  • FYS111 Mechanics, University of Oslo, Undergraduate course: teacher (1992).

Higher education and employment history

  • Chief Research Scientist, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, May 2008 – Now
  • Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Oslo, Jan. 2008 – Now
  • University Lecturer, Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Oslo, Aug. 2007 – Dec. 2007
  • Research Fellow, Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway, July 2006 – Apr. 2008
  • Consultant, Norwegian Research Council, Feb. 2006 – Nov. 2006
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Univ. of Oslo, Jan. 2004 –  Dec. 2007
  • Post Doc., Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Oslo and Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway, Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2003
  • Associate Professor, Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences, Aug. 2001 –  Dec. 2001
  • Post Doc., Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Oslo, Aug. 1999 – Dec. 2001
  • Civil service as musician, Nordreisa, Norway, Aug. 1998 – Aug. 1999
  • Parental leaves, 1997, 2000, 2004
  • Doctoral scholarship, Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Oslo, Aug. 1993 – July 1998
  • Teaching beginner’s courses and PhD courses Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Oslo, Jan. 1992 – Dec. 1995
  • Freelance musician, several tours (altogether about 6 months), Rikskonsertene Norway, Jan. 1994 – Aug. 1996
  • Composer and text writer, Among other things, the musical «Vasshjulets herrer», Jan. 1996 and Oct. 2008


  • Referee in >20 international scientific journals (Nature Materials, Phys. Rev. Lett., Nanotechnology, Angewandte Chemie, etc.)
  • Secretary writing the National Strategy on Nanoscience and -technology, the Norwegian Research Council (2006)
  • Member of various commitees, boards, etc.

Cooperation (ongoing projects and joint publications)

  • University of Oslo: Solis state electronics, Solid State Ionics
  • NTNU: Department of Physics
  • Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Kjeller: Physics Department
  • United Technologies Research Center, Hartford, USA
  • University of Leiden, the Netherlands: Theoretical Chemistry
  • Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Condensed Matter Physics
  • University of Vienna, Austria: Computational Materials Physics
  • University of Uppsala, Sweden: Condensed Matter Theory Group, Materials Physics
  • University of Osaka, Japan: Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
Published Nov. 4, 2010 12:24 PM - Last modified Oct. 21, 2020 12:44 PM