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 characterisation of materials for energy storage. Structure characterisation 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).

Head of Energy storage systems group.


Past courses
  • 2020 (Spring): Co-organiser/lecturer of the University course “Science, innovation and sustainability of the future energy systems”, Scuola Superiore di Catania (Italy)
  • 2013-2017: Organiser/responsible and lecturer of Master/PhD course "Renewable Energy: Science and Technology" UNIK 4800/9800
  • 2016: Lecturer at course "Energy Informatics" INF5870
  • 2015-2017: Co-organiser/lecturer at course "Battery Technology" UNIK 4810/981 
  • 2013 (Autumn): Organiser/lecturer for an Intensive PhD course at University of Uppsala
  • 2013 (Autumn): Organiser/lecturer for an Intensive PhD course at University of Padova

Higher education and employment history

  • 2013-present: Associate Professor at UiO, section leader Energy Systems
  • 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: Research fellow at University of Padova, Physics Dept. and Dept. of Mechanical Eng.
  • 2003: PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Bologna
  • 1999: Post-graduate research fellow, Univ. of Padova, Dept. of Physical Chemistry
  • 1998: Master in Physical Chemistry, University of Padova 
  • 2004: Master in Science Communication, ISAS/SISSA Trieste
  • 1999: Post Graduate Course in Environmental Law and Politics, University of Padova


  • 2022-2024 Elected to lead Materials Research Society (Vice President 2022, President 2023, Immediate Past President 2024)
  • 2020 IJHE David Sanborn Scott Award for the most cited paper in the Hydrogen storage & Distribution category of the year 2019
  • Elected at MRS Board of Directors, three-years term (2015-2017)
  • Invited speaker at more than 40 International Conferences and Schools
  • 2014 Energy & Environmental Science Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2012-2013 Cycle, Feinberg Foundation Visiting Faculty Program Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2011 Organiser of 1st Gordon Research Seminar 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

Board and leader group member 

  • 2018-present: Section leader, Energy Systems, Dept. of Technology Systems (UiO)
  • 2019-present: Expert for Norway, Task 40, IEA HIA (Hydrogen Implementing Agreement)
  • 2019-present: Board leader for the Master program "Renewable Energy Systems"
  • 2021-present: MRS Bulletin Editorial Board
  • 2021-present: Member MRS Meeting Committee - Program Development Subcommittee
  • 2020-present: Advisory Board member, Greenstat H2 India
  • 2018-present: Advisory Board member, MRS Energy and Sustainability
  • 2013-2020: Editorial Board, MRS Bulletin Energy Quarterly
  • 2017-2020: Board member, Department of Technology Systems
  • 2015-2017: Board of Directors, Materials Research Society (MRS) 
  • 2013-2018: Expert for Norway, Task 32, IEA HIA 
  • 2015-2018: Member Leader group of Kyoto International Forum for Environment and Energy (KIFEE)
  • 2014-2018: Management committee member of the COST Action MP1306 "Modern Tools for Spectroscopy on Advanced Materials: a European Modeling Platform"
  • 2013-2016: Board member Norwegian Hydrogen Forum


Published May 6, 2013 1:06 PM - Last modified Sep. 15, 2021 3:02 PM

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