Sabrina Sartori

Associate Professor - Section for Energy Systems
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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


  • 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



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  • Sartori, Sabrina (2021, 18. februar). 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting a successful, valuable experience, M Kim, R Naik, JM Rondinelli, H Wang, E Flatté, MP Rowe, S Sartori, P Shastri, C Wang, MRS Bulletin 46, 2021, 186-187. [Fagblad].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2021). AtLAST: our vision for a new telescope powered by renewable-based energy systems.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2021, 18. mars). Podcast interview of Sabrina Sartori about the Master in Renewable Energy Systems at UiO, 18 March 2021. [Radio].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2021, 30. mars). The design of next-generation telescope starts now! [Internett].
  • Karatairi, Eva & Sartori, Sabrina (2020). Reviving hydrogen as an energy carrier. MRS bulletin.  ISSN 0883-7694.  45(6), s 424- 426 . doi: 10.1557/mrs.2020.157
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020, 14. mai). Astronomy sets new records with revolutionary telescope, interview for [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020). Co-organizer and Lecturer of the university course “Science, innovation and sustainability of the future energy systems”, Scuola Superiore di Catania, 28 April-15 May, Catania, 2020.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020). Invited Lecturer at Erice School of Solid State Physics: “Materials for Energy and Sustainability-ISMES IX”, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Italy. Postponed.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020, 29. november). MRS TV Interviews Meeting Chair Sabrina Sartori, [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020, 30. april). Materialforskere i frontlinjen mot korona-viruset, [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020). Meeting Chair for the 2020 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston (around 7,000 attendees), Boston, 29 November-4 December 2020.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020, 09. september). Panelist in the webinar event: Writing Concrete Abstracts and Titles, MRS OnDemand webinar series. [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020, 29. juni). Smart energilagring bidrar til å berge klimaet,
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020). Symposium organiser (Co-chair), European Nanoanalysis Symposium at E-MRS, Warsaw, October 2020.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2020). The Atacama Large Aperture Submillimetre Telescope (AtLAST).
  • Torp, Sondre; Sartori, Sabrina; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen; Froudakis, George E. & Fanourgakis, George S. (2020). Prediction of battery materials properties with machine learning: Developing algorithms to discover electrodes for Li-ion and Mg-ion batteries. Show summary
  • Øgaard, Mari Benedikte; Aarseth, Bjørn Lupton; Skomedal, Åsmund; Riise, Heine Nygard; Sartori, Sabrina & Selj, Josefine Helene Krogh (2020). Identifying snow events in PV system data.
  • Kolding, Jonas; Norby, Truls Eivind; Sartori, Sabrina & Larring, Yngve (2019). Conductivity and Defects in Al-doped Li7La3Zr2O12 - A solid-state Li-ion conductor.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019, 26. september). – Slik kan Norge gjøre mer for det globale klimaet, Titan, (2019)( [Internett].
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). AtLAST: The Atacama large aperture submillimeter telescope, B-Mode from Space, MPA, Garching, 16-19 December 2019.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Energy storage systems, talk at seminar, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Hydrogen storage systems for mobile and stationary applications: an overview, Sabrina Sartori, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Sion, 10th February 2019.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Hydrogenation properties and microstructure of mechanochemically processed TiFeZr-type alloys, invited lecture, Sabrina Sartori, E-MRS Fall meeting, Symposium L, 16-19th September, Warsaw, 2019.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Invited lecturer at ISMES-8 Materials for Energy and Sustainability Summer School, 21-27 July 2019, Caltech, Pasadena (USA).
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Norway and the global climate. Can we do more? Will it matter? The clean energy revolution Talk and panel discussion, Cutting Edge 2019, 24 October 2019, Oslo.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Panel of discussion at MRS Fall meeting: The Role of Plastics in Achieving Energy Sustainability by 2050-Friend or Foe? December 2 (2019), Boston.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Panelist in the webinar event: Career Paths in Materials Science and Engineering, October 22, 2019.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Plenary Lecture, Sabrina Sartori, Towards next-generation renewable energy technologies, AIV XXIV Conference, May, Italy.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2019, 01. februar). Starter fornybar-master, Energi Utdanning 2019, 26-27. [Fagblad].
  • Zschech, Ehrenfried; Sinclair, Robert; Martins, Rodrigo; Sebastiani, Marco & Sartori, Sabrina (2019). Editorial for the Special Issue “Characterization of Nanomaterials: Selected Papers from 6th Dresden Nanoanalysis Symposium”. Nanomaterials.  ISSN 2079-4991.  9(11) . doi: 10.3390/nano9111527
  • Østigård, Morten; Sartori, Sabrina; Ulleberg, Øystein & Gunnæs, Anette E. (2019). Advanced Modelling of NiMH Batteries: Integrating Renewable Energy Sources into EV Charging Stations. Show summary
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2018). Energy Systems for the Norwegian Grid, workshop organiser, chair, 24 September 2018, Kjeller.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2018). Energy storage for large scale applications, seminar at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, 5th of February 2018..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2018). Operando SAXS/WAXS measurements on Na-ion batteries; S. Sartori, invited talk, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 23 February 2018..
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2018). Sabrina Sartori, Invited lecture, Emerging Trends for 21st Energy Technologies, ISMSDE 1st Course: "Materials for Energy and Sustainability-ISMES VII" 2018, 7-12 July, Erice, Italy.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2018). The 1st International Workshop on Mechanochemistry of Metal Hydrides (WMMH-18), organiser, co-chair, 30 May-1 June 2018, Oslo.
  • Sartori, Sabrina (2018). Unravelling nanoscale phenomena with in-situ and operando small-angle scattering measurements, invited talk, 6th Dresden Nanoanalysis Symposium, 31 August 2018.
  • 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, 15. november). YouTube video, MRS Bulletin Material Matters, Sabrina Sartori talks with David Cahen about hot topics of the future and the role of materials in energy and sustainability, November 2017.. [Internett].
  • 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.
  • Strandbakke, Ragnar; Vøllestad, Einar; Norby, Truls Eivind; Sartori, Sabrina; Guzik, Matylda Natalia & Lang, Julien (2017). Hydration and structural properties of mixed conductor Ba1‑xGd0.8La0.2+xCo2O6-δ (BGLC).
  • Strandbakke, Ragnar; Vøllestad, Einar; Norby, Truls Eivind; Sartori, Sabrina; Guzik, Matylda Natalia & Lang, Julien (2017). Hydration and structural properties of mixed conductor Ba1‑xGd0.8La0.2+xCo2O6-δ (BGLC).
  • 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.

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