Jonathan Polfus

Associate Professor - Inorganic materials chemistry
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Room 22:145
Visiting address Forskningsparken Gaustadalléen 21 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1033 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Materials Science and Solid State Electrochemistry
  • Point defects in crystalline solids: oxides, nitrides, hydrides
  • Defect thermodynamics and ionic/electronic conductivity
  • Space charge formation at grain boundaries and surfaces
  • Protonic ceramic electrochemical systems
  • Two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures
  • Combined density functional theory (DFT) and experimental studies



  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo (2021–)
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2017)
  • (Senior) Research Scientist, Sustainable Energy Technology, SINTEF (2012–2021)
  • Research stay during PhD, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University (2012)
  • PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo (2009–2012)


  • Yara Birkeland Award in Chemistry (2013)


Tags: Materials Science and Technology, Solid State Electrochemistry, Solid State Ionics, Defect Chemistry, Electroceramics, 2D Materials, density functional theory, SMN
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