Thomas Nordbø Solvi

Doctoral Research Fellow - Organic chemistry
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Mobile phone 48225828
Room Ø311
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1033 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

Organic chemical synthesis and structural elucidation using modern spectroscopic techniques, most importantly NMR spectroscopy.

For my PhD degree (started Aug. 2020), I am working in the group of Assoc.Prof. Alexander Sandtorv, investigating new ways of derivatizing the hydantoin heterocycle --  a biologically active species, interesting for development of medicinal agents.

Courses taught

  • KJ1020 (NTNU), Organic Chemistry, laboratory assistant
  • KJM1111 (UiO), Organic Chemistry I, laboratory supervisor


For my MSc degree, I worked in the group of Prof. Anne Fiksdahl at NTNU (Trondheim, Norway), working with Au(III) as a catalyst for organic reactions. The work consisted of synthesis of chiral ligands, attempting coordination to Au(III), confirming such coordination by various methods (IR, HRMS, NMR, XRD), and scoping for catalytic activity and enantioselectivity of such organogold complexes. 

For my BSc degree, I did a literary review of protecting groups utilized for derivatization of glucose. Assoc.Prof. Nebojsa Simic served as supervisor (NTNU).


  • Best Master of Science at the faculty of natural sciences (NV), NTNU, 2020


Tags: Organic chemistry, NMR, Synthetic organic chemistry, Catalysis
Published Jan. 12, 2021 3:47 PM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2021 8:44 AM