Truls Norby

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Visiting address Forskningsparken FERMiO Gaustadalléen 21 0349 Oslo
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Applied and academic fields of interest

I work with materials chemistry and technologies for energy conversion, renewable energy, carbon capture, hydrogen, hydrogen-based green energy carriers like ammonia, solar fuels, and air purification.

Scientifically, I work with defects and defect-related properties in functional ceramic materials at high temperatures. This comprises defect chemistry and its thermodynamics, diffusion and mobility of defects, conductivity and permeability, kinetics, electrocatalysis, and photoelectrochemistry.

A specialty is protons in oxides, and we are currently interested also in neutral hydrogen species and hydride ions in oxidic environments. We study and develop proton conductors, oxide ion conductors, electronic conductors, and mixed conductors for high temperature fuel cells and electrolysers, sensors, and dense, inorganic gas separation membranes for separation of oxygen, hydrogen, and CO2 (for CCS). We also engage in studies of fundamental processes involved in the degradation of such materials.

The Group for Electrochemistry works in the emerging field of nano-ionics, taking tools and concepts from nano-technology into use to understand and develop the properties of nano-dimensional structures; surfaces, electrodes, interfaces (phase, grain, and domain boundaries), nano-cages, and nano-particles. In particular we study presently protonic transport in nanoporous ceramics, the effect of space charge on defects and transport in and across interfaces, and oxide nanotubes as photoelectrodes.

Another interest is oxide thermoelectrics - a great opportunity for crossdisciplinary research with physicists. I am interested in thermoelectric properties and stability of materials and oxide-oxide heterojunctions at high temperatures. 

We combine experimental studies with DFT-based and other theoretical modelling.

Join our group?

You can study for MSc in Electrochemistry by regular application to the MSc programs in Chemistry or Materials Science and Nanotechnology at UiO.

If you want to join as PhD student or post-doc researcher, you can do this by finding open announcements for such positions on the UiO or other web, and by applying online. Do not write to me directly - I cannot hire people, and cannot answer all such requests. If - and only if - you have your own full funding for travel, accommodation, and subsistence in Oslo, you can make an enquiry to me for the possibility to join as PhD student, visiting researcher, or intern.

Teaching

I teach at courses in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology (MENA) and in Chemistry (KJM):

Background

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, 1995...
  • Assistant, post-doc, researcher, visiting researcher, assoc. professor 1987-1994
  • Dr. Scient., Chemistry, Dept. Chemistry, UiO, 1986
  • Cand. Scient., Inorganic chemistry, Dept. Chemistry, UiO, 1981

Other activities

  • Head, Section/Group for Electrochemistry, Dept. Chem., UiO
  • Editor, Solid State Ionics (Elsevier)
  • President, International Society for Solid State Ionics 2019-2021
  • Founding CEO, NORECS AS
  • Member of executive board , CoorsTek Membrane Sciences AS (formerly Protia AS)
  • Founding CEO, Jiangyin NorEn Material Technology Co., Ltd., Jiangsu, China
  • Founding CEO, Nano Rocks AS 

Some important collaboration partners

Tags: Chemistry, Solid State Electrochemistry, Solid State Ionics, Materials Science and Technology, Chemistry, Renewable energy, Nanotechnology, Electroceramics, Defect Chemistry, Fuel cells, Gas separation membranes, Proton conductors, Hydrogen, SMN

Publications

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  • Norby, Truls (2022). Defects and transport in proton conducting ceramics for energy applications.
  • Norby, Truls; Ma, Quanbao; Qureishy, Thomas & Uggerud, Einar (2022). Plasma-enhanced ammonia synthesis over nanoscopic Ru/CeO2.
  • Norby, Truls (2022). Geometrical aspects of surface protonics.
  • Norby, Truls (2022). Chemistry of high-temperature thermoelectric oxides and TEGs .
  • Norby, Truls (2022). Proton ceramics for energy applications.
  • Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Stefan, Elena; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Denonville, Christelle; Larring, Yngve & Rørvik, Per Martin [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2021). Pulsed Laser Deposition of Electrolytes for Metal-Supported Proton-Conducting Electrolysis Cells.
  • Norby, Truls (2021). New ways for protons and electrons in functional materials .
  • Norby, Truls (2021). Surface protonics and its roles in synthesis and use of ammonia.
  • Norby, Truls (2021). Proton ceramics - a tutorial.
  • Norby, Truls; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Storhaug, Sjur; Chen, Henry; Haugsrud, Reidar & Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2021). BSZCY151020: A proton ceramic electrolyte with increased TEC for planar applications .
  • Øygarden, Vegar; Mahmood, Asif; Vøllestad, Einar; Denonville, Christelle; Norby, Truls & Rørvik, Per Martin (2021). Development of electrochemical cells based on surface protonics.
  • Øygarden, Vegar; Mahmood, Asif; Vøllestad, Einar; Denonville, Christelle; Norby, Truls & Rørvik, Per Martin (2021). Development of electrodes and complete electrochemical cells based on surface protonics.
  • Sun, Xinwei & Norby, Truls (2021). Surface protonic conductivity in chemisorbed and physisorbed water layers in porous nanoscopic CeO2.
  • Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Stefan, Elena; Denonville, Christelle; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Larring, Yngve & Rørvik, Per Martin [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2021). Processing route for Metal Supported Proton Conducting Ceramic Cells.
  • Norby, Truls; Kang, Xiaolan; Sun, Xinwei; Vøllestad, Einar; Gu, Jie & Han, Donglin (2021). Surface Protonics of Porous Oxide Ceramics.
  • Øygarden, Vegar; Vøllestad, Einar; Denonville, Christelle; Vistad, Ørnulv Bjørnsson; Mahmood, Asif & Norby, Truls [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Development of electrodes and complete electrochemical cells based on surface protonics.
  • Strandbakke, Ragnar; Balaguer, María; Carrillo, Alfonso; Wachowski, Sebastian Lech; Mielewczyk-Gryń, Aleksandra & Szpunar, Iga [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2021). Hydration and electrochemistry of mixed conducting cobaltites.
  • Strandbakke, Ragnar; Balaguer, María; Carrillo, Alfonso; Wachowski, Sebastian Lech; Mielewczyk-Gryń, Aleksandra & Szpunar, Iga [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2021). Hydration and electrochemistry of mixed conducting cobaltites.
  • Norby, Truls; Sun, Xinwei; Kang, Xiaolan; Vøllestad, Einar; Gu, Jie & Han, Donglin (2021). Surface Protonics of Porous Oxide Ceramics .
  • Norby, Truls (2021). Electrode kinetics in fuel cells and electrolyzers.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2021). Electrode kinetics in fuel cells and electrolysers.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2021). Fra forsker til grunder: Hvilken hjelp skulle jeg ønsket meg.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Ceramic proton conductors for natural gas, hydrogen, and ammonia.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Ceramic proton conductors and photoelectrochemistry for hydrogen .
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Space Charge Effects at Interfaces of Proton Conducting Oxides.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Ceramic proton conductors for natural gas, hydrogen, and ammonia.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind & Sun, Xinwei (2020). Protonic conduction in water and hydrogen adsorbed in porous materials.
  • Strandbakke, Ragnar; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud; Szpunar, Iga; Wachowski, Sebastian Lech & Mielewczyk-Gryń, Aleksandra [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2020). Governing principles of hydration in mixed conducting oxides.
  • Liu, Xin; Risbakk, Sanne; Almeida Carvalho, Patricia; Yang, Mingyi; Backe, Paul Hoff & Bjorås, Magnar [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). Hydrogenase-assisted catalysis on titania electrode oxides.
  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Backe, Paul Hoff; Ruan, Qiushi; Tang, Junwang & Bjørås, Magnar [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). The use of NMR to assess the activity of formate dehydrogenase biocatalysts for CO2 utilization.
  • Thøgersen, Annett; Diplas, Spyridon; Michel, Kathrin; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen; Prytz, Øystein & Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). The surface of CeO2 unravelled.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Electrodics for Protonics.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Electrodics for Protonics.
  • Pedersen, Madeeha Khalid & Norby, Truls Eivind (2019). Kröger-Vink compatible notation for defect chemistry and transport in Li-ion conducting disordered garnet-type oxides.
  • Strandbakke, Ragnar; Vøllestad, Einar; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud & Norby, Truls Eivind (2019). Defect chemistry of mixed conducting double perovskites .
  • Vøllestad, Einar; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud & Norby, Truls Eivind (2019). Defect chemistry of mixed conducting double perovskites .
  • Strandbakke, Ragnar; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen; Sørby, Magnus Helgerud; Szpunar, Iga; Wachowski, Sebastian Lech & Mielewczyk-Gryn, Aleksandra [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2019). Protons in mixed conducting Ba1‑xGd1‑yLax+yCo2O6‑δ (BGLC).
  • Norby, Truls Eivind; Liu, Xin; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen & Haugsrud, Reidar (2019). Hydride ion conduction.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2019). Ions and electrons at interfaces of functional ionic materials .
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2019). Role of surface protonics for electrodics.
  • Svee, Tord; Norby, Truls; Haugsrud, Reidar; Strandbakke, Ragnar; Thoreton, Vincent & Clar, Daniel (2021). Surface kinetics of BaGd1-xLaxCo2O6-𝛿 for use as an anode material in proton ceramic electrolyser cells. Universitetet i Oslo, Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet.
  • Køller, Egil Sperstad; Norby, Truls; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen & Both, Kevin Gregor (2021). The Effect of Exsolved Nanoparticles on the Thermoelectric Properties of SrTiO3. Universitetet i Oslo, Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet.
  • Alsgaard, Erik Erlend Pham; Norby, Truls; Haugsrud, Reidar & Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen (2021). Protonic Transport Properties of Perovskite Heterostructures. Universitetet i Oslo, Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet.
  • Gudmundsdottir, Jonina Björg; Norby, Truls & Chatzitak, Athanasios (2021). Double Perovskite Cobaltites as Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts in Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Cells. Universitetet i Oslo, Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet.
  • Kang, Xiaolan; Norby, Truls & Chatzitakis, Athanasios (2021). Novel nanostructured materials for energy applications. Universitetet i Oslo, Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet. ISSN 1501-7710. 2021(2465).
  • Elstad, Aleksander Andestad; Norby, Truls & Sartori, Sabrina (2021). Alkali and Alkaline Earth Oxoacid Salts; Synthesis, Hydration, Stability and Electrical Conductivity. Department of Chemisty, UiO.
  • Kalland, Liv-Elisif Queseth; Norby, Truls Eivind; Mohn, Chris Erik & Haugsrud, Reidar (2021). Ab-initio modelling and experimental study of order-disorder, hydration, and ionic conductivity of fluorite-related oxides. Matematisk Naturvitenskapelig fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 1501-7710. 2021(2348).
  • Schuler, Raphael; Fjellvåg, Helmer & Norby, Truls Eivind (2021). Oxide thermoelectrics - materials, junctions and modules. Matematisk Naturvitenskapelig fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 1501-7710. 2021(2364).
  • Andersen, Karoline Sjøen; Norby, Truls; Sartori, Sabrina & Chatzitakis, Athanasios (2020). Hydrophobic coatings for offshore PV modules: Impact of precipitation from seawater on the protective glass. Department of Chemisty, UiO.
  • Morland, Bjørn Helge; Svenningsen, Gaute & Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Corrosion in CO2 transport pipeline. Formation of corrosive phases in dense phase CO2. Matematisk Naturvitenskapelig fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 1501-7710. 2020(2215).
  • Xu, Kaiqi; Norby, Truls Eivind; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios & Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen (2020). Artificial photosynthesis – Advanced nanomaterials and use of biocatalysts for novel photoelectrochemical cells. Matematisk Naturvitenskapelig fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 1501-7710. 2020( 2254).
  • Olofsson, Andreas Connor & Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). An investigation of Ca3CoMnO6 as a thin-film layer on oxide thermoelectric materials. Kjemisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Andersen, Karoline Sjøen; Norby, Truls Eivind & Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios (2020). Hydrophobic coatings for offshore PV modules: Impact of precipitation from seawater on the protective glass. Kjemisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Ormann, Brage Otto; Norby, Truls Eivind & Vines, Lasse (2020). Stable oxide p-n heterojunctions -- NiO-ZnO based transistor. Kjemisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • James, Roystan; Norby, Truls Eivind; Vines, Lasse & Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen (2020). Electrical properties of La2CuO4 and Nd2CuO4 and their coexistent p-n heterojunction. Kjemisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Andreassen, Magnus Haga; Norby, Truls Eivind & Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios (2020). Synthesis, characterization, and optimization of Cu2O photocathodes for solid-state photoelectrochemical cells. Kjemisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Simonsen, Stian Christopher; Norby, Truls Eivind & Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios (2020). Nafion®-Ceramic Composite Electrolytes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells at Elevated Temperatures. Kjemisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Andersen, Håkon; Norby, Truls Eivind & Strandbakke, Ragnar (2020). Functional Properties and Electrochemical Performance of New Positrode Materials for Proton Ceramic Electrochemical Cells. Kjemisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Kolding, Jonas; Norby, Truls Eivind; Sartori, Sabrina & Larring, Yngve (2019). Conductivity and Defects in Al-doped Li7La3Zr2O12 - A solid-state Li-ion conductor. Fysisk institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Both, Kevin Gregor; Norby, Truls Eivind; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen & Løvvik, Ole Martin (2019). Cu2O – ZnO p-n Junctions: Thermodynamics, Structure, and Properties – an Experimental and Theoretical Study. Fysisk institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Pedersen, Madeeha Khalid; Norby, Truls Eivind & Strandbakke, Ragnar (2019). Fundamentals of Positrodes for Proton Ceramic Electrochemical Cells. Universitetet i Oslo.

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