Center for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo
Professor Helmer Fjellvåg is the Head of the Group of Inorganic materials chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at University of Oslo. Professor Fjellvåg has over 470 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has adviced 41 master, 21 PhD and 30 postdocs/researchers during his time at UiO. He is the holder of Birkeland innovation award, co-founder Baldor Coating AS, and a Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. His expertise and knowledge base is in materials/solid state chemistry, nanomaterials and thin films; soft chemistry routes towards novel compounds, model materials, studies of substitutions and defects; atomic layer deposition (ALD) routes for complex oxides and novel systems; intermetallics, magnetostructural phase transitions ; use of synchrotron and neutron radiation for in-situ studies, structure solving and refinement, disorder; physical and thermal characterization; magnetization, resistivity, heat capacity and in computational materials science; semiconductors, oxides, battery materials, magnetic materials.
His laboratory facilities include a materials synthesis laboratory (solvothermal, nanomaterial, ALD, high temperature, transport reactions), a battery laboratory (galvanostatic cycling, impedance spectroscopy, in situ diffraction, coatings), and a X-ray laboratory (national RECX infrastructure); high throughput, high/low-T, in operando, thin films, reflectometer, single crystals, SAXS.
The title of Professor Fjellvåg's seminar is:
"In-situ/operando studies of battery materials and catalysts using home-lab and synchrotronpowder X-ray diffraction techniques".