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Didrik René Småbråten

Research Scientist

Didrik R. Småbråten is a research scientist in the "Thin Film and Membrane Technology" group at SINTEF Industry. His background is within computational solid state chemistry, focusing on the coupling between defect chemistry and functional properties in inorganic materials. Småbråten has a MSc, PhD, and postdoc from NTNU, a postdoc from the University of Bern, and a 6 months stay abroad as a guest researcher at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan.


Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (NTNU) with the title "Mathematical Modeling of Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Impedance" (2014).
PhD in Materials Science (NTNU) with the title "Charged domain walls in improper ferroelectric hexagonal manganites and gallates" (2018).

Competence and research areas

Atomistic modelling
Density functional theory (DFT)
Ab initio molecular dynamics
Functional oxides
Ferroelectric materials
Solid oxide fuel cells
Proton conducting ceramic electrolysis
Hydrogen separation membranes


Contact info

Visiting address:
Forskningsveien 1