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 oxides. 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
Density functional theory (DFT)
Solid oxide fuel cells
First principles molecular dynamics
- Conductivity control via minimally invasive anti-Frenkel defects in a functional oxide
- Defect-Enhanced Polarization Switching in the Improper Ferroelectric LuFeO3
- Domain wall mobility and roughening in doped ferroelectric hexagonal manganites
- First-principles study of topologically protected vortices and ferroelectric domain walls in hexagonal YGaO3
- Critical Role of Sc Substitution in Modulating Ferroelectricity in Multiferroic LuFeO3