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Didrik René Småbråten

Research Scientist

I am a Research scientist in the "Thin Film and Membrane Technology" group at SINTEF Industry. I work mainly within computational solid state chemistry, focusing on the coupling between defect chemistry and functional properties in complex functional materials.


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

Competence and research areas

- Atomistic modelling
- Density functional theory (DFT)
- Ab initio molecular dynamics
- Functional oxides
- Ferroelectric materials
- Proton conducting ceramics
- Hydrogen separation membranes
- Lithium-sulfur batteries
- 2D materials



Contact info

Visiting address:
Forskningsveien 1