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Erik Andreassen

Senior Research Scientist

Andreassen is a senior scientist at SINTEF. Since 1990 he has performed R&D on polymer-based materials and associated manufacturing methods, for a wide range of applications. He has initiated a large number of R&D projects, together with industry in Norway and the EU. Since 2010, he is also adjunct professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers and holds 2 patents.


Erik Andreassen received a M.Sc degree in technical physics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (now NTNU), Trondheim, Norway in 1989, and a Ph.D. degree in polymer science from the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway in 1999.

Competence and research areas

• Broad competence in the processing and properties of polymer-based materials, in particular thermoplastics and elastomers

• Injection moulding including numerical simulations

• Additive manufacturing ("3D printing")– materials, processes, pre- and post-processing

• Mechanical properties and analysis of mechanical response and fracture

• Polymer physics and characterization of microstructure

• Materials and manufacturing technologies for microfluidics devices such as lab-on-a-chip

• Optical properties of polymer materials

• Thermal properties of polymer materials

• Polymer materials for use in plants for CO2 capture

Contact info

Visiting address:
Forskningsveien 1