Department of Physics and Technology

Seven Research Projects at the Dept. of Physics and Technology Receive Funding

The Research Council of Norway has awarded nearly NOK 62 million for cutting-edge research projects at the Department of Physics and Technology (IFT).

Inst for fysikk og teknologi

December 2019


University of Bergen has been awarded funding for thirteen research projects, three young research talents and two mobility grants, for a total of 18 projects and in total over NOK 170 million through FRIPRO.

IFT has seven of the 13 winning research proposals: five research projects and two young research talents.

Record Funding Amount

The Research Council has distributed a record NOK 3.3 billion to 350 applicants across the country.

"The government is investing in high-quality research that will solve major societal challenges. These awards go to many of our best research groups, and I'm sure this will lead to new and exciting knowledge that builds our society further", says the minister for Research and Higher Education, Iselin Nybø.

Awards to IFT:

  • Young Research Talent, Arne Kristoffersen (Enhanced Ocean Colour Remote Sensing for Optically Complex Waters – EcoSens)
  • Research Project, Karl Magnus Laundal (Ionospheric Impact Response Analysis by RegionalInformation Integration)
  • Research Project, Michael Hesse (What Makes Magnetic Reconnection Stop?)
  • Research Project, Hilde Nesse Tyssøy (Unravelling the Drivers of Energetic Electron Precipitation – Revealing the Imprint of Space on Earth (DEEP - RISE))
  • Research Project, Ville Maliniemi (Effects of energetic electron Precipitation In a Changing climate)
  • Research Project, Per Lunde (Subsea gas energy and quality measurement usingultrasonic flow meters)
  • Young Research Talent, Julia Djuvsland (Searching for Dark Matter with Light)


Congratulations to all our winners!