- Porsgrunn Norway
I did my undergraduate studies in electronics and my MSc in Mathematics. My PhD was in Chemical engineering with focus on granular materials. My education along with years of industrial R&D have given me an expertise base which spans over many different fields of science and engineering. Through my career I have applied my skills in subjects which span from fluid mechanics to real-time measurement systems and as diverse as people management and foundation of science. My broad experience has given me the flexibility to work in many different environments, from academia to factory floor. I consider myself an interdisciplinary scientist who enjoys working with experts from different fields of science and engineering. I know what it takes to create new knowledge, transfer the knowledge to other people and materialize it in form of new technology.
In the past years I have been working on mathematical statistics. Before that my study was focused on symmetry, differential geometry, Lie theory and their application to theory of ordinary differential equations.
I am presently interested on probabilistic models for internal turbulent flow. I have also worked on modelling of motion of particles in viscous fluids and flow through porous media. In my PhD, I developed a mathematical theory for mixing of granular materials.
I have worked on design and implementation of measurement systems. My strength is in design of model-based measurement systems. At present I am working on characterization of Photoluminescence images of multi-crystalline Silicon wafers. My recent work was on development of THz imaging of Si3N4 coating. In recent years I have also contributed in development of two major technologies; fast NIR based in-line crack detection for multi-crystalline Silicon wafers and in-line mass flow measurement for gas-particle systems.
Samples of some of my contributions, which are presently in use in industry.
I am working on topics in probability theory and pattern recognition. I am also teaching part time in several subjects. As a lecturer I am teaching topics in classical physics, physical chemistry and statistics.
My main objective was to publish several years of my research in different fields. My work is organized under categories of mathematical sciences and engineering (for more details check my HiT page). During this period I also work as substitute lecturer in undergraduate physics courses at the college.
My activities during my employment can be divided into following categories (my roles):
During my employment I worked on many research projects related to handling of granular materials. Some of the most important projects were:
During my studies at University of Surrey I was employed at HiT as research fellow where I received a scholarship from the Norwegian research council for 3 years.
Applied research with focus on handling of particulate materials.
My work can be divided into two parts:
Thesis title: A Mathematical Theory for Mixing of Particulate Materials
Supervisors: Ugur Tüzün, Sunil de Silva, Gisle Enstad
The objective of my PhD work was to develop a new theoretical framework, founded on the probability theory, for characterization of particulate materials with application to process of mixing.
Thesis title: On Classification of String- and Space-like Homogeneous Submanifolds in Bianchi Cosmological Models.
In this work I gave a complete classification of certain Lie subgroups important in String theory.
02 Nov. (2016): The search for the best teaching method(s); Technological forum.
24-25 May (2016): Scientific inference, 2-Day seminar; University college of Southeast Norway.
05 Nov. (2015): The governing rules of uncertainty and why should everyone know them; University college of Telemark, TMCC forum.
08 Nov. (2006): Introduction to Multivariate Analysis for industrial engineers; Tel-Tek.
19-20 Sept. (2006): Introduction to Stochastic Modelling and Control of Powder Processes; Tekna seminar.
06 Mar. (2006): On Statistical Mechanics of Powders; University of Stavanger.
Sept. 2014: On coarse graining of information and its application to pattern recognition; 34rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2014). Amboise, France.
Sept. 2013: Characterisation of dislocation content in multicrystallinesilicon wafers; Gettering and Defect Engineering in Semiconductor Technology 2013 (GADEST 2013). Oxford, UK.
Dec. 2013: On coarse graining of information and prior probabilities; 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013). Canberra, Australia.
Sept. 2010: On in-line NIR based defect detection systems for multi-crystalline silicon wafers; The 23th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2008). Valencia, Spain.
Jul. 2009: On Application of MaxEnt to Modelling of Complex Systems; 29th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2009). Oxford, USA.
Jul. 2006: On Characterization of Mixture of Granular Materials; Gordon Conference on Granular & Granular-Fluid Flow (GRC). Oxford, UK.
Aug. 2005: On Statistical Theory for Granular Matters ; News, EXpectations and Trends in Statistical Physics (NEXT-SigmaPhi). Crete, Greece.
May 2003: Continuous Mixing of Particulate Materials; 4th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS 2003). Budapest, Hungary.
Jul. 1996: Classification of Time-like Surfaces and Space-like Hyper surfaces in 4-dimensional Bianchi Cosmological Classes; 21st International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (Group 21). Goslar, Germany.
2010-2011: Leadership and management: A series of 4 seminars arranged by REC Wafer Norway AS.
Aug. 2002: Workshop in Theoretical Physics: Particle Size Segregation, Mixing and Pattern Formation in Granular Materials, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
Jan. 1999: Twelfth Chris Engelbrecht Summer School in Theoretical Physics, Sand piles, Random Systems and Random Walks: Analytic methods and simulation. Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Jun. 1997: Andøya Rocket Range Summer School, Space Technology. Andenes, Norway.
Jun. 1996: Summer School in Mathematics: Lie symmetry software with applications to nonlinear Problems. Nordfjordeid, Norway.
Jun. 1995: Summer School in Mathematics: i) Lie algebras and ordinary differential equations. ii) Low Dimensional Homogeneous Spaces. iii) Topology and Geometry in Low Dimension–Two and Three Manifolds. Nordfjordeid, Norway.
2016- : Technological forum, board member.
2015- : Norwegian Red Cross, Care Manager.
2009-2011: Society for Technical Graduates and Scientific Professionals (Tekna), Local union leader at REC.
2002-2003: Research, Development and Doctoral committee (FUDU), board member at Telemark University College.
1996-1999: Foundation for Promotion of Interdisciplinary Activities in Natural Sciences (SFTVN), board member.
1996-1999: SYMMETRI- Nordic Journal for Physics and Mathematics, Column Editor.
1989-1991: Ski & Ballklubben Skiold, Football manager.
1989-1991: Iranian association in Drammen, Board member.
2016: I was one of the finalist in Morgenbladet’s search for finding the 10 most fantastic lecturers in Norway. I was nominated for the subjects of physics and mathematics.
2004: First runner up in Innovation-cup competition with the entry title "Real-time determination of lateral position of drill bit in directional drilling of oil wells". I received monetary award.
1996: Mathematics and Statistics institute, NTNU, I received a stipend.
1995 & 1996: Legat til Henrik Homans minne, I received stipend in both years.
1990 & 1991: Nils Henrik Abel mathematical competition, I received recognition diplomas in both years.