The PoreLab-Alumni Group

Apply to become member of PoreLab Alumni and get the opportunity to participate in the Alumni activities! 

Take contact with Marie-Laure Olivier (

or Signe Kjelstrup (


Mission of PoreLab Alumni:

The mission of Porelab-Alumni is to make a link between old and new members of PoreLab, with the purpose of facilitating recruitment of PoreLab graduates, and of disseminating recent research from PoreLab.


The central part of the activity in the Alumni-forum is a lecture program which switches between career-information programs/ talks about job opportunities / and information on ongoing work.

Why joining the PoreLab-Alumni Group?

As PoreLab Alumni member, you may take an active role in our global alumni network. You can keep up to date in PoreLab’s field, develop your network and collaboration through PoreLab’ lectures and seminars. You will receive research news from PoreLab. And we hope that you become a bridge builder between PoreLab and the industry sector. As a member, you can also take part in our yearly PoreLab-Alumni meeting. 


All former graduates of PoreLab PI’s will automatically be considered as members of the alumni-group if nothing else is wished for. Guests in PoreLab can also become members after application to the group of PI’s.  Each member is responsible for keeping the administration updated about address, current job situation etc.

The first PoreLab-Alumni meeting was on March 18th 2022

The idea is to stay in touch with former Porelab PhD students/Postdocs and to hear what they are doing now after they’ve left the sacred chambers. 

The evening was organised into two parts: 

  1. 16:30 ~ 18:30 (Porelab): Presentations + Games
  2. 18:30 ~ open end: Dinner

Leader of the PoreLab Alumni Group

Signe Kjelstrup

Professor, Department of Chemistry

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Publications in CRISTin


To become Alumni Member, Please Contact:

Marie-Laure Olivier

Administrative Head

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


PoreLab Alumni Members:

Seunghan Song

Seunghan completed his PhD on December 9th, 2021

Thesis Title: Thermal Processing of semiconductor alloy core glass fibers

Department of Physics, NTNU

Louison Thorens

Louison completed his PhD on November 17th, 2021

Thesis Title: Unstable drainage of frictional fluids and magnetic control of the mechanical behaviour of confined granular media

Department of Physics, University of Oslo

Chuangxin Lyu

Chuangxin completed his PhD on October 19th, 2021

Thesis Title: Mechanical behavior of frozen saline clay: laboratory, field and numerical investigation

Department of Civil and environmental Engineering, NTNU

Eivind Bering

Eivind completed his PhD on June 4th, 2021

Thesis title: Stretching, breaking, and dissolution of polymeric nanofibres by computer experiments

 Department of Physics, NTNU

Fredrik Kristoffer Mürer

Fredrik completed his PhD on April 9th, 2021

Thesis Title: Diffractive X-ray Tomography of Oriented Mineralized Structures in Hierarchical Materials

Department of Physics, NTNU

Marco Sauermoser

Marco completed his PhD on February 19th, 2021

Thesis titleNon-equilibrium thermodynamics and nature-inspired chemical engineering applied to PEM fuel cells

 Department of Chemistry, NTNU

Kristian Stølevik Olsen

Kristian completed his PhD on January 29th, 2021

Thesis title: Active and passive Brownian particles in complex environments

 Department of Physics, University of Oslo

Magnus Aashammer Gjennestad

Magnus completed his PhD on November 24th, 2020

Thesis title: Modelling of Two-Phase Equilibrium, Stability and Steady-State Flow in Porous Media

Department of Physics, NTNU


Alberto Luis Bila

Alberto completed his PhD on May 20th, 2020

Thesis title: Experimental Investigation of Surface-Functionalized Silica Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery

Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU

Ailo Aasen

Ailo completed his PhD on March 27th, 2020

Thesis title: Bulk and Interfacial Thermodynamics of Mixtures: From Aqueous Systems to Ultracryogenic Fluids

 Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU

Jonas Tøgersen Kjellstadli

Jonas completed his PhD on December 17th, 2019

Thesis title: Local Versus Equal Load Sharing in the Fiber Bundle Model

Department of Physics, NTNU

Monem Ayaz

Monem completed his PhD on December 16th, 2019

Thesis title: Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Cluster Morphologies and Dynamic During Biphasic Flow in Porous Media

Department of Physics, UiO and Department of Physics and Engineering, University of Strasbourg


Bahador Najafiazar

Bahador completed his PhD on December 13th, 2019

Thesis title: HyGreGel: A New Class of Gel Systems for Water Diversion by In-depth Reservoir Placement

Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU

Reidun Cecilie Grønfur Aadland

Reidun completed her PhD on December 5th, 2019

Thesis title: Experimental Study of Flow of Nanocellulose in Porous Media for Enhanced Oil Recovery Application

 Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU

Le Xu

Le completed his PhD on June 21st, 2019

Thesis title: Experimental Observations of Dissolution in Fractures in Circular Geometry

Department of Physics, University of Oslo