Signe Kjelstrup, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Signe Kjelstrup is presently a principal investigator of PoreLab Center of Excellence. Born in Oslo in 1949, she made her career at the Norwegian University of science and technology in Trondheim. She received a Master degree in Chemical Engineering, 1972, and PhD in physical chemistry 2 years later, both cum laude.  She was the 2nd female candidate to complete her habilitation at this university, and was personally promoted as professor in 1985. Her main field is non-equilibrium thermodynamics, its foundations and applications. She has published 350 peer reviewed articles and two best-sellers on World Scientific.  She was the main supervisor of 30 PhD. For these efforts she obtained the Guldberg-Waage medal from the Norwegian Chemical Society. She is a member of Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.  She was appointed adjunct professor at the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands, 9 years, and has been visiting guest professor at University of Barcelona, Spain, University of Kyoto, Japan, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Ohio, USA. She holds a honorary doctorate from the University of East-China, Shenyang. 

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