Educational background and work experience:
Anne Gerd majored in Environmental Physics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and holds a PhD degree in Applied Physics from the University of Sydney. The topic of her Master thesis was flat-plate solar collectors for domestic hot water and floor heating systems, in collaboration with the Energy Physics group at the University of Oslo. The topic of her PhD degree was concentrating solar energy systems and the design and optimization of optical filters for spectral beam splitting. After graduation, Anne Gerd worked as a Post Doc at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Newcastle, Australia. Here, she participated in the commissioning and testing of a solar tower system consisting of a field of focusing mirrors and a solar-powered gas reactor. She worked for a while as a Research Scientist at the CSIRO, before returning to Norway as a senior researcher in renewable energy at the technical-industrial research institute Teknova. Following this, she started working as associate professor at the University of Agder in a part-time position. She is now employed as a full-time professor at the Institute of Engineering Sciences, where she mainly works with teaching and research topics related to solar cell technology.
Course in University pedagogics (2018/2019), the University of Agder
PhD and PostDoc supervision
Outdoor performance and degradation testing of PV modules in Nordic climate conditions (tentative project title). PhD project 2018-2021, University of Agder.
Data management of PV monitoring data. PostDoc project 2018-2020, WP4 i FME centre for sustainable solar cell technology (Susoltech), prosjekt 2018-2020, University of Agder.
“Grid Interaction Performance Evaluation of BIPV and Analysis with Energy Storage on Distributed Network Power Management”. PhD awarded 30.03.2017, University of Agder.
Anne Gerd’s academic interest is environmental physics, with a focus on renewable energy and solar energy applications. She works with Energy materials and Energy systems at the Department of Engineering Sciences in Grimstad. She has experience with modelling, optimization, visualization and performance analysis of several types of solar energy systems, from flat-plate modules (low-temperature) to concentrating systems (high-temperature). She has worked with spectrophotometry for analysis of optical filters and mirrors, instrumentation for characterization of solar irradiance, outdoor testing of solar cell modules, and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
Courses and supervision:
Anne Gerd teaches on solar cell technology and supervises students at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level. The student projects are usually conducted in collaboration with industry partners or are associated with ongoing research projects.
Participation in national and international research projects and networks:
Participant in the Norwegian Research Centre on Sustainable Solar Cell Technology (FME SUSOLTECH), Work package 4 “End Use and Impact”, Norwegian Research Council project 257639, project period 2017-2024.
“Building Integrated Photovoltaics for Norway» (work package 1 leader). Project owner SINTEF, collaboration with NTNU, Teknova, IFE, and building industry companies/organisations. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council, project period 2015-2018. Project web-page: www.bipvno.no
“Electricity usage in Smart Village Skarpnes” (project leader/researcher). Project owner Agder Energi Nett AS, collaboration with Teknova, University of Agder and Eltek. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council, project period 2013-2017. https://www.forskningsradet.no/prosjektbanken/#!/project/226139/no
National MC-member (Management Committee) of the EU COST-action CA16235 PEARL-PV “Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data”.
Participant in the IEA PVPS (Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme) Task 15 “Photovoltaics for the Built Environment”.
Participant in the IEA PVPS (Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme) Task 13 “Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems”.
“Building integrated solar cells in future district Bjørndalssletta” (project leader). Project owner Kristiansand commune (Framtidens bydel Bjørndalssletta), collaboration with Teknova, University of Agder, Skanska, BGM Arkitekter, Klimaalliansen, and Klimapartnere. Funded by Husbanken, project period 2014-2016. https://www.kristiansand.kommune.no/teknisk-og-eiendom/prosjekter-og-kampanjer/framtidens-bydel/.
“Solar electricity to grid (Solstrøm på nett)” (project leader). Project owner Agder Energi, collaboration with Teknova, University of Agder, Agder Energi Nett, Elkem Solar, and Eltek. Funded by the Regional Research Funds Agder, project period 2010-2011 (Phase 1) and 2012-2014 (Phase 2).
Australian Institute of Energy NSW & ACT Branch Postgraduate Student Energy Awards, Gold Prize Winner of the category “Energy – Achieving More With Less”, Sydney, Australia, 6 December 2004.
Australian Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and the University of Sydney International Postgraduate Award (IPA), 2001-2005.
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