Hege Indresand

Hege Indresand

Senior Researcher

Telephone: 0047 930 46 480
E-mail: hin(a)teknova.no

Senior Researcher, Cleantech.
PhD in Analytical Chemistry: Spectroscopic analysis of atmospheric particulate matter.
Smart environmental monitoring in industrial, construction and city settings.
Project Cleantech Agder: Building a Technology and innovation network for Agder to reduce the human footprint while creating value and jobs.
Cleanweb: The use of internet and ICT to solve todays’ environmental problems & resource deficiencies
X-ray spectrometry: Surface analysis.

After starting her environmental educational path at Stockholm University Hege Indrasand travelled to California, USA, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Chemistry at the University of Redlands. She continued on to the University of California in Davis to study analytical chemistry and holds a PhD from the Department of Chemistry there. Her PhD degree work was focused on particulate matter air pollution in Norway. With her project, namely “The compositional and temporal analysis of urban and regional aerosols in Norway”, she was a PhD fellow with the Norwegian Research Council and spent numerous periods in Norway collecting samples in the Oslo and in the Agder region.

After graduation, Hege worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow for the US particulate matter monitoring network IMPROVE (Interagency Monitoring of PROtected Visual Environments), a research-grade measurement program that supports US air quality regulations. Her main responsibility was to evaluate and upgrade routine spectroscopic analyses of roughly 20,000 PM samples collected per year. Specifically, she worked with the calibration uncertainty and spectral interferences of the X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis.

Hege joined Teknova in January of 2013. She is bringing theoretical and practical experience in measurements and monitoring of the environment, and in chemical analysis of environmental samples.

Hege is working at Teknovas location in Grimstad.