16. februar: Astrid Solvåg Nesse (MINA)

Av Cathrine Glosli

bildet viser Astrid Solvåg Nesse
Fakultet for miljøvitenskap og naturforvaltning , NMBU

Astrid Solvåg Nesse (Fakultet for miljøvitenskap og naturforvaltning) forsvarer sin ph.d.-avhandling "Forekomst av aktuelle organiske forurensninger i resirkulert organisk avfall, og deres skjebne i et sopp-produksjons-system" fredag den 16. februar, 2024.

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence 

English title of thesis:

“Novel Organic Contaminants in Recycled Organic Waste and their Fate in a Mushroom Production System”

Norwegian title of thesis:

"Forekomst av aktuelle organiske forurensninger i resirkulert organisk avfall, og deres skjebne i et sopp-produksjons-system."

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:

“Sludge to fork? Assessing and managing the transfer of contaminants from recycled organic waste to crops in a circular economy”

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence:

Friday 16 February 2024, at 12.15 at Festsalen, Clock Building

The disputation can be attended by using the following link in Zoom:


All are welcome to attend, either physically or digitally, but please read the guidelines below before you open the link. This is to make sure that the disputation can be held without interruptions and noise. 

Evaluation committee

First opponent: Professor Rolf-Alexander Düring, (Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany)

Second opponent: Dr. Hans Petter Arp (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, NGI)  

Committee coordinator: Professor Gunnhild Riise, NMBU/MINA


Main supervisor: Professor Trine Aulstad Sogn (NMBU)

Co-supervisor: Professor Roland Kallenborn (NMBU)

Associate Professor Susanne Eich-Greatorex (NMBU) and Professor Sissel Torre (NMBU)

Guidelines for digital attendance:

  • Do not use the camera. 
  • Mute your microphone. 
  • In Zoom you will first be placed in the waiting room. Please introduce yourself with your name, rather than with your IP address or computer name. 
  • If anyone has a question and wants to oppose ‘ex auditorio’, please write in the chat window of Zoom (1) “XY (your name) has a question" and (2) the question in brief. The chair of the defense will evaluate whether your question is opportune, and you will be given the word after the two opponents have concluded. 
  • When you are being given the word, you switch on your microphone and camera. Ensure briefly whether you are being heard. 
  • We advise you to test your own equipment before attending.  
  • The chat is not to be used for general discussions.

The doctoral thesis is available for public review. For those of you who want access to the thesis in pdf-form, please send an email to Brage Monsen – brage.monsen@nmbu.no.

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