Henning Kaland

Key qualifications

Hands-on experience in industrializing new battery materials. PhD on novel cathode materials for next generation battery technologies. Engineer and Master of Science in nanotechnology from NTNU, with a master thesis on Si anodes for Li-ion batteries. Experience with a broad set of material and electrochemical characterization techniques, as well as data analysis in Python. Strong passion for green energy technologies.


NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Phd on next generation cathode materials, emphasis on sulfur cathodes. Title: Pursuing New Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries.(2017 – 2021 )

NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Engineering/M.Sc. in nanotechnology, specialization within energy, materials and environment. Master thesis on Si anodes for Li-ion batteries. (2012 – 2017 )

UCSB, University of California, Santa Barbara
Exchange student as part of master program.(Fall 2015-Spring 2016 )

UiO, University of Oslo
Part time study in Ex.Phil and Materials, energy and nanotechnology (Fall 2011)

Work experience

R&D Manager at Morrow Batteries AS
Leading the development of one of four main cell products to be produced in Morrow´s gigafactory. (August 2021 – present)

Research Scientist at Morrow Batteries AS
Involved in a range of technology related projects, from material research to strategic partnerships. (Jan 2021 – July 2021 )

Internship at Institute for Energy Technology
Was part of the battery technology research group in the Energy Systems department, with a focus on electrochemical characterization of Si anodes for Li-ion batteries. (June – August 2016 )

Internship at Silicon Labs
Delivered a script for automatic formal verification of a range of digital component files used in Silicon Labs‘ microcontrollers. (June – July  2015)

Internship at Powel AS
Participated in the development of a set of services Powel would offer regarding a new IT solution, with a main focus on online training.(June – August 2014 )


  • Kaland, Henning. (2021) “Pursuing New Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries”. PhD thesis. NTNU, Norway.
  • Kaland, Henning; Fagerli, Frode Håskjold; Hadler-Jacobsen, Jacob; Zhao-Karger, Zhirong; Fichtner, Maximilian; Wiik, Kjell; Wagner, Nils Peter. (2021) “Performance Study of MXene/Carbon Nanotube Composites for Current Collector- and Binder-Free Mg-S Batteries”. ChemSusChem.
  • Kaland, Henning; Hadler-Jacobsen, Jacob; Fagerli, Frode Håskjold; Wagner, Nils Peter; Schnell, Sondre Kvalvåg; Wiik, Kjell. (2020) “Dipentamethylene thiuram tetrasulfide-based cathodes for rechargeable magnesium batteries”. ACS Applied Energy Materials. vol. 3.
  • Kaland, Henning; Hadler-Jacobsen, Jacob; Fagerli, Frode Håskjold; Wagner, Nils Peter; Wang, Zhaohui; Selbach, Sverre Magnus; Vullum-Bruer, Fride; Wiik, Kjell; Schnell, Sondre Kvalvåg. (2020) “Are MXenes Suitable as Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Mg Batteries?”. Sustainable Energy & Fuels. vol. 4 (6).
  • Norberg, Andreas Nicolai; Wagner, Nils Peter; Kaland, Henning; Vullum-Bruer, Fride; Svensson, Ann Mari. (2019) “Silica from diatom frustules as anode material for Li-ion batteries”. RSC Advances. vol. 9 (70).

Volunteer work and side projects:

  • Involved in a startup for developing software for lab management. 2019-2020.
  • Co-developed PyBat: Python-code for handling and analyzing battery cycling data. 2018-.
  • Deputy and later president in ECS Student Chapter NTNU. 2017-2019.
  • Deputy and later leader at Timini; the student association of the nanotechnology study program at NTNU. Jan 2014-jan 2015.
  • Key Account Manager at Timini. Sept 2012-jan 2015.

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