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Marie Bueie Holstad

Marie Bueie Holstad

Chief Scientist

+47 920 54 529
Nygårdsgaten 112, 5008 Bergen, Norway

Chief Scientist in the group Measurement Science at NORCE Technology, working on measurement technology and process monitoring in general, but with a particular focus on flow, quality and flow assurance related measurements. As Chief Scientist, Holstad is responsible for generation, execution, and management of projects in addition to ensuring scientific quality. Through 15 years in the research group, she has managed, and been involved in the management of, several competence building projects and innovation projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, a wide range of industry projects, and also international innovation projects.

Currently, Holstad is also the acting Centre Director for SFI Smart Ocean on behalf of the University of Bergen who is hosting SFI Smart Ocean where NORCE is a research partner.

Since 2007 she has also been heavily involved in R&D project portfolio and personnel management, covering a wide range of technologies and application areas. Sciences covered by the project portfolios and groups she has managed, have included acoustics, fiber optics, electromagnetics, measurement uncertainty and system evaluations, general measurement science, and underwater communication and network technologies. Application areas have covered amongst others oil and gas, monitoring of CO2 injection and storage, geothermal systems, traffic monitoring and underwater data collection.

Holstad holds a Dr. Scient. degree in physics from the University of Bergen. Her core competence is on nucleonic measurement instrumentation, more specifically on the use of gamma rays for monitoring of various industrial processes.

Starting with already with her Cand. Scient. thesis, she has focused on industry relevant research and innovation throughout her career. 3,5 years in the vendor industry, and memberships in the OG21 Technology Group 4 (Production, processing and transport) work group, the GCE Ocean Technology focus group for R&D and innovation, the board of the Underwater Technology Foundation and the Underwater Technology Conference program committee have also provided valuable insight to industry R&D challenges and priorities. The industrial focus has resulted in a range of confidential project reports, and two patents.

Marie Bueie Holstad


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Gamma based technologies

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Environmental risk assessment of an underwater acoustic mobile network – 2022
Enhancement of the intrinsic gamma-ray stopping efficiency of Geiger–Muller counters – Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A : Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 2012
On the treatment of ill-conditioned cases in the Monte Carlo library least-squares approach for inverse radiation analyzers – Measurement Science and Technology 2012
Produced water characterization by prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis – Measurement Science and Technology 2011
A single scatter electron Monte Carlo approach for simulating gamma-ray stopping efficiencies of Geiger-Müller counters – Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A : Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 2011
Monte Carlo modelling of gamma-ray stopping efficiencies of Geiger-Muller counters – Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A : Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 2011
Produced water characterization by dual modality gamma-ray measurements – Measurement Science and Technology 2005
Scattered gamma radiation utilized for level measurements in gravitational separators – IEEE Sensors Journal 2005
Scattered gamma-radiation utilized to measure remnant fresh absorbent in absorbent beds – Measurement Science and Technology 2004
Dual modality Densitometry (DMD) - for salinitetsuavhengig måling av gassfraksjon i olje/vann/gass-rørstrømning – Elektronikk : tidsskrift for IT og telekom 2000
Geiger Müller tubes in gamma-ray densitometry - a feasibility study – Fysisk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen 2000
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