Chair of the EUA-EPUE: European Platform of Universities in Energy Research & Education
Torbjørn Digernes is Chair of EUA-EPUE, a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, a Norwegian physicist and Professor of Marine Systems Design. He is a former rector of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and dean of the Faculty of Marine Technology. He was employed at the European Space Agency space station program at the European Space Technical Center in the Netherlands. He holds an engineering degree in technical physics and a PhD in informatics, relating to technical-economic analysis of the design and operation of fishing vessels, from the Norwegian Institute of Technology.