Dr. Marit Kvalvåg Pettersen completed her PhD in 2004 at the University of Life Sciences. She is a senior research scientist at the Nofima Food Research Institute. She holds a position as Associate Professor at the University of Life Science in Ås, and have been supervisor for several Master students and PhD students. As an experience research scientist she is responsible for and managing the packaging research field of the Strategic Research Program FoodMicro-Pack at Nofima.
She have been manager of several research projects (national and European) and currently is the manager of e.g. two national project with several industry partners focusing on packaging and food waste, in which one of the project was awarded with a Packaging Optimization Reward in November 2017. She has published 20 papers in reputed journals and more than 20 papers/proceedings and scientific presentation at international conferences.
Kvalvåg Pettersen is a regular speaker at national and international conferences in relation to food packaging. She was a member of ETP “Food for Life” Scientific Working Group for Food packaging and have participated and member of the Management Committee in different COST actions in relation to packaging.