Trond received his MSc in Nanotechnology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2020, where he studied spin waves in 2D antiferromagnetic insulators. Before starting his PhD, Trond worked as an engineer at Sensonor AS developing dry etch processes for MEMS sensors. He joined QPL as a PhD student in the summer of 2022 and focuses on hybrid microwave-optical architectures for quantum technologies enabled by quantum transducers, as well as solutions to heating in optomechanical transducers. In his free time Trond likes hiking, skiing and reading.