Our team

Equanostic is always looking for people who are innovative and talented. We strive to create an environment where we share and learn new skills that develop and strengthen our team. Our skilled team members are all passionate about utilizing their talents to create innovative solutions that keeps the world safe.

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Stig Støa PhD

CEO & Co-founder

Stig has a MSc degree in Communication Technology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and PhD degree in Medical Signal Processing from the University of Oslo. Prior to co-founding Equanostic, he spent close to ten years at the Norwegian SoC impulse radar developer Novelda, where he researched and developed a variety of different short-range radar applications. Having spent more than a decade of developing impulse radarsystems, he has gained a unique understanding of their capabilities, how to utilize them, and how they can be implemented.

Eirik Næss-Ulseth M.SC. MBA

Chairman & Co-founder

Eirik Næss-Ulseth is the chairman of Equanostic. He has during the last 30 years been working with establishing and scaling high technology companies within electronics, ICT and biotechnology. He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in physics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in finance.

Bjørn Erik Nilsen M.SC.

Principle Software Engineer

Bjørn Erik has more than a decade of professional experience in software engineering during which he has worked with leading companies helping them to develop innovative products.

His experience ranges from interfacing hardware to developing high-end embedded systems and cross-platform applications involving 3D rendering and shaders. Over the years he has contributed to several open-source projects such as Qt and Linux.

Prior to joining Equanostic in 2017, Bjørn Erik ran his own company successfully for three years. He is now responsible for overseeing the software development in Equanostic where he spends most of his time writing C/C++ code.

Jenny-Ann Malmberg PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Jenny-Ann joined Equanostic in 2020. She has a M.SC. in Engineering Physics and a Ph.D. in Fusion Plasma Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology. She has ten years experience working with modeling and analysis of marine electromagnetic data at Petroleum Geo-services and the Swedish Defence Research Agency, with applications ranging from oil exploration to underwater surveillance simulations, and electromagnetic signature prediction.

Jenny-Ann also spent several years developing commercial software for the healthcare sector. Most recently she was heading the development of software aimed at using artifical intelligence in the fight against cancer at NEC Oncoimmunity

Tore Lie Sirevaag PhD

Adviser, Cased Hole Logging

Tore graduated with a Masters degree in Petroleum engineering at NTNU in 2016, focusing on elastic to non-elastic rock deformation, and completed his PhD in ultrasonic borehole logging at NTNU in 2019. He has worked for Equanostic since may 2019, on problems involving ultrasonic signal processing, development of new processing algorithms and project management.

Andreas Reason Dahl PhD Candid

Product Manager, Robotic inspection

Development of the pipe scanner application is coordinated by Andreas. He is involved in system design, production, and testing, as well as customer and supplier relations.

Andreas holds a master’s degree in engineering cybernetics from NTNU, focusing on path planning and guidance. He currently pursues a PhD in marine cybernetics, specializing in energy systems. At the same university, he established a marine cybernetics laboratory course and co-supervised more than ten master theses.

Design, implementation, validation, and delivery of a new product line of hybrid marine energy systems was Andreas’ greatest industrial achievement before joining Equanostic.

Erlend Kvinge Jørgensen PhD

Product Manager, 3D Radar Scanner

Erlend graduated with a Masters degree in engineering cybernetics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2014, focusing on robotics and state estimation, and completed his PhD in underwater robotics at Centre for autonomous marine operations and systems (AMOS) – NTNU in 2018. He has worked for Equanostic since 2017, on problems involving RF signal processing, RF imaging, Kalman filtering, state estimation, GPU programming, optimization and machine learning.

Øyvind Hodneland M.SC.

Senior Design Engineer

Øyvind graduated with a M.Sc. degree Machine engineering, process and product development from Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in 2015, focusing on product development for heart surgery equipment.

He has participated in the development of several consumer products for the award winning company No Isolation, related to health sector and robotics.

His wide insight in product development contains all stages from idea to finish product. Not only for mechanics, but also electronics and software/firmware. He has expertise in 3D modelling and rapid prototyping with the use of 3D printing and other CNC machines.

Karen Lees DPhil

Principal Software & ML Engineer

Karen has a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield and a DPhil in Machine Learning & Bioinformatics from the University of Oxford. Her thesis focused on machine learning techniques for the analysis and visualisation of bioinformatics data.

She has over fifteen years experience working as a Software Engineer, ten of those in large corporations such as Google, Telenor and Schibsted, where she gained experience building and running systems at scale with high reliability. Since 2018 she has been working in Norwegian startups, applying her software engineering and machine learning expertise to a wide range of problems including health care, banking and legal tech.

Sander Bøe Thygesen PhD Candid

Research Fellow

Sander graduated with a master degree in applied mathematics from UiT the Arctic university of Norway in 2020, focusing on numerical methods applied to fluid dynamics. He is currently pursuing a PhD in applied ultrasonic physics and signal processing at UiO.

Haneul Shin

Project Coordinator

Haneul is a project coordinator for Equanostic and is involved with the company product design processes from early prototyping to completion.

Prior to joining Equanostic she was a branding director in Seoul, South-Korea. She is also an author with passion for  Nordic architecture, design, and culture.

Iver Andreas Yttervik

Computer Electronics Engineer Apprentice

Iver is our youngest member and graduated high school in computer electronics with four years of practical experience ranging from carpentry to electrical work. In 2022 he started his year and a half long apprenticeship towards the data electronics technician certificate.

Iver has a versatile position contributing at all stages of prototyping, as well as supporting the company infrastructure.



We strive to create an environment where we share and learn new skills that develop and strengthen our team. Our skilled team members are all passionate about utilizing their talents to create innovative solutions that keep the world safe.

Senior RF Engineer

Equanostic seeks to strengthen the team with the addition of a highly skilled and experienced Antenna/RF Engineer. The ideal candidate has background from Ultra Wideband Antenna and RF design and will be responsible for this activity within the company. The Senior Antenna/RF Engineer will collaborate closely with the application team. The Antenna/RF Engineer will contribute to the whole design process, from modeling/simulations to design/layout and validation and characterization.


  • Specification, design and characterization of antennas and RF-PCB for professional products and devices.
  • Define SoW and follow-up of external subcontractor projects.
  • Coordination and Antenna/RF support for Equanostic projects at the engineering and manufacturing floor level.
  • Troubleshoot Antenna/RF/design issues during prototyping and production ramp.


  • PhD / MSc in Antenna/RF Engineering. Strong relevant experience may compensate for lack of formal qualifications.
  • 5+ years of experience designing wideband antennas for professional and/or consumer devices.
  • Good understanding of antenna/RF-PCB design methodologies and manufacturing technologies.
  • Experience using standard RF testing equipment such as VNA and antenna test chamber/fixture setups.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate across levels within and outside of the organization.
  • Flexible in working hours and travel.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Self driven, willingness to make decisions.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience from time-domain UWB systems.
  • Experience using CST Microwave Studio antenna/EM simulation.
  • Experience from bringing new antenna designs to production.