INDIKEL AS was established in 2018 as an independent affiliate company of Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR).
INDIKEL is now owned by NORCE through its investment company Tecom AS.
Eugen Florin Turcu
Florin is the main inventor of the FKP technology. Florin has long experience with R&D, technology qualification, Kelvin Probes, corrosion, electrochemistry, chemistry and project management. Florin holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He worked as a PostDoc at the same University before he joined the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Germany as a Researcher. Since 2007, Florin has held different positions in Norway. As a Senior Engineer in DNV, his responsibilities included standard and tailor-made corrosion tests and failure investigations. As a Senior Scientist in CMR and NORCE, Florin has led the development of the FKP Technology.
Kjetil Daae Lohne
Kjetil has has more than 10 years of experience with R&D as Scientist in CMR and NORCE, and as Department Manager in CMR. Kjetil holds a MSc in acoustics from the University of Bergen, Norway. His previous research has been focused on ultrasonic guided wave measurement technology for oil and gas and ultrasonic transducer development. Kjetil has also been involved with different products invented by CMR, development of a medical device and third party qualification.
Torkell Gjerstad, Chairman of the Board
Torkell holds the position of Senior Business Developer in NORCE. He has a wide international experience with high growth technology companies.
Christopher Giertsen, Board Director
Christopher holds the position as Executive Vice President for Commercialization in NORCE.
Since 2014, Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR) has developed a new generic, portable and non-contact technology for efficient detection of external and internal corrosion – called the Field Kelvin Probe (FKP).
The FKP has been developed in a portfolio of projects in collaboration with several industrial and research partners. This includes development of the FKP through a Petromaks project under a groundbreaking program within the Research Council of Norway (RCN). During the development, the Max Plank Institute für Eisenforschung (MPIE) in Germany has been an important collaboration partner.
In 2018 CMR established the spin-off company INDIKEL AS to commercialize the FKP.
Between 2014 and 2018, the main contributors from CMR to the FKP technology development have been Florin Turcu, Inge Klepsvik, Bård Henriksen, Gaute Lied and Frank Ådland. Their contributions have included mechanical design, sensor design, electronics, embedded software, signal processing, algorithms, assembly and testing, software and visualization (for computer, tablet and mobile devices), experimental design and testing. In addition to the aforementioned FKP developers, several other resources from CMR contributed to make the FKP a success.