To bring excellent MOFs to the market.

ProfMOF is a Norwegian-based company within the chemical industry.

Building on more than 15 years of research and development carried out by the University of Oslo, we are providing world-class Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for industrial applications. We are continuously working with partners for strategic development of MOF applications and upscaling projects.

Our products are the most studied in academic literature, with thousands of  publications annually and hundreds of global research groups working on the development of new MOFs and their industrial applications. The strong academic and industrial interest is all due to the unique properties of zirconium MOFs.

– Stability
– Cost effectiveness

– Functionality
– Efficient and environmental-friendly production 

ProfMOF’s product range consists of a variety of different Metal-Organic Frameworks. In cooperation with our industrial partners we are continuously studying potential applications for our products. In addition, we have a strongly developed product line, aiming at higher volume and reduced costs.

ProfMOF is owned by a group of scientists at the University of Oslo, Inven2, and Kongsberg Innovation. The company was established in 2015 and focuses on the commercialization of MOF-materials.

Mission statement


ProfMOF develops MOFs for market applications by providing green and cost efficient upscale technology for MOF production and MOFs for the R&D market.

Meet our Team

In any industry where the people behind a company are as important as the company itself

Karl Petter Lillerud

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Karl Petter Lillerud has worked as a professor at the University of Oslo (UiO) since 1996. 

Eirik Østreng

Chairman of the board

Erik has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oslo and an executive MBA from Henley Business School.

Christopher Affolter

Project Manager  

Christopher Affolter holds a masters degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Erlend Aunan

Research Scientist

Erlend Aunan received his master’s degree in organic chemistry in 2018, from the University of Oslo.

Hanne Martinsen Nesteng

Process Engineer

Hanne Martinsen Nesteng is a process engineer at ProfMOF. She holds a masters degree in Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology from the University of Oslo.

Svein-Olav Torø

Board member

Svein-Olav Torø is the Managing Director of Kongsberg Innovasjon.

Jasmina Cavka

 Board Member

Jasmina H. Cavka is a co-inventor of the UiO-66 family of MOFs and was awarded a PhD from the University of Oslo in 2008.

Olav Steinnes