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Best paper in Montreal

Bjørn Winther Solemslie received the award for best student paper during the conference «27th IAHR Symposium Hydraulic Machinery and Systems» in Montreal, Canada. The Canadian conference...

Best paper in Montreal

Bjørn Winther SolemslieBjørn Winther Solemslie received the award for best student paper during the conference «27th IAHR Symposium Hydraulic Machinery and Systems» in Montreal, Canada.

The Canadian conference occured between 22th and 26th of September. Competing with 80 other PhD candidates, Solemslie's paper with the title «A Reference Pelton Turbine – Design and Efficiency Measurements» was awarded as the best. The co-author is Solemslie's supervisor, Professor Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug.

Among the other participants at the conference was four other employees from the Department: Professor Torbjørn Nielsen, Associate Professor Pål-Tore Storli and PhD Candidates Magni F. Svarstad and Carl Bergan.


Subsea Group in Amsterdam

25th of September the NTNU Subsea Working Group visited Shell in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The occasion was the yearly meeting of the research group, for a status quo on the projects...

Subsea Group in Amsterdam

Subsea Group in Amsterdam25th of September the NTNU Subsea Working Group visited Shell in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The occasion was the yearly meeting of the research group, for a status quo on the projects in which the NTNU PhDs are involved with the industry. At the meeting were representatives for Shell, Statoil, Total, SaudiAramco and SPT.

At the meeting, Professor Ole Jørgen Nydal made a demonstration of controlling and running the multiphase laboratory at NTNU online. The group also visited Shell's laboratories.

For more information, please contact Ole Jørgen Nydal or see NTNU Subsea Working Group's web pages: http://www.ntnu.edu/ept/subsea

 

29.09.14


Disputation Christopher Nilsen

Christopher Nilsen held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 10.09.14. The title of the thesis is: «On the Motion of Inertial Particles in Unsteady Flows». Professor Helge I....

Disputation Christopher Nilsen

Christopher NilsenChristopher Nilsen held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 10.09.14. The title of the thesis is: «On the Motion of Inertial Particles in Unsteady Flows».

Professor Helge I. Andersson, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Post.Doc. Lihao Zhao, Department of Energy and Process Engineering has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Alfredo Soldati, University of Udine, Italy
  • Professor Michael Wilkinson, The Open University, UK
  • Professor Elena Celledoni, NTNU

Abstract:

Inertial particles transported in unsteady flows will not be able to follow the fluid motion perfectly. We explore some of the effects caused by particle inertia. The dissertation contains three parts. In the first part, we show that ellipsoidal particles rotating in oscillating shear flows can exhibit chaotic rotation, and we investigate how the rotation is affected by particle shape and inertia. The second part outlines a set of numerical simulation tools developed to conduct large scale computational studies of particle motion. This includes both a new direct numerical simulation code and two synthetic turbulence generation tools. In the third part, we use the numerical simulation tools to study particle clustering, the tendency for particles to distribute inhomogeneously in space. We discuss some of the characteristics and mechanisms of clustering in both synthetic homogeneous isotropic turbulende and turbulend channel flows.

 

Photo: NTNU / Maren Agdestein

 

12.09.14


Disputation Zeinab Amrollahi Biyouki

Zeinab Amrollahi Biyouki  held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 25.08.14. The title of the thesis is: «Thermodynamic Analysis of CO2 Capture Processes for Power Plants». ...
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Disputation Zeinab Amrollahi Biyouki

Photo: NTNU/Maren AgdesteinZeinab Amrollahi Biyouki  held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 25.08.14. The title of the thesis is: «Thermodynamic Analysis of CO2 Capture Processes for Power Plants».

Professor Olav Bolland, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor emeritus Philippe Mathieu, Université de Liège, Belgium
  • Senior Researcher Hanne Marie Kvamsdal, Sintef Materials and Chemistry, Norway
  • Professor emeritus Jan M. Øverli, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU/Maren Agdestein

 

26.08.14


Visit from China

For three days, a delegation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) visited NTNU for the semi-annual workshop around the Joint Research Centre in sustainable energy . The agreement on...

Visit from China

Visit from China - Lecture Arne Bredesen

For three days, a delegation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) visited NTNU for the semi-annual workshop around the Joint Research Centre in sustainable energy. The agreement on this center was signed in 2010 in Shanghai. Under the motto "Sufficient and clean energy for a sustainable and peaceful society", the universities collaborate on research and education in areas such as carbon capture and storage, renewable energy, gas technology, energy use in buildings and energy systems analysis.

Visit from China - Group picture

Photo: NTNU/Debbie Koreman and Maren Agdestein

30.06.14


International hydro power meeting

16-19. June 2014 there was a plenary meeting for IEC/TC4 - Hydraulic Turbines , at NTNU. IEC Technical Committee 4 develops and maintains International Standards and reports for...

International hydro power meeting

IEC Technical Committee 4

16-19. June 2014 there was a plenary meeting for IEC/TC4 - Hydraulic Turbines, at NTNU.

IEC Technical Committee 4 develops and maintains International Standards and reports for hydraulic rotating machinery and associated equipment allied with hydro-power development.

Homepage IEC: tc4.iec.ch/

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Photo: NTNU / Maren Agdestein

See original photo here (flickr): https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntnu_ept/14257010930/in/set-72157644806136657


Disputation Fabio Pierella

Fabio Pierella held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 26.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Experimental Investigation of Wind Turbine Wakes and Their Interaction» ...

Disputation Fabio Pierella

Fabio PierellaFabio Pierella held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 26.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Experimental Investigation of Wind Turbine Wakes and Their Interaction»

Professor Lars Sætran, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Professor Per-Åge Krogstad, Department of Energy and Process Engineering has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Associate Professor Clara Velte, Technical University of Denmark
  • Professor II Finn Gunnar Nielsen, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Professor James Dawson, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU / Maren Agdestein

 

27.06.14


Disputation Usman Ijaz Dar

Usman Ijaz Dar held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 26.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Influence of Occupants' Behaviour in the Performance of Net-Zero Emission...

Disputation Usman Ijaz Dar

Usman Ilaz Dar Usman Ijaz Dar held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 26.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Influence of Occupants' Behaviour in the Performance of Net-Zero Emission Buildings».

Professor Vojislav Novakovic, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Professor Anne Grete Hestnes, Department of Architectural Design, History and Technology has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Stefano Paolo Corgnati, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Professor Bjørn Reidar Sørensen, Narvik University College, Norway
  • Professor Hans Martin Mathisen, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU / Maren Agdestein

 

27.06.14


Outstanding Academic Fellow at NTNU

NTNU has selected 17 young university researchers for its new Outstanding academic fellows programme . One of them is professor Carlos Dorao at the Department of Energy and Process...

Outstanding Academic Fellow at NTNU

Carlos DoraoNTNU has selected 17 young university researchers for its new Outstanding academic fellows programme. One of them is professor Carlos Dorao at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

The Outstanding academic fellows programme is designed to give the selected university researchers the opportunity to grow their careers. The researchers, who are already internationally recognized, work on topics ranging from economic history to nanotechnology and medical science.

With the support of international mentors, research visits, get-togethers, money and the expertise of the Norwegian Olympic Committee in talent development, the fellows will have the opportunity to improve their competitiveness in the international research world.

Description of Carlos Dorao from the web page on NTNU's outstanding academic fellows:

My research interests cover heat and mass transfer issues and their application in the development of more efficient processes, combined with multiphase and multicomponent separation issues in the oil and gas industry.

 

Photo: Terje Trobe, Trondheim/NTNU

 

19.06.14


Disputation Afshin Abbasi Hoseini

Afshin Abbasi Hoseini held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 17.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Experimental Study of Turbulent Flow with Dispersed Rod-like Particles...

Disputation Afshin Abbasi Hoseini

Afshin Abbasi Hoseini Afshin Abbasi Hoseini held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 17.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Experimental Study of Turbulent Flow with Dispersed Rod-like Particles through Optical Measurements».

Professor Helge I. Andersson, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Dr. Fredrik Lundell, KTH Royal Institute of Technology has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Pentti Saarenrinne, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Dr. Cristian Marchioli, University of Udine, Italy
  • Professor James Dawson, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU / Maren Agdestein

 

19.06.14


Disputation Nicolas La Forgia

Nicolas La Forgia held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 16.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Experimental Facility Design and a Diffuse Interface Numerical Model for...

Disputation Nicolas La Forgia

Nicolas La Forgia Nicolas La Forgia held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 16.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Experimental Facility Design and a Diffuse Interface Numerical Model for Studying Evaporating Bubbles in Mini-Channels».

Associate Professor Maria Fernandino, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Professor Carlos Alberto Dorao, Department of Energy and Process Engineering has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Bjørn Palm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Dr. Svend Tollak Munkejord, SINTEF Energy Research, Norway
  • Professor Erling Næss, NTNU

 

Photo; NTNU/Maren Agdestein

 

17.06.14


Disputation Schalk Cloete

Schalk Cloete held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 13.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Prediction of Reactive Multiphase Flows in Chemical Looping Combustion». ...

Disputation Schalk Cloete

Schalk CloeteSchalk Cloete held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 13.06.14. The title of the thesis is: «Prediction of Reactive Multiphase Flows in Chemical Looping Combustion».

Adjunct Professor Stein Tore Johansen, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Research Scientist Shahriar Amini, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Assistant Professor Pascal Fede, Institut de Mecanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France
  • Chief Researcher John C. Morud, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway
  • Professor emeritus Tor Ytrehus, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU / Maren Agdestein

 

17.06.14


Challenged a 127 year old standard

Assistant Processor Simen Andreas Ådnøy Ellingsen has solved a 127 year old assignment. Ellingsen's article about the Kelvin angle is now on the front page of the prestigious Journal of...

Challenged a 127 year old standard

Assistant Processor Simen Andreas Ådnøy Ellingsen has solved a 127 year old assignment.

Ellingsen's article about the Kelvin angle is now on the front page of the prestigious Journal of Fluid Mechanics. See article in Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian)

Also as a lecturer Ellingsen is popular, Universitetsavisa reports:

"Remember: You are just as valuable even if you fail in fluid." This was lecturer Simen Andreas Ådnøy Ellingsen's last message to 500 students before they took their exams."

Foto: NTNU/Øyvind Buljo


Disputation Kirill V. Mukhatov

Kirill V. Mukhatov  held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 30.05.14. The title of the thesis is: «Green Technology Applying Heat Pump Drying, Modelling and Simulation». ...

Disputation Kirill V. Mukhatov

Kirill V. Mukhatov Kirill V. Mukhatov  held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 30.05.14. The title of the thesis is: «Green Technology Applying Heat Pump Drying, Modelling and Simulation».

Professor Odilio Alves-Filho, has been the candidate's main supervisor and professor Trygve Magne Eikevik has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Luis Andres Segura, University of Bio-Bio Chillan, Chile
  • Associate Professor Roger Renström, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Professor emeritus Jan M. Øverli, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU/Ole Martin Hansen

 

02.06.14


Disputation Tania Bracchi

Tania Bracchi  held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 08.05.14. The title of the thesis is: «Downwind Rotor: Studies on Yaw Stability and Design of a Suitable Thin...

Disputation Tania Bracchi

Photo: NTNU/Maren AgdesteinTania Bracchi  held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 08.05.14. The title of the thesis is: «Downwind Rotor: Studies on Yaw Stability and Design of a Suitable Thin Airfoil».

Professor Per-Åge Krogstad, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Senior Researcher Robert Mikkelsen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Senior Researcher Kjersti Røkenes, Kongsberg Maritime, Norway
  • Professor Terese Løvås, Department of Energy and Process Engineering

 

Photo: NTNU/Maren Agdestein

 

12.05.14


Disputation Ignat Tolstorebrov

Ignat Tolstorebrov held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 29.04.14. The title of the thesis is: «A Study of the Ultra-Low Temperature Application for Fish Freezing and...

Disputation Ignat Tolstorebrov

Photo: NTNU/Eirin BakkenIgnat Tolstorebrov held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 29.04.14. The title of the thesis is: «A Study of the Ultra-Low Temperature Application for Fish Freezing and Storage».

Professor Trygve Eikevik, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Yrjö H. Roos, University College, Cork, Ireland
  • Associate Professor Bo Munk Jørgensen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Professor Erling Næss, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU/Eirin Bakken

 

30.04.14


Disputation Gunhild Allard Reigstad

Gunhild Allard Reigstad held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 24.04.14. The title of the thesis is: «Mathematical Modelling of Fluid Flows in Pipe Networks» Professor Tor...

Disputation Gunhild Allard Reigstad

Photo: NTNU/Maren AgdesteinGunhild Allard Reigstad held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 24.04.14. The title of the thesis is: «Mathematical Modelling of Fluid Flows in Pipe Networks»

Professor Tor Ytrehus, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Dr.Ing. Tore Flåtten, SINTEF Energy AS has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Rinaldo M. Colombo, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Professor Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage, University of Lyon, France

Professor Helge Holden, Department of Mathematical Science, NTNU, has been appointed administrator of the Committee.

 

Photo: NTNU/ Maren Agdestein

 

25.04.14


New compressor laboratory at NTNU

The unique compressor laboratory was officially opened with a symbolic bottle of wet gas, or as one usually describes it, a bottle of champagne. The compressor systems are called the...

New compressor laboratory at NTNU

The unique compressor laboratory was officially opened with a symbolic bottle of wet gas, or as one usually describes it, a bottle of champagne.

The compressor systems are called the heart in as gas transport, and increases the pressure in pipelines leading for example from well to processing plants. For three years the laboratory will be used for the research project "Asset Condition and Performance", where Statoil, ABB and Gassco have a project budjet on 45 million NOK.

Read more (in Norwegian):

Contact person at NTNU is Professor Lars Eirik Bakken

Photo: NTNU/Maren Agdestein

Photo: NTNU/Maren Agdestein

25.04.2014


New funding to Master education on Balkan

8,5 million NOK to a project consisting of eight universities in five countries in the Western Balkans . The goal of the QIMSEE project is to improve the quality of the master education...

New funding to Master education on Balkan

8,5 million NOK to a project consisting of eight universities in five countries in the Western Balkans.

The goal of the QIMSEE project is to improve the quality of the master education within sustainable energy and environment at eight universities in the Western Balkans (QIMSEE – Quality Improvement of Master programs in Sustainable Energy and Environment). QIMSEE is a continuation of the SEEWB project* that consisted of five universities in the Western Balkans, while the new network joins eight universities in five countries in the Western Balkans in one and the same project. In Norway the coordinator is NTNU.

It is the sector management of the programme HERD Energy (The Programme in Higher Education, Research and Development in the Western Balkans, Programme 3: Energy Sector) which in its fifth allocation of research funding has decided to fund the QIMSEE project for the period 2014 to 2016 (2017).

Contact person at NTNU: Vojislav Novakovic

*SEEWB – Sustainable Energy and Environment in the Western Balkans

 

Photo: Vojislav Novakovic / NTNU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Vojislav Novakovic/ NTNU

 

15.04.14


NTNU EPT with strong contribution in the new IPCC report

Sunday April 13th the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their new report on "Mitigation of Climate Change". Two of the authors are from NTNU EPT, Professor Edgar...

NTNU EPT with strong contribution in the new IPCC report

Sunday April 13th the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their new report on "Mitigation of Climate Change". Two of the authors are from NTNU EPT, Professor Edgar Hertwich and Professor Daniel Beat Müller. The other three NTNU EPT employers who have also contributed to the report Ryan Bright, Francesco Cherubini, Thomas Gibon and Anders Hammer Strømman.

From the top left: Hertwich, Müller, Bright, Cherubini, Gibon, Strømman.

Some bits of news:


Disputation Monica Berner

Monica Berner held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 09.04.14. The title of the thesis is: «System, Methods and Credible Data for Calculating Primary Energy Efficiency for...

Disputation Monica Berner

Picture of Monica BernerMonica Berner held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 09.04.14. The title of the thesis is: «System, Methods and Credible Data for Calculating Primary Energy Efficiency for Energy Systems with Special Focus on Energy Systems Applying CHP-Technology with Bio based Fuel».

Associate Professor Rolf Ulseth, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Dr.Ing. Jacob Stang, Sintef Energy Research has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Ólafur Pétur Pálsson, University of Iceland
  • Technical Director Robin Wiltshire, British Research Establishment, UK
  • Professor Vojislav Novakovic, NTNU

 

Foto: NTNU/Maren Agdestein

11.04.14


Disputation Dmitry Lysenko

Dmitry Lysenko held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 13.03.14. The title of the thesis is: «On Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows and Combustion». Professor Ivar...

Disputation Dmitry Lysenko

Picture of Dmitry LysenkoDmitry Lysenko held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 13.03.14. The title of the thesis is: «On Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows and Combustion».

Professor Ivar Ertesvåg, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Dr.Ing. Kjell Erik Rian, ComputIT, has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

 

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Professor Xue-Song Bai, Lunds University, Sweden
  • Seniorresearcher Andrei N. Lipatnikov, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Professor Terese Løvås, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU/Maren Agdestein

 

14.03.14


7,5 million NOK to innovative engine technology

A research project between NTNU and Warsaw University of Technology has recently received 7,5 million in funding from the Norway Grants ( EEA Grants ).  The aim is to create an innovative...

7,5 million NOK to innovative engine technology

A research project between NTNU and Warsaw University of Technology has recently received 7,5 million in funding from the Norway Grants (EEA Grants). The aim is to create an innovative engine, which could be put in electrical cars to help them to extend their range and be more efficient.

illustration: Engine concept - RangEx project
 

When the battery of the electrical car is nearly empty, the engine will turn on and work at its highest efficiency to recharge the battery. The engine design will combine both historical technology (barrel type engine) and cutting-edge clean combustion technology called HCCI* in an innovative way. A part of the project is also to investigate performance of the engine fuelled by both conventional and unconventional fuels like biofuels.

*Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition

Media coverage

Contact persons

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Warsaw University of Technology:

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The RangEx project benefits from a € 929 757 grant from Norway Grants. The aim of the RangEx project is to investigate Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition in an innovative barrel engine, which could be used as a range-extender for electric cars of the future.


Trygve Eikevik granted Tekna honorary award

The award is granted to persons who have given a notable contribution to develop Tekna's technical offers and ensure the member's technical interests. The award was given by the...

Trygve Eikevik granted Tekna honorary award

Picture of Trygve EikevikThe award is granted to persons who have given a notable contribution to develop Tekna's technical offers and ensure the member's technical interests.

The award was given by the leader of Norsk Kjøleteknisk forening, Ole Jørgen Veiby, under the Norsk Kjøleteknisk meeting in Tønsberg February 13. The award is a diploma and a gift where Tekna's logo is engraved.

 

Photo: External

24.02.14


Disputation Lilian Daniel Kaale

Lilian Daniel Kaale held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 18.02.14. The title of the thesis is: «Modelling and Ice Crystallization/Recrystallization of Foods in Superchilling...

Disputation Lilian Daniel Kaale

Pivture of Lilian Daniel KaaleLilian Daniel Kaale held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 18.02.14. The title of the thesis is: «Modelling and Ice Crystallization/Recrystallization of Foods in Superchilling Technology. Superchilling of Atlantic Salmon»

Professor Trygve Eikevik, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Professor Turid Rustad, Department of Bio Technology has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

• Professor Sigurjon Arason, University of Iceland

• Professor Judith Evans, London South Bank University, UK

• Professor emeritus Jan M. Øverli, NTNU has been appointed Administrator of the Committee

Photo: Private

21.02.14


Disputation Qingqing Pan

Qingqing Pan held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 12.02.14. The title of the thesis is: «Modeling of Turbulent Flows with Strong Dispersed Phase – Continuous Fluid...

Disputation Qingqing Pan

Photo: Eirin Bakken / NTNUQingqing Pan held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 12.02.14. The title of the thesis is: «Modeling of Turbulent Flows with Strong Dispersed Phase – Continuous Fluid Interactions».

Professor Lars Sætran, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Research Manager Mark Reed, SINTEF Sealab and Adjunct Professor Stein Tore Johansen, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry have been the candidate's co-supervisors.

 

The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

  • Dr. Raad Issa, Imperial College London, UK
  • Dr. Jan Dahlsveen, Discipline lead, Safetec Nordic AS, Norway
  • Associate Professor Maria Fernandino, NTNU

 

Photo: Eirin Bakken / NTNU

 

13.02.14


Great turnout at the opening of NVKS

  Monday the 10th of February the Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien opened the Norwegian Centre for Hydropower (NVKS), at the Waterpower Laboratory at NTNU. – This is a...

Great turnout at the opening of NVKS

Photo: Øyvind Buljo / NTNU

 

Monday the 10th of February the Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien opened the Norwegian Centre for Hydropower (NVKS), at the Waterpower Laboratory at NTNU. – This is a great day for the friends of water, said rector Gunnar Bovim.

The opening ceremony itself was held in the Waterpower Laboratory at NTNU, with balloons and well-known student songs by the student choir Høystemt. Usually there are never so crowded in the laboratory.

NVKS is a national centre to guard and develop education and research on hydropower technology. NVKS is a cooperation between NTNU, the industry and the Norwegian government. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of four involved departments at NTNU, and Professor Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug is the leader of NVKS.

See video at NRK Trøndelag.

Photo: Øyvind Buljo / NTNU


Record in number of Master Theses

In 2013 there were delivered a record high number of Master Theses at the Department of Energy and Process: 124 Download the summary of the Master Theses here. > Our programmes of...

Record in number of Master Theses

In 2013 there were delivered a record high number of Master Theses at the Department of Energy and Process: 124 Download the summary of the Master Theses here.

>Our programmes of Study


Disputation Geoffrey Guest

Geoffrey Guest  held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 09.01.14. The title of the thesis is: «The Climate change Impacts from Biogenic Carbon in Products Across Time» ...

Disputation Geoffrey Guest

Geoffrey GuestGeoffrey Guest  held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 09.01.14. The title of the thesis is: «The Climate change Impacts from Biogenic Carbon in Products Across Time»

Professor Anders Hammer Strømman, Department of Energy and Process has been the candidate's main supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

• Dr. Anette Cowie, University of New England, Australia

• Senior Researcher Glen Peters, Cicero, Norway

• Professor Edgar Hertwich, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU/ Maren Agdestein

 

13.01.14


Enova on a guided tour

Enova visited the Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) Thursday December 13. The representatives frm Enova* were orientated about the research activity at EPT and...

Enova on a guided tour

Enova on a guided tour

Enova visited the Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) Thursday December 13.

The representatives frm Enova* were orientated about the research activity at EPT and received a guided tour in our laboratories for research on bio energy, heat pump technology, indoor environment, and air conditioning of buildings, and on wind power and water power.

The day before, the daily newspaper Aftenposten printed the article "Not everyone benefits from the heat pump" (in Norwegian), where both Enova and EPT's own adjunct assosiate professor Jørn Stene were important sources. 

*Enova is a public corporation that was established by the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament) in 2001 to speed drive forward the changeover to more environmentally friendly consumption and generation of energy in Norway. Enove promote more efficient energy consumption and increased production of "new" renewable energy.

Photo: Morten Grønli/NTNU

December 13 2013


Disputation Neda Razi

Neda Razi held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 16.12.13. The title of the thesis is: «Rate-based Modeling of CO2 Absorption» . Professor Olav Bolland, Department of...

Disputation Neda Razi

Picture Neda RaziNeda Razi held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 16.12.13. The title of the thesis is: «Rate-based Modeling of CO2 Absorption».

Professor Olav Bolland, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:


• Professor Gary T. Rochelle, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
• PhD Karl Anders Hoff, Sintef Materials and Chemistry, Norway
• Professor Terese Løvås, NTNU

Photo: NTNU/ Maren Agdestein

17.12.13


Disputation Geir Skjevrak

Geir Skjevrak held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 6.12.13. The title of the thesis is: «Wood Pellets Utilized in the Commercial and Residential Sectors – an in-depth Study...

Disputation Geir Skjevrak

Picture Geir SkjevrakGeir Skjevrak held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 6.12.13. The title of the thesis is: «Wood Pellets Utilized in the Commercial and Residential Sectors – an in-depth Study of Selected Barriers for Increased Use»

Professor Johan Einar Hustad, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

 The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

• Researcher Johan Vinterbäck, Sveriges Landbruksuniversitet
• Dr.ing. Morten Fossum, Statkraft Varme AS
• Professor emeritus Jan M. Øverli, NTNU

Photo: NTNU/ Maren Agdestein

6.12.13
 


Disputation Xiaoju Du

Xiaoju Du  held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 3.12.13. The title of the thesis is: «Numerical Solvers for Transient Two-phase Flow». Professor Ole Jørgen Nydal,...

Disputation Xiaoju Du

Picture Xiaoju DuXiaoju Du  held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 3.12.13. The title of the thesis is: «Numerical Solvers for Transient Two-phase Flow».

Professor Ole Jørgen Nydal, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Adjunct Professor Stein Tore Johansen, Sintef, has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:


• Professor Ruud Henkes, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
• Dr. Ernst Meese, Sintef Materials and Chemistry, Norway
• Associate Professor Maria Fernandino, NTNU
 

Photo: NTNU/ Ole Martin Hansen

6.12.13


Disputation Jose Luis Plasencia Cabanillas

Jose Luis Plasencia Cabanillas held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 29.11.13. The title of the thesis is: «Experimental Study on Two Phase Oil-Water Dispersed Flow». ...

Disputation Jose Luis Plasencia Cabanillas

Jose Luis Plasencia CabanillasJose Luis Plasencia Cabanillas held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 29.11.13. The title of the thesis is: «Experimental Study on Two Phase Oil-Water Dispersed Flow».

Professor Ole Jørgen Nydal, Department of Energy and Process Engineering,, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

 The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:


• Professor Panagiota Angeli, University College London, UK
• Professor Rune Wiggo Time, Stavanger University, Norway
• Professor Jon Steinar Gudmundsson, NTNU

 

Photo: NTNU/ Ole Martin Hansen

4.12.13


The Ministry of Education and Research in the laboratories

Today a delegation from The Ministry of Education and Research had a guided tour in the Thermal Engineering Laboratories where they learned more about the planned upgrade for the...

The Ministry of Education and Research in the laboratories

Today a delegation from The Ministry of Education and Research had a guided tour in the Thermal Engineering Laboratories where they learned more about the planned upgrade for the European research project on carbon capture and storage (ECCSEL).

Also note: 100 million NOK for NTNU and Pan-European carbon capture lab

Laboratory leader Morten Grønli explained that the aim of ECCSEL in the long term is that researchers here may travel to laboratories other places in the world and use equipment there, while other researchers may come to NTNU and use the facilities here.

The tour was part of the Ministry's dayvisit to NTNU November 27. 

Photo: NTNU/ Maren Agdestein

29.11.2013


Disputation Bartosz Kus

Bartosz Kus held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 22.11.13. The title of the thesis is: «Oil-free Turbocompressors for CO2 as Working Fluid» . Professor II Petter Nekså,...

Disputation Bartosz Kus

Bartosz Kus held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 22.11.13. The title of the thesis is: «Oil-free Turbocompressors for CO2 as Working Fluid».

Professor II Petter Nekså, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:


• Director Robin Elder, PCA Engineers Ltd, UK
• Associate Professor Magnus Genrup, Lund University, Sweden
• Professor emeritus Jan M. Øverli, NTNU

Professor emeritus Jan M. Øverli, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, has been appointed Administrator of the Committee.
 

Photo: NTNU/Ole Martin Hansen

26.11.13


Disputation Tor Kindsbekken Kjeldby

Tor Kindsbekken Kjeldby held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 22.11.13. The title of the thesis is: «Lagrangian Three-phase Slug Tracking Methods». Professor Ole Jørgen...
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Disputation Tor Kindsbekken Kjeldby

Tor Kindsbekken Kjeldby held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 22.11.13. The title of the thesis is: «Lagrangian Three-phase Slug Tracking Methods».

Professor Ole Jørgen Nydal, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

• Professor Sanjoy Banerjee, The City College of New York, USA
• PhD Christian Pauchon, Total E&P Stavanger, Norway
• Professor Carlos Dorao, NTNU


Professor Sanjoy Banerjee, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, has been appointed Administrator of the Committee.

Photo: NTNU/Ole Martin Hansen

26.11.13


Work Environment Award to Olav Bolland

Head of Department Olav Bolland has been awarded the NTNU's work environment award for 2013. " The winner has showed great commitment to his Department's health, environment and security...

Work Environment Award to Olav Bolland

Head of Department Olav Bolland has been awarded the NTNU's work environment award for 2013.

"The winner has showed great commitment to his Department's health, environment and security work. He has given great attention to both the physical and psychosocial work environment, and has further developed the department's work on HES on an exemplary way. He attends to individuals as well as the organization as a whole and acts as a clear and attending leader."

(Copy-pasted from NTNU's intranet)

Photo: Henrik Fjørtoft, NTNU Comm.dept.

25.11.2013


Cooperation meeting for Joint Research Centre

For two days a delegation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have visited NTNU. The agreement between NTNU and SJTU from 2010 on a joint research centre on sustainable energy...
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Cooperation meeting for Joint Research Centre

For two days a delegation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have visited NTNU. The agreement between NTNU and SJTU from 2010 on a joint research centre on sustainable energy involves regular meetings in Trondheim and Shanghai. These snowy days in November the location was Trondheim. There was amongst others group meetings on energy in buildings, energy system analysis, CO2 and LNG.

21.11.2013


Disputation Jan Fredrik Helgaker

Jan Fredrik Helgaker held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 15.11.13. The title of the thesis is «Modeling Transient Flow in Long Distance Offshore Natural Gas Pipelines» ...

Disputation Jan Fredrik Helgaker

Jan Fredrik Helgaker held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 15.11.13. The title of the thesis is «Modeling Transient Flow in Long Distance Offshore Natural Gas Pipelines»

The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

• Professor Neima Brauner, Tel Aviv University, Israel

• Senior Researcher Carl Birger Jenssen, Statoil Research Center, Norway

• Professor Truls Gundersen, NTNU

Professor Truls Gundersen, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, has been appointed Administrator of the Committee.

Photo: NTNU/Eirin Bakken

18.11.13


Visiting Professor at the University of Beograd

NTNU Professor Vojislav Novakovic have been a driving force in the confirmation of the energy and environment education in a line of Eastern Europe countries and especially on Balkan. Now...

Visiting Professor at the University of Beograd

NTNU Professor Vojislav Novakovic have been a driving force in the confirmation of the energy and environment education in a line of Eastern Europe countries and especially on Balkan. Now the long-standing cooperation with the University of Beograd have been formalized, and Novakovic have been appointed visiting Professor there. Read more (in Norwegian)

11.11.13


100 million NOK for NTNU and Pan-European carbon capture lab

The Norwegian Government has allocated NOK 100 million (€12 million) in its additional appropriation to the 2014 Norwegian budget to upgrade laboratories at NTNU for a European research...

100 million NOK for NTNU and Pan-European carbon capture lab

The Norwegian Government has allocated NOK 100 million (€12 million) in its additional appropriation to the 2014 Norwegian budget to upgrade laboratories at NTNU for a European research project on carbon capture and storage.Read NTNU press announcement.


Disputation Danahe Marmolejo Correa

Danahe Marmolejo Correa  held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 01.11.13. The title of the thesis is: « Analysis and Design of Low Temperature Processes with focus on LNG...

Disputation Danahe Marmolejo Correa

Danahe Marmolejo Correa  held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 01.11.13. The title of the thesis is: « Analysis and Design of Low Temperature Processes with focus on LNG – Developing New Thermodynamics based Tools and Introducing Exergy in Design Methodologies».

Professor Truls Gundersen, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Adjunct Professor Jostein Pettersen, Department of Energy and Process Engineering has been the candidate's co-supervisor. The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

• Professor Mikahil Sorin, University of Sheerbrooke, Canada
• PhD Oddvar Jørstad, Statoil Research Center, Norway
• Professor Ivar Ertesvåg, NTNU

Professor Ivar Ertesvåg, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, has been appointed Administrator of the Committee.

11.13.13


Disputation Mette Eltvik

Mette Eltvik held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 30.11.13. The title of the thesis is: « Sediment Erosion in Francis Turbines ». Professor Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug,...
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Disputation Mette Eltvik

Mette Eltvik held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 30.11.13. The title of the thesis is: « Sediment Erosion in Francis Turbines ».

Professor Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Professor Torbjørn Kristian Nilsen, Department of Energy and Process Engineering have been the candidate's co-supervisor.

 The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

• Professor Michel Cervantes, Luleå Technical Univeristy, Sweden

• Sølvi Eide, Sweco Norway

• Dr.Ing. Jo Jernsletten, Shell Technology Norway

Professor emeritus Jan M. Øverli, Department of Energy and Process Engienering, NTNU, was appointed Administrator of the Committee.

 

Photo: NTNU / Maren Agdestein

01.11.13


Prize for first observations

For the first time, self-excited circumferential instabilities have been investigated in a laboratory scale annular gas turbine combustor. Professor James Dawson and Dr. Nick A. Worth just received a prize for a paper on the subject.

Prize for first observations

For the first time, self-excited circumferential instabilities have been investigated in a laboratory scale annular gas turbine combustor. Professor James Dawson and Dr. Nick A. Worth just received a prize for a paper on the subject.

The award for most significant UK contribution to "The 34th International Symposium on Combustion, 2012" was recently given to Professor James Dawson (NTNU) and Dr. Nick A. Worth (General Motors). The Symposium took place in Poland July 29 –August 3.

Impossible to study until now

Dawson and Worth's symposium contribution describes the first observations of self-excited thermo-acoustic instabilities in an annular combustor in the laboratory.

These instabilities are a serious development issue for the next generation of low-emission gas turbines for power and propulsion applications. Although they are a well-known problem in real gas turbines, it has not been possible to study these instabilities in the laboratory until now.

The title of the paper was "Self-excited circumferential instabilities in a model annular gas turbine combustor: Global flame dynamics".

The biannual symposium, which this year was the 34th in line, was hosted by the Polish Section of the Combustion Institute and the Warsaw University of Technology.

For more information, please contact Professor James Dawson.

31.10.13


Disputation Ezequiel Manavela Chiapero

Ezequiel Manavela Chiapero held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 02.10.13. The title of the thesis is: «Two-phase flow instabilities and flow mal-distribution in parallel...

Disputation Ezequiel Manavela Chiapero

Ezequiel Manavela Chiapero held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 02.10.13. The title of the thesis is: «Two-phase flow instabilities and flow mal-distribution in parallel channels».

Associate Professor Maria Fernandino, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Professor Carlos Alberto Dorao and Adjunct Professor Jostein Pettersen, Department of Energy and Process Engineering have been the candidate's co-supervisors.

 The Faculty appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:

• Assistant professor Martin Rohde, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

• Dr. Carl-Birger Jenssen, Statoil ASA, Norway

• Professor Ole Jørgen Nydal, NTNU

03.10.13


Disputation Raquel Santos Jorge

Raquel Santos Jorge held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 30.09.13. The title of the thesis is «Environmental Consequences of Electricity Transmission and Distribution...

Disputation Raquel Santos Jorge

Raquel Santos Jorge held her trial lecture and defended her PhD thesis on 30.09.13. The title of the thesis is «Environmental Consequences of Electricity Transmission and Distribution – A Life Cycle Perspective».

Professor Edgar Hertwich, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor.

The following Assassment Committee was oppointed: 

• Professor Stefanie Hellweg, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
• PhD Daniel Huertas Hernando, Sintef Energy, Norway
• Professor Anders Hammer Strømman, NTNU 

01.10.13


Status meeting on subsea oil and gas systems

About 30 participants attended when the EPT Subsea Working Group had its status meeting at NTNU 19.09, on research related to challenges in subsea oil and gas systems. The group is...

Status meeting on subsea oil and gas systems

Tour in the multiphase flow lab

About 30 participants attended when the EPT Subsea Working Group had its status meeting at NTNU 19.09, on research related to challenges in subsea oil and gas systems.

The group is based in the laboratories of the Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT), and the PhD and Postdoc research and activities are sponsored by participating companies. The meeting included participation from Statoil, Total, Shell, ENI, Det Norske Veritas, SINTEF, UiO, FMCTI, SPT Group and GE Oil & Gas.

The previous meetings have also been a good meeting point with research groups at UiO and UiS. 

For more info, contact professor Ole Jørgen Nydal or see the Subsea Working Group home page: http://www.ntnu.edu/ept/subsea

20.09.13


Disputation Maxime Mussard

Maxime Mussard held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 10.09.13. The title of the thesis is  « A Solar Concentrator with Heat Storage and Self-Circulating Liquid » ...

Disputation Maxime Mussard

Maxime Mussard held his trial lecture and defended his PhD thesis on 10.09.13. The title of the thesis is «A Solar Concentrator with Heat Storage and Self-Circulating Liquid»

Professor Ole Jørgen Nydal, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, has been the candidate's main supervisor. Associate Professor Jørgen Løvseth, Department of Physics, has been the candidate's co-supervisor.

The following Assessment Committee was appointed:

  • Professor Bjørn Karlsson, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • PhD Actor Chikukwa, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway
  • Professor Erling Næss, NTNU

11.09.13

 


«Experts in team»-winners won award in Shanghai

14.08.2013 Stine Fridtun Brenden holding a speech after receiving the award. Photo: SJTU In a national student competition in China on environment and reduced energy use , 150...

«Experts in team»-winners won award in Shanghai

Fridtun Brenden at Chinese competition

14.08.2013

Stine Fridtun Brenden holding a speech after receiving the award. Photo: SJTU

In a national student competition in China on environment and reduced energy use, 150 Chinese and 3 internasjonal student groups participated. Among them were the "Experts in team" (EiT) winners from Technoport 2013 represented, and Stine Fridtun Brenden and Linn Cecilie Sørvik presented the group project on making energy from waste heat. "Waste Heat Power Generation" was a project supervised by Professor Trygve Eikevik in the EiT-course "Heat pumping processes and systems".

The competition that was settled August 8th proceeded after two summer school courses on the energy area, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in cooperation with NTNU.


New Double Degree Master Program at NTNU and SJTU

14.08.2013 When these four Chinese master students have finished their degrees, they will receive two certificates: one from NTNU and one from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). ...

New Double Degree Master Program at NTNU and SJTU

14.08.2013

When these four Chinese master students have finished their degrees, they will receive two certificates: one from NTNU and one from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).

Jie Xiong, Weiqing Chen, Geping Zhao and Jing Jing Ye as well as two Norwegian Master students who now have left for SJTU, will be the first students to receive the double master degree from NTNU and SJTU. The background is an agreement between the two universities on a joint center for development and research on sustainable energy. 

More study directions to come

Professor Trygve Eikevik explains that at the moment the NTNU master program contains one study directions within sustainable heat pumping processes and systems, but in the future this will be extended to cover all research areas within the the «Joint Research Centre in Sustainable Energy»

Linked Norwegian and Chinese Master projects

Jie Xiong, Weiqing Chen, Geping Zhao and Jing Jing Ye have just finished the first year of the Master of Science Programme in Sustainable energy at SJTU. Now they have arrived at NTNU for their second year. Both NTNU and SJTU provide the students with supervisors. After one year at NTNU the four students will return to Shanghai and study for another 6 months because a Master's Degree at SJTU takes a total of 2.5 years. 

Parallel to the Chinese master students, two Norwegian students from NTNU will study their second year at the same master program, only at SJTU. The Norwegian students will spend in total 18 months of theirs masters in Shanghai. 

Joined together in Shanghai the six master students will then finish their work together and write articles in the following semester. These students are the first students of many in the years to come with double master's degrees from NTNU and SJTU.

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For more information on the master's program and the Joint Research Centre in Sustainable Energy, please contact Professor Trygve Eikevik and Professor Arne Mathias Bredesen.


Award for innovative presentation at Nordic conference

07.08.2013 The award for best presentation and paper at « The Nordic Drying Conference – NDC 2013 » in Denmark, was given to PhD Candidate in physics Armen Julukian . He participated last...

Award for innovative presentation at Nordic conference

07.08.2013

The award for best presentation and paper at «The Nordic Drying Conference – NDC 2013» in Denmark, was given to PhD Candidate in physics Armen Julukian. He participated last Fall in the Departments PhD course Heat and Mass Transport in Porous Materials.

The paper and presentation with the title "Mass Transport Phenomena in Ion Beam Sputtering as an Innovative Nanotool" was written by Armen Julukian, Professor Dr. Odilio Alves-Filho and Professor Dr. Steinar Raaen.

The NDC conference is held every second year with participants from 30 countries, and took place in Copenhagen from the 5th to the 7th of June.

The PhD course Heat and Mass Transport in Porous Materials will be offered in October/November 2013, please contact Odilio Alves-Filho for more information. 


Something’s cooking outside the Thermal Energy Building

25.07.2013 - During these last sunny days we have been able to store enough solar energy for baking Ethiopian bread, says PhD Candidate Asfafaw Haileselassie Tesfay.  On...

Something’s cooking outside the Thermal Energy Building

25.07.2013

- During these last sunny days we have been able to store enough solar energy for baking Ethiopian bread, says PhD Candidate Asfafaw Haileselassie Tesfay. 

On sunny days people passing by on Gløshaugen can spot Asfafaw Haileselassie Tesfay next to his test rig on wheels. The equipment with the noticeable mirrored disk is a large solar concentration system with heat storage. With the help from the sun, Haileselassie Tesfay generate steam at the receiver of the concentrating system and use this to transport heat from the receiver to the heat storage and then store it, like a battery. Exactly this technique has not been used before.

- When this storage unit reaches 250 degrees, it will keep the usable heat for about three days. In Africa, particularly in Ethiopia where there is a lot of sun, this is very useful. It is a cheap and environmentally friendly way to make heat, he explains, which also gives people more time to do other things than gathering wood for fires and so on.

Haileselassie Tesfay traveled from Ethiopia two years ago to start as a PhD candidate at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. Part of the year (during the winter time) he works in Ethiopia where the sun is stronger.  Haileselassie Tesfay's project is a continuation of the research works under the NUFU solar project that concluded this year

More on Haileselassie Tesfay's project:

Title: Design of Concentrating Solar System with Heat Storage for Small Scale application

Objectives:

  • Design and Construction of concentrator solar collector
  • Study of high temperature heat storage(200-250 degree centigrade) for small scale solar thermal applications
  • Identification of feasible heat transferring fluid from receiver to storage and from storage to application
  • Test the performance of a system that use the stored heat for its application
  • Compare experimental data with a computational model

Contact information: 

PhD Candidate Asfafaw Haileselassie Tesfay
E-mail: Asfafaw.haileselassie@ntnu.no / Asf6932@yahoo.com
Tel: +47 735 93890 / +4741015917


- The visit was a success

On their web pages, Trondheimsregionen describes the visit at NTNU and Sintef the 31st of May as a success. Se Trondheimsregionen's pictures from the politicians visiting the laboratories of...

- The visit was a success

On their web pages, Trondheimsregionen describes the visit at NTNU and Sintef the 31st of May as a success. Se Trondheimsregionen's pictures from the politicians visiting the laboratories of the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

Picture of the politicians from Trondheimsregionen

Photo: Geir Otto Johansen / Trondheimsregionen


Industry and politicians visiting the laboratories

On sunny Friday the 31st of May the Department was visited by the industry organization Norsk Industri and local politicians. - It is important for NTNU to show how we work with energy...

Industry and politicians visiting the laboratories

On sunny Friday the 31st of May the Department was visited by the industry organization Norsk Industri and local politicians.

- It is important for NTNU to show how we work with energy research. We want to establish that we need resources to work with research in the laboratories, and that this is considerably more demanding than research at an office desk, says Head of Department Olav Bolland.

Above: Head of Department Olav Bolland and PostDoc Lars Nord guiding Norsk Industri.

Above: Inside the Water Power laboratory.

Above: Professor Lars Sætran explaining the wind tunnels.


Chinese award to Chao Fu and Liang Wang

Five Chinese students awarded in Norway, two of them are from the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

Chinese award to Chao Fu and Liang Wang

Five Chinese students awarded in Norway, two of them are from the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

From the left: Chao Fu, Truls Gundersen and Liang Wang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Chao Fu and former PhD Candidate Liang Wang have both received «The 2012 Chinese Government Award For Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad". As PhD Candidates they both worked in the Thermal Energy Research Group at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

About the award

Each year «The 2012 Chinese Government Award For Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad"is given by the Ministry of Education of China, to 500 Chinese PhD Students who are not financially supported by the government. This year, five of the awarded resides in Norway, whereof four at NTNU.

About Chao Fu and Liang Wang

Chao Fu finished his PhD thesis in 2012, with the title: "Process Integration in Coal based Oxy-combustion Power Plants with CO2 Capture". Professor Truls Gundersen and Professor Olav Bolland were his supervisors. The project he is working on now as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is about benchmarking in CO2 capture and storage.

Liang Wang defended his PhD thesis in the same year with the title: ''Effect of additives in reducing ash sintering and slagging in biomass combustion complications". His PhD study was supervised by Professor Johan Hustad and Dr. Morten Grønli. He is currently working as a research scientist in Department of Thermal Energy at SINTEF Energy Research.

Maren Agdestein
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:04:55 +0200

First female Professor at EPT

Terese Løvås has recently qualified as a Professor at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. She is not the only woman in the scientific staff, but it is the first time the...

First female Professor at EPT

Terese Løvås has recently qualified as a Professor at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. She is not the only woman in the scientific staff, but it is the first time the Department hires a female Professor on permanent basis.

> Read the full article in Norwegian.

Maren Agdestein
Wed, 29 May 2013 11:13:54 +0200

50 million NOK to carbon dioxide capture and ECCSEL

Last fall NTNU and SINTEF applied for funding to modernize laboratories for research on carbon dioxide capture and storage, in relation to the ECCSEL consortium. The Norwegian Research Council...

50 million NOK to carbon dioxide capture and ECCSEL

Last fall NTNU and SINTEF applied for funding to modernize laboratories for research on carbon dioxide capture and storage, in relation to the ECCSEL consortium. The Norwegian Research Council recently announced that they have evaluated the application outside of the ordinary application process and granted 50 million NOK for equipment.

 > read the full article in Norwegian

Maren Agdestein
Wed, 29 May 2013 11:08:55 +0200

New book: All you need to learn about heat pump drying

- Students and people from the industry will be able to design heat pump dryers based on this single volume, says Professor Odilio Alves-Filho. He has written the first scientific book in...

New book: All you need to learn about heat pump drying

- Students and people from the industry will be able to design heat pump dryers based on this single volume, says Professor Odilio Alves-Filho. He has written the first scientific book in this field.

 "Heat Pump Drying. Theory, Design and Industrial Application" can be ordered online (www.newdrytech.com) and is available in the bookstore Akademika. Copies can be borrowed at the NTNU Main Library.

Conventional dryers used by the industry today have problems such as high environmental impact and high energy consumption. - The industry is asking for green technology that also allows the return of investment, says Odilio Alves-Filho. - The heat pump drying technology described in my book is a solution that is ready and available right now.

"Heat Pump Drying. Theory, Design and Industrial Application" was published in March 2013 and is the only extensive scientific book in the field. It sets out to cover the underlying essentials and theory required for design and application of innovative heat pump dryers from lab and pilot scales to industrial plants. Alves-Filho explains that the book is written according to his own education model and that it is self-instructive with illustrative cases and problems that are solved by the given equations, diagrams and tables. 

NTNU excellence in heat pump drying

Odilio Alves-Filho moved from California to Trondheim 22 years ago, when the already expert in drying and was invited to Norway to join the group working with heat pump applied to drying.  He finished a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1996 with a thesis on heat pump drying where he proposed new methods to design heat pump dryers for the benefit of the society.

After Dr. Alves-Filho joined NTNU in 1997, he has been responsible for building up the dewatering laboratory where 10 European PhD candidates made their experiments and the lab became a Center of Excellence in Heat Pump Drying. - Through this center and the experts working in heat pump drying, says Alves-Filho proud, - NTNU and the Department of Energy and Process Engineering are now leaders in the world in R&D and education in this field.

Green technology for a sustainable society

Professor Odilio Alves-Filho's book and message are crystal clear: - Old drying technology can still be used but it is costly for society in terms of product quality, energy and environment! We should progress in R&D and application of better processes. The book proposes to use suitable, green and new drying technology for the long term and sustainable society.

 "Heat Pump Drying. Theory, Design and Industrial Application" can be ordered online (www.newdrytech.com) and is available in the bookstore Akademika. Copies can be borrowed at the NTNU Main Library.

Anne Lise Berg
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:10:16 +0100

The “Distinguished Professor Award of 2011” goes for Dr. Odilio Alves-Filho

DR. ODILIO ALVES-FILHO, from the Department of Energy and Process Engineering is the: Recipient of the "Distinguished Professor Award of 2011" awarded by the Rector of the...

The “Distinguished Professor Award of 2011” goes for Dr. Odilio Alves-Filho

DR. ODILIO ALVES-FILHO, from the Department of Energy and Process Engineering is the:

Recipient of the "Distinguished Professor Award of 2011" awarded by the Rector of the Moscow Open State University Moscow State Open University, Moscow, Russia.
The recipient is selected by the award Committee based on clarity of lecturing, teaching skills and clarity of formulated of learning objectives during coverage of fundamentals, theory and applied engineering topics. Additionally, it recognizes the recipient teaching experience and ability to motivate PhD-M.Sc. students and researchers.

Link to Diploma

Iver Brevik honored as APS Outstanding Referee

Gene D. Sprouse Editor-in-Chief American Physical Society writes: "Dear Dr. Brevik, I thank you for your help as a referee for the American Physical Society. To express our...
05.02.08

Iver Brevik honored as APS Outstanding Referee

Gene D. Sprouse
Editor-in-Chief
American Physical Society
writes:

"Dear Dr. Brevik,

I thank you for your help as a referee for the American Physical Society. To express our appreciation for the essential work that anonymous peer reviewers do for our journals, we are starting an annual program to recognize a small number of our 42,000 referees each year as "Outstanding Referees".

I am pleased to inform you that the editors of the APS journals have chosen you as one of the inaugural group of 534 Outstanding Referees. Your reports and advice have helped to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics, while creating a resource that is invaluable to authors, researchers, students, and readers. Although most scientists understand that participation as a referee is necessary for maintaining the integrity of the scientific enterprise, not all have given of their time and wisdom as generously as you have. Thank you and congratulations!"

Olav Bolland won the Statoil Award for Outstanding Research 2011

Professors Olav Bolland and Hallvard Svendsen have won the Statoil Award for Outstanding Research 2011 for their work on enhancing carbon dioxide capture understanding and processes for...

Olav Bolland won the Statoil Award for Outstanding Research 2011

Professors Olav Bolland and Hallvard Svendsen have won the Statoil Award for Outstanding Research 2011 for their work on enhancing carbon dioxide capture understanding and processes for reducing emissions and energy penalty.

The prize of NOK 200,000 and an artwork by Roar Wold was awarded by Tor Ulleberg, vice president Oil and gas value chain in Statoil Research & Development during the Technoport awards in Trondheim on 10 May.