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Day 4: Showcasing the activities

28 October 2020, 08:00–10:00

Day 4: Showcasing the activities



Time slots = Norwegian time

08:00-08:10  Opening Remarks

  • Toril Hernes, Pro-rector for Innovation, NTNU

08:15-09:25  Highlights of Matchmaking Sessions between Alumni Chapters and Research Groups

Marine Research and Education: How to Strengthen the Connections to Industry?

  • Haibo Chen, Principal Consultant, Lloyd’s register, NTNU Alumni China
  • Sverre Steen, Professor, Head of Department, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU

Internet of Things (IoT) as Driver for Digital Transformation

  • Mariam Kaynia, Vice President – Director of Architecture, Innovation and Transformation, Telefónica & Chair of NTNU Alumni Germany
  • Torbjørn Karl Svendsen, Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Director NTNU Digital

Ocean Pollutants, NTNU Oceans and NTNU Alumni Ghana

  • Paul Opoku-Mensah, CEO/Overseer, National Cathedral of Ghana, Office of the President & Chair of NTNU Alumni Ghana.
  • Mathew Kuttivadakkethil Avarachen, Department of Biology & NTNU Oceans, NTNU
  • Murat V. Ardelan, Professor, Department of Chemistry &, NTNU Oceans, NTNU

Development of Hydro Turbines for Nepali Rivers

  • Biraj Singh Thapa, Assistant Professor, Kathmandu University & Board member of NTNU Alumni Nepal
  • Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU
  • Jonas Bergmann-Paulsen, Innovation Manager, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU

Wider Opportunities for Cooperation within Oceans; Shipping, Offshore renewable energy, Aquaculture

  • Cécile Barrere, Geoscientist and Business Analyst, CEPSA & Chair of NTNU Alumni Spain
  • Maria Azucena Gutierrez Gonzalez, Research & Education Coordinator, NTNU Oceans

Collaboration with Alumni in Research and Education within Energy Transition

  • Saud Afzal, Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur, NTNU Alumni India/Bhutan
  • Chirag Trivedi, Associate Professor, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU
  • Rolee Aranya, Professor, Vice Dean for education, Faculty of Architecture and Design, NTNU

09:30-09:50  Two Best Practice Examples

Collaboration on the Development of Master's and PhD Programmes within Petroleum

  • Jon Kleppe, Professor, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
  • Hassan Karimaie, Research Scientist, NTNU and KNUST.

Webinar Series

  • Pratik Man Singh Pradhan, Vice President, Butwal Power Company & Board member of NTNU Alumni Nepal

09:55–10:00  Closing Remarks

  • Bjarne Foss, Pro-rector for Research, NTNU



Day 4 of the NTNU Alumni Summit will showcase the outcomes of the alumni activities to NTNU’s leadership. Best practice examples will be given, results of the matchmaking session between NTNU’s academics and the alumni networks will be presented. The session will conclude with a joint discussion on further development of the networks and mechanisms for strengthening the collaboration between the networks and NTNU.


NTNU Alumni Centrally, The boards of NTNUs International chapters, International matrix, NTNU leadership, NTNU Brussels Office, NTNU Office of International Relations

Type of meeting

Closed door discussion.

Meeting venue

Virtual: Link will be provided by email.


Sissel Myrold, Head of NTNU Alumni