Education and recruitment

Education and recruitment

The Centre emphasizes PhD education to provide candidates with high competence in industrial catalysis to the Norwegian process industry.

The results obtained and the competence built will be important to the international competitiveness of Norwegian industry beyond that of the partners, as well as to ensuring future industrial chemistry with minimum environmental impact.

In total, 15 PhD fellows will be graduated in the Centre and  6 post-doctoral fellows will be trained.

The industry partners in the center are actively involved in the research programs, and offer a two months industry exchange program to the PhD fellows. This is a unique opportunity for the candidates to gain experience with industrial challenges and thinking. 

The gender equality within the consortium is very good, reflecting a highly inclusive (gender, ethnicity, religion) working environment with all of the partners over time. Representation of both genders at the iCSI board and among the international advisors is targeted, Among the Centre management, as well as in research and education (PhD, post doc.) at least 30% will be ensured. Efforts will be taken to encourage leadership in science and innovation for female investigators.

iCSI is attractive for international researchers. Among the 90 master students, PhD candidates, postdocs and guest researchers within or affiliated with iCSI, more than 20 countries are represented.

 

PhD education at NTNU


PhD candidates

PhD candidates

Four candidates have finalized their PhDs, two in December 2019, and two in March 2021 

Bjørn Baumgarten 

PhD candidate 2021 - 

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Bjørn Gading Solemsli 

PhD candidate 2021 - 

UiO, Department of Chemistry

 

 

 

Wei Zhang 

PhD candidate 2020 - 

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Youri van Valen  

PhD candidate 2020 - 

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

Jithin Gopakumar  

PhD candidate 2020 - 

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Julie Hessevik 

PhD candidate 2019 - 

UiO, Department of Chemistry

 

 

 

Karoline Kvande 

PhD candidate 2019 - 

UiO, Department of Chemistry

 

 

 

Moses Mawanga 

PhD candidate 2018 - 

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Hongfei Ma 

PhD candidate 2017 - 2021

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thesis:
Kinetic Studies of Ethylene Oxychlorination to Ethylene Dichloride and Vinyl Chloride

 

Asbjørn Slagtern Fjellvåg 

PhD candidate 2016 - 

UiO, Department of Chemistry

 

 

 

Stine Lervold 

PhD candidate 2016 - 2021

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thesis:
Investigations of the methanol to formaldehyde (MTF) reaction over silver

 

Samuel K. Regli 

PhD candidate 2016 - 

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Endre Fenes

PhD candidate 2016 - 2021

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thesis:
Ethylene Oxychlorination on CuCl2 based Catalysts: Mechanism and Kinetics

 

Dimitrios Pappas 

PhD candidate 2016 - 2019 

UiO, Department of Chemistry

Thesis:
Direct methane to methanol conversion over Cu-exchanged zeolites:
Building structure - activity relationships

 

Ata ul Rauf Salman

PhD candidate 2016 - 2019 

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thesis:
Catalytic oxidation of NO to NO2 for nitric acid production

 

 

 

Postdocs

Tina Bergh 

Postdoc 2021 - 

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Sebastian Prodinger 

Postdoc 2020 - 

UiO, Department of Chemistry

 

 

 

Yalan Wang 

Postdoc 2019 - 2022

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Oleksii Ivashenko 

Postdoc 2016 - 2020

UiO, Department of Chemistry

 

 

 

Yanying Qi 

Postdoc 2016 - 2020

NTNU, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 

 

Michael Dyballa 

Postdoc 2016 - 2017  

UiO, Department of Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

Master's students 2022/23

This year, 11 students do their master's thesis within the IKP catalysis group, including two exchange master's from Italy and Germany, respectively.


Photos Education and Recruitment

Female student in the lab in front of computer. Photo

Male student in the lab. Photo

Male student with instruments in the lab. Photo