Electrochemistry

Group News Archive

A list of all previous news articles from the Electrochemistry Group.

 

2018 News Archive

02/03/18 Seminar for future Masters Students

The group is holding a seminar aimed at encouraging 4th year students to join our group for their Masters Project. The seminar will talk place on Thursday 1st March at 16:15 in K2 lunchroom (133)

Talks from PhD and current Master's students within Batteries, Corrosion, Catalysis and Electrolysis will be given, and we encourage anyone interested in finding out more about our group to attend.

Also: There will be pizza! (Sign up here)

16/03/18 Open Position

The department is looking for someone to fill a Postdoctoral Position for Characterisation of High Purity Quartz and its Surfaces. The goal of the work is to develop and apply experimental tools to understand the effect of processing on the fundamental surface and bulk properties of quartz sand, and how these properties affect the end use of the quartz sand. More information can be found here.

The deadline is 15th March 2018.

05/05/18 Visitor from UVic, Canada

From the 16th February until the 4th May 2018, Tory Borsboom from the Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology at The University of Victoria, Canada will be visitng the group as part of the CANOPENER project and exchange program. He will be working on glycerol oxidation on nickel based catalysts.

19/05/18 PhD Opportunity

We have an open PhD position in the department, in the the field of Bipolar Plates for Alkaline Water Electrolysis. 

The deadline for applying is 18th May 2018

Mor information at jobbnorge.no or contact Frode Seland

01/06/18 Electrochemistry in the SNL

Geir Haarberg. Photo

Congratulations to Professor Geir Martin Haarberg who has been appointed topic responsible for Electrochemistry in the Norwegian encyclopedia Store Norske Leksikon (SNL). The position requires a skilled writer with a solid background within the field. He is now responsible for quality checking the material in the 67 articles attached to the subject, along with writing parts of the content.

If you want to add anything to the encyclopedia, it is possible for anyone to send in contributions. 

2017 News Archive

31/05/17 Henrik Åsheim PhD Defence

On Tuesday 30th May 2017, Henrik Åsheim will publically defend his PhD thesis, titled: “PFC Evolution in the Aluminium Production Process”

Public trial lecture:

Time: 30 May 2017 at 10.15

Place: Disputasrommet, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

Prescribed subject: "Concepts and challenges for molten salts nuclear reactors"

Public defence of the thesis:

Time: 30 May 2017 at 13.15

Place: Disputasrommet, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

More information can be found here 

12/06/17 Electrochemistry Group Seminar 2017

On Friday 12th May 2017, the annual electrochemistry group seminar was held at Ringve Museum, Trondheim. In between presentations from all the masters students and a number of PhDs on topics such as Al electrolysis, Li-ion Batteries and corrosion detection, we were treated to a fantastic lunch and guided tour of the museum. The day ended with dinner and socialising at Mikrobryggeriet.

30/06/17 Nazia Sainudeen Nazer PhD Defence

On Thursday 29th June 2017, Nazia Sainudeen Nazer will publicly defent her thesis, titled 'High power batteries probed by neutron scattering'

Public trial lecture:
Time
: 29 June 2017 at 10.15
Place: Disputasrommet, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen
Prescribed subject: "Energy storage beyond lithium ion batteries"

Public defence of the thesis:
Time: 29 June 2017 at 13.15
Place: Disputasrommet, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

More information can be found here

28/08/17 CANOPENER 2017

CANOPENER 2017 was an event aimed at strengthening Canada-Norway partnerships in electrochemical energy technology. It took place from the 19th to 23rd June 2017, and was hosted by Frode Seland. Many of the electrochemistry group members attended, sharing their research and learning more about EIS during the educational program. More information and photos can be found here.

01/09/17 Guest researchers from LEPMI

LEPMI

Throughout August, two researchers from the Laboratoire d'Electrochimie et de Physicochimie des Matériaux et des Interfaces (LEPMI) in Grenoble will be at NTNU to conduct some electrochemical experiments. Marion Scohy and Fabien Claudel have been invited by Svein Sunde to conduct their work on electrochemical energy storage and conversion, more information here (French only).

19/09/17 Babak Khalaghi PhD Defence

On Monday 18th September, Babak Khalaghi will publically defend his PhD thesis, titled “Natural Gas Anodes of Porous Graphite for Aluminium Electrolysis”

Public trial lecture:

Time: 18 September 2017 at 10.15

Place: Disputasrommet, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

Prescribed subject: "Urban mining. Electrochemical approaches to recycling of electronic waste."

Public defence of the thesis:

Time: 18 September 2017 at 13.15

Place: Disputasrommet, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

More information can be found here

29/09/17 Visitors from SUT, Poland

Three visitors from the Division of Applied Physics, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland are currently visiting the electrochemistry group.

They will be presenting some of their research on 25th, 26th and 28th September, 

Mon 25 Sept:

10.30-11.00: Jerzy Bodzenta: Presentation of the Institute of Physics - Center for Science and Education, Silesian University of Technology
 

Tue 26 Sept:

15.00-15.30: Jerzy Bodzenta: Scanning thermal microscopy - potentials and limitations
15.30-16.00: Maciej Krzywiecki: Diagnostics of hybrid nanomaterials - application of photoelectron spectroscopies
 

Thur 28 Sept:

13.00-13.30: Lucyna Grządziel: Towards description and prediction of air-induced degradation processes of organic thin films - case study of CuPc

If you would like to see any of the talks, they will be held in K2 room 133

27/10/17 Visitor from SFU, Canada

From the 11th to 27th October 2017, Amelia Hohenadel from the Deaprtment of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University, Canada will be visitng the group as part of the CANOPENER project and exchange program. She will be working on ion exchange membranes for water electrolysis and their in-situ characterisation.

27/10/17 Mini-Colloqium: Corrosion

We have two visitors from Germany who are here for a PhD defence. They will be giving some talks on their work, information below.

Date: Thur, 26 Oct.
Time: 15.30-17.00
Venue: B1, Berg building
Speakers / Topics: 
- Sannakaisa Virtanen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany: Biodegradable Magnesium: Challenges and Progress in Understanding and Controlling the Corrosion Behaviour in Biological Environments
-  Michael Rohwerder, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany: Self-Healing Organic Coatings: focus on the interface

For more information, please contact Andreas Erbe

28/10/17 Mariia Stepanova PhD Defence

On Friday 27th October 2017, Mariia Stepanova will publically defend her PhD thesis, titled “Zinc-rich coatings for improved corrosion resistance of extruded aluminium heat-exchange tubing in acidified chloride solution”.

Public trial lecture:

Time: 27 October 2017 at 10.15

Place: H1, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

Prescribed subject: "Role of point defects in initiation of pitting corrosion"
 

Public defence of the thesis:

Time: 27 October 2017 at 13.15

Place: H1, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

More information can be found here.

01/12/17 Guest Lecture - Dr Erik Kjeang

Dr. Erik Kjeang of Simon Fraser University will give a lecture on “Understanding fuel cell degradation by 3D and 4D X-ray imaging”. The lecture will take place in auditorium R4, Realfagbygget, on Thursday November 30 at 13:00.

The lecture will be suitable for anyone with an interest in renewable energy, fuel cells, or in in-situ imaging, and everyone is welcome to attend.

02/12/17 Espen Fanavoll PhD Defence

On Friday 1st December, Espen Fanavoll will publically defend his PhD thesis, titled “Microfluidic flow cells for the analysis of electrocatalytic reactions”

Public trial lecture:

Time: 1 December 2017 at 10.15

Place: Disputasrommet, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

Prescribed subject: "Electrode degradation and contamination in PEM fuel cells"

Public defence of the thesis:

Time: 1 December 2017 at 13.15

Place: Disputasrommet, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

More information can be found here

16/12/17 PhD Opportunity

We have an open PhD position in the department, in the the field of coating and surfaces to reduce fouling in marine applications.

The deadline for applying is 15th December 2017

More information on jobbnorge.no, or contact Andreas Erbe

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