(TCLS= Thursday Chemistry Lunch Seminar: 13.15-14 @ zoom)
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  • Dept. of Chemistry scientists on the 2PCT list

    In October last year, John P. A. Ioannidis at Stanford University (widely renown for his 2005 PLoS Medicine paper «Why Most Published Research Findings Are False.») and his co-authors published a science-wide author database of standardized citation indicators based on the Scopus database. This has resulted in a list of the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines, totalling 160,000 names including almost 1,000 researchers at Norwegian institutions. Five of them are affiliated with our department, and we congratulate our colleagues on the distinction! An interesting aspect is that only two of them (prof. Olav Kvalheim and prof. em. Rolf Manne) are shortlisted in the field of chemistry (in their case, analytical chemistry), while profs. Jeroen van der Sluijs, Øyvind M. Andersen and Tanja Barth have climbed the ranks within Environmental sciences, Plant biology and botany, and Energy, respectively. Chemistry comes in all flavours! More on this topic in Khrono.

    Congratulations Dr. Badar Al Shakry

    Photo: Private

    On 12 February, MSc Badar Al Shakry successfully defended his PhD thesis «Polymer Injectivity – Experimental Studies of Flow in Porous Media for EOR Polymers». We congratulate him with the PhD degree and also his supervisors Prof. Arne Skauge (KI), Senior researcher Tormod Skauge (Energy Research Norway) and Senior researcher Behruz Shaker Shiran (NORCE).

    Link to press release.

    Lunsjmøte med rektorteamene om formidling til vitenskapenes fremme – 24. februar kl. 12

    Hvilken rolle bør formidling ha ved Universitetet i Bergen? Med en nært forestående rektorvalgkamp inviterer Selskapet til Vitenskapenes Fremme rektorteamene til et digitalt lunsjmøte om formidlingens stilling ved Universitetet i Bergen. Hvilke planer og perspektiver har de ulike rektorteamene har når det gjelder formidling?

    Møteleder: Eirin Eikefjord, politisk redaktør i Bergens Tidende

    Du kan følge sendingen på Youtube

    Valg på nye instituttrådmedlemmer til Kjemisk institutt våren 2021 / Election of board members to the department board at the Department of Chemistry – spring 2021

    Det er i år valg til instituttrådet for gruppe A (fast ansatte i undervisnings- og forskerstilling), gruppe B (midlertidig tilsatte i undervisnings- og forskerstilling), gruppe C (ansatte i tekniske og administrative stillinger) og gruppe D (studenter).

    Kandidatene i gruppe B og D blir valgt for perioden 1.8.2021-31.7.2022. Kandidatene i gruppe A og C blir valgt for perioden 1.8.21-31.7.25.

    Har du lyst til å stille, eller kjenner du noen som har lyst til å stille til valg, så vil Kari Nordvik gjerne høre fra deg!

    Frist for å  melde inn kandidater er 23. mars kl. 12:00

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    Members representing all groups (staff and students) to the Department Board are to be elected for the period of – group B and D 1.8.2021-31.7.2022, group A and C 1.8.21-31.7.2025.

    Do you want to run as a candidate, or to you know someone who do – please let us know!

    Contact Kari.Nordvik@uib.no

    Deadline for the nomination of candidates is 23. March, 12:00PM

     

    UiB idé – Do you have a good idea? Seek support!

    UiB idé gives employees and students the possibility to apply for economic support for good innovation ideas, which must be developed and tested before they can be further developed.

    For an idea to be innovative, it must be novel, create value and respond to specific needs from a certain user group, or from society in general. Good ideas are found in all professional environments, and can become social innovations, public sector innovations, process innovations, commercialization projects or other types of innovation.

    With UiB idé, UiB has a program that can support your idea with both advice and funding, to help you to reach your goal.

    The maximum funding amount is NOK 500,000 for researcher projects, and NOK 100,000 for student projects. The application deadline is 6 April 2021, and the project must be completed by December 2021. For the pilot year 2021, the total program budget is around NOK 2,000,000.

    You can read more about the call and application procedure at the UiB idé webpage.

    News story about UiB idé.

    Velkommen til Solveig!

    Solveig Bakke Vasstveit er tilsatt i administrasjonen ved Kjemisk institutt, med primæroppgaver knyttet til bestillinger. Solveig har hatt i ulike stillinger innen administrasjon og resepsjon på GEO, MN-administrasjonen og MI. Hun studerte på UiB og tok hovedfag i kvartærgeologi i 1996, og jobbet deretter mange år i oljen med overvåking i Nordsjøen, på land med borekroner og vedlikehold av dokumenter i styringssystem.