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NKS inviterer: Periodesystemet for alle

 I 2019 skal vi feire at det er 150 år siden det aller første periodesystemet. 

Kjemikere og andre naturvitere trenger ingen forklaring på hvorfor FN har gjort 2019 til periodesystemets år. Men hva med humanistene og samfunnsviterne? Journalist og forfatter Eivind Torgersen har et bein i hver leir og vil fortelle hvordan skal vi snakke med dem om grunnstoffer og om det periodiske system uten å vekke gammelt ubehag og vonde minner om matteangst og dårlige naturfagkarakterer!  

Påmelding her eller til Louise.bergsjo@uib.no

Velkommen i Auditorium 3  den 19. mars kl.18.

  

  

Biogas Workshop at Western Norway University of Applied Science

Congrats, Dr. Alette!

Alette Løbø Viken successfully defended her thesis today, on «Viscosity and Viscoelastic Properties in Hydrophobically Modified Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery». Once again, prof. em. George Francis provided a much appreciated service to the department by leading the event with a firm yet gentle hand. We congratulate the freshly minted doctora!

Bygging av nytt dusj- og garderobeanlegg i RFB, våren 2019

Da er det er endelig klart for oppstart, ombygging og modernisering av dusj & garderobeanlegget i kjelleren, Realfagbygget, til glede for både jobbsyklister og andre ansatte.
Dette innebærer at eksisterende bruk av dusj/garderobe i kjelleren midlertidig må opphøre, f.o.m. dato for byggestart:  1.februar, 2019. Ombyggingen er forventet å ta noen måneder.
Spørsmål om selve ombyggingen kan rettes til prosjektleder ved EiA, Morten Storheim:  90985213.

BTO on Monday

Our BTO contacts, Victoria and Maja, are back at the department this Monday, 12- 16. Please stop by them at Cecilie’s office to discuss how they can facilitate your ideas and ambitions regarding innovation etc. To kick off the new term in a good manner, they promise to serve coffee!

Keep an eye on Energy Lab

Energy Lab is a forum for exchange of information on research results and activities related to renewable energy and energy transition. The Energy Lab hosts weekly informal lunch meetings and larger half-day seminars. These events are free of charge and open to all interested. An overview of scheduled events can be found in the calendar.

Next Tuesday (Jan 8), prof. Martin Fernø (IFT) discusses The role of hydrogen for energy transition – Outlook from UiB, at 12.0013.00 in The Helland-Hansen room, Geophysical Institute, Allegaten 70. To illustrate the nature of the Energy Lab, last year hydrogen was at focus in the following four lunch presentations: Hydrogen som drivstoff i maritim transportHydrogen in JapanHydrogen from waste; and Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in Maritime Applications.

Note also that on Jan 15, the topic is how to make synthetic liquid fuels. This is an important research topic also at our department. This event takes place at HVL Campus Kronstad.

Greetings from EuChemS

Passing on Christmas greetings from EuChemS, the European Chemical Society representing more than 160,000 chemists from more than 40 Member Societies and other chemistry related organisations, with the full newsletter for December to be found here!

Congratulations, Dr. Rafiq

Foto: Julia Løining

MSc Rafiq Ahmad today successfully defended his thesis titled Thermal and rheological properties of fish feed protein ingredients. The project has been run at Nofima. Although introducing soy protein concentrates to fish feed is desirable from a supply point of view, it does introduce problems to the extrusion process necessary to make feed pellets. Rather than plasticizing the mixture by addition of water, which is energy costly in the subsequent drying step, Refiq has explored the use of other protein additives rich also in free amino acids, to facilitate the extrusion step.

Christmas Party – a great success!

The event of the season, the chemistry Christmas party, was every bit as much of a success this year as it has been the two preceding years.The turn-up of joyous and party-minded chemists, the variety of tasty dishes, the vocal presentations of the Off Ke(y)tones, the shrewdness of the Quizmaster, and not least, the excellent news about projects granted — it all lived up to and surpassed expectations and made this a memorable evening! Special thanks and recognition for excellent services rendered are due to the Nanomodeling and Theoretical chemistry group – Vidar (at the helm and in charge of the toasting), Giovanni, Morten, Christian, Sven, Immanuel, Sondre, Jonas, Fredrik, Leif, and Marco, and fortified by Erwan (for the occasion, master of the welcome drinks).

BTO-day this Tuesday

Reminder: The first Tuesday of the month is BTO-day, and Victoria and Maja will be here from 12 o´clock – at your service!

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