Last month the new seminar series for PhD candidates at the chemistry department was kicked-off, and today was second meeting. The seminar series will provide valuable training in participating at and leading scientific discussions, as well as in presenting and discussing topics from your research with fellow chemists that are not necessarily experts in your own field of research. Last but not least, the seminars will serve as a meeting place where our PhD candidates can get to know each other and learn more about research outside their own group. As a rule of thumb, we will meet on the last Wednesday of the month at 9:15 in Reagensglaset. (Text: Kristine)
Andrey Bezrukov disputerer 16. mars 2018 med avhandlingen: ‘Development of metal-organic frameworks with hydroxyl and phosphine functionalities for potential applications in adsorption and catalysis’
It is a pleasure to congratulate Festo Kayima with his new-won academic status, and at the same time acknowledge the contributions from his supervisors (Matthias Stadler and Erik Fooladi), the evaluating committee (Inger Marie Dalehefte, Ian Abrahams og Bjørn Grung) and Custos (George Francis)!
If you wonder whether you really need to temper the meat before cooking, whether the cake will collapse if you´re not careful when taking it out of the oven, or whether it is possible to make an apple pie without any apples, you need to attend the guest lecture by Erik Fooladi this Monday! Together with professor in food science Anu Hopia (University of Turku, Finland), Erik has written the popsci book «A Pinch of Culinary Science: Boiling an Egg Inside Out and Other Kitchen Tales». Cooking is chemistry, biology and physics, but also history, culture, identity and sensory experiences. In this lecture, Erik Fooladi will present the book as well as the thinking behind it. Through this book, the authors have sought to balance scientifc knowledge and thinking with craftsmanship knowledge and sensory experiences. This way, they hope to make cooking a bit more intriguing, the head a bit wiser, and perhaps the food a little better. And maybe it could even promote critical thinking? When: Monday February 12, at 14.15. Where: Auditorium 2, Realfagsbygget (Science Bldg).
One of the main working horses among our instruments, the old 600 MHz NMR instrument is now demounted and has left the building. Before the lump in your throat gets too big, remember that we have a powerful new 600 MHz machine at your disposal at NNP!
Festo Kayima disputerer mandag 12. februar 2018 med avhandlingen: “Exploring chemistry teachers’ perspectives on questioning and providing a new way of analyzing teacher questions in science classrooms”
Tid og Sted: kl 10.30 i Auditorium 3.
Matthias Stadler har vært hovedveileder og Erik Fooladi ved Høgskulen i Volda har vært biveileder.
Last Friday, Annette Meland Johannessen successfully defended her thesis on Low Salinity Surfactant Flooding in Sandstone Cores . In the picture, Annette and first opponent sr. eng. John van Wunnik compare how the oil recovery rate is improved by flooding with low-salinity water alone (none!) and in combination with surfactants (considerably). Congratulations!
Twice a year, newly graduated PhD candidates are promoted to doctors and receive the formal diploma to prove their hard-earned status. For Ina and Ole Johan, this event took place today. Congratulations!
Førsteamanuensis Kristine Spildo har vært hovedveileder og professor Arne Skauge har vært biveileder.
Last Friday, the official opening of the dedicated hangout for BSc-students in the chemistry program took place. The new term to learn is Basen («the base»), fittingly relating freshman chemistry to social aspects. From the department point of view, strengthening the social fabric of the BSc-program will hopefully contribute to more students studying on-campus rather than off-campus, getting encouragement from peers, and succeeding in their studies. Instructors (PhDs, engineers, professors) are encouraged to stop by Basen when they see fit, to answer questions or simply say Hello! Basen is located at the ground floor of Realfagsbygget, next-door to the faculty administration.