NordCO2 Summer School
Two members from our group participated in the rather late Summer School in October in Uppsala, Sweden. Assoc Prof II Aina Nova gave a lecture on homogenous reduction of CO2 to Methanol.
Read more about the summer school here.
We Are Looking for a Project Coordinator
In the CHOCO Group we have an open position as project coordinator/project leader for a period of three years. The position is associated with the NordCO2 and CO2PERATE grants led by the CHOCO Group.
The role of coordinator will involve varied tasks in close contact with the scientific management of the projects and the administration at the institute and the faculty.
For more information and to apply click HERE
New Article Published by the CHOCO Group
Our manuscript on Hydrocarboxylation of Alkenes and Allenes was accepted in Chemical Science!
MSCA-ITN Grant to CHOCO Group
Kathrin is coordinator of a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). The collaboration will train future scientists in the art of using carbon dioxide for synthesizing essential molecules in a sustainable manner.
The new network, aptly named CO2PERATE, will have three industrial partners: Evonik, AstraZeneca and Haldor Topsøe, and will collaborate with outstanding European research groups in the field: Ruben Martin (ICIQ), Cristina Nevado (UZH), Matthias Beller (LIKAT), Ainara Nova (UiO), Belén Martín-Matute (SU) and Troels Skrydstrup (AU). From Tromsø Luca Frediani and Annette Bayer will participate.
15 new PhD positions will be announced in the research groups soon, 2 of those in the CHOCO group. Stay in touch!
Open PhD position
We are happy to announce an open position in the CHOCO group! The candidate will work with computational chemistry and catalyst design for CO2 conversion. Apply today – you will get to work with this awesome bunch!
Our 2018 Angewandte article on Iron-Catalyzed Carbenoid Transfer was selected for a research highlight in SYNFACTS.
Congratulations to Janakiram, Annette and Kathrin!
Read the highlight here.
Read the original article here.
New article published by the CHOCO Group
Congratulations to Janakiram on his newest article on carbenoids: Vinyl Sulfoxonium Ylide: A New Vinyl Carbenoid Transfer Reagent for the Synthesis of Heterocycles
It can be read here.
Sietske Grijseels recently joined the CHOCO Group as a researcher. She is working in a collaborative project together with prof. Espen Hansen (Marbio, UiT) and prof. Kirsten Krause (AMB, UiT) with upscaling of biomass from infected plants. The proejct is funded by the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). A warm welcome to you!
Open postdoc position
We have a new postdoc position in heterogeneous catalysis available. The candidate will spend some time to work with Assoc. Prof. Nina Lock at Aarhus University and some time in Tromsø in the CHOCO group to develop sustainable heterogeneous catalysts.
Application deadline 27.02.2019
Click here for details on how to apply
New High Pressure Multireactor
The CHOCO Group recently bought a new MBS 2500 from Parr through their Norwegian distributor Houm AS. Now we can run 9 reactions in parallell with high pressure and individual measurement of pressure. Screening of new catalysts will be much easier now!
At a ceremony with Ashot as host, she got the name Maggie after the late iron lady Margareth Thatcher
Our own postdoc Ashot Gevorgyan and the brilliant engineer Wojciech from Parr who made the instrument.