Open PhD Position in Computational Chemistry (Catalysis) at University of Tromsø
The CHOCO group has an open PhD position. The PhD fellow will investigate and design catalysts for organometallic reactions and CO2 conversion. The candidate will employ quantum chemical methods to study the properties and mechanisms of organometallic catalysts. The insights obtained will be used to develop novel catalysts, in close collaboration with experimental chemists working in-house.
Application deadline: 30th of Sdeptember, 2018. Apply HERE.
New PhD position in Organometallic catalysis
We have a new position in the CHOCO group as PhD, working on development of organometallic catalysts for chemical conversion of CO2 into useful and industrially relevant products. For more information see HERE.
CHOCO PI Kathrin received the UiT equality prize of 50 000 NOK.
Alle prisvinnerne med sitt diplom. F.v. rektor Anne Husebekk som delte ut prisene, Yvonne Piotrowski, Gunnar Eriksen, Robert Barret, Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia og Kathrin Hopmann. Foto: David Jensen / UiT
CHOCO is part of a new initative: The UiT Academy for Women in Research and Art – short AWORA (on FB)
Would you like to become part of AWORA and influences the activities it will engage in? Join our the meeting on June 20th, 15:15.
CHOCO PI Kathrin and PhD students Marc and Ljiljana have been at the meeting ‘Computational Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry’ at ICIQ in Tarragona in Spain (http://compcat.iciq.es/). Wonderful to meet so many excellent colleagues working in related areas of computational catalysis!
The NordCO2 kick-off meeting!
Last week the first annual meeting for the NordCO2 consortium was held in Tromsø.
Read the article on the consortium homepage!
The CHOCO group has investigated many transition metal-based mechanisms, and something that appears on a regular basis are metallacycles. Now we have explained the selectivity and activity of cobalt-catalyzed hydrogenation via a key metallacycle species. Read our open access paper in Chemical Science at: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/SC/C8SC01315B#!divAbstract
RCN on interdiciplinary research
The research council of Norway has published a report on interdiciplinary research in Norway. CHOCO leader Kathrin was interviewed, as well as our collaborators on the interdiciplinary iCCU project: Øyvind Stokke at the Institute for Philosophy and Hans Christian Eilertsen at the College of Fishery Sciences.
You can find the report here.
The part about the university of Tromsø is in the first link, page 39
CHOCO is partner in an exciting interdiscplinary FME application on CO2 conversion, sent to the Research council of Norway in March 2018. In May we will get to know if we proceed to the second round.
7 applications have been received by the RCN – read them here