Impressions from the Summer School in Uppsala
22 members of the NordCO2 consortium gathered at Uppsala University 1st to 4th of October for a rather late “Summer” School. The first day had the theme of CO2 reduction with lectures from Egill Skulasson (UoI), Ainara Nova (UiO), Torstein Fjermestad (UiO) and Martin Prechtl (RU), as well as a tutorial on microkinetic modeling from PhD student Lluis Artus (UiO). In the afternoon we came together with the ITN network eSCALED with a lecture from our gracious host Leif Hammarström. The next three days we spent together with lectures on H2 evolution from Vincent Artero (CEA) and catalysis, enzymes, water splitting and CO2 reduction from Marc Fontecave (CDF). We spent some time for career development lectures in the afternoon.
The evening were spent sneaking about in the city center to look at the sights of the historic city and spending time together with new and old collegues and friends.
The last posts on the program were a full day of design thinking together with eSCALEDs partner Dolmen Design, a technical design consultancy and a half day of a practical introduction to computational chemistry by Mårten Ahlquist (KTH)