Looking for a PhD position?
CHOCO will soon open 2 computational PhD positions (3 years each) as part of our ITN consortium Co2perate. Submission will open on January 25th!
The CHOCO group was selected to receive a FriPro Individual Research Grant in the 2019 call of the Research Council of Norway. The project has the title “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Selective CO2 conversion via chiral CO2 trapping” and is set to be funded with 12 Million NOK. CHOCO PI Kathrin is project leader on the project and PI Annette is part of the project team.
The CHOCO group is annually going out of town for a two day group meeting with focus on team building and career development. This year we went fishing, followed by a session on grant writing. Indeed, both were challenging! We caught only 1 fish, which was shared at our international dinner, where each group member brought a dish. The group members then learned about funding schemes, reviewer comments and had to judge 5 real grant applications. The excellent comments showed that these students will make great grant writers!
Annette, Kathrin, Ljiljana, Aya and Diego are at EuCOMC 2019 in Helsinki (June 16-20, https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/eucomc-xxiii), enjoying amazing talks on organometallic CO2 activation. Kathrin will give her plenary lecture on Thursday at 9:00.
CHOCO PI Kathrin is leading AWORA (the UiT Academy for Women in Research and Arts). Join our next AWORA meeting on microagressive behaviour in academia on Monday 29th of April at 10:30 in Ardna at UiT: https://www.facebook.com/events/394240781432167/
The CHOCO group is leading the Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion (NordCO2), a Nordic University Hub financed by NordForsk and the 9 participating Universities. NordCO2 has just released its first annual report, which is for the year 2018. Read it at: NordCO2_AnnualReport2018
The CHOCO team welcomes Dr. Ainara Nova (UiO) as an Assoc. Prof-II (20% position) in the CHOCO group. Ainara will work together with us on computational catalysis and give courses, for example about microkinetic modelling. She will also increase the number of female PIs in computational chemistry at the department by 100%. 🙂
The CHOCO group has obtained funding from the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy for starting research on biomass (which we will couple with CO2 to make oil-free chemicals).
We will characterize different types of biomass for this purpose, together with our new collaborator Prof. Kirsten Krause at BFE.
CHOCO PI Kathrin has just published an Editorial in Organometallics: “How To Make Your Computational Paper Interesting and Have It Published“. Read it here