CO2PERATE Annual Report
We are proud to announce that CHOCO researcher Ashot Gevorgyan is starting his own research group at UiT!! We will keep collaborating, but Ashot will also start his own research program on sustainable chemistry. And he is hiring!
Currently, Ashot is looking for a postdoc in Organic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis. The position is for 2 years, with the possibility of a 1-year extension.
Field of Research:
“The work will focus on the design of new renewable ligands and catalysts. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for preparation of new phosphine and carbene ligands as well as for transition metal complexes based on these ligands. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will evaluate the activity of prepared ligands and complexes on several transition metal-catalyzed transformations of industrial importance.”
For more details and application see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/202610/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-organic-chemistry-and-homogeneous-catalysis
Come work with us under the Northern lights in #Norway! Looking for a researcher in #compchem, preferably with experience in metal-catalyzed reactions, enantioselectivity and ab initio MD, as part of the CATCHME project. Apply here:
A group from Stanford has released a measurement of “citation impact during the single calendar year 2019” using data from Scopus before 06.05.20. The results are supposed to give the top 100,000 scientist in the world as well as the top 2% of scientists of their main subfield discipline. Interestingly, CHOCO PI Kathrin is on the list (alongside 42 others from UiT The Arctic University of Norway)! While the criteria to make the list have gotten some criticism, we nonetheless take the occasion to say hip hip hurray.
We have applied Multiwavelets (with the MRChem program) to metal-ligand interaction energies in our newest article, now available on ChemRxiv! The work was performed by CHOCO PhD student Anders Brakestad, in collaboration with the group of Prof. Luca Frediani. Our conclusions are clear: Avoid triple-zeta basis sets for energies, go multiwavelet instead!
CHOCO PI Kathrin has joined the International Advisory Board of the Wiley Journal WIRES – Computational Molecular Science.
The CHOCO group has an open PhD position in computational chemistry as part of our European CO2PERATE network (www.co2perate.eu).
Deadline 3rd of August.
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!