NordCO2 Annual Report
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%. 🙂
Dr. Ainara Nova, UiO.
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.
How To Make Your Computational Paper Interesting
CHOCO PI Kathrin has just published an Editorial in Organometallics: “How To Make Your Computational Paper Interesting and Have It Published“. Read it here
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
An interview with CHOCO PI Kathrin was the most read article on kifinfo in 2018.
Arctic Frontiers Talk
CHOCO PI Annette Bayer will present a talk on CO2 as a resource at the ‘Arctic Frontiers’ conference, Thursday 24.1, 11:30, The Edge (Kjøpmannskontoret), Tromsø, Norway. For more information, click here.
CHOCO PI Kathrin will be sitting in the APECS panel discussing ‘Scientific Publishing’ and its impact on your career, Tuesday 22.1, 18:30, Fram centre. Read more here.
RCN mobility grant awarded to Janakiram
The CHOCO group is thrilled to announce that our resarcher Dr. Janakiram Vaitla received a 3-year mobilty grant from the Research Council of Norway for his application: “Catalytic Enantioselective Sigmatropic Rearrangements of Vinyl Sulfonium Ylides”. This grant will allow Janakiram to travel to the United States to work with Prof. Huw Davies.
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.