PEOPLE

 

Members of the CHOCO research team

Leader of CHOCO team
Prof. Kathrin H. Hopmann

Kathrin is an expert in quantum chemical modelling of organometallic reactions, with emphasis on selectivity and on validation of mechanistic proposals (PhD 2008, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden). Besides leading the CHOCO group and it various projects, Kathrin is leader of the ITN CO2PERATE. Since 2018, she is Associate Editor at Organometallics. A more comprehensive CV is available as a PDF here.
See also: ORCID (articles), TeachingPortfolio (Teaching), Google scholar.
Contact: kathrin.hopmann@uit.no

Co-leader of CHOCO team
Prof. Annette Bayer
Expertise in organic synthesis.
See also: Homepage

 

 

Researcher CHOCO
Marc Ferry Obst
Project: Modelling of transition metal-based CO2-converting catalysts (funded by TFS)
Previous activity: PhD CHOCO (2017-2020)
Modelling of copper- and nickel-based CO2-conversion catalysts (funded by TFS)

Postdoc CATCHME
Ljiljana Pavlovic

Project: Modelling of CO2 capture molecules (funded by the Research Council of Norway)
Previous activity: PhD CHOCO (2016-2020)
Modelling of rhodium- and cobalt-based transition metal catalysts (funded by UiT)

PhD student MARVAL
Anders Myhre Brakestad

Project: Modelling of molecular properties with Multiwavelets (funded by UiT)

 

PhD student NordCO2
Cuong Dat Do 

Project: Modelling of CO2 activation using FLPs (funded by UiT)

 

 

PhD student iCCU
Martin Pettersen

Project: Experimental development of CO2-converting catalysts (iCCU, funded by UIT)

 

Postdoc CHOCO
Dr. Ashot Gevorgyan

Project:  Experimental development of transition metal-based CO2-converting catalysts (funded by TFS)

 

PhD student CO2PERATE
Jhonnatan Carvalho de Oliveira Gomes

Project: Computational analysis of CO2 – based carboxylation of hydrocarbons (funded by H2020 – MSCA ITN)

 

Administration staff
Dr. Marie-J. H. Halsør

 

 

ALUMNI:

Dr.  Diego García López (Postdoc CHOCO, 2018-2020)
Project: Modelling of transition-metal based CO2-converting catalysts (funded by TFS)

 

 

Trine Andreassen (Administration staff CHOCO, 2020)

 

 

 

Dr.  Sietske Grijseels (Researcher CHOCO,2019)
Project: Upcycling of biomass from parasite infected plants (collaboration with prof. Espen Hansen and prof. Kirsten Krause; funded by ARC at UiT)

 

 

Dr. Janakiram Vaitla (Postdoc deFACTO and CHOCO, 2016-2019)
Project: Experimental investigation of selectivity-determining factors in transition-metal catalyzed reactions (deFACTO, funded by the RCN)

 

 

Yngve Guttormsen (Technical/Administration staff CHOCO, 2017-2019)

 

 

 

Dr. Glenn Morello (Postdoc deFACTO, 2015-2018)
Project: Theoretical investigation of selectivity-determining factors in transition-metal catalyzed reactions (deFACTO, funded by the RCN)

 

 

 

Research visits/Undergraduate projects:

  • Ambre Steiner, Spring 2018, IUT Robert Schuman -Universite de Strasbourg, France
  • Louise Putout, Spring 2018, University of Franche-Comté, Besancon, France
  • Kristers Ozols, Spring 2016, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Sonja Tischlik, Sommer 2015, Universität Konstanz, Germany
  • Kristine Reine, Spring 2020, Bachelor project (UiT)