Education and recruitment

The LowEmission academic research program includes a total of 18 PhD students and one Postdoc.

Hiring of new candidates continued in 2021, and 12 PhDs candidates are now actively engaged within the Centre. Most of them are about halfway through their project, busy with coursework and publishing results from their research. In addition, 5 MSc students and a number of summer students have completed their projects through LowEmission in 2021.

The academic research program holds an essential position in LowEmission. Giving highly motivated candidates the possibility to acquire a research scientist education is, in itself, an investment in the future, important to the nation, industry, and academia. But beyond these advantages, the work performed by the candidates is also an essential part of realising the LowEmission objectives. Closely intertwined in the subproject families, candidates are working tightly with our industry partners, producing highly relevant results. Their contributions are made through high-impact journal publications, at international conferences, in webinars and blog articles.

Sectoral labour mobility

The LowEmission centre, with its wide involvement from both academia and industry partners, is in a unique position to bridge the gap between those two worlds. All of the Centre's PhD students are connected to a so-called subproject family. These are groups of industry contacts that have expertise linked to each subproject of the Centre. In this way, doctoral candidates are integrated into the activities of the Centre. They also get the chance to join events and meetings to which the Centre's scientists and industry experts participate.

Industry partners expressed a wish to collaborate more closely with the Centre's academic community. We are now working on finding ways to better integrate students with industry partners, for example through co-supervision, creation of internships or linking each student to relevant industry contacts.

Left: PhD candidate Leila Eyni presents her poster titled "Energy Efficient Production" at the LowEmission Consortium days. Right: PhD candidate I Gusti Agung Gede Angga presents his work on the reduction of emissions from hydrocarbon production through alternative and energy-efficient drainage strategies, at the LowEmission Consortium days.
Left: PhD candidate Leila Eyni presents her poster titled "Energy Efficient Production" at the LowEmission Consortium days. Right: PhD candidate I Gusti Agung Gede Angga presents his work on the reduction of emissions from hydrocarbon production through alternative and energy-efficient drainage strategies, at the LowEmission Consortium days.

PhD candidates

Handita Reksi Dwitantra Sutoyo

Affiliation: NTNU-IGP
Nationality: Indonesian
Supervisors: Carl Fredrik Berg (NTNU-IGP) and Heiner Schumann (SINTEF)
Period: 2021-2024

Thesis: Reduction of emission from hydrocarbon production through alternative and energy-efficient drainage strategies

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Aksel Ånestad

Affilitation: NTNU
Nationality: Norwegian
Supervisors: Associate Professor Nicholas Worth (NTNU) and Professor James Dawson (NTNU)
Period: 2021-2024

Thesis: The effect of staging on the stability and emissions performance of an industrially relevant swirl stabilised combustor

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Amar Abideen

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Supervisors: Associate Prof. Frank Mauseth (NTNU) and Dr Øystein Hestad (SINTEF)
Period: 2020-2024

Thesis: Wet cable design for subsea applications

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Leila Eyni

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Iranian
Supervisors: Associate Prof. Milan Stanko (NTNU) and Dr. Heiner Schümann (SINTEF)
Period: 2020-2023

Thesis: Energy-efficient processing

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Andreas Breivik Ormevik

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Norwegian
Supervisors: Prof. Kjetil Fagerholt (NTNU) and Prof. Frank Meisel (Kiel Univ.)
Period: 2020-2024

Thesis: Emission reduction in the upstream offshore supply chain on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

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Martin Richter

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: German
Supervisors: Prof. James R. Dawson (NTNU), Andreas Dreizler (TU Darmstadt), and Prof. Dirk Geyer (TU Darmstadt)
Period: 2020-2023

Thesis: Investigation of the flame structure of ammonia-hydrogen-nitrogen flames

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Kiet Tuan Hoang

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Norwegian
Supervisors: Prof. Lars Struen Imsland (NTNU) and Dr Brage Rugstad Knudsen (SINTEF)
Period: 2020-2024

Thesis: Stochastic nonlinear model predictive control of offshore hybrid power systems

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Jessica Gaucherand

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: French
Supervisor: Prof. Terese Løvås (NTNU)
Period: 2020-2023

Thesis: Numerical study of zero carbon fuel in combustion engines

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Hongyu Zhang

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Chinese
Supervisors: Prof. Asgeir Tomasgard (NTNU), Prof. Ignacio Grossmann (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) and Dr Brage Rugstad Knudsen (SINTEF)
Period: 2020-2023

Thesis: Norwegian offshore energy system decarbonisation

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I Gusti Agung Gede Angga

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Indonesian
Supervisor: Associate Prof. Carl Fredrik Berg (NTNU)
Period: 2020-2023

Thesis: Reduction of emissions from hydrocarbon production through alternative and energy-efficient drainage strategies

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Daniel dos Santos Mota

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Brazilian-Norwegian
Supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Tedeschi (NTNU)
Period: 2020-2023

Thesis: Control strategies for stability guarantee in oil and gas platforms with significant renewable energy integration

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Mohammad Ali Motamed

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Iranian
Supervisor: Associate Prof. Lars O. Nord (NTNU)
Period: 2020-2023

Thesis: Lifetime efficiency improvement of gas turbine power generation offshore

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