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.
Handita Reksi Dwitantra Sutoyo
Supervisors: Carl Fredrik Berg (NTNU-IGP) and Heiner Schumann (SINTEF)
Thesis: Reduction of emission from hydrocarbon production through alternative and energy-efficient drainage strategies
Supervisors: Associate Professor Nicholas Worth (NTNU) and Professor James Dawson (NTNU)
Thesis: The effect of staging on the stability and emissions performance of an industrially relevant swirl stabilised combustor
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Supervisors: Associate Prof. Frank Mauseth (NTNU) and Dr Øystein Hestad (SINTEF)
Thesis: Wet cable design for subsea applications
Supervisors: Associate Prof. Milan Stanko (NTNU) and Dr. Heiner Schümann (SINTEF)
Thesis: Energy-efficient processing
Andreas Breivik Ormevik
Supervisors: Prof. Kjetil Fagerholt (NTNU) and Prof. Frank Meisel (Kiel Univ.)
Thesis: Emission reduction in the upstream offshore supply chain on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
Supervisors: Prof. James R. Dawson (NTNU), Andreas Dreizler (TU Darmstadt), and Prof. Dirk Geyer (TU Darmstadt)
Thesis: Investigation of the flame structure of ammonia-hydrogen-nitrogen flames
Kiet Tuan Hoang
Supervisors: Prof. Lars Struen Imsland (NTNU) and Dr Brage Rugstad Knudsen (SINTEF)
Thesis: Stochastic nonlinear model predictive control of offshore hybrid power systems
Supervisor: Prof. Terese Løvås (NTNU)
Thesis: Numerical study of zero carbon fuel in combustion engines
Supervisors: Prof. Asgeir Tomasgard (NTNU), Prof. Ignacio Grossmann (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) and Dr Brage Rugstad Knudsen (SINTEF)
Thesis: Norwegian offshore energy system decarbonisation
I Gusti Agung Gede Angga
Supervisor: Associate Prof. Carl Fredrik Berg (NTNU)
Thesis: Reduction of emissions from hydrocarbon production through alternative and energy-efficient drainage strategies
Daniel dos Santos Mota
Supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Tedeschi (NTNU)
Thesis: Control strategies for stability guarantee in oil and gas platforms with significant renewable energy integration
Mohammad Ali Motamed
Supervisor: Associate Prof. Lars O. Nord (NTNU)
Thesis: Lifetime efficiency improvement of gas turbine power generation offshore