Education

The NCCS Educational Programme

While more than 250 people are actively involved in NCCS, the NCCS Educational Programme is one of the most important tasks in NCCS. 

 

The programme involves training master and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in CCS research, so they are willing and able to transfer this knowledge into future work in industry or research.  

 

We are well on track to exceed our ambitions with a total of 50 students taking part, 42% of them female. 

Communicating CCS to the next generation


The participants of the NCCS Fall seminar hosted by the University of Oslo were asked to talk about CCS in their own words.

This compilation video shows some of the important thoughts that the young CCS research group (Master, PhD and postdocs) from both geology and law wanted to share.


 


Education at Master, PhD and Postdoc level

Students in NCCS are integrated tightly into the research tasks, with the goal of making the education relevant for the students and of interest for industry. PhD students and Postdocs present their work at the annual Consortium Days, both in breakout sessions and in dedicated education sessions.

A large number of Master students follow courses and write thesis relevant for CCS at the different departments at NTNU in Trondheim and the University of Oslo. Each year, the host institution organizes a summer job project for master students. The project has proven popular, and usually there are many more applicants than openings. Students get relevant project work experience, while having the opportunity for further employment. Typically, 20 students are offered a summer job, with 25-50% working on CCS-related projects.

NTNU in Trondheim
Master students follow courses and write thesis relevant for CCS at NTNU in Trondheim (pictured) and the University of Oslo

Seminars and courses developed in NCCS

As part of NCCS, the University of Oslo has established:

  • The NCCS Early Career Seminar Series
  • The "Outside the BOCCS Seminar Series" for students in NCCS and streamed online
  • UiO/UNIS/Colorado School of Mines Intro to CCS courses

IEAGHG CCS Summer School

NCCS hosted the 12th IEAGHG CCS Summer School in Trondheim, with 58 students from 24 countries. Read a blog post here.

In addition to covering all aspects of CCS in lectures presented by leading international experts, the students also had group exercises in communication, designing monitoring plans, interactive careers session and the usual group project work.

Additional recruitment highlights

Sigmund Størset, Innovation and Technology Transfer leader from 2016-2019, is now a Senior Market Advisor at ENOVA SF.

Tobias Neumann will receive a double PhD degree from Ruhr University in Germany (supervised by Professor Roland Span) and from NTNU in Norway (supervised by Professor Jana Jakobsen). This exemplifies a special case of international collaboration and education within NCCS.

From 2021, an industrial mentorship program is planned, with volunteers from industry who will mentor students in NCCS.

PhD

  • Bahereh Khosravi
    Viscosity and density measurements of CO2 and CO2-rich mixtures at conditions relevant for CCS           
    • Fiscal metering and thermodynamics (Task 8)   
    • Main Supervisor Professor Jana Poplsteinova Jakobsen, Institutt for kjemisk prosessteknologi, NTNU
    • KPN: ImpreCCS
    • 2018-2021
  • Camilla Louise Würtzen
    Tectonostratigraphic analysis of CO2 storage reservoirs in the Upper Triassic alluvial Lunde Formation in the Smeaheia area, Norwegian North Sea        
    • Structural derisking (Task 9)       
    • Main Supervisor Associate Professor Ivar Midtkandal, Section of Geology and Geophysics, UiO                             
    • 2018-2021
  • Dongchan Kim  
    Working on measurements of thermal conductivity       
    • Fiscal metering and thermodynamics (Task 8)   
    • Main Supervisor Professor Eric F. May, University of Australia                      
    • 2019-2020
  • Eirik Æsøy   
    Experimental investigations into forced and self-excited azimuthal combustion dynamics modes             
    • Gas turbines (Task 5)     
    • Main Supervisor Professor James Dawson, Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikk, NTNU                
    • 2018-2022
  • Jonathon Osmond      
    Improving seal and overburden characterization methods          
    • Structural derisking (Task 9)       
    • Main Supervisor Professor Alvar Braathen - Seksjon for geologi og geofysikk, UiO                            
    • 2017-2021
  • Lucas Braakhuis             
    Modelling solvent degradation and reclamation in amine-based Post-Combustion Carbon Capture.       
    • Solvent technology - environmental issues (Task 2)
    • Main Supervisor Professor Hanna Knuutila - Institutt for kjemisk prosessteknologi, NTNU              
    • 2019-2022
  • Magnus Soldal 
    Fault geomechanics      
    • Structural derisking (Task 9)       
    • Main Supervisor Associate Professor Elin Skurtveit - Section of Geology and Geophysics, UiO                
    • 2019-2022
  • Marcin Duda     
    Low frequency laboratory tests (link to geophysics task)              
    • CO2 storage site containment (Task 10)
    • Main Supervisor Professor Rune Martin Holt - Institutt for geovitenskap og petroleum, NTNU                        
    • 2018-2021
  • Mats Rongved 
    Hydraulic fracturing for enhanced geothermal systems
    • CO2 storage site containment (Task 10)
    • Main Supervisor Professor Rune Martin Holt - Institutt for geovitenskap og petroleum, NTNU                         
    • 2015-2018
  • Mohammad Masoudi   
    Modeling nucleation reactions 
    • CO2 storage site containment (Task 10)
    • Main Supervisor Professor Helge Hellevang - Seksjon for geologi og geofysikk, UiO            
    • KPN: Porepac    
    • 2018-2021
  • Peter Betlem    
    Geological and geophysical analysis of overburden for CO2 storage sites
    • Structural derisking (Task 9)
    • Main Supervisor Associate Professor Kim Senger - Structural geology and basin analysis, UNIS                     
    • 2019-2023
  • Stefan Herrig    
    CCS mixture reference EOS development (EOS-CG) (graduate mid-2018)             
    • Fiscal metering and thermodynamics (Task 8)   
    • Main Supervisor Professor Dr.-Ing. Roland Span, Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik, Fakultät Maschinenbau, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany                   
    • 2017-2018
  • Tobias Neumann            
    Improved description of minor components relevant for the transport of CO2-rich mixtures including chemically reacting systems
    • Fiscal metering and thermodynamics (Task 8)   
    • Main Supervisor Professor Dr.-Ing. Roland Span, Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik, Fakultät Maschinenbau, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany                  
    • 2017-2021
  • Vegard Skonseng Bjerketvedt   
    Optimal design and operation of CCS value chains with focus on the transport system  
    • The CO2 value chain and legal aspects (Task 1)
    • Main Supervisor Professor Asgeir Tomasgard - Institutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse, NTNU 
    • 2017-2021
  • Vanja Buvik       
    Amine structure relationship to degradation and corrosion        
    • Solvent technology - environmental issues (Task 2)        
    • Main Supervisor Professor Hanna Knuutila - Institutt for kjemisk prosessteknologi, NTNU               
    • 2017-2021
  • Anne-Sophie Sur            
    Running ductile fracture in pressurised steel pipelines  
    • CO2 transport (Task 7)
    • Main Supervisor Professor Odd Sture Hopperstad - Institutt for konstruksjonsteknikk, NTNU
    • 2020-2023
  • Tarik Yahou       
    Combustion dynamics in hydrogen rich combustion
    • Gas turbines (Task 5)     
    • Main Supervisor Professor James Dawson, Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikk, NTNU                 
    • 2020-2023
  • Alexandra Metallinou Log   
    Depressurization of CO2-rich mixtures in pipes 
    • CO2 transport (Task 7)  
    • Main Supervisor Professor James Dawson, Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikk, NTNU                 
    • 2020-2023
  • Olaf Lehn Tranås             
    Energy carrier integration, sector coupling and carbon capture and storage. Modeling low carbon          
    • The CO2 value chain and legal aspects (Task 1) 
    • Main Supervisor Professor Asgeir Tomasgard - Institutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse, NTNU  
    • 2020-2023
  • Heidi Sydnes Egeland
    Incentivising or impeding carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies in Europe (CCS/CCUS) – the application of climate mitigation legal frameworks to carbon capture technologies for emission reduction purposes
    • The CO2 value chain and legal aspects (Task 1) 
    • Main Supervisor Professor Henrik Bjørnebye - Nordisk institutt for sjørett, UiO
    • 2020-2024

 

PostDoc              

  • Barbara RE         
    Large-scale transient behaviour of CO2-transport pipelines        
    • CO2 transport (Task 7)  
    • Main Supervisor Professor Dr. Rémi Abgrall - Institut für Mathematik & Computational Science Universität Zürich  
    • 2018-2019          
  • Donghoi Kim     
    Modeling of hybrid processes (H2 production and CO2 liquefaction)      
    • Low emission H2 production (Task 3)    
    • Main Supervisor Professor Truls Gundersen - Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikk, NTNU          
    • KPN: MACH-2   
    • 2019-2020
  • Zhongxuan Liu 
    Modeling of hybrid processes (H2 production and CO2 liquefaction)      
    • Low emission H2 production (Task 3)    
    • Main Supervisor Professor Truls Gundersen - Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikk, NTNU          
    • KPN: MACH-2   
    • 2020-2021
  • Emma Michie Haines    
    Structural geology          
    • Structural derisking (Task 9)       
    • Main Supervisor Professor Alvar Braathen - Seksjon for geologi og geofysikk, UiO                   
    • KPN: FRISK        
    • 2020-2022
  • Jose Aguilar       
    Gas turbine combustion instabilities for H2(CH4 blends
    • Gas turbines (Task 5) 
    • Main Supervisor Professor James Dawson, Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikk, NTNU
    • 2018-2020
  • Mark Mulrooney            
    Structural analysis and geomodel for fault modelling
    • Structural derisking (Task 9)       
    • Main Supervisor Professor Alvar Braathen - Seksjon for geologi og geofysikk, UiO            
    • 2017-2021
  • Ozgu Turgut    
    The role of CCS in decarbonising the power and industry sectors in both Europe and Norway    
    • The CO2 value chain and legal aspects (Task 1) 
    • Main Supervisor Professor Asgeir Tomasgard - Institutt for industriell økonomi og teknologiledelse, NTNU 
    • 2017-2020
  • Tamara Makuni
    Experimental investigations into forced and self-excited azimuthal combustion dynamics modes             
    • Gas turbines (Task 5)     
    • Main Supervisor Professor James Dawson, Institutt for energi- og prosessteknikk, NTNU                
    • 2017
  • Viktor Weber   
    Legal Aspects of transport and storage with a focus on liabilities              
    • The CO2 value chain and legal aspects (Task 1) 
    • Main Supervisor Førsteamanuensis Catherine Banet - Nordisk institutt for sjørett, UiO                          
    • 2018-2021
  • Sian Lianne Evans
    Structural de-risking of ​potential CO2 storage sites on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
    • Structural derisking (Task 9)       
    • Main Supervisor Professor Alvar Braathen - Seksjon for geologi og geofysikk, UiO      
    • 2020-2024