NCCS PhD and Postdoc Students Gather in Trondheim for First Student Seminar Day

On 9 June 2022, NCCS gathered its PhD and Postdoc students together in Trondheim for the centre’s first Student Seminar Day.

NCCS is a large Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME), with twelve research tasks that cover the entire CCS value chain. The Student Seminar Day gave students the opportunity to hear from task leaders and PhD students from outside their own task family, and understand how their work fits into the wider research goals of NCCS.

“I was excited to participate in NCCS’ Student Seminar Day,” said Bahareh Khosravi, a PhD student in Task 8. “Discussions during the presentations and making the plan for the young researchers club were great examples of the teamwork we did throughout the day, and we ended the seminar with a social gathering, which I enjoyed a lot!”

The day was organised by NCCS Deployment Case Leaders Inna Kim and Grethe Tangen.

“It was with great pleasure and pride that we organised this NCCS Student Seminar Day,” said Grethe. “Finally, the PhDs and Postdocs, as well as research task leaders, could meet after two years with very limited opportunities for gathering in person. The NCCS students gave well prepared presentations, sharing insights from their ongoing work and inspiring the participants to join discussions on topics covering the whole CCS value chain.”

“It was really nice to meet the students and discuss their work in an informal setting. CO2 capture, transport and storage projects are often run separately, with little interaction between them. NCCS provides such a great opportunity to look into the whole CCS value chain and communicate across these processes, creating a complete picture of the opportunities as well as challenges in CCS. I believe this will be useful for all participants in their future work too,” said Inna.

Education is an important and valued aspect of NCCS, and the Centre has so far funded 18 PhD students and eight Postdoctoral researchers.