We are proud to present our clever, young and aspiring PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who are making sure MoZEES is producing high quality and high impact research.
Our PhD Students
MSc. Casper Skautvedt started working as a PhD student in RA1 in the group of Alexey Koposov at UiO in 2022. His project is a continuation of Carina’s work and focuses on the use of Silicon (Si) as anode material for Li-Ion batteries. He will use in-operando techniques to better understand the processes taking place during charging and discharging, and furthermore compare the use of Silicon in solid-state batteries to batteries with liquid electrolytes.
MSc. Ruben van Beesten started working as a postdoctoral researcher in RA4 and in the group of Asgeir Tomasgard at NTNU in 2021. His project is focused on value chain optimization in zero emission transportation networks.
MSc. Manuel Lenti worked as PhD student in RA3 at NTNU in 2021-2022 under the supervision of Professor Ingrid Schjølberg. The project focused on the design and validation of energy management systems for maritime fuel cell systems to optimize operations and service lifetime costs.
M.Sc. Carina Geiss worked as PhD student in RA1 at UiO in 2020-2021 under the supervision of Professor Helmer Fjellvåg and Associate Professor Alexey Koposov. In her project she studied the use of Silicon (Si) as anode material for Li-Ion batteries. Main focus was in-operando studies of the materials in order to better understand the processes taking place during charging and discharging.
MEng. Jonas Martin started his PhD studies in RA4 and at NTNU – Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Anne Neumann. The project focuses on a techno-economic analysis of a zero-emission transport system to investigate how sustainable mobility can become competitive.
MSc. Šárka Štádlerová started her PhD studies at NTNU in 2020 under the supervision of Associate Professor Peter Schütz and Professor Asgeir Tomasgard. The project focuses on Optimization of Zero emission transport systems and value chain in maritime transportation.
MSc. Agnieszka Lach‘s PhD studies are undertaken at USN under the supervision of Prof. Knut Vågsæther and Assoc. Prof. Andre Vagner Gaathaug. Her PhD is funded by the EU project HyTunnel-CS and focuses on hydrogen release in confined spaces such as parking garages and tunnels, and experimental studies will investigate hazards related to formation of combustible clouds and their combustion phenomena. Agnieszka successfully defended her thesis in 2022.
MSc. Hamid Reza Zamanizadeh‘s PhD project focused on Ni-based bipolar plates for alkaline water electrolysis cells. The work covered surface engineering, corrosion investigation and electro-catalytic activity evaluation for both the oxygen- and hydrogen evolution reactions. He started his studies at NTNU in 2018 under the supervision of Profs. Frode Seland and Svein Sunde. Hamid successfully defended his thesis in 2022.
MSc. Xinwei Sun started her PhD studies on hydrogen technology in 2018. The objective of her project is to develop low cost, high performance composite membranes for PEM fuel cells, which can be operated under higher temperatures (> 80˚C) and low relative humidities (RH < 20%). Her studies are carried out at UiO under the supervision of prof. Truls Norby. Xinwei sucessfully defended her thesis in 2023.
MSc. Halvor Høen Hval started his PhD studies at UiO in 2018, working on batteries. He aims at developing new, as well as improving existing, high-voltage cathode materials with supervision from prof. Helmer Fjellvåg and prof. Ola Nilsen. Parts of the work will also be conducted in collaboration with FFI.
MSc. Vegard Østli started his PhD studies at NTNU in 2018, with prof. Colin Green as supervisor. The project focuses on developing behavioral models for travelers and firms in order to predict the market impact of introducing new technologies in the transport sector. Another key aspect is to evaluate how public policy can contribute to the uptake of new technological solutions.
MSc. Eivind Hugaas‘ project at NTNU focused on hydrogen storage tanks, and he studyied fatigue data via experimental testing and modelling, in close collaboration with the Norwegian industrial partner Hexagon. Eivind’s supervisor is prof. Andreas Echtermeyer. Eivind successfully defended his thesis in February 2022.
MSc. Daniel Tevik Rogstad embarked on his PhD studies at NTNU the fall 2017, with prof. Ann Mari Svensson as his supervisor. Daniel is investigating Silicon anodes and ionic liquids in Lithium-ion batteries.
MSc. Elise Ramleth Østli started her PhD studies at NTNU in 2017, with former RA1 manager Dr. Fride Vullum Bruer as supervisor. She aimed at developing water-based manufacturing routes for electrodes in an effort to stabilize the electrode/electrolyte interface. Elise successfully defended her thesis in 2022.
MSc. Ika Dewi Wijayanti joined MoZEES as a PhD student at NTNU and IFE from 1 January 2017 and successfully defended her thesis on 21 April 2020. She worked on Nickel metal hydride batteries. The study was undertaken in collaboration with our former international industrial partner BASF-Ovonic, aiming to develop high voltage and high power non-aqueous metal hydride batteries. Her project was funded by an Indonesian fellowship.
MSc. Mathias Henriksen emarked on his PhD studies at USN in 2017, and focused on hazards – such as explosions – related to accidents with Li-ion batteries in transportation. The work was supervised by prof. Dag Bjerketvedt and conducted in close collaboration with FFI. Mathias successfully defended his thesis in 2021.
Our postdoctoral researchers
Dr. Mustapha Jamma started working as a postdoctoral researcher in RA3 at IFE in 2023. The project focuses on the design and validation of energy management systems for maritime fuel cell systems to optimize operations and service lifetime costs.
Dr. Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis (a.k.a. Sakis) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo. He worked in MoZEES from 2018-2019, exploring the properties of non-porous, protonic conducting composite membranes for use in PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers in collaboration with prof. Truls Norby.
Dr. Gaylord Kabongo Booto worked as a postdoctoral researcher at IFE from 2018-2020 assessing the environmental impacts of Heavy Transport Vehicles – with a defined zero emission technology – by means of Life Cycle Analysis. He quantified the environmental benefits at full scale deployment in order to inform decision makers and enable strategic environmental management.
Dr. Alok Mani Tripathi worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo from 2018-2021 where he performed in operando diagnostics of Li-ion batteries. This work is relevant for all the battery research in MoZEES as it gave a better understanding of the behavior and performance of battery materials.
Dr. Heesoo Park started working as a researcher in the group of Alexey Koposov at UiO in 2021. His project focuses on understanding chemical reactions and building theoretical models for Lithium-ion batteries at the atomistic level. In addition, he is an expert in computational quantum chemistry and machine-learning techniques.
Dr. Inger-Emma Nylund started working as a postdoctoral researcher in RA1 in the group of Ann Mari Svensson at NTNU in 2022. Her project focuses on new HF free electrolytes stable at high potential in combination with LNMO as cathode material for Li-ion batteries. In addition, she will perform characterization using advanced techniques like TEM, FIB, SEM, and Raman spectroscopy.