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.


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. Fredrik Carlsen 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.


Dr Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis (a.k.a. Sakis) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo. He is exploring the properties of non-porous, protonic conducting composite membranes for use in PEM fuel cells and electrolyzers in collaboration with prof. Truls Norby.


MSc. Eivind Hugaas‘ project at NTNU focuses on hydrogen storage tanks, and he is studying fatigue data via experimental testing and modelling, in close collaboration with the Norwegian industrial partner Hexagon. Eivind’s supervisor is prof. Andreas Echtermeyer.


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 RA1 manager Prof. Fride Vullum Bruer as supervisor. She aims at the development of water-based manufacturing routes for electrodes in an effort to stabilize the electrode/electrolyte interface.


MSc. Ika Dewi Wijayanti joined MoZEES as a PhD student at NTNU and IFE from 1 January 2017 and is working on Nickel metal hydride batteries. The study is undertaken in collaboration with our international industrial partner BASF-Ovonic, aiming to develop high voltage and high power non-aqueous metal hydride batteries.


MSc. Mathias Henriksen emarked on his PhD studies at USN in 2017, and focuses on hazards – such as explosions – related to accidents with Li-ion batteries in transportation. The work is supervised by prof. Dag Bjerketvedt and conducted in close collaboration with FFI.