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. 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 started his PhD in RA3 and at NTNU in 2021 under the supervision of Professor Ingrid Schjølberg. The project focuses 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 started her PhD in RA1 and at UiO in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Helmer Fjellvåg and Associate Professor Alexey Koposov. In her project she will study the use of Silicon (Si) as anode material for Li-Ion batteries. Main focus will be 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.


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 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.


MSc. Hamid Reza Zamanizadeh‘s PhD project focuses on Ni-based bipolar plates for alkaline water electrolysis cells. The work covers 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.


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.


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 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.


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 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 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.