On December 5th the MoZEES PhD students and postdoctoral researchers gathered at Lysebu, Oslo for a day of scientific discussions and networking. The purpose of this kick-off seminar was to consolidate the MoZEES training network by bringing the students within different research areas and disciplines together to discuss their projects in the broader context of Zero Emission Transport, and to reach a common understanding of the challenges the center is set to solve and our strategy to meet them.
The day started with site visits to ceramic processing and electrochemistry labs at SINTEF and UiO, before the group was transported to Lysebu for lunch and an afternoon filled with interesting discussions, inspiring presentations and an engaging session of interactive group work. Both students, the center management, supervisors and some user partners held presentations and contributed to the common reflections and discussions.
The wide range of scientific activities in MoZEES – all linked together by the common goal of decarbonizing the Norwegian heavy duty transport sector – was also reflected by the wide range of topics covered in the student presentations: Ionic liquids for Li-ion batteries, Fatigue of composite pressure vessels, Next generation proton conductive membranes for PEM applications, Combustion properties of vented materials from Li-ion batteries, and The influence of technological development and economic incentives on the demand of zero emission vehicles – Something for every taste!
The wide range of scientific activities in MoZEES – all linked together by the common goal of decarbonizing the Norwegian heavy duty transport sector – is well illustrated by the titles of the student presentations
Via the presentations of Elkem and Lloyd’s Register – held by Jorunn Voje and Olav Roald Hansen, respectively – the students were also granted insight into the user partners’ perspective on the objectives of MoZEES and learned about their activities and interests in the field. The students find that the large industry- and user partner network in MoZEES represents a unique opportunity and advantage for them in their scientific work in the years to come.