Kick off seminar for the FME-MoZEES training network
MoZEES is a Norwegian Research Center on Zero Emission Energy Systems with focus on battery- and hydrogen technology for transport applications. On December 5th, MoZEES PhD students and postdocs, the center management, supervisors and some user partners gathered at Lysebu, Oslo, for a day of scientific discussions and networking.
MoZEES PhD seminar at Lysebu. Illustration: TØI.
One of the main purposes 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. Through presentations and discussion, we aimed at reaching a common understanding of the challenges the center aims to solve
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, presentations and group work. All the participants held presentations and contributed to common reflections and discussions. The wide range of scientific activities in MoZEES – 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.
Two of the many users partners from the industry sector also attended the seminar. Both Jorunn Voje from Elkem and Olav Roald Hansen from Lloyd`s Register presented their company and its interest in the center. The large industry- and user partner network in MoZEES represents an unique opportunity and advantage for the young researchers in the development of their understanding of zero emission transport solutions and in preparing them for their future career.
About the centre
MoZEES is an acronym for Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems, and is one of eight technological Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) awarded by the Research Council of Norway in 2016. MoZEES focus on new battery and hydrogen materials, components, technologies, and systems for existing and future transport applications on road, rail, and sea. The Centrewill contribute to the design and development of safe, reliable, and cost competitive zero-emission transport solutions. There will also be a strong focus on education; a total of 13 PhDs and 5 post.docs. will be directly funded by the Centre.
The Centre is a collaboration between four research institutes (IFE, SINTEF, TØI, and FFI), three universities (UiO, NTNU, and HSN), seven public partners, 3 private interest organizations, and 23 commercial and industrial partners, including key battery and hydrogen materials, components, technology, and systems suppliers. IFE is the host and coordinator.
Visit MoZEES webpage for more information.