Apply for a summer research project on Sustainable Energy

UiO:Energy will fund a number of summer research projects within sustainable energy for students. The projects must be carried out between April and October 2020. All students currently enrolled in their last year of a bachelor program, in a master program or relevant professional degree program at the University of Oslo are eligible to apply.  The students selected for summer research projects will each receive a stipend of NOK 40 000.

Students selected for a research project will perform research addressing sustainable energy issues under supervision of research groups working within the topic at the University of Oslo. There are a total of 10 projects that students may apply for. Students are expected to work for 6 weeks full-time equivalents. Reduced time per week down to 50% for 12 weeks can be accepted in some projects. Students selected for a research project will each receive a stipend of NOK 40 000. 

Read about last year's experience with summer research project in sustainable energy here.

Selection of candidates:

  • Students enrolled in their last year of a bachelor program or enrolled in a master program at the University of Oslo can apply for the announced research projects
  • The final selection of candidates will be done by the project owner/supervisor and UiO:Energy based on the following criteria:
    • Letter of motivation
    • Professional/academic background
    • Grades

Application deadline: March 1st 2020 closed

List of summer research projects students can apply for:

1 - PV power generation and cloud cover (Mathematics) 

- Detailed project description

- Supervisor: Professor Fred Espen Benth, Department of Mathematics

- Project suitable for: Master students 

- Preferred academic background: Strong background in mathematics, statistics and programming (MAMI or MAEC programs).

- Expected research period: It is desirable that the project is executed over 6 weeks in the period June-September 2020. 

Apply

 

2 - Electrochemistry and the Green Grail, a «Light» adventure (Materials science/Physical chemistry)

- Project description

- Supervisor: Athanasios Chatzitakis, Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology

- Project suitable for: Bachelor and master students 

- Preferred academic background: Physical chemistry and electrochemistry, materials science

- Expected research period: 6 weeks starting from June 10th (a two-weeks supervision is guaranteed and during summer holidays remote supervision is possible, too). Alternatively, 6 weeks starting from August 12th.

Apply

3 - Spatio-temporal distribution of electricity demand in a future Norwegian carbon free energy system (Natural science)

- Project description

- Project suitable for: Bachelor and masterstudents

- Supervisor: Marianne Zeyringer, Department of Technology Systems

- Preferred academic background: Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Environmental Science, Renewable Energy, Hydrology or equivalent; Programming skills and/ or prior use of spatial data analysis (e.g in ArcGIS) would be an advantage. The project is suitable for a Master student, as well as highly motivated and excellent Bachelor students

- Expected research period: To be agreed with supervisor.

Apply

4 - Collaborative EV charging (Informatics and Social science)

- Project description

- Supervisors:  Frank Eliassen, Per Gunnar Røe, Geir Horn, and Lars Böcker

- Project suitable for: Bachelor and masterstudents

- Preferred academic background: One student with background in Informatics, and one with background in social sciences (for instance Human Geography, Sociology, TIK, SUM). The former student should preferably have background and/or interest in blockchain technology and smart contracts. Knowledge of EV Charging systems is an advantage. The latter student should preferably have a background and/or interest in innovation/adoption, social practices, transport research and/or urban studies, and have Nordic language skills to conduct interviews.

- Expected research period: Start-up date June 1st (negotiable)

Apply

5 - To what extent and how has ‘the social dimension’ been incorporated in existing energy modelling structures? (Social science and Natural science)

- Project description

- Supervisors: Marianne Zeyringer, Department of Technology Systems, Tanja Winther, Centre for Development and the Environment and Tor Håkon Jackson Inderberg, Fridtjof Nansen Institute

 - Project suitable for: Bachelor and master students

- Preferred academic background: Social Sciences, Renewable Energy, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences or equivalent

- Expected research period: To be agreed with supervisor(s)

Apply

6 - Marginalization and green energy in Norway (Social science)

- Detailed project description

- Supervisor: Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Centre for Development and the Environment

- Project suitable for: Master students 

- Preferred academic background: One student with background in social sciences, and one student with background in quantitative spatial analysis (GIS and similar spatial competence)

- Expected research period: It is desirable that the project is executed over 6 weeks in the period May to August 2020

Apply

7 - Sustainable consumption in Norwegian households: Policies and practices (Social science)

- Project description

- Project suitable for: Master students

- Supervisors: Arve Hansen and Ulrikke Wethal, Centre for Development and the Environment

-  Preferred academic background: Enrolled in master program at the Centre for Development and the Environment, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, Department of Education, or Department of Political Science.

Expected research period: The work is to take place principally in the summer 2020 and the report is to be submitted by September 1st to Hansen/Wethal.

Apply

8 - Toll-road discontent in light of toll-road characteristics and city-region geographies of car dependency (Social science)

- Project description

- Supervisors: Tanja Winther (SUM), Anders Tønnesen (TØI), and Lars Böcker (ISS)

- Project suitable for: Master students 

- Preferred academic background: Enrolled in master program at the Centre for Development and the Environment or master program at Department of Sociology and Human Geography

- Expected research period: The work is to take place in the summer 2020, starting in May/June. The working document is to be submitted no later than September 30th.

Apply

9 - Transformative innovation policy for grand challenges: A case study of innovation policy for green growth in South Korea (Social science)

- Project description

- Supervisors: Jan Fagerberg and Allan Dahl Andersen, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture

- Project suitable for: Master students

- Preferred academical background: Social science; interest in energy transition and society.

- Expected research period: Pre-July or Post-August.

Apply

10 - The role of European science policy in shaping the direction of the Energy Transition: Centralized versus decentralized transition pathways (Social science)

- Project description

- Supervisor: Allan Dahl Andersen, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture

- Project suitable for: Master students

- Preferred academical background: Social science; interest in energy transition and society.

- Expected research period: Pre-July or Post-August.

Apply

 

 

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