EFCE Excellence award in Thermodynamics and Transport properties is awarded every second year to an excellent PhD thesis. In 2021, it was awarded to my former PhD student and present collaborator, Dr. Ailo Aasen. The judging committee of EFCE’s Thermodynamics and Transport Properties Working Party was highly complementary of the technical quality of Aasen’s work, which included his innovative approach to include quantum effects into classical Helmholtz energy equations of state and discussion of multicomponent nucleation phenomena.
PhD candidate Ailo Aasen was awarded the prize for best poster at the conference, Thermodynamics 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is impressive, as he started his PhD only eight months prior to the conference. In the poster, he presented some of our work to unravel the curvature dependence of the surface tension for multicomponent mixtures.
EFCE and Ilya Prigogine Prize for best PhD
May 21, 2017
My thesis entitled Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of planar and curved interfaces, was awarded with two prestigious international awards. The European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) awarded the thesis with the EFCE excellence prize in thermodynamics for 2017. The second prize awarded was the Ilya Prigogine Prize 2017 for best PhD over the last two years in basic and applied thermodynamics.
Center of Excellence on Flow Through Porous Media
Mar 18, 2017
Our application for center of excellence, Porous Media Laboratory, was granted by the Norwegian Research Council! The topic is fundamental knowledge on flow through porous media. Progress in the center will contribute to safer and more efficient extraction of oil and injection of carbon dioxide in subsea reservoirs, improved understanding of fuel-cells and catalyst materials and more efficient extraction of water in areas with drought.
Prize for the best PhD Thesis At The Faculty Of Natural Sciences
Feb 6, 2016
On the second of february I received the prize for the best PhD thesis at the faculty of natural sciences at NTNU, 2016. I am very honored by this. My good friend and close colleague Dr. Anders Lervik received the prize on my behalf.