The 2023 edition of Plastdagen (Plastic Day in English), held in Trondheim’s Dokkhuset, was a testament to the shared commitment of industry, academia, and scientific research to address the environmental impacts of plastics and pave the way for a sustainable future.
Wood Stoves for Cutting Electricity Costs and Preventing Unnecessary Expansions of the Electricity Grid
My goal in this project is to investigate wood-burning stoves with the aim of reducing electricity expenses and averting unnecessary expansion of the electricity grid.
What are the Norwegian energy system’s impacts on our local biodiversity? Our research project aims to find out, and to present our research, we created a board game.
Collaboration between Chinese and Norwegian researchers has yielded valuable insights, including the utilization of ground source heat pumps in Scandinavia and beyond.
Polymers have transformed our lives  . We have been benefiting from them since approximately 1600 BC when natural rubber was first discovered. However, plastic products are often mismanaged once they reach the end of life. The solutions we need rely on a whole systemic and structural change within the plastic system.
During the fall semester I got the opportunity to do a research stay with the Center for Marine Debris Research (CMDR) on Oahu, Hawai’i. One of the aims was to get to know the plastic debris researchers and their work, and collaborate on a project involving plastic debris entanglements of wildlife by gathering data from local organizations.
Obstructive sleep apnea is linked with several diseases, and is often treated with surgery where it is difficult to be completely sure of the outcome. In my PhD project, I work with simulations that may increase the patients benefit from surgery.
Some industries require temperatures of between 100 and 180 degrees. A high temperature heat pump is able to deliver this, so it has great commercial potential.