Welcome Özge!

Özge Akyildiz has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to undertake a 3-year PhD-project in the field of Mining Engineering. Supervisor and co supervisor are Hakan Basarir and Steinar Løve Ellefmo, respectively. Her MSc thesis subject was the assessment of the applicability of some empirical equations for the prediction of particle size distribution from blasting in quarries. The thesis covered engineering geological evaluations, image and data analysis. After gaining her MSc degree, she expanded her research interest and focused on the implementation of machine learning algorithms to mining engineering applications. Özge will be working on the modelling and the optimization of blasting operations.

Özge has B.Sc and M.Sc in Mining Engineering from Faculty of Mines, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey). She worked as a research assistant at the Mining Engineering Department for six years and contributed teaching in undergraduate classes such as Rock Mechanics, Mine Production Technology, Blasting Technology and its Applications.

Welcome, Özge!

Webinar: Hvorfor synliggjøre forskningen din / Why make your research visible: Science Conversations / Kunnskapssamtalen @NTNU

Webinarserien Science Conversations / Kunnskapssamtalen, handler om hvordan du kan bygge en akademisk karriere og skape kvalitet i forskningen din. Yngre og mer erfarne forskere fra flere fagområder vil gjennom tre webinarer høsten 2021 dele erfaringer og gi råd og tips. Webinarene holdes på engelsk.

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Welcome Ahmad

Dr. Ahmad Hassanzadeh has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to undertake a European Union-founded project (HARARE) in the field of waste valorization, metallurgy and mineral processing. Ahmad intends to selectively separate finely disseminated iron-oxide minerals and calcite using conventional and innovative physical and physicochemical techniques. Through this, Ahmad will introduce sustainable solutions to the metallurgical treatment of Al industry with low CO2 emission and favorable circular economy.

Ahmad has a BSc. in Mining Engineering (Exploration) from Sahand University of Technology (Iran) and pursued his MSc. and PhD. in Mineral Processing at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (Iran) and Istanbul Technical University (Turkey). For almost three-years he industrially worked as a process engineer for National Iranian Copper Industries Co (NICICO) and later spent six months as a researcher at Montan University of Leoben (Austria) when he was awarded the Erasmus Exchange Program in 2016. Ahmad moved to Germany in 2017, worked a research associate (Post-Doc) at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). He has published more than 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles (h-index 13, citation 503) in high-prestigious journals in the last five years and won 2020 MEI Young Person´s Award as well as Minerals Travel Award 2020. Since 2019, he is an editor in Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing journal. Ahmad speaks five languages fluently as Persian, German, Turkish, English and Azerbaijanian (his mother tongue).

He loves travelling, meeting, socially and culturally interacting with new people, tasting brand new meals and learning some languages while chatting on fascinating scientific themes. He loves playing chess physically or virtually and plying football as his favorite sport in his leisure time.

Welcome Ahmad!

Welcome Mustafa

Mustafa Guner has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to undertake a 3-year PhD-project in the field of Mineral Processing Engineering. The supervisor is Przemyslaw B. Kowalczuk (Professor, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU) Mustafa’s research “RFC-Upscaling Proposes the Reflux Flotation Cell» aims to evaluate a newly designed flotation machine which is Reflux Flotation Cell (RFC) with the Cu-Ore coming from the copper site of KGHM and flotation parameters will be tested on lab-scale and pilot-scale experiments. Positive or negative consequences of using RFC will be discussed using those data in terms of capacity and recovery increase, water consumption, the content of concentrates and tailings.
The project is funded by EIT Raw Materials and FL Smidth & Co. A/S (Denmark) and KGHM Polska Miedz Spólka Akcyjna (Poland) are partners of the project.
Mustafa has B.Sc and M.Sc in Mineral Processing Engineering from Department of Mineral Processing Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey). He worked as an R&D Metallurgist in the metallurgical laboratory of a gold production company in Eskisehir (Turkey) for two years.

Welcome, Mustafa!

Welcome Pshem!

Przemyslaw (Pshem) has been hired as a professor in minerals engineering at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP). He took a MSc in Materials Science (hydrometallurgy) at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, in Poland, and then continued with a PhD in Minerals Engineering (flotation) at the same university. In May 2012 Pshem defended, with honours, his PhD thesis, and then spent six months in the scientific group of Prof. Hylke J. Glass at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter. In 2016, he was awarded a Doctor of Science degree (DSc, habilitation) for contributions to the scientific literature. In 2012-2021 he worked, first as an assistant professor, and then as an associate professor at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland. In 2017-2021 he worked as a postdoc in mineral processing (marine minerals) at IGP. In 2018 he was invited by Prof. Stoyan Gaydardzhiev as a guest lecturer and researcher at the University of Liege in Belgium. In 2019, Faculty of Applied Science of University of Liege awarded him as the honorary collaborator for the academic year of 2019-2020. Pshem is also hired as a guest professor at the School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University in China.

Pshem has been extensively working on mineral processing and hydrometallurgy with recent focus on processing of marine minerals and REEs. At NTNU he will be participating in several European projects (EIT RM Reflux Flotation Cell; Harare; EIT RM DSM-Summer School), supervising students, PhDs and postdocs.

Welcome Pshem!

Petroleumskvelden 2021

Petroleumskvelden er det viktigste arrangementer for NTNU-studenter som er interessert i petroleumsbransjen. En fullstappet sal fikk høre foredrag fra Aker BP, Vår Energi, Wintershall DEA, Equinor og Concedo. Årets tema var det grønne skiftet og fremtiden for olje- og gassindustrien.

Isolasjon av energibrønner på Svalbard skal bevare permafrosten

Vetle Daleng og Håkon Afret skriver masteroppgave om alternative isolasjonsmetoder for energibrønn ved nye Svalbard folkehøyskole. Dette vil være et samarbeid mellom NTNU, Store Norske og UNIS (Universitetssenteret på Svalbard).

Bakgrunnen for oppgaven er at det skal bygges en ny folkehøyskole på Svalbard og det skal i den forbindelse utredes muligheten for en energibrønn på ca. 1200 meter. Denne utredningen er et samarbeid mellom Store Norske, GTML (Geothermal Energy Nordic) og er støttet av Enova. Et av de utfordrende aspektene omkring etablering av energibrønn er permafrosten på Svalbard. Ved boring ned i grunnen vil man kunne forvente en termisk gradient i størrelsesorden 30 grader per km, altså vil temperaturen 1 km ned i grunnen være omkring 30 grader. Dette medfører en temperatur som er mer enn høy nok til å tine permafrosten i overliggende lag. Om permafrosten tiner vil man risikere at området og løsmassene blir ustabilt. Formålet med deres oppgave vil være å se på mulige isolasjonsmetoder av energibrønnen for å sikre at permafrosten bevares. Dette vil innebære både aktive og passive isolasjonsmetoder. Aktive metoder kan f.eks være kjøling med varmepumpe, passive metoder vil kunne være isolerte rør eller isolerende sement. I oppgaven vil de ta for seg flere temaer, aktuelle tema er:

  • Det geotermiske potensialet på Svalbard, samt kvartær- og berggrunnsgeologien i området.
  • Permafrost på Svalbard vil bli belyst.
  • De vil også gjøre rede for grunnvarmemetoder, da spesielt dype-mellomdype energibrønner.
  • Kjøle- og isolasjonsmetoder.
  • Lokale forhold ved folkehøyskolen, samt en beskrivelse av energibrønnprosjektet.

Prosjektoppgaven vil i hovedsak være et litteratursøk, men muligens noe lab eller simuleringsoppgaver. De vil også diskutere forslag til videre arbeid for masteroppgaven våren 2022.

Håkon Afret og Vetle Daleng

Kan geovarme hentes ut i områder med mye kvikkleire?

I Nardovegen i Trondheim skal det bygges 800 nye studentboliger. I sommer har det blitt utført prøveboring og testing av ulike isolasjonsmetoder for å hente ut geovarme på trygg måte i områder med kvikkleire. Resultatet av undersøkelsene kan få stor betydning for fremtidig bærekraftig utbygging i Trondheim og andre steder med lignende utfordringer. Prosjektet er et samarbeid mellom Studentsamskipnaden i Trondheim, Asplan Viak, Multiconsult og Båsum Boring, og med på laget er flere master og PhD studenter fra NTNU som har bistått med gjennomføring og analyse av resultatene.