Physical chemistry seminars.
- Children program on NRK Newton was and filmed experiments Mpemba
effect in the Department of Chemistry. Mpemba effect is that boiling
water freezes faster than cold water. Fellow Řivind Willhelmsen
represents professional team of irreversible thermodynamics at the
Department of Chemistry and discuss the effect and basic
thermodynamics of phase transitions.
Nature-inspired energy efficiency research:
20.06.2012. Mari Voldsund and Marit Takla gave a talk on the ECOS2012 conference.
19.04.2012. Alexander Kolstad (Master student) together with colleagues won Technoport Mission Rio prize for their project "Solar driven ice maker".
07.03.2012. Řivind Wilhelmsen has got the Hydrogen prize 2011 for his Master Thesis.
25.01.2012. Proof of the Second Law of Thermodynamics?
- interview with Professor Dick Bedeaux, Member of the Royal Norwegian
Academy of Sciences and Letters, a world-authority on Non-equilibrium
08.12.2011. Leen van der Ham has defended his PhD thesis.
11.2011. Thor Anders Aarhaug has defended his PhD thesis.
27.06.2011. Kirill Glavatskiy has got the Ilya Prigogine prize of Thermodynamics for his doctoral thesis.
25.05.2011. Interview with postdoctoral fellow Kirill Glavatskiy, the winner of the Ilya Prigogine prize in Thermodynamics (in Norwegian).
03.2011. Interview with postdoctoral fellow Odne Burheim, the Chemist of the Month in NTNU (in Norwegian).
02.2011. The PhD thesis of Kirill Glavatskiy has been published by Springer as a part of the series "Springer Theses. Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research".
24.01.2011. The book "Non-equilibrium thermodynamics for engineers" as a way to understand energy efficiency (in Norwegian).
19.01.2011. Review of "Non-equilibrium thermodynamics for engineers" by Krzysztof J. Ptasinski, member of EGY Book Review Panel:
The book represents a significant contribution to a better
understanding of fundamental and applied non-equilibrium thermodynamics
and gives scientific background for defining process efficiency and
sustainability metrics. [It] is an interesting addition to many
traditional chemical engineering courses, particularly transport
phenomena, separation processes, reactor engineering, and process
01.01.2011. Dick Bedeaux elected as member of The Royal Norwegion Society of Sciences and Letters.
2010. The chapter "Applied Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics" by Signe Kjelstrup and Dick Bedeaux appeared in "Applied Thermodynamics of Fluids", A. R. H. Goodwin, J. V. Sengers, C. J. Peters, editors, published by The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
2010. The book "Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics for Engineers" by S. Kjelstrup, D. Bedeaux, E. Johannessen and J. Gross, World Scientific, appeared.
22.08.2010. Our work on nature inspired fuel cells is getting fast attention at many areas such as the Green Car Congress, New Scientist and Inhabitat
27.06.2010. Marit Takla has delivered her Msc Thesis "Recovering Indusrial Waste Heat by the means of Thermoelectricity"
2010. Isabella Inzoli has been nominated for the Ilya Prigogine Prize of Thermodynamics 2009 for her doctoral work.
29.03.2010. Leen van der Ham got 5 million NOK for a research to improve the distillation power plant
2010. The video course on the book "Irreversible Thermodynamics for Engineers" is available online
2010. Review of "Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of heterogeneous systems" by Mathematical Reviews:
This textbook may serve as a basis for an introductory course on
the theory of non-equilibrium thermodynamics in heterogeneous media. It
will appeal to both mathematicians and mathematics graduate students.
The reader will find useful complementary materials included: a large
number of good examples and exercises are solved for the benefit of the
reader. The reviewer highly recommends this book as a basic reference
on the non-equilibrium thermodynamics of heterogeneous systems.
26.11.2009. Odne Burheim defended his PhD thesis.
On the picture: Frode Seland, Trond Peder Flaten, Signe Kjelstrup, Preben Vie, Odne Burheim, Jon Pharoah, Ned Djilali
26.11.2009. The textbook on thermodynamics, which has been converted into music, is presented in Oslo opera 26 November
14.10.2009. Jing Xu defended her PhD thesis. A trial lecture on computational approaches to model the phase behaviour of molecular liquids and solids: water as an example was given.
On the picture: Dick Bedeaux, Signe Kjelstrup, Jing Xu, Eirik Falck da Silva, Fernando Bresme, Bjorn Alsberg
24.09.2009. Kirill Glavatskiy has defended his PhD thesis "Multi-component interfacial transport as described by the square gradient model: evaporation and condensation". A trial lecture on the Jarzynski equality and the Fluctuation theorem has been given.
On the picture: Signe Kjelstrup, Dick Bedeaux, Kirill Glavatskiy, Joachim Gross, Gian-Paolo Beretta, Tor Ytrehus
01.09.2009. Workshop on "Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics" for the occasion of Signe Kjelstrup's 60th birthday. September 3-4, 2009
Program of the workshop
Pictres from the workshop
30.04.2009. Ole-Eric Haas defended his PhD thesis "Transport on a nanoscale; quasi-elastic neutron scattering and molecular dynamic studies". A trial lecture on fuel cells was given.
the picture: Jean-Marc Simon, Magnus Sorby, Signe Kjelstrup, Henrik
Koch, Ole-Eric Haas, Torbjorn Ljones, Astrid Lund Ramstad, Peter Pfeifer
2009. Review of "Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of heterogeneous systems",
J.Non-Equilib. Thermodyn. 34 (2009) 93-96 by P. Van, Department of
Theoretical Physics, Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear
Physics, Budapest, Hungary
"The detailed theoretical and experimental studies of the
investigated systems show every well the deep insight that one can get
from clear theoretical approaches. This unity of theory and experiments
is one of the most important virtues of the book. Non-equilibrium
thermodynamics - as a frame theory of classical physics - is a
foundation of several parts of engineering and can give a unified
treatment of complex systems. The book is a great example of how new
theoretical ideas - in this case, the idea of surfaces as autonomous
systems - and clever experimental work, can lead to the understanding
and development of industrial technologies.
The rigorous and conservative approach of classical irreversible
thermodynamics is an advantage of the book - a clear and solid
foundation with clear-cut ranges of validity. The broad range of
different applications demonstrates the enormous unification power of
non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The potential of the simplicity of the
approach is not yet explored in engineering. The ambitious goal of this
book is to demonstrate these possibilities by giving a treatment that
is accessible to everybody who is interested in applications and at the
same time, by giving the necessary details to everybody who is
interested in the foundations, too. This is a very good book, maybe the
best in non-equilibrium thermodynamics is the past few years."
Events before 2009
Isabella Inzoli has defended her PhD thesis "Coupled transports of heat and mass at the surface of and inside silicalite". A trial lecture on snowflakes has been given.
On the picture: Prof. Bedeaux, Ass. prof. Simon, the candidate, Prof. Dysthe, Kjelstrup, Ass. prof. Vlugt.
The book by Kjelstrup and Bedeaux, Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of heterogeneous surfaces, has been published by World Scientific.
Dick Bedeaux gave a talk at the Keenan Symposium: "Meeting the Entropy Challenge". Video and presentation of the talk is available online.
Anne-Kristine Meland has defended her PhD thesis "Impedance Diagrams of the Electrodes in the Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell"
on the picture: Professors Bedeaux, Sunde, Dr. Boerresen, the candidate and Prof.Lindbergh, Nicholson and Kjelstrup
Research group in Nature-inspired Chemical Process Design started at the Centre for Advanced Study in Oslo
Anita Zvolinschi has defended her PhD thesis
The second edition of the book
"Elements of irreversible thermodynamics for engineers" can now be ordered from Tapir Akademisk Forlag.
Jing Xu has gotten a prize for her work on the chemical reaction