PhD life abroad in the time of Corona
How is it to be a PhD student at NTNU, working abroad during the corona situation? Carine Lausselet describes her new work days from home in Australia, month by month. Who am I? I am Carine Lausselet from Switzerland. I started my PhD in the…
PhD life in the time of Corona
How is it to be a PhD student at NTNU during the corona situation? Cristina Maria Iordan describes her new work days from home, since the university campus closed. Who am I? My name is Cristina Maria Iordan and I am originally from Bucharest, Romania,…
Digital simulations and smart solutions for a better world
Simulation technology has been used for years to train everyone from surgeons to astronauts. But there is only one university in Norway that offers a master’s programme in simulation and visualization: NTNU in Ålesund. Students who choose this 2-year international master’s programme become experts…
Removing sticky droplets and making super repellent surfaces
NTNU research has come closer to making a surface that is self-cleaning even when there is strong humidity. To achieve this, we have combined pyramidical structures with nanowire structures in the nano lab.
What does a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist do?
In the fight against the coronavirus and to help infected and sick patients, biomedical laboratory scientists are a very important resource. But what exactly does a bio engineer do?
Will fish survive rising and more extreme temperatures?
Climate change is increasing average and extreme temperatures globally. In order to predict how fish might be impacted, we first need to understand fundamental aspects of their thermal biology.
The Sustainable Development Board Game “Savannah Life” awarded in Germany
The NTNU based EU project, AfricanBioServices, has created its own board game that informs local communities about conservation in the Greater Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem (GSME) in East Africa.
Training the engineers of the future
How can we give our students an international network, and prepare them for careers as creative engineers, skilled at sharing their ideas and knowledge? We have found one recipe for success. Materials science is an important topic that we relate to in many different parts…
PhD Perks, Wild Bears, and Arctic Adventure
As a PhD Candidate, I love my job. In Norway, we are well-paid, have research money, and generally are spoiled compared to our colleagues in other corners of the world. I am also the first to admit that the PhD process can get old sometimes, even with action packed field-work rich geology research like my own.