HVL’s Research and Development (R&D) Award for 2022 – Prof. Dhayalan Velauthapillai

The R&D award aims to stimulate further development of the quality of research, increase the acquisition of external funding and international recognition. This year’s award went to Dhayalan Velauthapillai, professor at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. The jury emphasizes that Prof. Dhayalan Velauthapillai has a large number of international co-publications and is high on the list of the most publishing researchers in Norway.  His work to build and develop a professional environment and the ability to collaborate internally and externally, nationally and internationally, contributes to strengthening HVL’s international research and educational collaboration making Prof. Dhayalan Velauthapillai a good ambassador for HVL.

Source – https://www.hvl.no/aktuelt/prisutdeling/

Award ceremony video – https://vimeo.com/event/2713967

An article appeared in the popular norwegian technical magazine Teknisk Ukeblad on our Hydrogen related research activities

We, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) are proud to be part of the FME research center for Hydrogen, HyValue, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. An article appeared in the popular norwegian technical magazine Teknisk Ukeblad on our Hydrogen related research activities connected to the HyValue center.

Article Link- https://paper.opoint.com/id_site=29297&id_article=13236&code=92&fbclid=IwAR1Xj7AZo5Eq3OY8fdLaSNycKXdMS4KRSiYVClSykXSUCmlmJNPL4lLFJD0

Prof. Dhayalan Velauthapillai got the 7th place on the top 10 list of researchers who published the most in 2021

Prof. Dhayalan Velauthapillai is listed seventh in the Forskerforum indicator report. His research focuses on nanomaterials for new types of solar cells, hydrogen production and energy storage. As the head of the research group on Advanced Nanomaterials for Clean Energy and Health Applications, he highlighted the international collaboration and the support from the faculty as important reasons for the high publication points.

– I have a broad international collaboration and supervise many PhD students who come here to Norway to work on their research projects. All this helped the publishing speedI have to thank the entire management at the institute, the faculty and the top management who have supported me the whole time. It gives me motivation in my work.

More details visit- https://www.forskerforum.no/disse-forskerne-publiserte-mest-i-2021/ and https://www.hvl.no/aktuelt/hvl-forskarar-pa-publiseringstoppen/

NORPART seminar 2022

A two-day NORPART project seminar was organized by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills at the Olso Metropolitan University on September 21-22 September 2022. The seminar included lectures, discussions, debates, and networking with project coordinators, project members, institutional contact persons, administrative staff, and students related to the projects. The focus of the seminar has been on the partnership, communication, dissemination, and synergies. Professor Dhayalan Velauthapillai presented the NORPART project of the ANCEHA research group during the session.

Program agenda : https://usercontent.one/wp/www.anceha.no/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Program-NORPART-21_22-September-2022-at-OsloMet.pdf

 Forskningsdagene i Bergen 2022

Forskningsdagene i Bergen (Research Days 2022) is an annual collaboration between educational institutions and the city’s research centres to create enthusiasm and understanding of the research for teenagers and school students. The objective of the programs is to help the students understand how the research and its results can be applied in our daily lives. In ‘Forskningsdagene 2022’, Fatemeh Heidari Gourji delivered a talk along with a demonstration on ‘if solar energy can be a solution to the world’s demand for renewable energy or not?”. The event took place on 22 September 2022 in the auditorium at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).


Tuesday and Wednesday 30-31. In August, the Norwegian and Indian hydrogen industries are going meet in Bergen to discuss joint opportunities within green hydrogen. A delegation consisting of Indian business, authorities and researchers were arrived in Bergen to participate in the International Climate Summit 2022. The conference is a follow-up to last year’s conference which was held in New Delhi in September. The list of speakers includes Norwegian ministers Jan Christian Vestre and Espen Barth Eide, the Indian minister Nitin Gadkari, Hital Meswani from Reliance, and Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who has over 400 million followers worldwide.

Program Agenda : https://usercontent.one/wp/www.anceha.no/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/program-ics-20220814.pdf


VINGNANAM Research Conference – 2022

The Faculty of Science in-collaboration with the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences organizes VINGNANAM Research conference (VRC – 2022) under the sphere of Jaffna University International Research Conference – JUICE 2022 on July 21, 2022 at the Library Auditorium, University of Jaffna. Of the fifty-nine abstracts received by the Editorial Committee of the VRC – 2022, forty-four abstracts have been selected through a rigorous peer-review process and included in the proceedings of the conference. Four eminent scientists from Norway, India, UK and USA are going to make popular talks at the conference.

for more details- http://conf.jfn.ac.lk/vrc2022/?fbclid=IwAR0bwZVSyFOIlcsaG3q0Uow5My32lb5IjqEX-6GXi24J3RT8PyJM6MPDIFw

Trond Mohn visits to the ANCEHA research lab

Trond Mohn has been supporting HVL for many years in research and education. On 10 June 2022, he visited HVL to see for himself the progress made in education, research, and interactive learning for which he has been generously supporting by providing funds. He also dropped by the ANCEHA research lab, the development of which too received his generous support. He was able to witness the ongoing projects on solar cell applications, hydrogen applications, energy storage and biomedical applications. For more details of his visit, please visit https://www.hvl.no/aktuelt/mohn-motte-spennende-hvl-forskning/.


A visit from HK-Dir and the University of Basel

A delegation comprising of representatives from the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-Dir) and the University of Basel, Switzerland visited the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) on 02 June 2022 to learn, exchange and discuss project activities related to innovation, entrepreneurship and ongoing international projects. The delegation included Ingvild Hope, Head – NORPART program, Benedikte Vardøy, Advisor – NORPART program and Erich Thaler, Head of International Relations – University of Basel, Switzerland. They met with the representatives from HVL including Elin Kvale, Deputy Director – Research, Internationalization and Innovation (RII), Maren Stallemo, Senior Advisor – RII, Cathrine Palmstrøm, Advisor – RII, Marit Schulstad Wasa, Erasmus Coordinator – RII and Dhayalan Velauthapillai, Professor – Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

After the meeting the members of the delegation also visited the clean energy research lab at HVL where the students from Norway, Sri Lanka and India demonstrated their ongoing research activities on materials and technologies for hydrogen production through water splitting, perovskite solar cell, super capacitor, luminescent solar concentrator, dye sensitized solar cells and simulation.