Students from Anceha research group 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 for the High School students. After the demonstrations, the minister of Norway also visited the clean energy research lab at HVL to see the ongoing research activity.
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.
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.
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 speed. I 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.
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.
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.
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.
HVL for the first time provides funding for idea development for innovation projects proposed by staff and students. A new type of energy storage proposed by the ANCEHA research group was among the projects to receive funding in 2022.