UIO / Universitetet I Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education (founded 1811). It consists of eight faculties and has approximately 30,000 students. The University of Oslo was recently ranked as the 5th best University in Europe (Webometrics, July 2008).
Description of the department contributing to the execution of the project
The Department of Chemistry has a permanent staff of 37 professors and 14 technicians, and is divided into two sections: “Life sciences chemistry” and “Functional materials chemistry”. The Department takes part in interdisciplinary centres like the Centre for Material Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), Centre for Accelerator-based Research (SAFE) and the Micro-Nano-laboratory (MinA).
Role of UIO in the OCMOL project
UIO will be involved in the synthesis, characterisation and testing of acidic, microporous materials (i.e. zeolite, zeotype) for the conversion of oxygenates into low-aromatic gasoline.
Pr. Unni Olsbye
1. Personal data
Position : Professor, Managing Director inGAP, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Oslo
2. Employment history
2007- : Professor, Managing Director inGAP, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Oslo
1991 :Dr. Scient., Organic Chemistry, University of Oslo (UiO) Thesis title: “A study of the oxidative coupling of methane to higher hydrocarbons over solid catalysts “.
4. Research activity
Keywords : Natural gas conversion, heterogeneous catalysis, site activity/selectivity correlations
5. Student supervision
12 PhD students