Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Prof. Dr. Henrik Koch

Full professor at Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in Pisa (Italy) (2018-) and adjunct professor at NTNU in the Department of Chemistry (2018-). He studied Chemistry and Physics at Århus University in Denmark and received the PhD (1992) in theoretical chemistry from the same institution. After the PhD he worked, among other places, at UNI-C Denmark and at University of Southern Denmark as associated professor. In 2002 he was appointed full professor at NTNU in Quantum Chemistry. From 2014-2016 he was a visiting scholar in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. Koch is project leader and principal investigator on the recently awarded excellence grant TheoLight. He is furthermore the NTNU node leader for the ITN-ETN network COSINE that started in 2018.

Prof. Dr. Bruno G. Pollet

He gained his PhD in Physical Chemistry in the field of Electrochemistry and Sonochemistry at the Sonochemistry Centre of Excellence, Coventry University in 1998, and undertook his Postdoc in Electrocatalysis at the University of Liverpool. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Board of Directors member of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). He has worked for Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd (UK) and other various industries worldwide as Technical Account Manager, Project Manager, Research Manager, R&D Director, Head of R&D and Chief Technology Officer. He was a full Professor of Energy Materials and Systems at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and R&D Director of the National Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems Competence Centre. He was also a co-founder and an Associate Director of the University of Birmingham Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research (UK). Since 2017 he has been a full-time Professor of Renewable Energy at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and since 2019, he currently leads the “NTNU Team Hydrogen” and has been appointed as an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape´s South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry (SAIAMC).

Prof. Dr. Svein Sunde

He studied Physics (MSc 1988) and Electrochemistry (PhD 1991) at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (Trondheim, Norway). In addition, he completed a Dr. techn. degree at NTNU (Trondheim, Norway) in Chemistry in 2000. Sunde has worked as a research scientist in SINTEF (Trondheim) and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE, Halden Reactor Project, Norway). He was also a visiting scientist at National Laboratory Risø in Denmark. Sunde was appointed full professor at NTNU in 2005, and has since then focused on various aspects of electrocatalysis related to elec-trochemical energy technology such as fuel cells and water electrolysis.

Prof. Dr. May Thorseth

She studied Philosophy and Ethics in Trondheim (Norway) and Gothenburg (Sweden). After getting her PhD (1999) she worked as a research scientist at SINTEF (until 2000); as associate professor (2000-2007) and full professor (2008-) at Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Thorseth is the director of NTNU’s Programme for Applied Ethics; she acts as an ethics advisor for H2020 projects on water systems (NextGen), water management (BINGO) and water infrastructure protection (STOP-IT), and has been member of taskforce RRI under the CESAER network.