Personal data Name: Birth data: Nationality: Marital status: Halstein Björsvik Born in Finnspång, Sweden, 08 May - 1963 Norwegian Married Address Prof. Hansteensgt. 55 4021 Stavanger NORWAY, Tel. +4751546661, +4741682487 (mob), e-mail: [email protected] Education 2000 - 2002 Stavanger College One year teacher training program including pedagogy University of Bergen, Norway M. Sc. (Chemistry) 1987 - 89 B. Sc. (Geology) 1983 - 87 Primary School and High-School in Stavanger, Norway 1983 - 1989: 1970 - 1982: Work experience 2005 2003 2002 - 2003 1998 1997 - 1998 1997 1994 - 1995 1991 - 1993 Winter 1990 / 91 1987-89: Liaoning University of Petroleum Processing Research period (weeks 39-40) Time videregående skole Lecturer of natural sciences and mathematics St Olav videregående skole Lecturer of Chemistry on the International Bachalaureate program Time videregående skole Lecturer of natural sciences, chemistry and physics in chemistry and process subjects Stavanger Kommune Lecturer of natural sciences Stavanger katedralskole Lecturer in Geography and science Fushun Petroleum Institute Visiting Scholar West-Lab A/S Senior Chemist St. Svithun High School Lecturer of Geography University of Bergen. Several short-time periods in connection with laboratory courses in physical chemistry Scientific courses and conferences 1987 - 93 1988 1988 1987 1993 1995 2001 NMR conferences arranged by the British Chemical Society: 1987 (Canterbury, England), 1989 (Coventry, England), 1991 (St. Andrews, Scotland), 1993 (Swansea, Wales) Norwegian - Swedish NMR conference, (Geiranger, Norway) NATO-ASI course in Multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, (Maratea, Italy) Introduction to Petroleum Geochemistry, Stavanger, Norway Spectroscopicum Internationale 1993 (York, England) Euroclay-95, (Louven, Belgium) Course in Refinery processes at Mongstad Refinery, Norway Languages Norwegian (mother tongue) English (fluent) German (fair) Mandarin (some) Interests and hobbies Travel, out-door activities Hang-gliding Scuba diving Salmon fishing Literature Publications NMR on Quadrupolar Nuclei, Turning the drawback into an advantage, -presented as poster for the NMR conference in Swansea, Wales -1993 Synthesis of Smectite Clays, published in Journal of Fushun Petroleum Institute, P.R. of China (Fushun Shiyou Xueyuan Xuebao) 15 (3) 1995, 1-7 Synthesis of Aromatics from short-chain aliphatic compounds: The use of Pillared Clays as catalysts for the partial oxidation of propane in the presence of oxygen Monodispersed catalytically active metals on Pillared Clays: The utilization of the unique properties of smectite clays having their excess negative charges in both the tetrahedral and the octahedral layers Comparison between three different preparation methods for the preparation of aluminapillared clays. The effect of temperature on ageing-time is investigated using ageing at roomtemperature or at reflux temperature. The effect of ageing of the product slurry is also tested Comparison of several different catalysts for the oligomerization of -alkenes into lubrication oil Synthesis and Characterization of three different smectite clays with compositions intermediate between hectorite and saponite (ongoing research) References Ottar Årrestad, Time Videregående Skole, Bryne Tel. +4795269008, (Colleague) John Owe Thorsplass, Statoil Norway, Stavanger Tel. +4791821534 (former colleague) Prof. Einar Sletten, University of Bergen, Department of Chemistry, 5000 Bergen, NORWAY. Tel. +4755583352 (research supervisor for the master degree thesis) Current research activities Pillared clays - development of the next generation of alumina-pillared clays Synthesis of aromatics from short-chain aliphatic compounds by pillared clay catalysts Monodispersed catalytically active metal ions on pillared clays Synthesis of smectite clays with unique properties Summary of Qualifications Master degree (two years) in Physical Chemistry, Bachelor degree (four years) in Geology Work experience both in private enterprises and in educational institutions in Norway and abroad Familiar with various modern analytical techniques used in chemical research and routine analyses. Have been working with techniques like XRD, XRF, NMR and FTIR and am also familiar with techniques like GC/GC-MS, UV-VIS, ICP-AES/ AA and Neutron Activation etc. Good knowledge to chemical and geological theory and the application of this in practical work. Experience with different software and software controlled systems and instrumentation Have a good reputation as a teacher, both in chemistry and geography Interested in chemical education and research on higher level Extensive experience with analytical instrumentation Experience with project oriented work Thriving in a challenging environment Technical insight OVERVIEW OVER RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE Master degree (cand. scient.) in chemistry –NMR Spectroscopy & Heterogenous Catalysis (and B.Sc. (cand. mag.) in geology) from University of Bergen, Norway, in December 1989. Working towards my Ph.D in clay science/heterogeneous catalysis. More than 10 years of work experience from Norway and China, both from educational -and research institutions and from private enterprises. Work experience with former employers: Liaoning University of Chemical engineering (weeks 39-40, 2005): Research period, work on developing synthesis methods for smectite clays with special properties Time Vidaregåande Skole (2003 -): Lecturer in natural sciences and mathematics St Olav Videregående Skole (2002-2003): Lecturer in Chemistry in the International Bachalaureate Program Time Vidaregåande Skole (1998 - 2002): Lecturer in chemistry and physics Revheim Skole (1997 - 1998): Lecturer in natural science and mathematics Stavanger Katedralskole (1997): Lecturer in natural science and geography Fushun Petroleum Institute (1994-95): Visiting Scholar. Development of the next generation of Pillared Clay catalysts. Initiation of a program for synthesis of smectites (swelling clays) to be used for the synthesis of such catalysts. In addition to my research I was also teaching two different courses: Course 1: Preparation of heterogeneous catalysts (existing course at the institute) Course 2: Catalysis at Surfaces (new course) West-Lab AS (1991-94): Responsibilities in connection with the maintenance of existing -and development of new organic (by FTIR) -and inorganic (by XRD/XRF) analyses. Also responsible for R&D projects (see later). Experience with various types of software such as Perkin Elmers chemometrics program QUANT+ etc. Also responsible for “trouble shooting” analyses. St. Svithun Videregående skole (1990-91): Lecturer in geography Department of Chemistry, University of Bergen (1987-89): Several short-time employment’s in connection with laboratory courses in physical chemistry I and II. The title of my master degree thesis was “Synthesis and Preparation of Pillared Clays.” Included in this work was the use of multinuclear liquid state NMR on the precursor solutions to try to elucidate the structure of the pillars in solution. Project experience (during employment at West-Lab AS): Development of core-flooding rig and testing of drilling-mud chemicals for their ability to cause formation damage. Project performed for ***. Cost-frame: NOK 500,000 -reported February 1993 Pre-project -reported in January 1992 -more simple test-rig used (cost-frame: NOK 50.000). Determination of sulfide-binding potential of core samples, also for *** (cost-frame: NOK 70.000). This project also included development of special test equipment. Testing of oxygen scavenger for ***. The projects were performed according to the customers specifications and time-frames.