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Best PhD award to Kun Guo

Former IOR Centre PhD candidate Kun Guo gets the prize for best doctorate in catalysis.

The board of the Norwegian Chemical Society has awarded Kun Guo the prize for best doctorate in catalysis 2019. Page from the mgazine Chemistry. The board of the Norwegian Chemical Society has awarded Kun Guo the prize for best doctorate in catalysis 2019. Page from the magazine Chemistry.

Kun Guo defended his PhD thesis April 2018. After that he did a post doctor research stay at Manchester University, and is now back in China working as Associate Professor at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Shaoxing University.

The board of the Norwegian Chemical Society has awarded Kun Guo the prize for best doctorate in catalysis 2019.

Kun’s PhD project was financially supported by The National IOR Centre of Norway. The project focused on upgrading of heavy crude oil, which accounts for about 70 % of total world oil reserves.

«… Remarkable catalytic performance has been demonstrated, highlighting the potential of these catalytic systems. Kun’s achievements also entitled him the 2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad,» according to the magazine Chemistry.

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Kun Guo graduated with a B.Eng. in Materials Science & Engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in 2011, a M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Shanghai Advanced Research Institute in 2014, and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Stavanger in 2018.

Text: Kjersti Riiber