Halvor Høen Hval

Doctoral Research Fellow - Inorganic materials chemistry
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Room ØU37
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1033 0315 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

I am eager to work towards a more sustainable world. My ph.d.-project is a part of MoZEES (Mobility Zero Emission Energy Systems), which is a FME (Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research) focusing on developing battery- and hydrogen technology for transport applications. I am working on batteries, more specifically cathode materials, and will  focus on safety and thermal stability of these. As well as novel cathode materials, also some commercial materials will be tested and modfifyed to see if stability and/or performance can be improved. 

I use X-ray techniques to investigate how the materials behave, and I regularly visit synchrotron facilities such as the Swiss-Norwegian Beam Line (SNBL) at European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble. Here I perform operando measurements to learn about the mechanisms in situ, investigating how the material changes as we charge and decharge the battery.


Spring 2018: Laboratory supervisor in KJM1121 (Inorganic Chemistry).
Spring 2019: Laboratory and supervisor in KJM 1121 (Inorganic Chemistry)
Automn 2019: Laboratory and colloquium supervisor in KJM 1101 (General Chemistry)
Spring 2020: Correcting reports and helping in laboratories in KJM1121 (Inorganic Chemistry)
Autumn 2020: Laboratory and colloquium supervisor in KJM 1101 (General Chemistry)


After a year of studying maths at NTNU, I moved to Aarhus to study Nanoscience at Aarhus University. Here I specialized within catalysis and energy materials, and the title of my Master's thesis was "Metal Doped Nitrogenated Carbon Material as Electrocatalyst for CO2 Reduction".

Afterwords I was hired for 4 months as a research assistant at Aarhus University, working on growing polymer brushes on stainless steel to protect industrial heat exchangers from scaling. 

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Tags: SMN, battery, cathode


  • Hval, Halvor Høen & Kristiansen, Nina (2020). Han skal lage bedre batterier - da må han steke og bake. [Journal]. www.forskning.no.
  • (2020). Moderne batteriteknologi - fra Daniell til Nobel, og veien videre.
  • (2020). Om batterier og kjemistudiet.
  • (2020). Om batterier og det å studere kjemi ved UiO.
  • (2020). Research Outreach: Design and Presentation.
  • (2020). Make Batteries Safe Again.
  • Hval, Halvor Høen; Tripathi, Alok Mani; Forseth, Sissel & Fjellvåg, Helmer (2020). Understanding the details of crystal structure and electronic states in LNMO.
  • Valberg, Anna Helene & Hval, Halvor Høen (2020). – Kom hit med glød og kunnskapstørst og hjelp oss å forandre verden. [Internet]. uio.no.
  • Hval, Halvor Høen; Tripathi, Alok Mani; Ruud, Amund; Emerich, Hermann; Forseth, Sissel & Nilsen, Ola (2019). Make Batteries Safe Again.

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Published Jan. 8, 2018 3:12 PM - Last modified Dec. 21, 2020 9:17 AM