REGAL welcomes Norwegian trainees

Formation International Students

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL is pleased to welcome two Norwegian trainees under the framework of the Norwegian-Canadian Partnership in Research and Education on Primary Production of Aluminium (CaNAl) which is concretely a collaboration between REGAL and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). 

Mrs Lene Jensberg Hansen, MSc student, is visiting the laboratory of Pr. Houshang Alamdari and is working on the rheological characterization of the anode paste, used in manufacturing of carbon anodes for aluminium industry. 

Mr Trond Brandvik, PhD student, is visiting the laboratory of Pr. Louis Gosselin and is working on a project consisting to building a model of a refractory wall, containing the experimental knowledge of densification and describing the refractory behavior during thermal cycling of carbon anodes. 

The latter joint the REGAL-Laval troops for a period of 4 months while the Canado-Norwegian partnership will last 3 years. During the period, other exchanges are on the program to allow students on each side of the Atlantic to benefit from the expertise developed in REGAL and NTNU. In this regard, a summer school has already been held on the Norwegian side in August 2018 and it is expected that the second will be held at Laval University on next October 7 and 8.