YRD

Young Researchers' Day went virtual

Monday 18 May 20
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With more than 90 participants, the 2020 version of DHRTC Young Researchers’ Day, which took place on 15 May, was successful. Due to the Corona virus situation the event was changed from a physical conference into a digital one, but this only seemed to encourage participation.

This day young talents get to take center stage. And with more than 50 presentations on topics encompassing most of the research centre’s programmes, they certainly did.

After introductory remarks from Centre Director Morten W. Jeppesen, the presentations came in three rounds, each followed by break-out sessions where the young researchers answered questions via Zoom.

The prizes for the best posters went to:

  • Simon Oldfield: Fractures – from outcrops to models
  • Sindhu Vudayagiri, Zahra Nickmand, Johannes Liljenhjerte: Extended Coiled Tubing Reach
  • Torsten Hundebøl Hansen: Basin inversion - an important ingredient in the formation of Lower Cretaceous reservoirs
  • Pernille Lysgaard: Robustness and reliability in Structural Health Monitoring
  • Pablo Alberdi Pagola, Victor Marcos Meson: Mechanical testing and modelling of oil and gas well cement sheath

While the jury was evaluating who should win the best poster-competition, the other participants joined the digital version of social networking: The team behind the event had organised an entertaining online quiz with Trivial Pursuit style questions on sports, politics, geography, and other topics. Jacob Nørregaard was the winner of the quiz.

“YRD 2020 worked very well despite the challenges with the virtual meeting. Thanks to Maria Bonto, Anh Khoa Huynh Ho, and Behzad Hosseinzadeh who prepared and organised the event. I appreciate all the young researchers who gave wonderful presentations and shared their results. I hope we can meet in person for the next year Young Researcher's Day", says Hamid Nick, Senior Researcher at DHRTC.