As the first progress meeting of HORATES, a team building workshop was held at Chalmers University of Technology from 24 to 26 October 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid format to allow all ESRs to attend, irrespective of travel restrictions. 11+1 ESRs attended in person, 4 ESRs attended online. In addition, the following staff attended in person: Christian Müller (Chalmers), Besira Mihiretie (Hotdisk), Riccardo Rurali & Mariano Campoy-Quiles (ICMAB), Dorothea Scheunemann (Heidelberg) and Simone Fabiano (Linköping).
In the following you will find a summary and some impressions of the event.
Sunday, 24 October 2021
The ESRs who participated in person arrived during the afternoon and met for the first time during a dinner event.
Monday, 25 October 2021
During the second day of the workshop, the ESRs participated in several team building exercises and attended lectures about personality and team-work preferences for which they had in advance prepared via questionnaires (Myers-Briggs Type Indicators, Belbin Team Roles). In addition, the ESRs presented their projects and participated in a lab tour at Chalmers.
Individual scientific discussions and introductory lectures by ESRs
Chalmers laboratory tour
Lunch at Wijkanders (Vera Sandbergs allé 5B, 411 33 Göteborg)
Introduction to first teambuilding exercise
Group exercise: Lego
Introduction to Myers-Briggs Model
Group exercise: Lego
Coffee break (fika)
Group exercise: The Bridge
Teambuilding models (Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing and Belbin)
Group exercise: Formulate Vision of Horates
Dinner and Shuffleboard competition at Biljardpalatset Göteborg (Ekelundsgatan 11, 411 18 Göteborg)
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
On the thrid day, the ESRs attended lectures given live or via Zoom by five supervisors from the different beneficiaries of HORATES: Prof. Jana Zaumseil (Heidelberg), Prof. Jan-Anton Koster (Groningen), Prof. Christian Müller (Chalmers), Dr. Besira Mihiretie (Hotdisk) and Prof. Martijn Kemerink (Heidelberg). These lectures introduced the ESRs to different classes of materials that they will encounter during their studies (carbon nanotubes, conjugated polymers, molecular dopants), provided an introduction to thermoelectrics and electrical charge transport theory, and introduced techniques that permit to measure the thermal conductivity.
Lecture 1: Prof. Jana Zaumseil (Heidelberg)
Lecture 2: Prof. Jan-Anton Koster (Groningen)
Lecture 3: Prof. Christian Müller (Chalmers)
Lunchat OOTO (Sven Hultins gata 1-2, 412 58 Göteborg)
Lecture 4: Dr. Besira Mihiretie (Hotdisk)
Lecture 5: Prof. Martijn Kemerink (Heidelberg)