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First progress meeting in Göteborg, Sweden

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.

Day 1

Sunday, 24 October 2021

The ESRs who participated in person arrived during the afternoon and met for the first time during a dinner event.

Group Photo Workshop Göteborg
Group photo of the ESRs and principal investigators who attended to the team building event in person

Day 2

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.

9:00 –11:00
Individual scientific discussions and introductory lectures by ESRs

11:00 –12:00
Chalmers laboratory tour

12:00 –12:45
Lunch at Wijkanders (Vera Sandbergs allé 5B, 411 33 Göteborg)

12:45 –13:00
Introduction to first teambuilding exercise

13:00 –13:20
Group exercise: Lego

13:20 –13:40
Introduction to Myers-Briggs Model

13:40 –14:00
Group exercise: Lego

14:00 –14:10
Break

14:10 –14:30
Group discussion

14:30 –14:45
Summary

14:45 –15:00
Coffee break (fika)

15:00–16:00
Group exercise: The Bridge

16:00–16:20
Reflection

16:20–16:40
Teambuilding models (Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing and Belbin)

16:40–17:00
Summary

17:00–17:10
Break

17:10–17:40
Group exercise: Formulate Vision of Horates

17:40–18:20
Group Presentations

18:20–18:30
Summary

19:30
Dinner and Shuffleboard competition at Biljardpalatset Göteborg (Ekelundsgatan 11, 411 18 Göteborg)

Lego Team Building Event Göteborg
Our ESRs get to know each other better while building LEGO models

Day 3

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.

08:30–09:00
Group Reflection

09:00–09:20
Summary

09:20–09:30
Break

09:30–10:15
Lecture 1: Prof. Jana Zaumseil (Heidelberg)

10:15–10:30
Coffee break

10:30–11:15
Lecture 2: Prof. Jan-Anton Koster (Groningen)

11:15–11:30
Break

11:30–12:15
Lecture 3: Prof. Christian Müller (Chalmers)

12:15–13:15
Lunchat OOTO (Sven Hultins gata 1-2, 412 58 Göteborg)

13:15 –14:00
Lecture 4:  Dr. Besira Mihiretie (Hotdisk)

14:00 –14:10
Break

14:10 –14:55
Lecture 5: Prof. Martijn Kemerink (Heidelberg)

14:55–15:15
Wrap up

Lecture Team Building Event Göteborg
Lecture about charge transport in disordered materials at the workshop in Göteborg

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