Doctoral Researcher Navdeep-Singh Kahlon wins IEAGHG Summer School 2013 Most Outstanding Student Award









Navdeep-Singh Kahlon, an Engineering Doctoral Researcher in the field of Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies, received the ‘Most Outstanding Student’ award and ‘Member of the Best Group Presentation’ at the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Summer School, held in the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the University of Nottingham from the 21st – 26th July.

The summer school was organised by the International Energy Agency of Greenhouse Gases (IEAGHG) and  provided the opportunity for 60 students (primarily post-graduate) from various countries and disciplines to learn from international experts, share research and network within the field of CCS. Lectures were delivered by worldwide experts from industry and academia, representatives from University of Oxford, University of Texas, MIT, DECC, UKERC, Statoil, Shell, Schlumberger, Alstom, EON and many more. Lectures covered the entire CCS chain, including policy, economics, public engagement, CO2 capture, transportation, injections, storage, monitoring and project closure. Students also participated in group work and attended field trips to the British Geological Survey, the Health and Safety Laboratory and pilot-scale CCS demonstration plants in the UK.

Navdeep-Singh shared the “Most Outstanding Student” award with Rebecca Allen, a PhD student at KAUST University, Saudi Arabia. The two awardees are invited back to next year’s summer school, to be held in Austin, Texas, as student mentors. The award was based on overall participation and contribution to the summer school including leading and being motivational during group work sessions, interacting with speakers during lectures and demonstrating a keen interest in the field of CCS and energy efficiency.