• Date: 25/10/2021 09:00 - 26/10/2021 16:00
  • Location Online Event

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Monday 25th of October

9:00 –11:00Individual 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 –13:00Introduction 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


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

16:40–17:00 Summary


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

17:40–18:20 Group Presentations

18:20–18:30 Summary

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

Tuesday 26th of October



09:20–09:30 Break

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

10:15–10:30 Coffee break

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

11:15–11:30 Break

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

2:15–13:15L unchat 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)

14:55–15:15Wrap up


A team building workshop was held at Chalmers University of Technology from Oct 24-26.2021 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).

Day 1. The ESRs who participated in person arrived during the afternoon of Oct 24 and met for the first time during a dinner event.

During Day 2 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.

During Day 3 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.