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Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is the country’s leading research university in environmental sciences, bioproduction and landscape architecture. The faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at NMBU educates engineers, data scientists and physicist.

SMARTEN involves participants from three research groups at REALTEK: water, construction, and energy. The water group focuses on environmental process analytics and advanced water & wastewater treatment processes. The construction group works with human centric design and sustainable architecture. The energy group develops future energy systems applying digital intelligence for the energy sector.

The water group also facilitates Water Harmony global network of 75 partner organisations across 48 countries https://www.waterharmony.net/. Water Harmony aims at developing multidisciplinary research partnerships and harmonising water-related graduate education across the globe.


SMARTEN team members from NMBU:

Zakhar Maletskyi leads NMBU’s team in SMARTEN project. He is an Associate Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering working with environmental and industrial process analytics for water and wastewater treatment processes. Zakhar is committed to research addressing the water crisis, climate change, and environmental pollution. He is also adherent to international cooperation in water-related research and higher education.

SMARTEN team members from NMBU: Harsha Ratnaweera (Water), Gabrielle Bergh (Construction), Heidi Nygård (Energy), Susann Andersen (project administration).


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