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Name: 2018 - NACC Lunch'n Learn with Dr. Thor Ole Gulsrud
Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
“Opportunities for Technology and Innovation transfer across Oil & Gas and the Medical Sector”
This Lunch’n Learn will feature Dr. Thor Ole Gulsrud, Department Manager for Department of Quality and Health Technology at the University of Stavanger, as speaker. Dr. Gulsrud will present Norway Pumps & Pipes, a platform for the transfer of technology, competence, and methods between petroleum and health, as a driver for innovation and value creation.
The overall goal of Norway Pumps & Pipes is to create the basis for research, education, technology transfer, new business development and increased value creation, including future-oriented health research and technology to improve patient care and welfare technology. And at the same time the goal is that technology from health is to be transferred to the oil & gas industry, as a driver for technological development and innovation.  In this Lunch’n Learn, Dr. Gulsrud will present examples of some exciting projects that are using “The other guy’s toolkit”. In one project the concept of using high energy focused acoustic shock waves for crushing and removing of kidney stones is applied for gradually generating a perforation tunnel into a formation downhole.  Another project applies technology and competence from oil & gas to develop a smart turning mattress which enables movement of patients who cannot move themselves.
Dr. Thor Ole Gulsrud has extensive and broad experience with medical and health technology and product development. He currently holds the position as Department Manager, Department of Quality and Health Technology, at the University of Stavanger. He recently held the positions as Research Director for MedTech at Norwegian Research Centre (former International Research Institute of Stavanger) and Associate Professor in Health Technology at the University of Stavanger. He is also the project manager for Norway Pumps & Pipes. During the last decade, he has held different positions within Oil & Gas, and was previously the senior researcher and research director at SINTEF, department of Drilling and Well, and has also held a position as senior advisor in Corporate R&D in National Oilwell Varco.
Dr. Gulsrud holds an MSc degree in Signal Processing from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and a PhD degree in Medical Signal and Image Processing from Aalborg University in Denmark.


If you have any problems with your online registration,
please contact Belinda Klovning at belinda@nacchouston.org
Norway House
3410 West Dallas Street, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77019
Date/Time Information:
December 4th, 2018
11:00 am - Check-in & Networking
11:30 am - Lunch
12:15 pm - Speaker & Program
  1:00 pm - Concludes
Contact Information:
Belinda Klovning, Executive Director - NACC Houston
Member $30
Non-member 40$

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