News of TU Darmstadt

News of Technische Universität Darmstadt

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  • 2017/01/16

    Climate-friendly cement substitute

    Zementersatz wird umgefüllt. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Building with concrete is affecting the climate / geopolymers as an alternative

    Researchers at TU Darmstadt are proposing geopolymers as an alternative to cement. These mineral binders are not only more environmentally friendly, they are also more resistant to chemicals and high temperature.

  • 2017/01/05

    Stimuli-responsive polymers

    Dr.-Ing. Markus Gallei und Jun.Prof. Annette Andrieu-Brunsen. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Researches at the Chemistry Department develop intelligent materials

    Two research groups at TU Darmstadt are developing intelligent synthetic materials that respond to external stimuli. Nature is the teacher.

  • 2016/12/22

    Genetic material on offer

    Professor Stefan Katzenbeisser. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Scientists at the TU are developing protection mechanisms for genetic data

    The more we know about our genome data, the better our doctors will be able to treat us in the future. But how can we make use of this sensitive data, without allowing it to be misused? The IT specialists around Stefan Katzenbeisser and Kay Hamacher from the Technische Universität Darmstadt want to encrypt genome data so skilfully that it is still possible to carry out mathematical analyses.

  • 2016/12/19

    For powerful arguments

    Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler am Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Research at Ubiquitous Knowlege Processing (UKP) Lab

    There is a sea of information and argumentation on the Internet covering every possible world-shattering subject. The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab at TU Darmstadt is developing tools for a quality check.

  • 2016/12/16

    Water reuse increases yields

    Joint research project examines a stabilisation pond system in Namibia

    What is a simple way to upgrade wastewater stabilisation pond systems in Africa so that the water can be reused for animal fodder production? Under the direction of Technische Universität Darmstadt, the joint project “EPoNa – upgrading wastewater ponds to generate irrigation water, using the Cuvelai-Etosha basin in Namibia as an example” has been researching into a comprehensive response to this question since the start of September.

  • 2016/11/01

    For they know not what they do

    Forscher-Team mit humanoiden Roboter am Future Innovation Lab der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Moritz Merkle

    A study by TU Darmstadt on the robotisation of office and service professions

    Would humanoid robots equipped with emotional skills be accepted as a colleague in the office or even as a leader in teams? And what activities would service workers leave to robots? The transnational study series “Robots@work4.0” by Prof. Stock-Homburg from TU Darmstadt delivers surprising answers.

  • 2016/10/19

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli

    Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli from the Comrat State University, Comrat, Moldavia is researching in III-VI and II-VI semiconductor materials, light-emitting devices with cadmium-free quantum dot emitters and terahertz quantum cascade lasers. He is a guest of Professors Hans L. Hartnagel and Franko Küppers at the Institute for Microwave Engineering and Photonics.

  • 2016/10/19

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dominik Barz. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dominik Barz

    Associate Professor Dominik Barz from the Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada is researching in Microfluidics. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Steffen Hardt at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • 2016/10/13

    With Big Data to Vehicle 5.0

    Hermann Winner (li.) und Stephan Rinderknecht, Professoren für Maschinenbau. Bild: Jan Ehlers

    New collaborative research consortium at TU Darmstadt

    Data mining involves opportunities and risks – including for the automotive industry. An interdisciplinary team at the TU Darmstadt is looking into ways it can utilise vehicle operating data in a targeted and transparent manner.

  • 2016/10/07

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Introducing: Dr. Joerg Widmer

    Dr. Joerg Widmer from the IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid is researching in Mobile Communication Networks. He is a guest of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Steinmetz at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology