Research Expertise

Research Expertise of TU Darmstadt

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Unceasing curiosity, interdisciplinary cooperation, close networking with partners, focus on relevant topics of the future and intensive transfer of results into practice – all this shapes the research competence of TU Darmstadt. At the heart of everything are outstanding scientists. They contribute their creativity and get together in new collaborations in a facts-oriented, fast and uncomplicated way. They are united by a desire to conduct research at the highest level.

 
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Profile Areas

TU Darmstadt bundles its excellent and globally visible research in six profile areas.

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Excellent minds – some of many

Prof. Dr. Andreas Dreizler

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Award

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The professor of mechanical engineering was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2014 of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), together with prize money of 1.25 million euros. Dreizler has succeeded in making a number of important experimental contributions to the quantitative characterisation of turbulent combustion processes.

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz laureates at TU Darmstadt

  • Professor Dr. Andreas Dreizler (2014)
  • Professor Dr. Jürgen Rödel (2009)
  • Professor Dr. Thomas Weiland (1998)
  • Professor Dr. Johannes Buchmann (1993)
  • Professor Dr. Bernd Giese (1987)
  • Professor Dr. Frank Steglich (1986)

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz laureates at TU Darmstadt

 
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Prof. Dr. Alexandre Obertelli

Alexander von Humboldt Professor

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First Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for the TU and the State of Hesse: The nuclear physicist Alexandre Obertelli is one of the foreign scientists selected for Germany's highest endowed international research prize.

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Prof. Dr. Annette Andrieu-Brunsen

ERC Starting Grant

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Excellent and innovative basic and pioneering research: Annette Andrieu-Brunsen was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros. The project “3D-FNP Writing” deals with the transport of substances through nanopores and thus addresses a key step for many technologies.

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Prof. Dr. Oliver Gutfleisch

ERC Advanced Grant

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The European Research Council (ERC) recognised the outstanding research at TU Darmstadt on the substitution of critical raw and processed materials for energy technologies and honoured professor Oliver Gutfleisch with an ERC Advanced Grant. The funding over a period of five years amounts to 2.5 million euros.

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EU-funded projects at TU Darmstadt

All ERC laureates and their projects.

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Prof. Dr. Heinz Koeppl

ERC Consolidator Grant

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Two million euros in funding for synthetic biology at TU Darmstadt: The European Research Council awarded Heinz Koeppl an ERC Consolidator Grant and funds him over a period of five years.

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Prof. Dr. Mikael Hård

ERC Advanced Grant

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Prestigious European award for history professor Mikael Hård: The European Research Council (ERC) honoured Hård with an ERC Advanced Grant for the project “Global History of Technology from 1850-2000”.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bastian Etzold

ERC Consolidator Grant

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Research for energy revolution: The ERC Consolidator Grant enables Bastian Etzold to develop significantly improved catalysts for low-temperature fuel cells within a funding period of five years and a sum of two million euros.

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Prof. Dr. Almudena Arcones

ERC Starting Grant

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New calculations about the formation of elements in stars: Almudena Arcones, assistant professor of physics at TU Darmstadt since 2012, received a grant of 1.5 million euros from the European Research Council.

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Dr. Leopoldo Molina-Luna

ERC Starting Grant

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The project “FOXON” by Dr Leopoldo Molina-Luna deals with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The European Research Council supports the researcher with an ERC Starting Grant and a grant of 1.8 million euros.

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Funding from the federal government

In particular, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry of Economics support long-term projects at the TU Darmstadt.

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State funding

Research projects at the TU Darmstadt that are funded within the framework of the State initiative for the development of scientific and economic excellence (LOEWE).

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Programms funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)

Scientists at the TU Darmstadt work in numerous coordinated programmes funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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New approaches in research

TU Darmstadt is breaking new scientific ground and opening up future fields with special potential in research, teaching and transfer.

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