Dear reader,

in the current issue of hoch³ FORSCHEN – the science quarterly – you´ll find the following topics:

The essential resource
Professor Susanne Lackner holds the Chair of Wastewater Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy at the TU Darmstadt. The environmental engineer is an advocate of country-specific solutions – and of more interdisciplinarity.

Fewer nitrogen oxides in exhaust emissions
The doctoral candidate Anna Schmidt has created a sensor, that helps to contribute to the development of better diesel catalysts.

Buttons from a printing machine
The illuminated buttons on bus doors can be difficult for older passengers to see, especially at night. An innovative printing process is being developed at the TU Darmstadt in co-operation with a bus manufacturer for buttons that shine brightly without dazzling.

Stop and Go in the potassium channel
Ion channels control the flow of charged particles into the cell. A surprisingly basic closing mechanism has been discovered for a potassium channel at the TU Darmstadt.

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hoch3 FORSCHEN (English) 3/2017