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“I am exceedingly honored”
Gerhard M. Sessler Awarded Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America
Gerhard M. Sessler, Professor at TU Darmstadt, has been awarded the 2015 Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for the development of electret and silicon-based micromachined microphones.
No queues on the web
Peer-to-Peer-connections and "Adhoc"-Networks against congestion
The internet and its applications are expanding exponentially. Teams at the MAKI collaborative research centre of the TU Darmstadt are developing dynamic mechanisms of communication to maintain the web’s enormous performance capability.
App Data Vulnerability Threatens Millions of Users
56 million sets of unprotected data in Cloud databases
Researchers of the Technische Universität Darmstadt and Fraunhofer SIT have investigated Cloud databases and established: developers wrongly use authentications for cloud services thereby threatening millions of user accounts which become susceptible to attack.
Green chemistry: an industry has a rethink
Emanuel Merck Lectureship 2015 awarded to Professor Paul T. Anastas
Paul T. Anastas coined the term "green chemistry" 25 years ago, and today he is the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at the prestigious Yale University. The "father of green chemistry" was the guest of honour at the TU Darmstadt on 11 and 12 May.
Better Quality of Life in Megacities
SEMIZENTRAL Project Receives GreenTec Award 2015
SEMIZENTRAL, an international research project that is anchored at the TU Darmstadt, has received one of the GreenTec 2015 awards. Dr. Susanne Bieker’s team (at the Chair headed by Prof. Peter Cornel) was awarded the prize in the category “Urbanization” because it has made an impressive contribution to improving the quality of life in megacities.
New pathways into the cell
Scientists gain fundamental insights into drug delivery processes
Chemists, biologists and pharmacologists deal with the question of how complex active substances can be introduced into cells such that they are rapidly and easily available. Building on earlier research, interdisciplinary teams of scientists, with biology Professor M. Cristina Cardoso (TU Darmstadt), physics Professors Henry D. Herce (RPI, NY, USA and TU Darmstadt) and Angel E. Garcia (RPI, NY, USA), and chemistry Professor Christian P. R. Hackenberger (FMP, Berlin), have made some important advancements.
Acoustics at Runway West
A research team is working on electrifying processes on the runway
Manoeuvring aircraft on the ground in an environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient manner – that is the aim of the project Airport eMove. Operating noise could also be significantly reduced.
Active participation in fire safety
Building information models, indoor navigation systems and serious games
They can help fire fighters orientate themselves more quickly in fires and practice for emergency situations more realistically: scientists supply the digital technology, as well as building simulations.
Great conditions: beneath palm trees
Coco de mer performs “parental care” and modifies its habitat
Can plants take care of their offspring? A TU Darmstadt scientist has found that they can. The coco de mer palm manages to modify its extremely barren habitat in the Seychelles in such a manner that it produces the largest fruits of all plants, optimally supplying its offshoots and even protecting them from competition.
Climate Change under Satellite Observation
Scientist from the TU Darmstadt investigates changing sea levels
The sea level has been rising by an average of 3.1 millimetres a year since 1993. Long-term measurements recorded since the start of the 20th century indicate an acceleration in the averaged sea level change. Coastal flooding and land loss are just some of the severe consequences. Geodesist Dr.-Ing. Luciana Fenoglio-Marc, is currently using satellite data to analyse sea level change and its causes.
Rapid conversion of sulfites
Researchers elucidate structure and function of highly active bacterial enzyme
A team of microbiologists from the TU Darmstadt and biochemists from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have jointly succeeded in determining the high-resolution crystal structure of a sulfite-reducing enzyme complex and elucidated details of its molecular reaction mechanism. This research potentially signifies a step forward in the field of biotechnology – tailor-made microorganisms could be utilised in the process of flue-gas desulferization at power plants.
Students from the US experience the assets of TU Darmstadt
The International Research Experience Program (IREP) offers bachelor and master students from partner universities in North America and Australia the opportunity to take part in a three-month research project at an institute or a department of TU Darmstadt. The program comprises language and orientation packages, a scholarship as well as the award of credits. Four students report.
Fine Tuning Your Campaign
Scientists at TU Darmstadt conduct research into crowdfunding
An increasing number of innovative and creative projects are being financed through crowdfunding platforms. Yet which factors are important for a successful crowdfunding campaign? The Software Business & Information Management scientists Ferdinand Thies and Michael Wessel from TU Darmstadt reveal which parameters the creators of crowdfunding campaigns can fine tune to improve their chances of success.
Green meets Nano
TU-Scientists create multifunctional nanotubes using nontoxic materials
A doctoral student in materials science is making multifunctional nanotubes of gold – with the help of vitamin C and other harmless substances. The technique works so well that the scientists now want to manufacture nanotubes from platinum, palladium, and other metals.
MOOC@TU9: Discover Excellence in Engineering
Week 5: Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch about "Magnetic Materials for green technologies"
The alliance of leading Institutes of Technology in Germany (TU9) is launching an online lecture series on October 20, 2014. All nine TU9 Universities are involved in the production of the course which is held in English. The course presents the diversity and perspectives of German engineering studies at the TU9 Universities. It provides a profound insight into the key questions, contents, structures and working methods of various disciplines and courses of study.