News of TU Darmstadt

News of Technische Universität Darmstadt

We apologize for not being able to present all of our news in English. Please find a selection of the most important news below. To see all news, please visit our German website.

  • 2018/08/13

    From atomic nuclei to stars

    Porträt von Prof. Achim Schwenk. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Physicists are exploring the world of quarks and gluons

    Physics professor Achim Schwenk and his team at the Institute for Nuclear Physics at the TU Darmstadt examine the forces at the heart of atomic nuclei. This helps to improve our understanding of astrophysical objects.

  • 2018/07/09

    An elevator for fish

    Professor Boris Lehmann und sein Team im Wasserbaulabor der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Katrin Binner

    TU engineers develop a special solution for fish migration routes

    The EU Water Framework Directive states that from 2027, rivers must be continuously passable to fish, from the mouth to the source. Professor Boris Lehmann is facilitating this passage in a very special way at the Weir Baldeney (Ruhr): in future, fish will be taking the elevator to the upper water.

  • 2018/06/27

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Long-Qing Chen. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Prof. Dr. Long-Qing Chen

    Prof. Dr. Long-Qing Chen, a Humboldt Resarch Awardee, from the Pennsylvania State University is researching computational materials science of materials microstructures and properties. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rödel at the Department of Materials and Earth Sciences

  • 2018/06/21

    Combating hunger with artificial intelligence

    Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting / Fachbereich Informatik. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Computer scientists want to improve the world food conditions

    In order to improve world food conditions, a team around computer science professor Kristian Kersting was inspired by the technology behind Google News.

  • 2018/06/21

    Permanently clean drinking water for people in slums

    Haben Nachhaltigkeitsziele im Blick: Professor Peter Pelz (rechts) und sein wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter John Friesen. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Interdisciplinary research of TU Darmstadt and German Aerospace Centre

    Solving problems in an interdisciplinary and humanitarian manner: TU Darmstadt and the German Aerospace Centre are developing a sustainable system for supplying water to slum areas that is based on satellite data.

  • 2018/06/13

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Marcos de Oliveira Junior. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Marcos de Oliveira Junior

    Marcos de Oliveira Junior from the Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo is researching from solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) characterization of glasses to solvent-free Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) enhanced NMR characterization of heterogeneous catalysts. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Gerd Buntkowsky at the Department of Chemistry.

  • 2018/06/07

    Humboldt professorship for the TU Darmstadt

    Alexandre Obertelli. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Dr Alexandre Obertelli receives Germany's most highly endowed research award

    The TU Darmstadt is awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for the first time; it is also the first one in the state of Hesse. The nuclear physicist Dr Alexandre Obertelli, nominated by the TU Darmstadt, is one of five scientists from abroad who have just been selected for Germany's most highly endowed international research award.

  • 2018/05/30

    Making composite material smart with precious metal

    Der Physiker Dikran Boyaciyan bei der Herstellung von Polymerbürsten im Labor. Bild: Sebastian Keuth

    How gold-doped polymer brushes become pH-sensitive

    Doping polymer brushes with gold nanoparticles results in a switchable composite material which changes its thickness depending on the pH value. The research by physicists at the TU Darmstadt, published in the journal Soft Matter, could be used to design chemical nanosensors in diagnostics or environmental analytics.

  • 2018/05/22

    Big stage for small animals

    3D-Scan eines Polyphylla fullo (Türkischer Maikäfer). Bild: Michael Heethoff

    Scanner enables digital archiving of preserved insects

    A scanner developed jointly at TU Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences enables automated digital archiving of preserved insects – in high-resolution and in 3D. The scientists have published this new and unique development in the journal “ZooKeys”.

  • 2018/04/25

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Danilo Karličić. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Danilo Karličić

    Danilo Karličić from the Department of Mechanics, Mathematical Institute of SASA, Serbia is researching from Structural dynamics and Nonlocal elasticity to Nonlinear oscillations and MEMS / NEMS. He is a guest of Professor Dr. Peter Hagedorn at the Department of Mechanical Engineering