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  • 2018/11/26

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Michele Campopiano. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Michele Campopiano

    Dr. Michele Campopiano is researching the management of water resources in the Po and Rhine River areas, focusing in particular on the period between the consolidation of urban autonomies and local authorities and the rise of dynastic states from the end of the 13th to the mid-16th centuries. He is a guest of Professor Dr. Gerrit Jasper Schenk at the Department of History and Social Sciences.

  • 2018/11/23

    Paving the way: an accelerator on a microchip

    Klein und vielseitig einsetzbar – Der Beschleunigerchip und eine Elektronenmikroskopie des Chips. Bild: Hagen Schmidt / Andrew Ceballos

    Electrical engineers at the TU developed design as part of international collaboration

    Electrical engineers in the accelerator physics group at TU Darmstadt have developed a design for a laser-driven electron accelerator so small it could be produced on a silicon chip. It would be inexpensive and with multiple applications. The design, which has been published in Physical Review Letters, is now being realised as part of an international collaboration.

  • 2018/11/07

    Keeping health data under lock and key

    Bei der Speicherung von Gesundheitsdaten ist jahrzehntelange Sicherheit erforderlich. Bild: Patrick Bal

    Scientists introduce sustainable long-term-secure storage for sensitive data

    Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was presented during a recent conference in Beijing, China. The system will go into trial operation in Japan in the coming weeks.

  • 2018/10/29

    The limits of hematite

    Preparation chamber for alternate catalysts and chemical buffer layers. Picture: Surface Science Group, TU Darmstadt

    TU researchers investigate the principles of hydrogen production

    Hematite and other transition metal oxides are used in the renewable production of hydrogen. Researchers at the TU Darmstadt have discovered why the materials reached their limits doing so. Their results have now been published in “Nature Communications”.

  • 2018/10/10

    Supermaterials out of the microwave

    Junior research group leader Dr. Christina Birkel. Photo: Katrin Binner

    Christina Birkel researches the synthesis of new functional materials

    Using non-conventional methods, Christina Birkel and her colleagues in the Department of Chemistry of the TU Darmstadt produce metallic ceramics and new materials for the energy supply of the future.

  • 2018/09/27

    The trick with the perfume for insects

    Teil des interdisziplinären Projektteams: Andreas Jürgens, Janine Gondolf, Heribert Warzecha (v.l.). Bild: Katrin Binner

    Production of sexual attractants strengthens crop protection

    In the next few years, a team from TU Darmstadt will produce the pheromones of important pest insects in plants and make them usable for plant protection.

  • 2018/09/25

    Rhine-Main is a top academic region

    Labor. Bild: Katrin Binner

    University alliance performs exceptionally well in 'Funding Atlas'

    The Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) in Darmstadt, Frankfurt and Mainz are among Germany's strongest strategic university alliances and the country's strongest academic regions having attracted 457 million euros in funding via the German Research Foundation (DFG).

  • 2018/09/18

    Microplastics in the river

    Forschungsgruppe am Fachgebiet Abwassertechnik. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Research in the joint project EmiStop

    More and more plastic particles are polluting the environment. In the fields of wastewater technology and wastewater management, research teams are investigating the extent to which industry is involved in microplastic pollution.

  • 2018/09/17

    Keep cool

    Scientists at the HZDR are exploring the potential and limits of magnetizable materials. The capacitor bank enables ultrashort magnetic pulses. Picture: André Wirsig

    Researchers develop magnetic cooling cycle

    As a result of climate change, population growth, and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are growing much faster worldwide than for heating. Another problem that besets today's refrigeration systems is that most coolants cause environmental and health damage. A novel technology could provide a solution: refrigeration using magnetic materials in magnetic fields.

  • 2018/09/14

    Searching through noise for pros and cons

    Dr. Johannes Daxenberger, Dr. Christian Stab and Dr. Tristan Miller (left to right), together with an international research team, are developing new methods for automatic recognition of arguments in large text sources. Picture: Katrin Binner

    TU Darmstadt develops argument search engine for Internet texts

    Structured decision-making support: The research project ”ArgumenText“ in the field of Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing has found a way to filter concrete pro and con arguments on any topic from amongst the noise of the internet.

  • 2018/09/13

    TU graduates in international demand

    Studierende gehen eine große Treppe im Alten Hauptgebäude hinauf. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Results of QS ranking 2019

    Employees in Germany and beyond see graduates of TU Darmstadt as highly qualified and ‘employable’: The recently published QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019, which looks at some 500 universities worldwide, gives TU Darmstadt 78th place in global ranking.

  • 2018/09/05

    Towards a global model of the nuclear structure

    COLLAPS apparatus at ISOLDE/CERN. Picture: The COLLAPS Collaboration

    Researchers confirm theory by measuring nuclear radii of cadmium isotopes

    Physicists at the TU Darmstadt and their collaboration partners have performed laser spectroscopy on cadmium isotopes to confirm an improved model of the atomic nucleus. It has been developed to describe the exceptional behaviour of the radii of calcium isotopes. The results published in “Physical Review Letters” could be a step towards a global model of the nuclear structure.

  • 2018/08/22

    Powerful Engineering, brilliant Computer Science

    Glänzende Informatik: Forschungsgruppe am Profilbereich "Cybersicherheit“. Bild: Jan-Christoph Hartung

    TU Darmstadt in the vanguard of German Research Foundation’s Funding Atlas

    Across the Federal Republic, TU Darmstadt is one of the highest-performing universities when it comes to acquiring funding for Engineering Sciences from the German Research Foundation (DFG): in the rankings for income in absolute figures it comes in fourth place behind leader RWTH Aachen University, which is followed by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and TU Dresden. In Computer Science TU Darmstadt achieves first place. These are the findings contained in the Funding Atlas 2018, in which the DFG, Germany’s largest funding organisation, has published performance indicators for publicly-funded research in the period 2014 to 2016.

  • 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.