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  • 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

  • 2018/04/05

    Freezing the web

    Professor Michael Pradel (l.) und Cristian-Alexandru Staicu. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Vulnerabilities in JavaScript-based web servers uncovered

    Scientists at the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) demonstrate that malicious intentions may cause not functioning, apparently “frozen” websites. The scientists discovered vulnerabilities in JavaScript software modules, which allow cyber criminals to freeze specific web sites, so that other users cannot access the web site anymore.

  • 2018/03/26

    Teaching in pace with the times

    Professor Ralf Tenberg. Bild: Katrin Binner

    TU-scientists support vocational schools on their path into the future

    Digitalisation is fundamentally changing the working world, and also presents vocational colleges with new challenges. Educators in the didactics of technology at the TU Darmstadt are supporting them on their path into the future.

  • 2018/03/22

    Hope in the battle against common diseases

    Kleine Moleküle ganz groß: Prof. Hausch inspiziert ein Modell für neue Wirkstoffe gegen Schmerz, Fettleibigkeit und Depression. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Biochemists of TU Darmstadt develop substances fighting obesity

    A team led by biochemistry professor Felix Hausch of the TU Darmstadt is working on substances that are to help fighting three widespread diseases: depression, chronic pain and obesity.

  • 2018/03/20

    Foams, gels, thin films

    Regine von Klitzing und ihr Mitarbeiter, Matthias Kühnhammer, wollen die Strukturen in makroskopischen Schäumen mit Hilfe von Neutronenstreuung untersuchen und entwickeln hierfür eine spezielle Probenumgebung. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Developing intelligent surfaces from soft matter

    Regine von Klitzing's research objects are neither clearly liquid nor clearly solid, but a mixture of the two. The physics professor and her team want to develop functional coatings and “switchable” foams from this “soft material”.

  • 2018/03/15

    Deep knowledge of water quality

    Prof. Schüth, Dr. Sakaguchi-Söder und Doktorand Abrha (v.l.) untersuchen toxische Stoffe im Wasser. Bild: Katrin Binner

    MAR-DSW analyses decomposition of toxic products in drinking water infiltration

    Desalinated seawater can easily be stored underground. However, toxic by-products occur during infiltration. And these are something Professor Christoph Schüth and his team are taking a closer look at. Their aim: to have the best-quality drinking water for arid areas.

  • 2018/03/07

    Future Field of Study: Biomedical Engineering

    Treppenlaufen leicht gemacht: Ein Mini-Motor im Exoskelett unterstützt die Muskulatur. Bild: EMK / TU Darmstadt

    Collaborative study programme by TU Darmstadt and University Frankfurt

    TU Darmstadt and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main have been working intensively to develop a joint collaborative study programme for a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering. And everything is now ready: The first Biomedical Engineering students will be welcomed to the Rhine-Main Universities in the winter semester 2018/19.