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  • 2017/10/09

    Buttons from a printing machine

    Im Labor: Mit flexiblen Drucktampons werden einzelne Leuchtsymbol-Schichten und das Druckbild auf dreidimensionale Oberflächen übertragen. Bild: Katrin Binner

    TU researches an innovative process for printing luminescent materials

    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.

  • 2017/10/05

    Facing climate change

    Preisverleihung des Wettbewerb „Designing Resilience in Asia 2017“ in Singapur: Gruppenbild der beiden erfolgreichen Teams der TU Darmstadt. Bild: TU Darmstadt

    Success in the international Competition “Designing Resilience in Asia”

    At the prestigious international competition Designing Resilience in Asia, student-teams of TU Darmstadt compete for the third time in a row with the different teams of 10 Universities and win the “Urban Design Excellence Award”, endowed with 4000 Singapore dollars.

  • 2017/10/04

    The essential resource

    Susanne Lackner, Professorin am Fachgebiet Abwasserwirtschaft / Institut IWAR. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Prof. Susanne Lackner on challenges in wastewater management

    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.

  • 2017/09/28

    Probing the limits of metal strength

    Simulationsmodell eines verformten Tantalkristalls. Bild: Alexander Stukowski

    First-of-its-kind series of computer simulations focused on metal tantalum

    Researchers from TU Darmstadt and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the U.S. have dived down to the atomic scale to resolve every “jiggle and wiggle” of atomic motion that underlies metal strength. Their research appeared in the Sept. 27 edition of “Nature” as an Advance Online Publication.

  • 2017/09/28

    International Welcome Day

    Internationale Studierende beim Welcome Day. Bild: Paul Glogowski

    TU and city of Darmstadt welcome new international students

    TU Darmstadt invites all newly arrived international students to the International Welcome Day on 12 October 2017. For a successful start at the TU Darmstadt and in Germany, TU services, departments and external institutions present specific lectures, information and offers.

  • 2017/09/12

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Zhaoju Yu. Bild: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Prof. Dr. Zhaoju Yu

    Zhaouju You from the Xiamen University, China is researching from molecular approach to advanced ceramic materials, from synthesis via processing to properties. She is a guest of Prof. Dr. Ralf Riedel at the Department of Materials and Earth Sciences.

  • 2017/09/08

    Reliable Security Concepts

    Internationale Expertinnen und Experten für IT-Sicherheit trafen sich in Darmstadt zur Abschlusskonferenz der Forschungsinitiative „Reliably Secure Software Systems“. Bild: Jessica Bagnoli

    Final event of the initiative “Reliable Secure Software Systems”

    International IT security scientists came together at castle Kranichstein in Darmstadt to share and discuss their results in order to build foundations for IT security in the future. The 3-day congress was organized by the DFG-funded national research initiative RS³.

  • 2017/09/07

    New CARS lab

    Eine größere Anzahl von fliegenden Drohnen. Bild: fotolia

    Leading European cybersecurity research organizations and Intel Labs join forces

    The new research institute operates in the fields of drones, self-driving vehicles, and collaborative systems in industrial automation.

  • 2017/09/01

    Engineering is internationally attractive

     Dr. Lalitha Kodumundi Venkataraman und Dr. Satyanarayan Patel mit ihrem Gastgeber Professor Jürgen Rödel (Fachgebiet Materialwissenschaften). Bild: Claus Völker

    2017 Humboldt rankings confirm TU Darmstadt’s top spots

    International engineers really like spending their research stay at TU Darmstadt. This was evident in the renowned Alexander von Humboldt Foundation rankings that were published today. Once again, the university of technology claimed first place in the whole of Germany for guest researcher numbers.

  • 2017/08/22

    Scientists Create ‘Diamond Rain’

    Ein internationales Forscherteam konnte zeigen, dass sich im Inneren riesiger Eisplaneten, wie Neptun, Verbindungen aus Kohlenwasserstoff auftrennen. Der Kohlenstoff verwandelt sich dabei in einen „Diamantregen“. Grafik: Greg Stewart / SLAC

    Researchers study the exotic precipitation at x-ray laser

    In cooperation with teams at the TU Darmstadt and in the USA, scientists at the Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have been able to confirm that “diamond precipitation” develops inside the ice giants of our solar system.

  • 2017/08/08

    Sensitive Energy Cables in the Underground

    Schematic Structure of an Underground Cable Route Trench. Image: Ulrike Albrecht / Template AGT

    TU-Scientist team researches thermal conductivity of cable bedding materials

    The trouble-free operation of the energy distribution grid presents a challenge in the era of renewable energy sources. Researchers at TU Darmstadt demonstrate how grid operators can operate and expand underground cabling in a more efficient manner.

  • 2017/07/19

    Introducing nano antibodies into living cells

    Animation: Nano-Antikörper auf dem Weg ins Innere einer Zelle. Bild: Christoph Hohmann, Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)

    Researchers report in “Nature Chemistry” on cell-permeable nanobodies

    Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) have managed to introduce tiny antibodies into living cells. The researchers now report on the synthesis and applications for these nanobodies in “Nature Chemistry”.

  • 2017/07/07

    Oxygen vacancy supported memory

    Prof. Dr. Lambert Alff (li) und Doktorand Sankaramangalam Ulhas Sharath (re.) an einem selbst entwickelten System zur Molekularstrahlepitaxie. Bild: Gabi Haindl

    TU Darmstadt expands basic knowledge about non-volatile memory

    A non-volatile memory keeping its digital information without power and working at the same time at the ultrahigh speed of today’s dynamic random access memory (DRAM) – that is the dream of materials scientists of TU Darmstadt.

  • 2017/07/05

    A Boost for Permanent Magnets

    Zwei der beteiligten Forscher: Leopoldo Molina-Luna (l.) und Michael Dürrschnabel arbeiten am aberrationskorrigierten Rastertransmissionselektronenmikroskop. Bild: Felipe Fernandes

    TU-Scientists analyse structure and behaviour on atomic level

    Scientists at TU Darmstadt explored on an atomic level how changes in iron content influence the micro-structure of samarium-cobalt based permanent magnets. Their results were published in “Nature Communications”. In the long run they could contribute to the development of permanent magnets with improved magnetic performance. These magnets can be found in microwave tubes, gyroscopes and satellite controls, for instance.

  • 2017/07/04

    Communication in Times of Crisis

    Professor Matthias Hollick. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Scientists at TU Darmstadt research infrastructure-less communication networks

    Researchers at the TU Darmstadt around Professor Matthias Hollick are experimenting with technologies designed to empower the civilian population in times of crisis. They aim at establishing basic communications and means to share information, thus facilitating human cooperation and mutual aid even following wide-spread power and Internet outages.