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  • 2017/01/23

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Mirjana Ristic, Ph.D. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Mirjana Ristic, Ph.D.

    Mirjana Ristic from the University of Melbourne, Australia is researching in architectural and urban studies. She is a guest of Professor Sybille Frank at the Institute of Sociology.

  • 2017/01/16

    Climate-friendly cement substitute

    Zementersatz wird umgefüllt. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Building with concrete is affecting the climate / geopolymers as an alternative

    Researchers at TU Darmstadt are proposing geopolymers as an alternative to cement. These mineral binders are not only more environmentally friendly, they are also more resistant to chemicals and high temperature.

  • 2017/01/05

    Stimuli-responsive polymers

    Dr.-Ing. Markus Gallei und Jun.Prof. Annette Andrieu-Brunsen. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Researches at the Chemistry Department develop intelligent materials

    Two research groups at TU Darmstadt are developing intelligent synthetic materials that respond to external stimuli. Nature is the teacher.

  • 2016/12/22

    Genetic material on offer

    Professor Stefan Katzenbeisser. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Scientists at the TU are developing protection mechanisms for genetic data

    The more we know about our genome data, the better our doctors will be able to treat us in the future. But how can we make use of this sensitive data, without allowing it to be misused? The IT specialists around Stefan Katzenbeisser and Kay Hamacher from the Technische Universität Darmstadt want to encrypt genome data so skilfully that it is still possible to carry out mathematical analyses.

  • 2016/12/19

    For powerful arguments

    Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler am Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Research at Ubiquitous Knowlege Processing (UKP) Lab

    There is a sea of information and argumentation on the Internet covering every possible world-shattering subject. The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab at TU Darmstadt is developing tools for a quality check.

  • 2016/12/16

    Water reuse increases yields

    Joint research project examines a stabilisation pond system in Namibia

    What is a simple way to upgrade wastewater stabilisation pond systems in Africa so that the water can be reused for animal fodder production? Under the direction of Technische Universität Darmstadt, the joint project “EPoNa – upgrading wastewater ponds to generate irrigation water, using the Cuvelai-Etosha basin in Namibia as an example” has been researching into a comprehensive response to this question since the start of September.

  • 2016/11/01

    For they know not what they do

    Forscher-Team mit humanoiden Roboter am Future Innovation Lab der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Moritz Merkle

    A study by TU Darmstadt on the robotisation of office and service professions

    Would humanoid robots equipped with emotional skills be accepted as a colleague in the office or even as a leader in teams? And what activities would service workers leave to robots? The transnational study series “Robots@work4.0” by Prof. Stock-Homburg from TU Darmstadt delivers surprising answers.

  • 2016/10/19

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli

    Prof. Dr. Vadim Sirkeli from the Comrat State University, Comrat, Moldavia is researching in III-VI and II-VI semiconductor materials, light-emitting devices with cadmium-free quantum dot emitters and terahertz quantum cascade lasers. He is a guest of Professors Hans L. Hartnagel and Franko Küppers at the Institute for Microwave Engineering and Photonics.

  • 2016/10/19

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dominik Barz. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dominik Barz

    Associate Professor Dominik Barz from the Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada is researching in Microfluidics. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Steffen Hardt at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • 2016/10/13

    With Big Data to Vehicle 5.0

    Hermann Winner (li.) und Stephan Rinderknecht, Professoren für Maschinenbau. Bild: Jan Ehlers

    New collaborative research consortium at TU Darmstadt

    Data mining involves opportunities and risks – including for the automotive industry. An interdisciplinary team at the TU Darmstadt is looking into ways it can utilise vehicle operating data in a targeted and transparent manner.

  • 2016/10/07

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Introducing: Dr. Joerg Widmer

    Dr. Joerg Widmer from the IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid is researching in Mobile Communication Networks. He is a guest of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Steinmetz at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  • 2016/09/29

    Heaviest Atoms in the Limelight

    Das Innere der optischen Zelle zur Laser-Resonanzionisationsspektroskopie an Nobelium. Die Fusionsprodukte gelangen durch eine dünne Mylar-Folie (links) in die Zelle bevor sie im Gas gestoppt und auf einem glühend heißen Filamentdraht (rechts) gesammelt werden. Dies erlaubt eine effiziente Präparation der Atome zur Laserspektroskopie. (Copyright: M. Laatiaoui, GSI Helmholtzzentrum/HIM)

    First spectroscopic investigation of element nobelium

    The analysis of atomic spectra is of fundamental importance for our understanding of atomic structures. Until now, researchers were unable to examine heavy elements with optical spectroscopy because these elements do not occur in nature and cannot be artificially created in weighable amounts. However, scientists have now looked for the first time into the inner structure of heavy elements. For this they used short-lived nobelium atoms with a nuclear charge of Z=102, which had been produced at the GSI accelerator facility.

  • 2016/09/27

    First quantum photonic circuit with electrically driven light source

    Kohlenstoff-Röhrchen (Mitte) als Photonen-Quelle und supraleitende Nanodrähte als Empfänger bilden einen Teil des optischen Chips. Bild: W. Pernice/ WWU

    Findings published in „Nature Photonics“

    Optical quantum computers are what people are pinning their hopes on for tomorrow’s computer technology – whether for tap-proof data encryption or ultrafast calculations involving enormous quantities of data. For the first time researchers have now succeeded in putting a complete quantum optical set-up on a chip. This meets one requirement for making it possible to use photonic circuits for quantum computers.

  • 2016/09/23

    Eavesdropping prohibited

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mira Mezini. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Professor Mira Mezini develops intelligent encryption libraries

    Sometimes, when two people or software applications are communicating via the Internet, a third party is listening. Cryptographic protocols could prevent this situation, but software developers often find it difficult to correctly integrate them into applications. This is the reason why researchers at the TU Darmstadt want to automate encryption.

  • 2016/09/16

    The chosen ones in the USA

    Die TU und die Virginia Tech verstärken ihre Kooperation: TU-Präsident Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel (links) und Tim Sands, Präsident der Virgina Tech (rechts), bei der feierlichen Zeremonie in Blacksburg. Bild: Logan Wallace / VT

    Virginia Tech becomes TU’s second strategic partner – after Tongji University

    Virginia Tech is now officially a “strategic partner” of TU Darmstadt: Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel, President of TU Darmstadt, and professor Timothy Sands, President of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech for short) in Blacksburg, Virginia, signed a relevant cooperation agreement between the two institutions in a formal ceremony.