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  • 2016/06/28

    An excellent example of active cooperation

    Prof. Volker Nitsch im Gespräch. Bild: Peter Pulkowski, JGU

    Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM)

    Research training groups demonstrate the positive effects that result when fellow doctoral candidates do not study and research on their own in a single field but rather are integrated into a uniquely tailored curriculum where they have opportunities to exchange, discuss, and reflect on their work. Prof. Volker Nitsch, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management, about successful cooperation and the alliance of Rhine-Main Universities.

  • 2016/06/23

    Tor even stronger

    Mann mit Laptop in einem Treppenhaus. Bild: Paul Glogowski

    Selfrando: A new defense to proctect Tor users, developed at TU Darmstadt

    Researchers from TU Darmstadt developed successfully in collaboration with the University of California Irvine a new protection for Tor users. “Selfrando” strengthens the Tor Browser against attempts to hack and de-anonymize Tor users.

  • 2016/06/23

    The precarious care market

    Dr. Karina Becker. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Study from TU Darmstadt analyses situation of migrant workers

    Care work in German families is increasingly being taken over by female migrant workers. Their precarious situation is now analysed in an industrial and organisational sociology study from TU Darmstadt.

  • 2016/06/10

    Visiting researchers at TU Darmstadt

    Prof. Dr. Bibhas Chandra Giri. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing Prof. Dr. Bibhas Chandra Giri

    Professor Giri from the Department of Mathematics, Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India is researching supply chain, warehouse and sustainability management. He is a guest of Professor Christoph Glock at the Department of Law and Economics.

  • 2016/06/03

    Tiny enzyme with tremendous potential

    Das Forscherteam benutzte für seine Studie einen zellulären Ansatz, in welchem die Zellkerne (blau) von Tumorzellen mittels Immunofluoreszenz-Mikroskopie in ihren jeweiligen Zellzyklusphasen erkennbar sind. Replikative Zellen (rot) lassen sich hier von post-replikativen Zellen unterscheiden. In den Zellkernen wurde zusätzlich ein Protein (grün) angefärbt, das unreparierte DNA-Doppelstrangbrüche markiert. Bild: Julian Spies / TU Darmstadt

    “Nek1” could play an important role in tumour treatment

    A team of researchers from the Biology department at the TU Darmstadt has identified an enzyme that separates DNA replication from repair. This discovery could be of tremendous significance in the treatment of tumours. The scientists have now published the results of their research in the renowned research journal Molecular Cell.

  • 2016/03/31

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Introducing: Dr. Hong Liu

    Dr. Hong Liu from the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, China is researching Polymer Physics on computer. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Florian Müller-Plathe at the Department of Chemistry.

  • 2016/03/31

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Introducing: Yusuke Nakano

    Yusuke Nakano from Nagoya University, Japan is researching High voltage engineering and electrical insulation. He is a guest of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Hinrichsen at the High Voltage Labs.

  • 2016/03/29

    Heavy Elements from Deep Space

    Almudena Arcones. Bild: Guido Schiek

    International team explores the origin of elements

    Understanding the origin of elements in nature is one of the outstanding questions in science. A collaboration between nuclear astrophysicists from Technical University Darmstadt and Michigan State University nuclear physicists found that features of nuclear interactions make an imprint on how the heaviest elements in the Universe are created.

  • 2016/03/17

    Electromagnetic sensors meet biomedicine

    Mess-Reihe zur Entwicklung minimalinvasiver Mikrowellen-Testsonden, die sich künftig für Diagnose- und Therapiezwecke eignen könnten: M.Sc. Carolin Reimann, Prof. Rolf Jakoby, Dr. Martin Schüßler, Dr. Margarita Puentes (von links nach rechts). Bild: Katrin Binner

    Priority programme ESSENCE: developing new kind of sensors

    They can already open doors, park cars and monitor fill levels. Is there any reason why electromagnetic sensors couldn't also detect molecules, examine cells or treat tumours? ESSENCE, a nationwide German priority programme, is exploring this issue through a series of ten sub-projects.

  • 2016/02/16

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Carlos Henrique Vieira Santana Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Carlos Henrique Vieira Santana

    Dr. Carlos Henrique Vieira Santana from the National Institute of Science and Technology, State University of Rio de Janeiro (INCT/PPED) is researching Comparative Political Economy. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt at the Department of History and Social Sciences, Institute of Political Science.

  • 2016/02/02

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Introducing: Dr. In-Tae Seo

    Dr. In-Tae Seo is researching in Lead-Free Ferroelectric Materials. He is a guest of Dr. Till Frömling from the Materials Science/Ceramics group of Professor Jürgen Rödel.

  • 2016/01/27

    An alternative to platinum

    Ulrike Kramm. Bild: privat

    Iron-nitrogen compounds as catalysts in graphene

    Teams at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and TU Darmstadt have produced a cost-effective catalyst material for fuel cells using a new preparation process which they analysed in detail. It consists of iron-nitrogen complexes embedded in tiny islands of graphene only a few nanometres in diameter. It provides the excellent catalytic efficiency – approaching that of platinum. The results are interesting for solar fuels research as well.

  • 2016/01/25

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Martina Costa Reis. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Martina Costa Reis

    Dr. Martina Costa Reis from the University of Campinas-UNICAMP, Brazil is researching continuum thermodynamics and mathematical foundations of thermodynamics. She is a guest of Prof. Dr. Yongqi Wang at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

  • 2016/01/22

    Order in Air Vortex

    Martin Oberlack, Professor für Strömungsdynamik. Bild: Katrin Binner

    TU-scientists develop solutions for the precise simulation of turbulences

    Turbulence makes life difficult for the designers of cars or aircrafts. It cannot be simulated with absolute precision. Martin Oberlack, head of Institute of Fluid Dynamics wants an original solution to the problem.

  • 2016/01/12

    Ice in the Air

    Markus Schremb (links) und Daniel Kintea halten ein Flugzeugmodell. Bild: Katrin Binner

    What causes ice formation on aircrafts during flight?

    Markus Schremb and Daniel Kintea of the TU Darmstadt are carrying out research into causes of ice formation on aircraft during flight. Their experiments and realistic mathematical models are aimed at the minimization of risk and costs.