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  • 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.

  • 2015/12/15

    Cells in Motion

    Demonstrator mit zwei Aktoren zur Ansteuerung einer Gerüststruktur mit Zellen in Nährlösung. Bild: Katrin

    TU-scientists develop a device for shaping cells while viewing under a microscope

    Materials scientist Ljubomira Schmitt and biologist Tobias Meckel are developing a device that can be used to culture cells under induced movements whilst simultaneously allowing them to be observed through a microscope. The technology could improve drug testing and obviate the need for certain experiments on live animals.

  • 2015/12/14

    EU in Global Dialogue

    Opening ceremony of CEDI on December 11, 2015. Professor Michèle Knodt (TU Darmstadt) and Professor Arne Niemann (JGU Mainz), the two directors of CEDI, talk to Professor Sharon Pardo of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (left). Image: Claus Völker

    Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at TU Darmstadt and JGU Mainz

    The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “EU in Global Dialogue” (CEDI) was designated in July 2015 by the European Commission to support an ambitious programme of research, teaching and outreach activities. The Centre is directed by Jean Monnet Professor Dr. Michèle Knodt (TU Darmstadt) and co-directed by Jean Monnet Professor Dr. Arne Niemann (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and thus contributes to the Strategic Partnership between the two Universities.

  • 2015/12/11

    The Rhine-Main Universities alliance

    GU Frankfurt, TU Darmstadt, and JGU Mainz intensify their collaboration

    The presidents of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Goethe University Frankfurt have signed a cross-border framework agreement intended to promote further collaboration between the three universities.

  • 2015/11/13

    Access to the elementary resources required for life

    Gesprächssituation mit den Mitgliedern des Promotionskollegs. Bild: Claus Völker

    Graduate programme for research on structural changes in African megacities

    The TU Darmstadt and the Goethe University Frankfurt are carrying out research into structural changes in African megacities in a joint graduate programme.

  • 2015/11/09

    Energy-efficient particle accelerator

    Elektronenbeschleuniger der TU DArmstadt S-DALINAC. copyright: Paul Glogowski

    Nuclear physics centre for the next generation of scientists

    From 2016, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be supporting a new research training group in nuclear physics at TU Darmstadt. Its collaboration partner is the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. The research project runs until the end of 2020 and has a budget of 4.7 million Euros.

  • 2015/11/05

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Kaustubh Rane. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Kaustubh Rane

    Kaustubh Rane from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York is researching in interfacial science, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics and molecular simulations. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Nico van der Vegt from the Department of Chemistry.

  • 2015/10/30

    Reaching for the stars – with success

    Almudena Arcones steht vor einer Tafel und schaut in die Kamera. Bild: Otto Gabriele / GSI

    Darmstadt physicist Almudena Arcones receives € 1.5 million grant from the EU

    Almudena Arcones, since 2012 junior physics professor at the TU Darmstadt and head of a junior group together with the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, is to receive a € 1.5 million grant from the European Research Council for the next five years.

  • 2015/10/16

    Campus orientation for refugees wanting to study

    Fahne mit Willkommen und Welcome-Schriftzug. Bild: Patrick Bal

    TU Darmstadt offers support for the first steps at the university

    Darmstadt, “City of Science”, has already been allocated over 1,500 refugees and more will come – including young people who would like to start or continue studying for a degree at TU Darmstadt. TU Darmstadt offers them introductory information.

  • 2015/10/15

    New Phenomenon of Radioactivity

    Prof. Norbert Pietralla, Prof. Thomas Aumann und Privatdozent Dr. Heiko Scheit im Labor. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Scientific journal “Nature” publishes experimental proof

    Physicists at the TU Darmstadt have succeeded in observing an extremely rare radioactive decay for the first time ever. The unusual thing about it is that this so-called double gamma decay of an excited nucleus state, which represents a higher order process, takes place although the first order process is not prohibited by the conservation of energy and momentum laws or quantum-mechanical selection rules.

  • 2015/09/25

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Genko Genev, Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt. Image: Sandra Junker

    Introducing: Dr. Genko Genov

    Genko Genov from the Sofia University, Bulgaria is researching in quantum physics. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Thomas Halfmann from the Department of Physics

  • 2015/09/22

    Determining ion beam effects to greater precision

    Laborszene. Bild: Thanh Nguyen

    Researchers conduct high-res analyses on lesions in tissue

    A precise understanding of how ion beams affect biological tissue is of great importance for both radiotherapy applications and the assessment of radioprotection risks, e.g. to astronauts on long term missions in space.