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  • 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.

  • 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.