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  • 2015/08/04

    On the same wavelength when it comes to urban planning

    Prof. Dr. Yungsheng Su (rechts), Visiting Chair am Fachbereich Architektur, Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Stadtentwicklung, und Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Leiterin des Fachgebiets. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Yungsheng Su, urban planer from Shanghai, visits Department of Architecture

    The long-lasting relationship between TU Darmstadt and the Tongji University in Shanghai has now become a strategic partnership. This allows student and double degree exchanges, collaborative research, travelling scholarships – and invitations to visiting professors. You only have to look at Yungsheng Su, who is currently staying in Darmstadt, to understand how beneficial it is to have visiting professors.

  • 2015/07/29

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Iurii Sheludko. Photo: Sandra Junker

    Introducing: Dr. Iurii Sheludko

    Iurii Sheludko from the Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering of NAS of Ukraine is researching plant cell function mechanisms and investigating enzymes of natural product biosynthesis. He is a guest of Prof. Dr. Herbiert Warzecha from the Department of Biology.

  • 2015/07/16

    Success in international Design Competition

    Junge Menschen stehen mit einem Award auf einer Treppe. Bild: Designing Resilience in Asia 2015

    Students of TU Darmstadt win Design Excellence Award in Singapore

    TU Darmstadt wins overall design excellence award and a honourable mention in “Designing Resilience in Asia 2015 – International Design Competition” at the National University of Singapore.

  • 2015/07/14

    “I am exceedingly honored”

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. Gerhard M. Sessler, Fachgebiet Elektroakustik. Bild: privat

    Gerhard M. Sessler Awarded Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America

    Gerhard M. Sessler, Professor at TU Darmstadt, has been awarded the 2015 Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for the development of electret and silicon-based micromachined microphones.

  • 2015/06/18

    No queues on the web

    Experimenting to find the communication systems of the future: Björn Richerzhagen, Ralf Steinmetz and Boris Koldehofe (l to r). Photo: Katrin Binner

    Peer-to-Peer-connections and “Adhoc”-Networks against congestion

    The internet and its applications are expanding exponentially. Teams at the MAKI collaborative research centre of the TU Darmstadt are developing dynamic mechanisms of communication to maintain the web’s enormous performance capability.

  • 2015/05/28

    App Data Vulnerability Threatens Millions of Users

    Grafik zum Thema Handydaten in der Cloud. Bild: Fraunhofer SIT

    56 million sets of unprotected data in Cloud databases

    Researchers of the Technische Universität Darmstadt and Fraunhofer SIT have investigated Cloud databases and established: developers wrongly use authentications for cloud services thereby threatening millions of user accounts which become susceptible to attack.

  • 2015/05/12

    Green chemistry: an industry has a rethink

    Paul T. Anastas nimmt eine Urkunde entgegen. Bild: Claus Völker

    Emanuel Merck Lectureship 2015 awarded to Professor Paul T. Anastas

    Paul T. Anastas coined the term “green chemistry” 25 years ago, and today he is the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at the prestigious Yale University. The “father of green chemistry” was the guest of honour at the TU Darmstadt on 11 and 12 May.

  • 2015/05/07

    Better Quality of Life in Megacities

    Im April 2014 wurde in Qingdao, China die weltweit erste Referenzanlage eines semizentralen „Resource Recovery Center“ eröffnet. Bild: Cosalux und Susanna Neunast

    SEMIZENTRAL Project Receives GreenTec Award 2015

    SEMIZENTRAL, an international research project that is anchored at the TU Darmstadt, has received one of the GreenTec 2015 awards. Dr. Susanne Bieker’s team (at the Chair headed by Prof. Peter Cornel) was awarded the prize in the category “Urbanization” because it has made an impressive contribution to improving the quality of life in megacities.

  • 2015/03/31

    New pathways into the cell

    Symbolbild: Mit Hilfe zelldurchdringender Peptide Wirkstoffe in Zellen bringen. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Scientists gain fundamental insights into drug delivery processes

    Chemists, biologists and pharmacologists deal with the question of how complex active substances can be introduced into cells such that they are rapidly and easily available. Building on earlier research, interdisciplinary teams of scientists, with biology Professor M. Cristina Cardoso (TU Darmstadt), physics Professors Henry D. Herce (RPI, NY, USA and TU Darmstadt) and Angel E. Garcia (RPI, NY, USA), and chemistry Professor Christian P. R. Hackenberger (FMP, Berlin), have made some important advancements.

  • 2015/03/23

    Acoustics at Runway West

    TaxiBot schleppt Flugzeug. Bild: Lufthansa LEOS

    A research team is working on electrifying processes on the runway

    Manoeuvring aircraft on the ground in an environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient manner – that is the aim of the project Airport eMove. Operating noise could also be significantly reduced.

  • 2015/03/17

    Active participation in fire safety

    Wissenschaftler tragen 3D-Brillen und schauen auf eine Gebäudesimulation auf einer Leinwand. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Building information models, indoor navigation systems and serious games

    They can help fire fighters orientate themselves more quickly in fires and practice for emergency situations more realistically: scientists supply the digital technology, as well as building simulations.

  • 2015/03/10

    Great conditions: beneath palm trees

    Drei Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica) Nüsse an einem weiblichen Fruchtstand. Die Nüsse benötigen bis zu 7 Jahre zur Reifung. Bild: Dennis Hansen

    Coco de mer performs “parental care” and modifies its habitat

    Can plants take care of their offspring? A TU Darmstadt scientist has found that they can. The coco de mer palm manages to modify its extremely barren habitat in the Seychelles in such a manner that it produces the largest fruits of all plants, optimally supplying its offshoots and even protecting them from competition.

  • 2015/03/05

    Climate Change under Satellite Observation

     Dr.-Ing. Luciana Fenoglio-Marc sitzt in einem Raum, der mit Karten und Satelliten geschmückt ist. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Scientist from the TU Darmstadt investigates changing sea levels

    The sea level has been rising by an average of 3.1 millimetres a year since 1993. Long-term measurements recorded since the start of the 20th century indicate an acceleration in the averaged sea level change. Coastal flooding and land loss are just some of the severe consequences. Geodesist Dr.-Ing. Luciana Fenoglio-Marc, is currently using satellite data to analyse sea level change and its causes.

  • 2015/02/03

    Rapid conversion of sulfites

    Prof. Jörg Simon und Dr. Melanie Kern. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Researchers elucidate structure and function of highly active bacterial enzyme

    A team of microbiologists from the TU Darmstadt and biochemists from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have jointly succeeded in determining the high-resolution crystal structure of a sulfite-reducing enzyme complex and elucidated details of its molecular reaction mechanism. This research potentially signifies a step forward in the field of biotechnology – tailor-made microorganisms could be utilised in the process of flue-gas desulferization at power plants.

  • 2015/01/16

    “Fantastic Support”

    Rajarshi Biswas. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Students from the US experience the assets of TU Darmstadt

    The International Research Experience Program (IREP) offers bachelor and master students from partner universities in North America and Australia the opportunity to take part in a three-month research project at an institute or a department of TU Darmstadt. The program comprises language and orientation packages, a scholarship as well as the award of credits. Four students report.