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2018
27 DEC

Tandem solar cells must be efficient and sustainable

Major research collaboration to break the barrier for how much energy a sustainable tandem solar cell can produce.

Solar energy Energy production Micro and nanotechnology
27 DEC

Advanced drones chasing defective solar cells

Monitoring of solar farms is difficult, time-consuming and imprecise. Often you do not find all defects, which can reduce the energy production.

Solar energy Energy production Robot technology and automation Lasers
05 NOV

Digital twins to take industry into the future

Tests and experiments can provide new knowledge and the ability to predict the behaviour of materials and durability with ever greater precision. This is achieved by means...

Information technology Data analysis Mathematical modelling Physics Wind energy Materials Production and management
Datacenter. Foto: Colourbox
26 OCT

DKK 100 million for faster, greener Internet

Internet traffic has risen a thousand-fold since 2000 and  accounts for approximately 10 per cent of the world's electricity consumption, so there is a great need for...

Electronics Energy efficiency Hardware and components IT systems Systems and data security Telecommunication Light sources
21 JUN

New type of stadium lights reduces light pollution and complaints from neighbours

Several municipalities are struggling with neighbours complaining about the lights from sports fields. Now, a DTU researcher has invented a lens that solves the problem...

Energy efficiency Light sources Optics
24 APR

Implementation of new class of smart actuating materials in biocompatible devices

Researchers from DTU Energy and DTU Physics have received a FET-Open grant from EU to pioneer research in biocompatible actuating materials that can be used for intelligent...

Electrotechnology Energy Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology
10 JAN

DTU professorship for top researcher from Stanford University

A EUR 3.8 million (DKK 28 million) grant from VILLUM FONDEN has made it possible to create a Villum Kann Rasmussen professorship at DTU for the leading international catalysis...

Energy Physics
2017
21 DEC

Portrait of a down-to-earth space physicist

Birgitte Madsen is devoting the next many years of her research to harnessing the sun’s energy in an effort to provide safe and efficient nuclear power.

Physics Energy
27 SEP

Isolated nanoparticles can create new generation of catalysts

With a European Research Council grant  (ERC) of DKK 11 million (EUR 1.5 million), Associate Professor Peter Vesborg from DTU Physics  will develop a new measuring method...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Energy production Catalysis
04 SEP

Large Danish imprint on world’s biggest X-ray laser

On Friday, 1 September, the new European research facility European XFEL was inaugurated in Hamburg, Germany. One of the two instruments has been built by the Danish company...

Physics Lasers Solar energy
31 JUL

Ib Chorkendorff receives EU’s most prestigious research grant for work with catalysts...

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, DTU Physics , has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for his work in developing new catalysts...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Catalysis Fuel cells Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy
13 JUN

Ten researchers receive grants for 'wild' experiments

VILLUM FONDEN is giving ten researchers up to DKK 2 million (EUR 268,000) each in funding to explore novel ideas. The money is earmarked for innovative and ‘wild’ ideas...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy Physics Information technology Medicine and medico technology
17 MAY

Microscopic solar cells could give vision to blind

Postdoc Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen conducts research into optimizing solar cells. Now, with the help of micro-sized photovoltaic cells, he will restore sight to the blind...

Medicine and medico technology Micro and nanotechnology Solar energy
24 MAR

General Engineering in very high demand

The General Engineering Bachelor programme, taught in English, is for the second year in a row the most sought after study at DTU.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Electrotechnology Energy Physics Chemistry
22 MAR

New electronics fill gaps in solar cell lamp market

Knowledge about efficient conversion of solar energy combined with considerable insight into solar cells have resulted in new efficient electronics for use in solar cell...

Electrotechnology Solar energy Light sources
19 JAN

Electrocatalysis can advance green transition

Renewable energy is providing an increasing share of the energy supply, but to ensure the green transition continues, it must also be able to furnish us with the fuels...

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Fuel cells Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy Wind energy
2016
04 APR

New project will convert surplus power into environmentally friendly chemicals

A wide variety of chemicals and materials which we use today require energy intensive and environmentally harmful synthesis methods.  The new research project, Proactive...

Energy Physics Chemistry Electrochemistry Catalysis
11 MAR

Light on tomorrow’s city

In mid-December, the conclusion of the UN's International Year of Light 2015 was marked with a conference in the Black Diamond, the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Here...

Light sources Sensors Energy efficiency Data analysis Software and programming Computer calculations
12 FEB

Anniversary grant from VILLUM FONDEN for a new centre for developing sustainable...

With a huge grant of DKK 150 million (€20 million), VILLUM FONDEN supports the establishment of a new, ambitious research centre at DTU. The centre will conduct research...

Physics Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy
08 FEB

Technological ‘hot or not’ in 2016

Plastic solar cells, fusion energy, virtual reality and new forms of chemical energy are set to become popular technologies in 2016—if you ask five DTU researchers, who...

Information technology Physics Energy
27 JAN

New sensor detects faults before they happen

A completely new optical and highly sensitive sensor that can withstand extreme environments.

Wind energy Optics Hardware and components Fossil fuels Sensors Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
07 JAN

Sick solar cells open up new diagnostic market

A new system designed to make solar cell installations even more reliable is to be tested in partnership with DTU Fotonik and DTU Nanotech.

Physics Solar energy
2015
03 AUG

Hard-wearing sensor defying soot and heat

A new method for monitoring ships' NO x emissions offers shipping companies environmental documentation. 

Fossil fuels Energy efficiency Data analysis Environmental chemistry Sensors Micro and nanotechnology Air pollution
01 JUL

New light for design classics

PH lamps and other design icons will now be producing light similar to that of the classic incandescent bulb. A group of researchers, lighting experts, designers, and...

Energy efficiency Electronics Light sources Optics
16 MAR

New issue of Technologist

Did you know that we unconsciously sniff out the perfect partner? And that sniffer dogs—in addition to money and drugs—can detect prostate, ovarian or gastrointestinal...

Fuel cells Energy storage Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
04 MAR

DTU researchers track electron’s lightning jump through an entire molecule

Using sophisticated laser and X-ray equipment, DTU researchers are the first to successfully track an electron’s ultra-fast path through a light absorbing molecule. This...

Physics Lasers Solar energy Chemistry Catalysis
02 FEB

Stepping up the hunt for materials to harvest solar energy

An intense hunt is currently underway for materials with the capacity to transform sunlight into fuels. The volume of materials is overwhelming, however, so researchers...

Physics Catalysis Computer calculations Data analysis Solar energy
2014
16 DEC

Four Sapere Aude grants for DTU

On 15 December, the Danish Council for Independent Research announced that they are investing DKK 19 million in 40 Sapere Aude: DFF-Research Talent grants. Three of the...

Micro and nanotechnology Viruses Fuel cells
03 NOV

DTU team got very close to winning EU cleantech final with new material for touchscreens

Two young researchers from DTU Energy Conversion, Li Han and Dennis Valbjørn Christensen, won the Danish finals and got close to winning the EU finals of CleanLaunchpad...

Materials Solar energy Sensors Micro and nanotechnology
13 OCT

Watching live how fuel cells and electrolysis cells operate at the nanoscale

Researchers at DTU will monitor the reactions and processes in operating fuel cells and electrolysis cells at the nanoscale, observing weak spots as they evolve, making...

Fuel cells Sensors Micro and nanotechnology Physics Nanoparticles Electrochemistry
09 OCT

New material for touchscreens have the same properties, but are 150 times cheaper

Two PhD students from DTU Energy Conversion, Li Han and Dennis Valbjørn Christensen, may be able to substitute the widely used but expensive indium tin oxide (ITO) in...

Solar energy Materials Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
09 OCT

DKK 6.5 million for efficient and sustainable catalysts

Fuel cells have great potential as a green energy technology. Associate Professor Jingdong Zhang from DTU Chemistry has just been awarded a generous DKK 6.5 million YDUN...

Physics Fuel cells Micro and nanotechnology
22 AUG

DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time

One of nature’s mysteries is how plants survive impact by the huge amounts of energy contained in the sun’s rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The hypothesis...

Solar energy Physics Analytic and theoretical chemistry Lasers
03 JUL

Workshop covered many angles to the same scientific problems

43 researchers and Ph.D.’s from all over the world took part in the workshop “Challenges and Opportunities in In Situ Studies of Solid Oxide Electrodes” at DTU Energy...

Energy Fuel cells Electrochemistry Micro and nanotechnology Physics
12 MAY

Board generators in heavy vehicles to be replaced by regenerated exhaust heat

A new European research project, “TEG for Energy Efficiency in Heavy Vehicles”, will develop and demonstrate an efficient and inexpensive thermoelectric generator to harvest...

Energy Energy production Energy efficiency Physics
05 MAR

Thermoelectric generators for use in space and human bodies

DTU Energy Conversion is part of a research consortium to develop thermoelectric harvesters for use in both the human bodies and in spacecraft.

Energy production Energy efficiency Physics
Illustration: ITER
27 FEB

Danish measuring equipment to measure 200 million degrees plasma

DTU researchers have concluded the biggest Danish contract to date with ITER, the world's first major experimental fusion power plant.

Physics Energy
16 JAN

New, inexpensive biomass conversion method

In today's world, we are dependent on oil, but scarce natural resources require us to find new resources to produce fuel, materials and medicine. However, Associate Professor...

Physics Organic chemistry Energy Climate change

Published annually, DTU in profile gives you fact & figures and a short presentation of the University.

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