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2019
20 MAY

Urban planning in the Arctic – how to plan for the extreme?

PhD student Jennifer Fiebig researches in urban planning in the Arctic by examining snowdrift – through fieldwork and with substitute materials in the laboratory. The goal...

Building design Building construction Construction materials Polar research Climate adaption
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01 FEB

Earth’s permafrost is sweating

Globally, the temperature of permafrost on Earth has risen 0.3 degrees Celsius in the last decade; and the temperature keeps rising, shows the first comprehensive study...

Geology Mapping and surveying Climate change Coasts and harbours Climate adaption
2018
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
2016
03 MAY

Presentation awards for research on in-situ burning of oil

A PhD student and a Master’s student from DTU have recently won 1st places in presentation awards for their research in in-situ burning of oil. One of the awards was won...

Waste management Fossil fuels Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Polar research Fire prevention technology and safety Environmental chemistry
04 FEB

New professor wants to transform waste into valuable building materials

How do waste products obtain value as part of new building materials? That is the fundamental question Lisbeth M. Ottosen will try to answer in the professorship, she has...

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
2015
16 NOV

Three New PhD Students Concentrate on Greenland

Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) at DTU Civil Engineering has employed three new PhD students. All three projects will concentrate on subjects that will benefit the Greenlandic...

Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks Ice research Waste management Building design