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2019
29 MAY

DTU Professor Appointed Mission Innovation Champion

Mission Innovation – a global initiative bringing together 24 countries and the EU to accelerate the development of clean energy technology – has recognized 19 exceptional...

Energy Climate change Materials
24 MAY

Nanotechnologies are best developed in collaboration

It is in the meeting between people that new realizations arise, new networks are established and failed projects can be avoided. Really that is the essence. 

Nanoparticles
01 MAR

Kristian Sommer Thygesen receives EliteForsk Prize

Professor Kristian Sommer Thygesen from DTU Physics is among this year’s recipients of the EliteForsk Prize, which he receives for his research in two-dimensional materials...

Micro and nanotechnology Materials Quantum theory and atomic physics Computer calculations
25 FEB

Final project can boost racing car performance

BEng student has developed a new, lighter type of roll cage for racing cars which offers improved acceleration and road handling.

Construction and mechanics Materials
19 FEB

Young chemist behind new 2D material

International research team headed by young chemist designs a new 2D material by combining organic molecules through inorganic ions.

Materials Chemistry
Grafik: Carl Otto Moesgaard
18 FEB

Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics

A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene. The new results have just been published...

Electronics Micro and nanotechnology Semiconductors Superconductors
30 JAN

Foundation supports research into 3D printing

New research into 3D printing is being done on open platforms, so that all businesses and researchers interested in this can get access to knowledge about the underlying...

Materials
07 JAN

Dental implants soon to be completely white

New technology will soon make the surface of titanium used for dental implants completely white. This will be immensely important for the growing part of the population...

Materials Metals and alloys Physiological modelling Artificial organs
02 JAN

Portrait: “I’m really fond of puzzles—both scientific ones and those made of cardboard...

Henri Jansen is known as the magician of the clean room, because he is great at removing machine limitations that may arise at DTU Danchip—and dares to use unconventional...

Micro and nanotechnology Materials Semiconductors
2018
23 DEC

2D materials more than graphene

Graphene took the world by storm in the 00s. But the world is full of alternative 2D materials, and some of them may have the potential to revolutionize the electronics...

Materials Physics Micro and nanotechnology
21 DEC

Better characterization of ultra-thin materials

A new optical technology may revolutionize the semiconductor industry and create brand new possibilities within sustainable electronics and data handling. The project is...

Semiconductors Materials Data analysis Electronics Innovation and product development
17 DEC

Magnetism under pressure: Much-studied ceramic material reveals new secrets

An international team of researchers led by DTU Energy has discovered that the oxide material strontium titanate, conventionally thought to be nonmagnetic, can exhibit...

Materials Electronics
06 DEC

EUR 3.9 million to five young DTU researchers

Independent Research fund Denmark awards EUR 26 million to 34 young researchers with original ideas and high research leader ambitions. Five of them are from DTU.

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Semiconductors Electronics
Photo: Joachim Rode
04 DEC

Ice splinters marked the inauguration of new laboratories

On Wednesday, 28 November, HRH Crown Prince Frederik spearheaded the inauguration of two new laboratories.

Earth sciences Materials Environment and pollution Geology Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate
15 NOV

Materials scientist on international arena

With the help of two new grants, Professor Dr. Techn. Dorte Juul Jensen will develop new equipment and increase knowledge about metals and processing techniques.

Metals and alloys Materials
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
06 JUL

Research in 2D materials boosted

January 1 st , 2019, DTU merges research on two-dimensional (2D) materials.

Physics Materials
21 JUN

Recipe for deep ocean oil pipelines

The laboratories of National Oilwell Varco subject steel and advanced plastics to mistreatment to ensure that the finished pipes are up to the task of transporting oil...

Energy production Energy efficiency Fossil fuels Polymers
19 JUN

Doctoral dissertation: the secret behind fractures and cracks

Sometimes fractures and cracks develop in an unpredictable way. In a new doctoral dissertation, Brian Nyvang Legarth has studied why this is the case.

Metals and alloys
17 MAY

Major EU grants to pioneering research

Grants Researchers receive funding from the European Commission for pioneering research.

Metals and alloys Biotechnology and biochemistry Materials Medicine and medico technology
30 APR

New method can break down PET plastic with microwaves

In a large-scale project, researchers will reproduce PET packaging using sustainable microwave technology.

Materials Polymers Environment and pollution
11 APR

Doctoral defense: start legislating on nanomaterials now!

Associate Professor Steffen Foss Hansen’s doctoral dissertation is a thorough proposal for a legislation on the use of nanomaterials. For it is high time, he believes.

Micro and nanotechnology Nanoparticles
Photo: LM Wind Power
20 MAR

Here is the world’s largest wind turbine blade

LM Wind Power has—in collaboration with DTU—developed a new hybrid material which makes it possible to build the world’s largest wind turbine blades.

Wind energy Materials Innovation and product development
21 FEB

Digital 3D metal printing opens up new world for industry

In the Danish manufacturing sector, 3D printing in metal is still a new and relatively untested area, and generally there is a lack of digital tools for handling production...

Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management
2017
Foto: Tariq Mikkel Khan/Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond
23 NOV

EUR 2.3 million to young researchers

Three researchers receive a total of EUR 2.3 million (DKK 17.4 million) from Independent Research Fund Denmark for research at DTU.

Semiconductors Solar energy Hardware and components Analytic and theoretical chemistry
16 NOV

Optimal aircraft wing designed on Europe’s biggest computer

With the help of Europe’s most powerful computer, DTU researchers developed the optimum structure for an aircraft wing in under five days.

Materials Computer calculations
09 NOV

New cooperation on acoustics between DTU and KAIST

DTU and KAIST have joined forces to study the practical application of metamaterials, for example for soundproofing and noise control.

Materials Sound
09 NOV

High-tech duvet can alleviate atopic eczema

Three BEng students have developed an anti-itch duvet using materials from NASA’s space suits. The project secured development funding in international competition.

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Materials
Photo: Simon Klein Knudsen
07 NOV

New DTU centre to test very large and very small structures

Today sees the inauguration of DTU’s new centre for advanced structural and material testing.

Construction and mechanics Materials
23 OCT

Doctorate identifies new 2D materials

DTU’s next Dr. Techn.—Kristian Sommer Thygesen—is in the process of compiling a database of existing and future 2D materials.

Physics Materials Data analysis Information technology
01 SEP

Danish elite researcher develops new European 3D X-ray microscope

Just a few days ago, the large pan-European research facility ESRF in France decided that its new flagship project will be a 3D microscope. The microscope was developed...

Materials
13 JUL

From atoms to windturbines: World-class materials modelling

What properties do materials have, and how do they behave under different loads and circumstances? Provided that reliable models capable of predicting the above are available...

Mathematical modelling Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management
07 JUL

Carbon atoms assemble themselves on command

Using a new method that gets carbon atoms to assemble themselves, researchers open up for opportunities to create quantum dots that can revolutionize the information technology...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Nanoparticles
07 JUN

Medicine delivered with microcapsules

‘Oral drug delivery’—i.e. medication in pill form—does not work when it comes to diabetes patients, for example. DTU researchers have come up with a proposal for solving...

Polymers Nanomedicine Medicine and medico technology
11 MAY

Philips shaving off years of development time

Stainless steel components in electric razors and other consumer products are becoming ever smaller. And they must be produced with high precision. According to a collaborative...

Materials Metals and alloys
05 MAY

Hardened titanium opens up a world of opportunities

DTU researchers have developed a new patentable and simple method to harden the surface of the lightweight metal titanium and thus multiply its strength. With an increasing...

Materials Metals and alloys
03 MAY

Graphene - a wonder material for electronic devices

In collaboration with partners from industry and academia, researchers at DTU Nanotech have improved the possibility of utilizing the extraordinary properties of graphene...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Materials
21 APR

DTU gets its seventh female doctor technices

Associate professor Anne Ladegaard Skov is the seventh woman from DTU to receive the doctorate in technical science: doctor technices.

Materials
Photo: Thorkild Amdi Christensen
21 APR

How Anne became doctor technices

Associate Professor at DTU Chemical Engineering , Anne Ladegaard Skov, recently defended her doctoral dissertation in which she summarizes five years’ research.

Electrotechnology Materials
03 APR

Statoil Prize for research into artificial muscles

Anne Ladegaard Skov is awarded the Statoil Prize 2017 for her internationally recognized research into dielectric elastomers.

Electronics Electromagnetism Polymers
13 MAR

No more condensation on new sealed glazing units

Modern low-energy windows insulate so well that condensation can form on the outside. DTU Energy , Velux and Polyteknik aim to solve the problem using advanced plasma...

Materials
07 MAR

MICROMAN: Enhancing micro manufacturing competences in Europe

The MICROMAN project is developing micro manufacturing competences for research and industry—a contribution to a stronger and more competitive manufacturing industry in...

Construction and mechanics Materials
08 FEB

New project will bring an end to foggy windows

Modern low-energy windows insulate so well that they can dew up on the outside in cold weather. Now, DTU Energy in collaboration with the Danish companies Velux and Polyteknik...

Materials
06 FEB

DTU security centre will strengthen research and collaboration

A new centre—Security DTU—will strengthen DTU’s research and facilitate access for public authorities and companies to the University’s knowledge in the field of security...

Materials Information technology Environment and pollution
27 JAN

Membrane can help patients with chronic wounds

Age. Obesity. Diabetes. Threats to our health that are both widespread and rising. They are also the most common causes for chronic wounds – not only painful to the patients...

Polymers Materials Medicine and medico technology
25 JAN

The polymer revolution has just begun

Rapid recovery following a heart attack. Chewing gum that can be easily removed from the pavement. Strong materials with soft surfaces. Meet one of the world's leading...

Materials Polymers
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
Photo: Joachim Rode
27 DEC

Researcher by chance

Anne Ladegaard Skov, Associate Professor at DTU Chemical Engineering , has made a name for herself at a relatively young age as one of the world’s leading researchers...

Chemistry Materials Polymers
07 DEC

Screening of databases is the basis for developing new energy materials

The growing volume of computer-generated data and calculations makes it possible to quickly develop new energy materials. A recently published screening focuses on materials...

Physics Materials Computer calculations
02 DEC

New atom building method

DTU researchers have developed a method of constructing atom-thin materials, paving the way for developing materials with new properties.

Materials Nanoparticles
18 NOV

Danish neutron research instrument receives DKK 100 million grant

The large new pan-European neutron research facility European Spallation Source (ESS) has just granted DKK 100 million (EUR 13,5 million) in funding to the BIFROST instrument...

Physics Image analysis Materials
28 SEP

Theme: X-ray behind better milk cartons

Packaging company Tetra Pak is to become neighbour to two of the world’s most advanced facilities for materials research. Cooperation across the Øresund is equipping...

Physics Materials
30 AUG

World-class data research centre opens

A new data management and software centre linked to the European Spallation Source (ESS) recently opened in Copenhagen. Among other things, the centre will help to underpin...

Materials Energy Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Information technology Medicine and medico technology
10 AUG

Professor Marcel A.J. Somers included in exclusive group of metallic materials...

Professor and Section Head of Materials and Surface Engineering at DTU Mechanical Engineering, Marcel A.J. Somers, has been appointed the honour of Fellow of ASM...

Materials Metals and alloys
09 AUG

Georgeite can improve the production of methanol

Researchers at DTU have helped an international team of researchers prove how the mineral georgeite can improve the production of methanol. In the long term, the discovery...

Micro and nanotechnology Physics Chemistry Catalysis Materials
21 JUN

Two new DTU doctors

Two new doctoral theses from DTU are set to take us on a journey across the seven seas to examine fish larvae, and into the laboratory to push microscopic materials to...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Superconductors
17 MAY

'Unheard of' DTU research attracting a great deal of interest

In partnership with a number of universities around the world, DTU is leading the way in an area of research, which—for once—should ideally not make (sound) waves.

Materials Sound
Photo: Xnovo
26 APR

X-ray spots fatigued metal

Now you can easily and quickly generate 3D images of, e.g., metal and identify any weaknesses—without destroying the material. The spin-out company Xnovo Technology...

Image analysis Software and programming Materials Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
14 APR

Unique opportunity for Danish companies in the competition to develop materials...

An agreement has just been finalized on Danish co-financing of the coming X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden—MAX IV. The agreement gives Danish companies and researchers...

Materials Image analysis Computer calculations Physics Micro and nanotechnology
06 APR

Printed transistors pave the way for intelligent windows

Researchers at DTU Energy have shown that transistors – the fundamental building block of all electronic circuits – can be quickly and cheaply printed on a polymer foil...

Polymers Solar energy Energy
07 MAR

Million-kroner support for the climate and the environment

Innovation Fund Denmark has invested almost DKK 150 million in projects led by DTU. Two themes appear again and again: green transition and the prospect of actual jobs...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Transport and logistics Energy Chemistry Materials Environment and pollution Information technology
29 FEB

Special ink paves the way for cheap polymer solar cells

With a major investment from Innovation Fund Denmark, a consortium of companies and research institutions led by senior researcher Eva Bundgaard from DTU Energy will develop...

Solar energy Polymers
16 FEB

Super microscope untying scientific knot

DTU Cen has helped international researchers to prove how the mineral georgeite can improve the production of methanol. In the long term, the discovery will make it cheaper...

Materials Micro and nanotechnology
15 FEB

Polymer solar cells to get an in-depth view

Researcher from DTU Energy receives large grant from the European Research Council to investigate the connection between the nanostructure of polymer solar cells and their...

Energy Solar energy Polymers
2015
18 DEC

Idea for plastic needles came from porcupines

Two BSc students on the Design and Innovation study programme  were looking for an alternative to steel insulin needles, and drew inspiration from the world of animals...

Materials
Jens Maaløe (left), CEO, Terma; Jack Crisler, Vice President, Lockheed Martin, and Dean Martin P. Bendsøe sign the agreement. Photo: Thorkild Christensen.
18 NOV

DTU signs internship agreement with Lockheed Martin

Five MSc students have been selected to participate in an internship at the technology company Lockheed Martin in Texas. As the first students from DTU, they will help...

Materials Information technology Construction and mechanics
09 NOV

DTU Physics part of a new Materials Encyclopedia Project

A new European Centre of Excellence will bring together physicists, chemists, materials, and computer scientists and industry to develop a Materials Encyclopaedia to facilitate...

Physics Chemistry Computer calculations Data analysis Materials
27 MAY

Rechargeable zinc-air batteries may be a way to counter energy dependency of fossil...

Storage of energy from renewable energy sources is vital to Europe’s energy policy. DTU Energy and partners use atomic modelling to develop a rechargeable zinc-air battery...

Energy Nanoparticles Energy efficiency Energy storage
06 MAY

Silicone is for artificial muscles too

Silicone is used for all kinds of everyday items, but the material has still not been examined in any real depth. A new DKK 3 million project scheduled to run over three...

Materials Polymers
27 MAR

Squeeze to remove heat: Elastocaloric materials may hold the key to more efficient...

Researchers from the Technocal University of Denmark: Elastocaloric effect opens the door to alternative forms of solid-state refrigeration that are direct replacements...

Energy Electromagnetism Metals and alloys
23 MAR

Nanocscale snitch

Silmeco, which recently won the Danish journal Ingeniøren’s entrepreneur award, is a DTU spin-out. The company’s nanotechnological product can reveal the presence of extremely...

Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Micro and nanotechnology Lasers Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
05 MAR

Nature is sure to appreciate a paper beer bottle

DTU researchers are teaming up with Carlsberg and the packaging company EcoXpac  to develop a biodegradable paper bottle. However, the project is fraught with challenges...

Materials Innovation and product development
03 MAR

DTU students solve a material problem for CERN

Two DTU students taking an MSc course in corrosion technology came up with a solution to an annoying material problem involving silver-coated bolts.

Materials
23 FEB

Young researchers receive millions from the Danish Council for Independent Research

Eight researchers receive a total of DKK 19.6 million to boost their research. The postdoc grants will be allocated to research in the categories ‘Technology and Production...

Materials Lasers Micro and nanotechnology Electronics Optics Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry
04 FEB

Two wins for DTU in Venture Cup

Once again, DTU triumphs in the annual Venture Cup Idea Competition by winning in two of five categories, this time the Services and Product & Technology categories.

Metals and alloys Micro and nanotechnology Software and programming
03 FEB

Damaged smartphone screens soon to be ancient history

A new, unique shock-absorbing material may prove to have significantly improved protective features. This is the conclusion of an article on the subject written by Anne...

Materials Polymers
29 JAN

Young researchers from DTU won Venture Cup with a new material for touchscreens

The young researchers Li Han and Dennis Valbjørn Christensen from DTU Energy won Venture Cup Idea Competition in the category Product & Technology with a new inexpensive...

Micro and nanotechnology Nanoparticles
07 JAN

New building featuring the concrete of the future

The super-light concrete deck is emerging as the new floor partition element in construction. The decks offer concrete constructions new expressions while improving building...

Construction materials Building construction Materials Fire prevention technology and safety Indoor climate Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
2014
25 NOV

Fun-filled Saturday at DTU Children’s University

Children’s University 2014 was a resounding success. 520 children were playing and experimenting to their heart’s content on a day dedicated to materials.

Materials
06 NOV

Old plastic bags become bricks in Indian houses

A student project centred on plastic bricks has been given a real boost after Lise Fuglsang Vestergaard won a first prize at Grøn Dyst (Green Challenge) in 2014.

Construction materials Waste management Polymers
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
21 OCT

Researchers find a new route to high-performance solid state batteries

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark and two Dutch universities have discovered a new material which is a surprisingly good conductor of lithium ions at room...

Energy storage Materials
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
03 OCT

Sustainable blades on the turbines

The blades on today’s giant wind turbines are simply enormous. And they have to be able to withstand extreme impacts. This is quite a challenge, but the wind industry has...

Wind energy Materials
24 JUL

Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

A DTU researcher has developed a method that uses X-rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder. The new technique has the capacity...

Materials Physics
09 MAY

Anti-corrosion paint research wins prize

Associate Professor Søren Kiil, DTU Chemical Engineering, receives the ATV | Elastyren Prize 2014 for his research into anti-corrosion paint.

Polymers Physics
2008
03 DEC

Italian researcher won DTU award for best PhD project

The Italian researcher Guido Tosello's PhD project was chosen as the best of the year. The research was carried out at DTU Mechanical Engineering and involved studies...

Materials

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