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2019
14 JUN

DTU promotes health technology programmes

With the Advanced Materials and Healthcare Engineering programme, due to start this autumn, DTU now offers seven master’s programmes focusing on health with a technological...

Medicine and medico technology Biotechnology and biochemistry
14 JUN

Denmark should focus on converting straw to biofuel

New calculations from DTU indicate that there are both economic and environmental benefits from exploiting straw for biofuel for heavy transport instead of for district...

Energy Chemistry
14 JUN

Denmark to name planet discovered by DTU researcher

Citizens of Denmark are invited to make suggestions for the names of an exoplanet and star discovered in 2008 some 1,000 light years from Earth.

The Solar system Astrophysics
14 JUN

Women need to have more self-belief

Sara Shafiee is a postdoc at DTU Mechanical Engineering and holds an industrial PhD. She has now been appointed as an ambassador for the InnoWomen project, which aims...

Production and management
12 JUN

DTU boosts its research in automation and robots

The appointment of three researchers and the addition of a brand new Master of Science (MSc) programme significantly strengthens DTU’s work in automation and robot technology...

Robot technology and automation Electrotechnology
11 JUN

In 2020, we celebrate H.C. Ørsted’s discovery of electromagnetism

Next year is the 200th anniversary of one of history’s major scientific discoveries. To celebrate, universities, institutions, companies, businesses, and organizations...

07 JUN

Recommendations for catalysis research in electrolysis

Two leading Danish catalysis researchers have prepared a comment for the distinguished scientific journal Nature Energy with three clear recommendations for their colleagues...

Catalysis Electrochemistry Energy storage Fossil fuels Energy production
06 JUN

EU launches new funding programme for DeepTech Innovators

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas kicks off EU roadshow for new funding opportunities for start-ups with a visit to DTU.

04 JUN

Artificial cooling of Arctic soil safeguards global genetic material

Artificial cooling and creative engineering solutions are key to taking good care of the backup copies of the world’s plant-based genetic material, which are stored in...

Geology
29 MAY

Associate professor Thomas Bolander receives H.C. Ørsted Medaljen

The prestigious H.C. Ørsted Medalje is awarded to associate professor Thomas Bolander from DTU Compute for his excellent ability to disseminate research.

29 MAY

Lars Christoffersen new Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs

Head of DTU Diplom has been appointed new Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs.

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
28 MAY

DTU equipment on board NASA’s next big mission to Mars

NASA will soon launch its Mars 2020 mission to the red planet with DTU equipment on board. Already now NASA is offering people across the planet a boarding pass for the...

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system
28 MAY

Students name DTU in image survey

Engineering students see DTU as the most attractive workplace.

28 MAY

Irina Borodina wins 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators

Group Leader at DTU Biosustain and Co-founder of BioPhero, Irina Borodina, was awarded the prestigious 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators at an official ceremony at the...

27 MAY

Parasites hinder organic trout production

Optimum water conditions, hiding places for fish, and the prevention and reduction of parasites and bacteria to secure organic trout fry.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Aquaculture
27 MAY

Extremely compact reactor has potential to reduce global CO2 emissions significantly

New paper in Science suggests that as much as one percent of global CO2 emissions can be saved if electrified, and significantly more compact, technology is applied across...

Organic chemistry Energy efficiency
27 MAY

Fungal batteries will store alternative energy

Researchers from DTU and Aalborg University receive donation from Novo Nordisk Foundation for the development of biodegradable batteries.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Energy storage Electricity supply Solar energy Wind energy Electrochemistry Climate adaption
27 MAY

Well-documented path from farm to fork

A new project will develop technologies and methods that can both document a food product’s path from farm to fork and help prevent plagiarism. The National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
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
24 MAY

New study programme on autonomous robots

From autumn 2019, DTU will be offering the MSc programme in Autonomous Systems with a primary focus on robots and automated devices.

Robot technology and automation
24 MAY

Two new test stands are ready for wind turbines in Østerild

The expansion of Test Centre Østerild has now reached the point when it is possible for the manufacturers to start casting the foundations on the two new test stands. 

Wind energy Energy
24 MAY

Organic mussels ready to be served on the Danes’ dinner tables

A longer harvest season, stable production and collaboration with the retail sector are to increase the Danes’ appetite for farmed mussels, which are being exported today...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
23 MAY

DTU among the world's best at using open access

When it comes to using open access, DTU is best in the Nordic region and number 31 in the world, according to a new ranking from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

23 MAY

Organic and delicious, but unknown in Denmark

Organic common mussels are easy to grow on ropes in Denmark. Nevertheless, few find their way to Danish consumers.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
Illustration: Jakob Kibsgaard
23 MAY

Need for rigorous procedures within electrochemical production of ammonia

Many experimental studies of electrochemical synthesis of ammonia are flawed—a new study in Nature highlights the need for rigorous protocols moving forward

Electrochemistry
Foto: Embassy of Denmark in Korea
23 MAY

Danish and Korean students meet on sustainability

An innovation event focusing on sustainability was held at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) during the visit by a Danish delegation to Korea...

22 MAY

EnergyLab Nordhavn wins Danish design award

EnergyLab Nordhavn received the Danish Design Award 2019 in the Visionary Concepts category.

Energy systems
21 MAY

Machine learning reveals a new bacterial weak spot to antibiotics

Feeding lots of experimental data into an open machine learning algorithm revealed that antibiotics create certain metabolic stress in bacteria. This knowledge could...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
20 MAY

Chickpea cooking water recycled to make a vegan dessert

A vegan mousse based on chickpea cooking water—aquafaba—won the competition for innovative and sustainable foods.

Food production Health-promoting compounds Innovation and product development Food technology
20 MAY

Human impact on indoor climate is being mapped

Advanced climate chamber measurements provide new knowledge about human emissions and impact on indoor climate in buildings.

Indoor climate Ecosystems Air pollution CO2 separation and CO2 storage Environment and pollution Construction and mechanics
16 MAY

Cancer cell genomes identified using new technology

Two cancer cells from the same tumour may have totally different DNA profiles. A new technique to identify them may lead to better treatments.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells Genes and genomes Medicine and medico technology
16 MAY

Danish IP Fair 2019 – opening doors between universities and industry

The Confederation of Danish Industry hosted the third annual Danish IP Fair on May 8 2019. The event aimed to make patentable science and technology from university easily...

16 MAY

Cancer cell genomes identified using new technology

Two cancer cells from the same tumour may have totally different DNA profiles. A new technique to identify them may lead to better treatments.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells Genes and genomes Medicine and medico technology
15 MAY

DTU helping high school students represent Denmark

The winners of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Special Prize in the Young Scientists competition will be coached by DTU researchers.

15 MAY

A substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish

The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to calculations from the National...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
14 MAY

Laser trucks help maintain roads

Pavement engineering company, Dynatest , has developed a truck in partnership with DTU which analyses the state of the road using laser technology.

Lasers Construction and mechanics Information technology Mathematics Transport and logistics
13 MAY

New international hall of residence at Lyngby Campus

A new hall of residence has shot up in record time in DTU’s northwestern corner, and 144 international students have taken occupancy. 

13 MAY

Nobel Laureate to give lecture on quantum physics at DTU

Nobel Laureate Professor Serge Haroche will visit DTU in May to give a lecture on quantum physics.

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics
10 MAY

EUR 12 million for independent research

Independent Research Fund Denmark has granted a total of EUR 12 million to 24 DTU projects.

10 MAY

Sleeve can warn of potentially deadly neurodegenerative diseases

DTU awards Student Startup of the Year to Paragit Solutions for their sensor for early warning of Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and Alzheimer’s disease.

09 MAY

DTU President co-signs UN manifesto on gender equality

Sixteen Danish top executives in the UN initiative Gender Diversity Roundtable recommend three focus areas to promote gender equality and diversity.

09 MAY

DTU Biosustain joins Global Biofoundries Alliance

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) joins the Global Biofoundries Alliance. This new initiative will strengthen international collaboration...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Photo: Ulrik Jantzen
08 MAY

Crown Prince and Princess attend DTU’s Commemoration Day 2019

DTU’s Commemoration Day celebrations were attended by the Crown Prince and Princess. Following the presentation of a large number of prizes and awards to researchers, faculty...

08 MAY

Disconnected power cable to Bornholm offers unique test option

The island of Bornholm is on its own these days in terms of electricity supply, as the submarine cable to Sweden’s power grid has been disconnected. This is an interesting...

Electricity supply Energy production Energy systems
07 MAY

No risk of adverse health effects from pesticides in Danish food

Pesticide residues in food on the Danish market do not pose a risk of adverse health effects, according to an assessment from the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
07 MAY

New technology behind the world’s smallest power converter

Five young DTU researchers have developed a new technology for producing a power converter which is shaped like a small cube measuring only a couple of millimetres on each...

Electrotechnology Electronics
07 MAY

Lifecycle analyses of climate protection measures

In future, it will be possible to assess the environmental impact of different types of climate protection solutions in urban areas.

Climate adaption
07 MAY

New Nordic network for artificial intelligence

The five Nordic technical universities in Nordic Five Tech aim to make Scandinavia a global hub for research, education, and innovation within the field of artificial...

01 MAY

Digitization to prepare electricity grid for green transition

Over the next four years, four Danish universities—headed by DTU—will conduct research into how increased digitization of the electricity grid and energy supply may promote...

Electricity supply Energy systems
01 MAY

Partnership with Roche to strengthen health technology research

DTU and Roche Ltd. have entered into a partnership agreement on collaboration in primarily research and innovation.

30 APR

Methods to minimize risks in the tech industry

DTU researchers are coming up with new ideas on how the top executives of technology businesses should develop strategies in an increasingly unpredictable world.

Production and management
29 APR

15 autonomous robots compete in RoboCup final

Competition was fierce at this year’s DTU RoboCup, which was won by two former DTU students with a robot that completed the obstacle course quickly and perfectly.

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation
29 APR

New invention may extend the life of bridges

A new anchoring system for carbon fibre reinforcement which is five times stronger than steel reinforcement will be able to extend the service life and carrying capacity...

Bridge constructions Building construction Ships and offshore constructions
29 APR

Old IT equipment given new life in Eritrea

Used DTU equipment is helping schoolchildren in Eritrea. The children collect online textbooks from digital libraries.

26 APR

New North Sea wind adventure could make Denmark a green leader

A new development project involving several Danish businesses aims to deliver the right technologies and services for the energy supply of the future via offshore wind...

Energy Energy storage Wind energy Energy systems Electricity supply
26 APR

Screening for genes to improve protein production in yeast

By silencing genes, researchers have managed to increase the protein production in yeast significantly. This method can lay the grounds to better yeast production hosts...

25 APR

DTU researcher honoured by the Danish Society of Engineers

Professor Jens Kehlet Nørskov is the third prominent technical-natural scientist to be awarded an honorary plaque by the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) in Copenhagen...

Physics
25 APR

Research communicator of the year

Professor Kirsten Halsnæs will be awarded the Research Communication Award 2019 for her willingness and ability to communicate her knowledge about the climate and the economy...

Environment and pollution
25 APR

“Dialogue is what makes all the difference in the world”

With her distinctive voice and the ability to communicate clearly and comprehensibly, Professor at DTU Management Kirsten Halsnæs has for several decades influenced the...

Environment and pollution
23 APR

Wind turbines to venture out into the deep sea

Floating offshore wind turbines are gaining ground. A new Danish project aims to make it cheaper and easier to produce floating foundations for deep water.

Energy Wind energy Energy production Construction and mechanics
15 APR

New doctorate will disseminate plasma technology

Senior Researcher Yukihiro Kusano has collated many years’ research in a doctoral dissertation. Here he points to new applications of plasma technology—among other things...

Wind energy
15 APR

Abundance of information narrows our collective attention span

New study in Nature Communications finds increasingly narrow peaks of collective attention over time, supporting a ‘social acceleration’ occurring across different domains...

Computer calculations Data analysis
12 APR

New knowledge will change rail maintenance

Danish research has solved the riddle of the large quantity of cracks observed in European rails in the past 10-15 years.

Construction and mechanics Transport and logistics
11 APR

Intestinal bacteria and their genetics determine dietary advice

Dietary advice should be more personalized and based on knowledge of the composition of the individual person’s intestinal bacteria.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
11 APR

Small underwater drone to help fishermen

Young researcher contributes to the development of a small new autonomous underwater vehicle which is to help fishermen identify shoals of fish.

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Fisheries and fish stocks
11 APR

Green Student Movement puts forward new Danish climate policy

With the help of an energy modelling tool developed at DTU management, The Green Student Movement has created its own ambitious climate plan.

Energy Environment and pollution
10 APR

New computer model ensures faster development of hearing aids

Young researcher has optimized the simulation models used for developing new hearing aids. The necessary calculations can now be made up to 20 times faster.

Electrotechnology Sound Hearing aids Medical equipment and systems
09 APR

Realistic climate initiatives from political parties? DTU crunches the numbers

A new DTU energy model has been used to reality-check the climate policy goals announced by the Danish government and six political parties.

08 APR

Spin-out sells technology to monitor cancer treatments

Tetramer Shop has gone to market with technology that can colour and thereby track immune cells and, thus, measure whether a treatment is working correctly for the individual...

08 APR

PivotBuoy project receives €4m to unlock cost competitive floating wind

DTU Wind Energy is part of the new project, PivotBuoy. The aim of the project is to reduce the cost of floating offshore wind.

Wind energy Energy
05 APR

New Sustainable Energy Systems collaboration with China

40 Danish and Chinese researchers committed to push collaborations forward within the framework of Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research -  Sustainable Energy...

Energy
05 APR

Personalized medicine for children with cancer

In a joint project involving Rigshospitalet and DTU, parents of all Danish children with cancer will be given the offer to have the genetic characteristics of their children...

Genes and genomes Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Computer calculations
05 APR

How close are we to personalized medicine?

Mapping patients’ genetic make-up could lead to better treatment for a wide range of diseases.

Medicine and medico technology Genes and genomes Computer calculations Information technology
03 APR

Copenhageners’ biowaste may become steaks

A new project will develop technology for extracting protein from organic waste, which can subsequently be used as a protein supplement for humans or in animal...

Food production
03 APR

Mathematics professor named VILLUM Investigator

Professor Per Christian Hansen from DTU Compute receives a VILLUM Investigator grant of DKK 35 million. He will develop new algorithms that can describe the uncertainty...

Mathematical analysis Mathematical modelling Statistics Computer calculations Software and programming
03 APR

Large-scale project to decarbonize European islands

DTU is one of the 27 partners in a new large-scale European project. As responsible for one of the three demo islands (Bornholm) DTU will test a new storage technology...

Energy
02 APR

DTU appoints Head of DTU Health Technology

Professor Thomas Andresen will become the new Head of Department of the newly created DTU Health Technology. (This story has been updated)

Health and diseases
02 APR

Henrik Clausen new external member of DTU’s Board of Governors

MSc in Engineering and MBA Henrik Clausen has been appointed new member of the Board of Governors.

02 APR

DTU develops breast cancer scanning equipment

DTU has entered into collaboration with the UK company Kromek aimed at developing a scanner that can improve breast cancer diagnostics.

Medicine and medico technology Space research
29 MAR

Two DTU researchers receive EUR 5 million from the ERC for independent research

Two DTU researchers have received the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants from the European Research Council.

Chemistry Physics
29 MAR

New unique infrastructure to accelerate development of digital solutions for the...

DTU has entered into collaboration on establishing a new digital infrastructure, which will, among other things, facilitate fast, easy and open access to data to be used...

Energy Energy efficiency Energy systems IT systems
29 MAR

DTU Space to develop cancer scanner with English company

DTU Space and UK company Kromek have started a collaboration to develop a new advanced scanner that have a huge potential for improving breast cancer diagnosis.

Medicine and medico technology Space technology and instruments
27 MAR

Cameras and DNA tests to control discard fish

Under new EU rules, fishermen must land previously discarded catches. New control methods are needed—for example video cameras and DNA analyses.

26 MAR

Danish shipping must be autonomous

Researchers must help Denmark develop the first autonomous ships.

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Transport and logistics
26 MAR

Human protein produced in CHO-cells can save donor blood

Researchers from DTU Biosustain have successfully produced mammalian cell lines (CHO) that can produce 1.2 g/L recombinant Alpha-1-antitrypsin proteins with human glycosylation...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells
25 MAR

Six projects awarded DTU’s PoC grant

Six exciting DTU projects with significant commercial potential have been awarded DTU’s Proof of Concept grant of up to DKK 500.000 in this year’s first application round...

25 MAR

Digitalization can drive new water technologies

Research, innovation, education, and entrepreneurship can contribute to the development of new technologies in the water sector according to a new report.

Environment and pollution
25 MAR

From menace to resource: Starfish become animal feed

The world’s first starfish meal factory will be inaugurated at the Limfjord on Friday, 29 March as a result of collaboration between universities and businesses.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
25 MAR

Danish biotech company announces the completion of a €5.5 M seed investment

The big Chinese fine chemical company Zhejiang NHU invests €5.5 M in the biotech start-up Cysbio to develop new and affordable biochemicals.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
19 MAR

DTU Wind Energy granted the secretariat of IEA Wind TCP

DTU Wind Energy has been chosen to lead the secretariat of the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme, also known as IEA Wind TCP.

Wind energy Energy
19 MAR

Narcolepsy may be caused by the body attacking itself

Researchers from DTU and the University of Copenhagen are now pointing out that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease. This may be important to future treatment of this chronic...

Health and diseases
18 MAR

Students accelerate sustainable solutions at Folkemødet

Students will receive funding of EUR 13,400 to develop and test sustainable concepts before and during the People’s Political Festival 2019.

18 MAR

EU strengthens cybersecurity research

A new large research network will strengthen European cybersecurity capacity. DTU represents Denmark in CyberSec4Europe pilot project.

Systems and data security
15 MAR

Focus on proteins

Zero Hunger: The hunt for proteins

15 MAR

Can insects feed the world

Putting insects on the menu requires more than just good presentation, according to Roberto Flore, a renowned chef who has travelled far and wide to explore the world of...

Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins
15 MAR

Fish can be fed plant waste products

Fish from fish farms are feeding more and more mouths. But what should the fish eat? Research shows that plant proteins may be the answer.

Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins
15 MAR

From seaweed to proteins

Food researchers have invented methods for extracting proteins from seaweed. One of them is now being tested in a pilot plant at ingredient producer CP Kelco .

Enzymes and proteins Biotechnology and biochemistry Food technology

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