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2020
Foto: Vibeke Hempler.
06 FEB

Three new Villum Young Investigators

Three young DTU-scientists are honoured as Villum Young Investigators and receive almost DKK 10 million each to continue their research.

Energy storage Magnets Optics Energy efficiency Software and programming Computer calculations Electrochemistry Catalysis
2019
Photo: Joachim Rode
05 AUG

DTU’s own tokamak for fusion energy research

As the only university in Northern Europe, DTU can now perform fusion energy experiments using its own tokamak.

Physics Energy
Foto DTU
07 MAR

Postdocs receive millions for international research

Three postdocs from DTU each receive EUR 175,000–200,000 from Independent Research Fund Denmark for conducting research at elite international universities.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy Fuel cells Micro and nanotechnology
2018
Photo: Jesper Scheel
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
Photo: Büro Jantzen
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
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
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...

Electronics Energy efficiency Hardware and components IT systems Systems and data security Telecommunication Light sources
On the left are the traditional stadium lights on a football field and to the right are the new lights. Photo: Robert Anders
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
Photo: Bax Lindhardt
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
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
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
Atomicar
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...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Energy production Catalysis
Photo: DTU Physics
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
Illustration
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
Photo: Bjørn Lymann Jespersen
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...

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
DTU Energy was part of the General Engineering presentation at DTU Open House, March 2017
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
Solar lamp (Photo: Mikal Schlosser)
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

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