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2019
20 FEB

Cars to report on road condition

Leveraging modern car technology to continuously collect road data may help produce real-time digital images of road maintenance needs.

Mapping and surveying Data analysis Sensors Mathematical modelling Mobility
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
22 JAN

Nanotech boosts research and innovation in biotech and biomedicine

DTU boosts research and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine by expanding DTU Bioengineering with three research groups from DTU Nanotech.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology
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
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
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
07 DEC

And the winner is… DTU Nanotech!

Professor Anders Kristensen and colleagues from DTU Nanotech won EU’s Innovation Radar Prize 2018 for Excellent Science

Lasers Micro and nanotechnology
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
29 OCT

DTU strongly represented in new EU Quantum Flagship

A major EU initiative aims at bringing Europe to the forefront of quantum technology development. DTU participates in two of the four projects on quantum communication...

Information technology Systems and data security Physics Lasers Light sources Optics Telecommunication
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
16 OCT

Cyber security: new method to boost efficiency of quantum cryptography

The world champions in fast data transmission use their knowledge and advanced equipment from record attempts to develop more efficient quantum cryptography.

Physics Systems and data security
18 SEP

Researcher in electrical measuring techniques receives AEG Elektronprisen 2018

This year, the award AEG Elektronfonden’s Elektronpris is given to Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen from DTU Nanotech, who is considered as a leading researcher...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
04 SEP

DTU student team develops antibiotics sensor for the SensUs competition in Eindhoven

DeTectUs, a team of ten DTU students will enter the SensUs competition 2018 in Eindhoven in September with their newly developed biosensing system for detection...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
27 AUG

Young researcher wants to change theory of turbulence

ERC Starting Grants are awarded to talented early-career scientists from all over the world. Standards are high, and competition is fierce. 

Physics
17 AUG

Strong Danish contributions to ESS in Lund

One of Europe's largest research facilities, the European Spallation Source (ESS), is currently taking shape in a field outside Lund in Sweden. Denmark is heavily involved...

Physics
05 JUL

New X-ray microscope provides new knowledge about well-known material

A Danish-developed X-ray microscope reveals novel dynamics in the material barium titanate, which is used in, e.g., phones, cars, and computers.

Physics
25 JUN

Microscopic laser attracting attention

A tiny new laser is revealing surprising unforeseen properties.

Lasers Micro and nanotechnology Data analysis
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
14 JUN

Smart golf balls for bioindustry

A free-flowing sensor monitors the processes in large production tanks. The sensor has been developed by Freesense , a small start-up company

Innovation and product development Chemical engineering Biological systems Sensors
11 JUN

Researchers invent microscopic toxin detector

In collaboration with colleagues from Israel, DTU researchers have invented a micro bacteria based sensor that lights up when exposed to certain types of toxins.

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
06 JUN

Magnetic contrast agent behind clear MRI images

The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance, HYPERMAG, at DTU  conducts research into technologies that can reveal...

Micro and nanotechnology Magnets Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
06 JUN

‘Seeing is believing’

Electron microscope images provide understanding and evidence of a world we cannot see with the naked eye.

Micro and nanotechnology Bacteria and microorganisms
04 JUN

Double graphene sandwich provides protection against corrosion

”Normally it’s not a huge success that not a damn thing has happened after 120 days.” 

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
28 MAY

Microcapsules transport healthy bacteria to the intestines

DTU Nanotech is currently developing containers smaller than a grain of sugar to be able to lead benign bacteria safely through the gastric acid for release in the mucous...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
22 MAY

Metasurfaces will control the colour of your car

Imagine if you could change the poster in your living room to match the latest indoor décor fashion or the colour of your car to match your mood simply by tapping on your...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
17 MAY

InstaPatch receives 5.6M DKK in funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark...

The CACHET PhD project InstaPatch  has received funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark . This funding will be used to further expand the project with an additional...

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Micro and nanotechnology
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
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
Dennis Valbjørn Christensen at his defense of the PhD thesis
09 APR

Two heavyweights within materials research have honored Dennis with prizes

Postdoc Dennis Valbjørn Christensen from DTU Energi has received prestigious student awards from respectively the Materials Research Society and the American Physical...

Energy Energy systems Quantum theory and atomic physics Magnets
03 APR

Researchers create microscopic toxin alarm

Together with Israeli colleagues, DTU researchers have built a sensor equipped with bacteria which light up when exposed to certain toxic substances.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Micro and nanotechnology
13 MAR

Strong university research benefits Danish life science sector

The life science sector is an important growth driver in the Danish economy. University research plays a decisive role in life science companies’ development and growth...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Electrotechnology Micro and nanotechnology
13 MAR

“It gives us the opportunity to take some risks”

Joint research projects with universities mean that Sophion Biosciences can innovate technologies in which there is a high risk that the results cannot be used in the company...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology
09 MAR

SPOC fabricates first ever large-scale integrated quantum photonic circuit

An international team of quantum and optical communication scientists involving groups from University of Bristol, Technical University of Denmark, and groups from China...

Physics
05 MAR

Magnetic biosensor array simplifies the detection of genetic and epigenetic abnormalities...

In standard settings, the analysis of each DNA modification requires a carefully optimised assay that runs under specific conditions. This increases cost and labour and...

Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
19 FEB

Carbon-on-quartz device for dopamine release

Researchers at DTU Nanotech are developing a device that allows the attachment and differentiation of human neural stem cells onto dopaminergic neurons, while also enabling...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
06 FEB

Biomimetics can replace dysfunctional body cells

As humanity rises in size and age, the challenges increase to ensure health and quality of life for all of us. Science is therefore busy developing new methods for preventing...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
31 JAN

Penetrating the blood brain barrier

Researchers at DTU Nanotech are investigating methods where gold particles with specific surfaces are able to ‘trick’ their way through these defensive barriers and enter...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
12 JAN

45 MDKK. for projects in health

With grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, DTU scientists will gain new knowledge within functions of the brain, nerve damages in the ear and bacteria in the gut...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
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
07 DEC

Stephan Sylvest Keller receives consolidator grant from the European Research...

Associate Professor Stephan Sylvest Keller from DTU Nanotech has received the prestigious consolidator grant of an amount of 2.7 mio Euro (20 mio DKK) from the European...

Micro and nanotechnology Physics
05 DEC

Biomimetics can replace dysfunctional body cells

As the world’s population increases in number and age, so do the challenges increase to ensure health and quality of life for all of us. Science is therefore busy developing...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
DTU Energy PhD Symposium 2017
24 NOV

Industry impressed by high standard at PhD Symposium

DTU Energy held its annual PhD symposium with industrial participation at DTU Lyngby Campus, where PhD students could discuss their research with scientists, engineers...

Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Fossil fuels Solar energy Electrochemistry Micro and nanotechnology
24 NOV

Quantum technology defies reason

In the world of quantum physics, things can be in two places at the same time. Postdoc Ulrich Busk Hoff devotes much of his time talking about this fascinating phenomenon...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics
10 NOV

Fatima Al-Zahraa Al Atraktchi receives award from The Lundbeck Foundation

PhD Student Fatima Al-Zahraa Al Atraktchi has received a Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize. 

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
06 NOV

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...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
30 OCT

View the chemical reactions of nanostructures live

What exactly happens with nanostructures during chemical reactions? Researchers at DTU Nanotech can now provide real time video of the complex nanoscale chemistry.

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
30 OCT

PhD Andreas Østerkryger, DTU Fotonik

Every year DTU celebrates the new PhD graduates. One of them is: PhD, Andreas Dyhl Østerkryger, DTU Fotonik. The title of his thesis is: “Single-photon sources for quantum...

Quantum theory and atomic physics
30 OCT

PhD Andreas Østerkryger, DTU Fotonik

Every year DTU celebrates the new PhD graduates. One of them is: PhD, Andreas Dyhl Østerkryger, DTU Fotonik. The title of his thesis is: “Single-photon sources for quantum...

Physics
27 OCT

Award for artificial sight with solar cells

At the Medical Innovation Day at Aarhus University, the project “Subretinal Photovoltaic implants” presented by Postdoc Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen won the prize for the...

Micro and nanotechnology
23 OCT

Moving towards the design of individualised cancer vaccines

In the near future, a novel liposome-based technology developed at DTU Nanotech may enable the tailored design of cancer vaccines that fits the individual patient. This...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
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
03 OCT

The global quantum race is on

Huge investments are being made in quantum technology around the world. Denmark is among the nations that have joined the global race, where the winners will be those who...

Quantum theory and atomic physics
03 OCT

Vanguard of quantum society

A new basic research centre at DTU aims to secure Denmark a leading international position in the field of quantum technology. At the same time, the University is advancing...

Quantum theory and atomic physics
03 OCT

Quantum computers demand new encryption

Data which is confidential today will no longer be secure when quantum computers arrive. However, researchers have a solution ready in advance—quantum cryptography.

Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors Systems and data security
03 OCT

Diamonds track cancer

Knowing whether a cancer therapy is 100 per cent effective, or merely 99.9 per cent, can be a matter of life and death. Quantum mechanical phenomena in diamonds are helping...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Health and diseases
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
25 SEP

Ultrafast light reveals sketches under Renaissance painting

Short light pulses help to reveal secret drawings under the paint of a 16th century art relic. The advanced technology can be used to document key cultural artefacts.

Physics Light sources
05 SEP

Snout on a chip detects explosives

DTU is ready with a prototype for a chemical “sniffer system” for the detection of criminal substances like narcotics and explosives.

Physics Sensors Micro and nanotechnology
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
29 AUG

Diamonds to shed light on signals in the brain

New quantum technological methods are to enable exploring what happens when a brain signal moves from A to B. This knowledge is essential to understanding the dynamics...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Electrotechnology
25 AUG

DTU heading second quantum revolution

DTU's leading position is attributable to the University’s great collaboration between various areas of academic expertise and strong relationship with the business sector...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics Information technology
24 AUG

Sepsis – a hidden killer

Every year, millions of people die of sepsis. It is critical to arrive at a diagnosis fast. Together with Danish, Swedish, Austrian and Czech collaboration partners, DTU...

Micro and nanotechnology
18 AUG

DTU instrument rewrites the history of mankind

Dating of Homo Sapiens findings in Morocco has been carried out by performing measurements using a luminescence instrument developed by DTU.

Earth sciences Geology Sensors Optics Physics
15 AUG

Drug micro-containers smaller than a grain of sugar

At the research Centre of Excellence  IDUN  ( I ntelligent  D rug delivery and Sensing  U sing micro-containers and  N anomechanics) at DTU headed by Professor Anja Boisen...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology
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
27 JUL

Cold LED light threatens Nordic 'hygge'

Scandinavian affinity for warm lighting is threatened by international developments within LED lighting. Consumers should stand up and fight, says the author Tor Nørretranders...

Light sources
27 JUL

LED light bulbs need describing in new ways

The Ra index is a set of values that describe light quality. However, the index stems from the era of the incandescent bulb and the fluorescent tube, and it makes it difficult...

Light sources
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
04 JUL

Poster Contribution for DronEL Wins “Best Poster Award in Photovoltaic Characterization...

Postdoc Gisele Benatto from the PV Team in the Diode Lasers & LED Systems Group represented the DronEL project  at the international IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference...

Light sources
03 JUL

Artificial sight with solar cells

Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen is postdoc at DTU Nanotech and a successful researcher within optimisation of solar cells. Now he wants to help the blind see by using microscopic...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Optics Sensors
20 JUN

When two look-a-like balls are not always exactly the same

Differences of less than one percent and very small variations in the chemical composition of the nominally same material can have a significant impact on the resulting...

Magnets Energy Electromagnetism
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
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

Two new Centers of Excellence

The Danish National Research Foundation invests DKK 120 million in two new centres at DTU.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Physics Space research
18 APR

Scientists from six EU countries cooperate to create dopamine factories in the...

Implanting dopamine producing cells in the brain may make it possible for patients to regulate their dopamine levels themselves. That is the ultimate goal for a new project...

Physics
14 APR

"My greatest goal is to find a cure for cancer"

“Some perceive me as one-track minded—and rightfully so,” says Head of Department and Researcher Thomas L. Andresen. His working week is never less than 60 hours. But hard...

Micro and nanotechnology Medicine and medico technology Nanomedicine Health and diseases
27 MAR

Everybody can lay their hands on quantum technology

Today a new educational laboratory for quantum technology was inaugurated at the Technical University of Denmark. Here visitors can experiment with some of the most fascinating...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics
23 MAR

Two top researchers receive millions from VILLUM FONDEN

Two professors from DTU receive generous grants from VILLUM FONDEN of DKK 31 million and DKK 39 million, respectively.

Construction and mechanics Physics
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
27 FEB

Expert in X-ray scattering appointed professor at DTU Energy

Jens Wenzel Andreasen has been appointed professor of materials research at DTU Energy where he will take part in building the new DTU Imaging Center.

Energy Quantum theory and atomic physics Energy efficiency Solar energy Energy production
20 FEB

Millions for research challenging the laws of physics

Funding continues for Center for Nanostructures Graphene where research takes place on the nano scale, and new and surprising facts about the laws of physics come to light...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology
16 FEB

Technological 'hot or not' in 2017

Five female researchers gaze into the crystal ball and give their views on which technologies they believed will ‘predominate’ and which will fade into obscurity in the...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Information technology Physics
15 FEB

DTU Nanotech paper highlighted in Advanced Science News

The paper “Nanoreinforced Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering: Biomaterials that are Compatible with Load-Bearing and Electroactive Tissues” (Adv. Mater. 2017 1603612) has...

Micro and nanotechnology
07 FEB

Brain dopamine factory

By implanting dopamine-producing cells in the brain, patients may regulate their own dopamine level.

Medicine and medico technology Micro and nanotechnology