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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
2018
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
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
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
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
2017
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
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
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
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
2016
Megha Rao won a price for her poster presentation at DTU Energys annual PhD Symposium 2016
23 NOV

Industry got insight into the latest Danish energy research

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

Energy Bioenergy Fuel cells Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy systems Solar energy Electromagnetism Sensors Electrochemistry Catalysis
25 AUG

Is it possible to prepare quantum states of “heavy” objects?

A new project at DTU Physics has set out to examine whether heavy objects like cantilevers and springs can be steered into quantum states. The question is one of the most...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors
22 AUG

DTU Nanotech spinout company selected to combat Zika

The DTU Nanotech spinout company, BluSense Diagnostics, has been selected together with 20 universities and companies from around the world to develop new technological...

Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
07 APR

The beginning of commercial quantum technology

So far, quantum physics has mainly been a theoretical discipline. Now, a major EURO 10,7 million investment by Innovation Fund Denmark will further develop the mysterious...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors Systems and data security Health and diseases
11 MAR

Light on tomorrow’s city

In mid-December, the conclusion of the UN's International Year of Light 2015 was marked with a conference in the Black Diamond, the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Here...

Light sources Sensors Energy efficiency Data analysis Software and programming Computer calculations
25 FEB

Summer schools at DTU Nanotech

The summer schools present a mixture of invited talks, lectures, and lab work providing you with hands-on experience in the areas of micro- and nanosensors, oral drug...

Micro and nanotechnology Optics Sensors
27 JAN

New sensor detects faults before they happen

A completely new optical and highly sensitive sensor that can withstand extreme environments.

Wind energy Optics Hardware and components Fossil fuels Sensors Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
22 JAN

Four young DTU researchers are granted millions for research

Four young DTU researchers receive a total of DKK 23.1 million from the VILLUM FONDEN’s Young Investigator Programme on Friday, 22 January.

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Food technology Catalysis Marine research Sensors
2015
07 DEC

New issue of Technologist is out now

Our own Danish astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, occupies the front cover of the new issue of Technologist, DTU's international magazine, which this time takes a closer look...

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Electronics Electrical engineering Optics Sensors Medical equipment and systems Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
03 AUG

Hard-wearing sensor defying soot and heat

A new method for monitoring ships' NO x emissions offers shipping companies environmental documentation. 

Fossil fuels Energy efficiency Data analysis Environmental chemistry Sensors Micro and nanotechnology Air pollution
16 MAR

New issue of Technologist

Did you know that we unconsciously sniff out the perfect partner? And that sniffer dogs—in addition to money and drugs—can detect prostate, ovarian or gastrointestinal...

Fuel cells Energy storage Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
2014
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
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
2013
16 DEC

Mini-Picker robot with sensor optics from DTU Fotonik

Small, inexpensive, and flexible robot systems for small businesses present a major automation challenge for robot developers: bin-picking. Denmark’s Advanced Technology...

Sensors
02 DEC

We make the future a little brighter (3:31)

Telecommunication Biological systems Light sources Materials Semiconductors Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Micro and nanotechnology Nanoparticles Optics Polymers Electrotechnology Sensors Physiological modelling Computer calculations