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You can’t just turn up the cooling, because while the sows need to keep cool, their new-born piglets need a warm climate in order to develop as well as possible. Photo: AU Foto.

2018.09.24 | Department of Engineering

New project to minimise heat stress in pigs

Heat stress in highly productive sows in subtropical and tropical regions is a major problem, and if the sows are not cooled down, the consequences can have major economic and animal welfare impacts. A new ventilation project will tackle this issue.

Assistant professor at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Alexandros Iosifidis recieved the prestigious H.C. Ørsted Forskerspirer price 2018. Photo: Lars Kruse.

2018.09.13 | Department of Engineering

This year’s Ørsted award goes to machine learning expert

Alexandros Iosifidis from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University has received the Hans Christian Ørsted Forskerspirer Award 2018 for his scientific work on signal processing and machine learning.

Assistant professor at the Department of Engineering Marcelo Dias uses the ancient Japanese paper cut technique kirigami to create mechanical metamaterials with extraordinary properties. Photo: Lars Kruse.

2018.09.13 | Department of Engineering

Experimental funding for bold new engineering projects

Can we use ancient paper techniques to create new materials and ultramodern technology that can help us discover nature's own antibiotics? Two new projects at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, which aim to accomplish exactly this, are among the projects being funded in a new programme under the Villum Fonden foundation.

Only a third of the working hours in construction are spent on value-adding work a major new study from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University shows. Photo: Colourbox.

2018.08.22 | AU Engineering

Research project identifies huge productivity potential in construction

A major new study from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University shows that only one-third of the working hours in construction are spent on value-adding work. This means that there are many opportunities for optimisation in most builders’ working day. However, it's not that builders aren’t working hard, say the researchers.

Master of science in engineering student Buster Skyum has contributed to the University's first steps towards growing human cell heart valves. Photo: Jesper Bruun.

2018.08.20 | AU Engineering

Engineering student develops bioreactor to grow heart valves from human cells

This could be the end artificial heart valves. That’s the goal of Aarhus University, and in a Master’s thesis project, Buster Skyum, an MSc in Engineering student from Department of Engineering, has helped the university take its first step towards growing biologically active heart valves made of human cells. Such valves will never need to be…


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Thu 27 Sep
13:30-15:30 | Building 3210, room 04.061, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD defence: Automated estimation of the modal parameters for civil structures
PhD student Peter Olsen, Aarhus University.
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Guest lecture on energy system modelling
Prof. Christian Breyers, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland.