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Large, larger, largest is not necessarily the best when it comes to wind turbines new research from Aarhus University suggests. Photo: Colourbox.

2019.10.17 | Department of Engineering

Computer models show clear advantages in new types of wind turbines

Researchers have modelled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines, and how they interact in wind farms. The research demonstrates a clear advantage for a turbine model with four rotors.

"If we want a truly sustainable built environment, we need to look at the bigger picture. We cannot focus on energy renovation alone," says Aliakbar Kamari, who is researching in tectonic building design at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: Aliakbar Kamari.

2019.10.16 | Department of Engineering

Best Paper Award: Aliakbar Kamari

Postdoc and architectural engineer Aliakbar Kamari recently won the Best Paper Award for his research in developing a sustainability-focused tool for rapidly generating and evaluating holistic renovation scenarios.

Mogens Hinge from Aarhus University visits the Aage Vestergaard Larsen (AVL) recycling company in Mariager. With head of business development at AVL, Gitte Buk Larsen, he is inspecting a new plastic granulate. Photo: Britta Fischer Mogensen
... And in this picture they are looking at used plastic pipes. Photo: Britta Fischer Mogensen

2019.10.09 | Department of Engineering

New knowledge about old plastics

There is a huge number of different plastic types. This means it is no easy matter to get the rate of plastics recycling to rise. At the Department of Engineering, daily tests on plastics will make it easier for industry to identify the specific type of plastic and produce recycled plastic products in the right quality. Learn more about the…

"One of the more interesting things I'm working on is bioelectronic devices, a field where electronics and biology come together. Here we try to encapsulate biocompatible 3D printed electronic in human cells," says Shweta Agarwala, a new assistant professor at Aarhus University. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

2019.10.03 | Department of Engineering

World of opportunities with Printed Electronics in Denmark

Shweta Agarwala, MSc in engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and PhD in electronics engineering from the National University of Singapore, is a new assistant professor at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Her research focus is printed electronics catered towards finding novel healthcare solutions.

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a super-plastic material commercially known as Dyneema or Spectra, which is already taking over from Kevlar in e.g. bullet-proof jackets, which PhD Simon Skovsgård is wearing here. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto. Bullet-proof jacket lent by Grejfreak.dk

2019.10.01 | Department of Engineering

New research identifies the strengths and weaknesses of super material

Scientists from Aarhus University and the University of Cambridge are the first to measure and set guidelines for bolted joints using the up-coming replacement for Kevlar: the ultra-strong material with the catchy name ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene

"The objective is for the technology to be cost-effective at a scale suited to a large biogas plant. The ultimate goal is a society where nothing goes to waste. Where no fossil fuels are dug out of the ground, and we have an alternative for everything we dig up today. The circular bioeconomy at its best," says Lars Ottosen. Photo: AU Foto.

2019.09.26 | Department of Engineering

Danish research to make black-as-coal methanol production 100% green

Every year, more than 70 million tonnes of methanol are produced in a process based almost exclusively on fossil fuels. A new project with Haldor Topsøe, Aarhus University and others is aiming at making production entirely green and based on biogas.

PhD Student and electrical engineer Niloofar Yazdani has a M.Sc.Eng. from K .N. Toosi University of Technology in Iran and came to Denmark 1,5 year ago with her husband and 4-year-old daughter. Photo: Jesper Bruun.
The research team Network Computing, Communications and Storage (NETX) på Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab is supervised by Associate Professor Daniel Lucani Rötter.

2019.09.17 | Department of Engineering

Best Paper Award: Niloofar Yazdani

PhD Student and electrical engineer Niloofar Yazdani recently won the Best Paper Award for her research in network coding at the international IEEE conference in South Africa.

"Basically, with regard to what is possible to produce chemically, we’re still lagging way behind nature," says Associate Professor Selin Kara from the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Her new project comprises 22 european universities and organisations and start up at January 2020. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU Foto.

2019.09.10 | Department of Engineering

Danish-led research project couples academia with industry to pave the way for sustainable production of chemicals

The Department of Engineering at Aarhus University is heading a new international and intersectoral project, which will create 100 per cent pure, natural and sustainable chemical products by mimicking the metabolism of living organisms. The project is potentially ground-breaking for one of the world's most polluting industries.

The project, which is called REBOOT, is headed by Assistant Professor Patrick Biller from the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. The project officially starts on 1 January 2020, and will be run at pilot scale at the department's Centre for Biorefining Technologies at Foulum, which is already home to one of the world's largest HTL reactors. Photo: AU Foto.

2019.09.03 | Department of Engineering

Revolutionising the way we manage waste: A Danish researcher is developing a pioneering new technology able to e.g. recover all phosphorus from manure and sludge

An engineer from Aarhus University has received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant for the launch of a new research project, which can have far-reaching and ground-breaking significance for the environment throughout the world. The project promises to completely revolutionise the way we manage liquid waste today.

In the future, AI will help expose stock-market fraud. Associate Professor Alexandros Iosifidis from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University is leading the project, which is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

2019.09.02 | Department of Engineering

Danish researchers develop artificial intelligence to expose stock-market fraud

The Department of Engineering at Aarhus University is heading a new project to put an end to stock-exchange fraud and market manipulation. The researchers will use artificial intelligence (AI) to clean up the extensive fraud taking place, where control is currently implemented via manual sampling.

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