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Lili Zhang is a new assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Aarhus University. She conducts research into mechanics-inspired medicines for cancer treatment. (Photo: Lars Kruse)
Why does immunotherapy work well on some cancer patients, but not on others? Lili Zhang wants to understand the intrinsic coupling between mechanical and biochemical mechanisms in health and disease and use this knowledge to develop new medicines. (Photo: Lars Kruse)
Lili Zhang has been researching brain injuries and the mechanics of neuron for most of her career. She has come to Aarhus to start research into the mechanics of cancer treatment within a multidisciplinary framework of engineering and biomedicine. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2021.06.23 | Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

New researcher wants to develop cancer medicine in Denmark. She has a unique idea.

Lili Zhang wants to use her knowledge about mechanical engineering to develop new types of cancer medicine. The idea is new, the approach is innovative and highly interdisciplinary, and just thinking about the potential clinical impact is enough to make you dizzy.

"To be honest, I think I became a professor too early," says Professor Mika Sillanpää, one of the world's leading researchers in wastewater-treatment technologies, who has just started as a professor at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. Photo: Teemu Leinonen

2021.06.13 | AU Engineering

New professor will spearhead the development of a ground-breaking new wastewater system

Mika Sillanpää, one of the world's leading researchers in wastewater treatment, is a new professor at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. Here, he will help develop the wastewater system of the future, which will radically change the way in which we treat wastewater.

Due to Corona, a second TECH tent will be opening at Bryggen in the middle of Copenhagen this year, where, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Aalborg University (AAU), the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) and Engineer the Future, AU Engineering will be debating technology. Photo: Jesper Bruun.

2021.06.15 | AU Engineering

Denmark’s Political Festival (Folkemødet) 2021: TECH tents to open in both Allinge and Copenhagen

What will be the role of universities in the green transition? Is 'Denmark as a test country' an opportunity or a constraint? And can we increase the supply of highly qualified labour by allowing older people to remain active on the labour market for longer? These are some of the questions on the agenda in the TECH tents at this year's Political…

Events

Mon 28 Jun
09:00-20:00 | Hotel Park, Viaduktvej 28, 5500 Middelfart, DK
National workshop on Technologies for a Danish Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission Agriculture 28 June 2021
Aarhus University iCLIMATE centre is organising a one-day national workshop on technologies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, where we will present and discuss potential mitigation strategies for agriculture.
Tue 22 Feb
08:00-16:00 | Novo Nordic in Hellerup, Denmark
International conference on Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission in High Productive Agriculture
Aarhus University is organising the international conference on 'Zero Greenhouse Emission in High Productive Agriculture - ZEA' 22 - 24 February 2022. The conference is hosted and financially supported by NovoNordic Foundation.