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"Generally speaking, the whole initiative is about inspiring and engaging young people in the natural sciences. Remember that we can only solve this crucial problem for mankind through scientific and technical research and development," says Assistant Professor Thomas Tørring from Aarhus University. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.06.26 | AU Engineering

Massive grant brings upper secondary school students into the fight against antibiotic resistance

Danish upper-secondary school students can now try their hand at scientific research and perhaps even help in a discovery that could have a major impact on millions of people all over the world. A grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation has given Aarhus University the opportunity to let school students take part in important research to find new…

The project Drones4Safety has a total of nine partners from all over Europe. Associate Professor Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen (left) is participating from Aarhus University. Photo: Peer Klercke.

2020.06.16 | Department of Engineering

Drone swarms to inspect infrastructure throughout Europe

A new Danish-led research project will allow swarms of advanced, autonomous drones to keep a watchful eye on bridges and railways and report if something needs to be repaired.

"The entire world is eagerly scouting for ground-breaking new research within the enzymatic degradation of plastics. This means there’s massive motivation for this project," says Associate Professor Zheng Guo. Photo: AU Foto.

2020.06.11 | Department of Engineering

Danish researchers looking for rare enzyme that can break down plastics

Plastics really can be broken down, and a number of researchers at Aarhus University have started to hunt for the unique enzymes that can do the job. The project could be ground-breaking for the plastics issue, and it opens up for a completely new field of research.

Dean at Tech, Eskild Holm Nielsen is proposing a new organisation, with four new departments, to consolidate and strengthen the engineering area at AU around core disciplines and to raise engineering to the highest international level (Foto: Melissa Yildirim, AU)

2020.06.09 | AU Engineering

New organisation to strengthen engineering at Aarhus University

The dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences is proposing a new organisation, with four new departments, to consolidate and strengthen the engineering area at AU around core disciplines and to raise engineering to the highest international level. The consultation process for the new organisation will commence before the summer holidays.

The researchers expect to achieve a significant step towards the deployment of photonic quantum technologies out of the research lab. Their strategy is to use mature technologies that are already now available through reliable foundry services. Photo: Colourbox

2020.05.20 | Department of Engineering

Photonics engineers and physicists ally to make encryption completely secure

In our increasingly digitised society, exchanges of private and sensitive information are almost exclusively digital. Now researchers in a new project are working on photonic integrated circuits to make our digital data secure with unbreakable encryption.

HUBCAP will organise three series of Open Calls throughout 2020-2022, with €3,2 million committed in cascade funding for SMEs.

2020.05.06 | Department of Engineering

HUBCAP will create new opportunities for SMEs in the vast domains of Cyber-Physical Systems

Is your SME providing digital technologies? Join the HUBCAP programme and we will help you with the process of finding new customers and selling your assets. Here, SMEs from all over Europe are participating in an effort to embrace digital innovation.

Hooman Farkhani has a background in electronics engineering and holds a PhD from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran. Immediately after his PhD, he started to work as an assistant professor at Azad University, Najafabad branch in Iran. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.05.05 | Department of Engineering

Aarhus University steps up research into AI hardware

The Department of Engineering has appointed Hooman Farkhani as a new assistant professor. He will provide further impetus to the development of brand-new computing systems that can handle artificial intelligence.

Thomas Sørensen is a qualified biochemist from Aarhus University, where he also took a PhD in medicine. Since then, he has researched at Oxford University and worked at the UK's national particle accelerator. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.05.04 | Department of Engineering

Mini-organs to pave the way for better understanding of diseases

Thomas Sørensen is a new associate professor at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University. He will be researching into organoids; mini copies of human organs that may have a major impact on the treatment of illness in the future.

Swirls on the scalp that might cause a bad hair day every day are not just there by chance. They are there, because nature follows the laws of mathematics. Photo: Jesper Bruun

2020.05.01 | Department of Engineering

Bad hair day? Don’t bother – it’s math

Tired of that little swirl in your hair you can never get straight? You might as well get used to it, for nature has a very good reason for putting it there.

EU's industry accounts for 20% of the overall emissions of the region and there is an urgent need for engineers to create more sustainable technologies and solutions. Photo: Colourbox

2020.04.30 | Department of Engineering

Focus on integrating sustainability into AU's engineering programmes

Sustainability is much more complex than you might think, and therefore teaching the topic is very important, says an AU researcher from the Department of Engineering.

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