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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.