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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.

The 2020 H.C. Ørsted prize has special focus on research relating to electromagnetism. (Photo: H.C. Ørsted Selskabet)

2020.04.30 | AU Engineering

Do you know someone who deserves the 2020 H.C Ørsted prize?

H.C. Ørsted Selskabet awards the prize to talented researchers at assistant professor, researcher and postdoc level. The deadline for nominations is 5 June.

The research team is trying to avoid long-term rehabilitation by keeping the muscles active with 3D-printed biocompatible electrodes, even if patients remain bed-ridden for weeks. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.04.23 | AU Engineering

Electric stockings to help intensive-care patients with coronavirus

Doctors and engineers have together developed an electric stocking to prevent loss of muscle mass in bed-ridden patients. During the coming months, the stocking will be tested on Danish Covid-19 patients at intensive care units in Denmark.

Clarissa Schwab is a qualified engineer in Technology and Biotechnology of Foods from the Technical University of Munich, Weihenstephan. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

2020.04.22 | Department of Engineering

New associate professor to further exploit the functional diversity of microbes

Clarissa Schwab is a new associate professor at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, where she will conduct research into microorganisms in order to promote food safety and human health.

Claus Grøn Sørensen was appointed a professor at the Department of Engineering on 1 April 2020. He has not yet held his inaugural lecture because of the coronavirus shutdown. Photo: Peer Klercke.

2020.04.20 | Department of Engineering

New professor to ‘smarten up’ farming

Senior researcher Claus Grøn Sørensen is a new professor at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, where he is continuing his research on Operations Management for the intelligent agriculture of the future.

The project will completely overturn the normal way of building computers via integrated circuits, by instead adopting a new hardware strategy focusing solely on the structure of the brain, with neurons, synapses and neural networks. Illustration: Farshad Moradi.

2020.04.08 | Department of Engineering

Using nano-scale spintronic devices, researchers aim to build novel artificial brain

New research project to develop AI hardware; a completely new kind of computer system that mimics how the human brain is built up. Out with CPUs and memory storage, and in with artificial neural networks that can increase computer performance by up to 100,000 times compared to modern supercomputers.

Drifting: A driving technique originating from Japan, where the driver intentionally oversteers, thereby loosing traction while maintaining control and driving the car through the entirety of the corner. The book applies this analogy to the conception of Constructive Design Research. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.04.02 | Department of Engineering

Drifting by Intention: New book on design research

Design and engineering are often seen as solution-oriented disciplines. So how do you design not only to solve a challenge, but also to build knowledge? This is the focus of a new book written by the architect, Professor Peter Gall Krogh. The book has just been published by Springer Nature.

More than DKK 10 million of the project’s total of DKK 70.4 million has been earmarked for SMEs that are not part of the consortium, but who wants to try out digital twins in their production. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.04.01 | Department of Engineering

Digital brains to give SMEs easy access to digital twins

The EU Research and Innovation Programme, Horizon 2020, has granted more than DKK 70 million (EUR 9.4 million) to a new research project to make it easy for small and medium-sized European production companies to benefit from digital twins.