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In a new project, researchers aim to develop technology to enable self-driving cars to share data. This will increase safety on the roads (Photo: Colourbox).
"Self-driving cars must be able to handle situations that only rarely occur in real life. This places considerable demands on artificial intelligence and software development," says Lukas Esterle, assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aarhus University. (Photo: Lukas Esterle)

2021.06.24 | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Self-driving cars must be able to communicate with each other

Cars must be able to share knowledge about what is happening on the roads and warn each other about dangerous situations. This will improve road safety in a future with autonomous vehicles, and Independent Research Fund Denmark is investing in technology development.

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, Department of Biological and Chemical 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, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural 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…

"One of the solutions to global climate problems is to increase the share of renewable energy, and the way to do this is by making sure that we can store the energy," says Postdoc Behzad Partoon, who came to Aarhus University to do research into Power-to-X tech. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

2021.06.10 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Working for the total green transition of society

For nine years, Behzad Partoon has researched CO2 capture technology at Universiti Technologi Petronas in Malaysia. Now he is looking into what we can do with the CO2 once we have captured it. That was actually the main reason why he came to Aarhus University.