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Jens Mejdahl and Lucas Sandby are two of the three students behind the new polar robot that can measure salinity in the Arctic Ocean (Photo: Lucas Sandby)
The name of the robot is Cost-efficient Arctic Ocean Profiler, and it resembles a buoy. It functions autonomously and transmits data to the researchers via a satellite network (Photo: Lucas Sandby)

2020.10.19 | AU Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Students nominated for major sustainability award

Three engineering students from Aarhus University have made it to the final of the SDG Tech Award 2020 with a robot that can measure salinity in the Arctic Ocean.

Assistant Professor Nicolas Volet (picture) has, together with Dr. Holger Klein from OE Solutions America discovered a method to effectively an very significantly narrow the linewidth of a laser. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.10.14 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

New discovery opens for breakthrough in laser technology

The Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, has received a grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark to investigate nonlinear effects in semiconductor lasers – a stepping-stone to enable next generation higher-order modulation in fibre optic networks.

Professor Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen is heading the Danish part of the project, which goes by the name Reconcile. Photo: Ida Jensen, AU Foto.

2020.10.06 | AU Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Nordic research collaboration to examine energy consumption in public buildings

In a new project, Sweden, Norway and Denmark will gather and exchange experience from building projects in order to optimise energy consumption in public buildings.

Read more about HUBCAP at: hubcap.au.dk.

2020.10.02 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

HUBCAP: Digital innovation for SMEs

Does your company supply digital modelling technologies? Then participate in the HUBCAP programme, which can help you find new customers for your company. Small and medium-sized enterprises from all over Europe are involved in an attempt to embrace digital innovation.

Natural biological processes normally take care of pre-treatment of hemp stalks. This process will now be automated in a pilot-scale system. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.10.01 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

From Danish hemp fields to sustainable textiles

One hectare of Danish-grown hemp can replace 2-3 hectares of cotton and requires significantly less water in production. A new project, supported by Innovation Fund Denmark, aims to develop a method that will make the hemp textiles a sustainable alternative to cotton.

Unsorted plastic from general households at Vestforbrænding before sorting. Photo: Daniel Carl Hennings / Vestforbrænding.

2020.09.30 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Intelligent camera technology to revolutionise plastics recycling

A new research project is aiming to develop a camera-based separation system that can separate plastic waste according to type. The machine will be implemented at plastic recyclers, enabling the manufacturing industry to significantly increase the use of recycled plastics.

Marine robots can operate in inhospitable places where it can be both expensive and dangerous for people. They can open up fantastic opportunities in the vast uncharted areas below sea level. Photo: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Robotics Innovation Center.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956200.

2020.09.28 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

How do we design reliable AI for marine robots?

Intelligent marine robots open up a wide range of possibilities in the vast unknown areas below sea level, covering more than 70 per cent of the surface of the Earth. However, we need reliable artificial intelligence if robots are to operate on their own. A new EU-funded project will address this problem.

The new research and demonstration laboratory, the AU Digital Transformation Lab, will be located at Innovest in Skjern. Photo: Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality

2020.09.23 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

New collaboration project will help companies in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality catch the digital transformation wave

A large-scale industrial and academic collaboration project between Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and Aarhus University is 'a huge opportunity', says the mayor of the municipality, who welcomes the new initiative.

Associate Professor Jakob Juul Larsen is one of the recipients of Villum Experiment funds. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.09.23 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major grants to bold engineering projects

Nine researchers at Aarhus University have received foundation grants from the Villum Experiment Programme under the Villum Foundation for their daring and innovative projects. The Villum Experiment Programme donates money for ‘bold ideas for research’.

Engineers hope to use a statistical tool to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in the pharmaceuticals industry. The aim is to find alternative chemical compounds with a sustainable profile. The photo shows Steffen Gralert Sveegaard from Aarhus University School of Engineering. (Photo: Lars Kruse)Steffen Gralert Sveegaard has carried out the first scientific experiments to produce sustainable blood pressure medicine in a pilot reactor at Aarhus University School of Engineering, Aarhus University. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2020.09.08 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Engineers pave the way for more sustainable medicine

Using an advanced statistical tool, engineers can identify new chemicals to replace problematic substances in the pharmaceuticals industry. They have just completed their first scientific studies with blood pressure medicine, and the results are promising.

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