NEWS

Associate professor Selin Kara and her bioreactor, that uses light as catalyst and natural enzymes as ingredients to synthesize green chemicals. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.
Selin Kara is leading work package No. 3 of the H2020 project PhotoBioCat and is seen here with her research group at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2018.11.09 | Department of Engineering

Mimicking nature to produce green chemicals using the power of light

Nine universities across Europe are working together to produce green, sustainable and biodegradable chemicals using light as the fuel and generating absolutely no waste at all.

"No one has ever looked more closely at why the straw stays in whatever orientation it is placed by bending its corrugated part," says Marcelo Dias, Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: Jesper Bruun
Maybe the bendable straw has never really been given the credit it deserves. It certainly looks as though its flexible properties might have engineering applications. Photo: Jesper Bruun

2018.11.02 | Department of Engineering

The multi-stability of universal design

80 years ago, a screw and a piece of dental floss revolutionized an invention dating back more than 5,000 years. An international team of scientists and engineers are now taking this invention a step further.

Researchers from Aarhus University have developed a new method that, by means of two sleds tied to a quad-bike, can make a 3D map of the subsoil at an unprecedented level of detail down to 50 metres. (Photo: AU Arkiv)

2018.11.01 | AU Engineering

New technology to prevent nitrate run-off from agriculture

Researchers are to make 3D maps of the subsoil below agricultural areas to obtain detailed knowledge about the nitrogen need for the individual field.

EVENTS

Mon 19 Nov
13:15-14:00 | Room 424, building 5125, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N
Guest lecture: Shipboard Microgrids: Secondary Load Frequency Control
Postdoc Mohammad-Hassan Khooban, University of Aalborg, Denmark.
Mon 19 Nov
14:15-15:00 | Room 424, building 5125, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N
Guest lecture: Achievement and Future Plan of my Research and Education: Towards High-performance and Low-power Adaptive Computing Systems
Postdoc Akram Ben Ahmed, Amano Laboratory at Keio University, Yokohama.
Tue 20 Nov
13:15-14:15 | Room 408, building 5125, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N
Guest lecture: Enabling Bioelectronics through 3D Bioprinting Route.
Research Scientist Shweta Agarwala will give a guest talk/presentation about her research field.