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The researchers expect to achieve a significant step towards the deployment of photonic quantum technologies out of the research lab. Their strategy is to use mature technologies that are already now available through reliable foundry services. Photo: Colourbox

2020.05.20 | Department of Engineering

Photonics engineers and physicists ally to make encryption completely secure

In our increasingly digitised society, exchanges of private and sensitive information are almost exclusively digital. Now researchers in a new project are working on photonic integrated circuits to make our digital data secure with unbreakable encryption.

"As is often the case with physics, when you try to solve one problem, another arises in its wake. You often discover new things that turn out to be of fundamental importance, but that’s what makes engineering science so much fun," says Mikael Andersen Langthjem. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.05.12 | Department of Engineering

"You often discover new things that turn out to be of fundamental importance"

The world of physics is fraught with problems that we don't yet fully understand. Mikael Andersen Langthjem is trying to understand the paradoxes of physics and solve its mysteries. He is a new associate professor at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University.

HUBCAP will organise three series of Open Calls throughout 2020-2022, with €3,2 million committed in cascade funding for SMEs.

2020.05.06 | Department of Engineering

HUBCAP will create new opportunities for SMEs in the vast domains of Cyber-Physical Systems

Is your SME providing digital technologies? Join the HUBCAP programme and we will help you with the process of finding new customers and selling your assets. Here, SMEs from all over Europe are participating in an effort to embrace digital innovation.

Hooman Farkhani has a background in electronics engineering and holds a PhD from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran. Immediately after his PhD, he started to work as an assistant professor at Azad University, Najafabad branch in Iran. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.05.05 | Department of Engineering

Aarhus University steps up research into AI hardware

The Department of Engineering has appointed Hooman Farkhani as a new assistant professor. He will provide further impetus to the development of brand-new computing systems that can handle artificial intelligence.

Thomas Sørensen is a qualified biochemist from Aarhus University, where he also took a PhD in medicine. Since then, he has researched at Oxford University and worked at the UK's national particle accelerator. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.05.04 | Department of Engineering

Mini-organs to pave the way for better understanding of diseases

Thomas Sørensen is a new associate professor at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University. He will be researching into organoids; mini copies of human organs that may have a major impact on the treatment of illness in the future.

Swirls on the scalp that might cause a bad hair day every day are not just there by chance. They are there, because nature follows the laws of mathematics. Photo: Jesper Bruun

2020.05.01 | Department of Engineering

Bad hair day? Don’t bother – it’s math

Tired of that little swirl in your hair you can never get straight? You might as well get used to it, for nature has a very good reason for putting it there.

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 | Department of Engineering

Printed electronics 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.

2020.04.12 | 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.

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.

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.

2020.04.01 | 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.

Professor and head of department at the Department of Computer Science, Kaj Grønbæk (left), and Professor Peter Gorm Larsen at the Department of Engineering (right). Photo: AU Foto.

2020.03.30 | Department of Engineering

EUR 35 million to solve future challenges for Danish industry

With more than a quarter of a billion DKK, and in close collaboration with more than 50 industrial partners, Danish researchers and experts are now joining forces in the MADE FAST development project, aiming to make Danish production more efficient, flexible and sustainable.

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