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Nicolas Volet is a new assistant professor at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. He comes with more than 10 years experience and holds a PhD in Physics from the EPFL. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2019.11.29 | Department of Engineering

New AU researcher investigating miniaturized laser technologies with extreme stability

Nicolas Volet is a laser expert and a new assistant professor at the Department of Engineering. He is starting a research project that may have far-reaching consequences for global data communication.

Associate Professor Menglin Chen has received DKK 4,2 million from the Carlsberg Foundation for her research project OptoMed. Photo: AU Foto. 
Associate Professor Nina Lock has received DKK 4,3 million for her project, which goes by the name Rational development of inexpensive and scalable electrocatalysts. Photo: AU Foto.

2019.11.28 | Department of Engineering

Generous grants to engineering from the Carlsberg Foundation

Two female scientists from the Department of Engineering have just received generous grants for new engineering projects. A total of 30 researchers from Aarhus University have received grants.

"There are many of these kinds of services for small and medium-sized enterprises, but many companies don’t even know that they exist. And that’s a shame, because it's fantastic to open up for the opportunities offered by modern technology," says Hanne Hørup, managing director and co-owner of Jydsk Emblem Fabrik (left). Photo: Jesper Bruun

2019.11.22 | Department of Engineering

133-year-old Danish family business ready for robots

Jydsk Emblem Fabrik A/S in Malling, Jutland produces medals, trophies, emblems, name tags and accessories for uniforms. Now, the family-owned company want to have collaborative robots working with their employees, and they’re doing this with engineers from Aarhus University.

Associate Professor Selin Kara received a DKK 6.1 mill. (EUR 0.6 mill.) Sapere Aude grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. Photo: Melissa Yildirim.

2019.11.25 | Department of Engineering

Engineering researcher receives huge grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark

Associate Professor Selin Kara from the Department of Engineering is one of the eleven researchers from Aarhus University who received a prestigious Sapere Aude grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark on Tuesday.

"We all work best in a safe and secure environment, and I hope that more countries will begin to adapt new technologies to the same extent as they do here in Denmark," says Associate Professor Jochen Teizer. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

2019.11.19 | Department of Engineering

New AU researcher aims to make workplaces safer with computer technology

Nothing much has changed since the safety helmet came into fashion at workplaces all over the world in the aftermath of the First World War. Associate Professor Jochen Teizer wants to do something about that. He uses digital twins, Internet of Things (IoT), and Mixed Reality to pro-actively prevent accidents at the workplace, alert workers of…

"The idea is to use friction and compression to create spatial structures with no mortar. Simply blocks that are held together by the laws of physics," says Assistant Professor Valentina Beatini. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

2019.11.06 | Department of Engineering

Creating anticlastic architecture using Newton’s laws

Valentina Beatini, architect from the University of Genoa and PhD from the University of Parma, is a new assistant professor at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Her research is focused on building strange shape constructions using high friction masonry.

The new revolutionary technology allows for unprecedented efficiency in measuring many different atomic components outside the laboratory. This is the first time that NMR technology has been used in the agricultural sector, but a great future is predicted for the technology. Photo: Tavs Nyord

2019.11.05 | Department of Engineering

Danish-developed, award-winning slurry sensor to make agriculture more sustainable

Researchers from the Department of Engineering have helped develop a sensor to measure the nutrient content in manure using NMR technology. The technology has just won a major, international award and has been lauded as one of the 40 most important agricultural inventions of the year.