In the small town of Ruhstorf an der Rott, the researchers of the Technology Center for Energy tackle the great questions for a sustainable future: How do we need to design our energy systems based on renewables?
Why do blood clots develop in the first place—and why do they tend to recur?
LMU researcher Konstantin Stark believes that the answers lie in the immune system.
Prof. Jürgen Groll is one of the driving forces behind the Würzburg Center of Polymers for Life. In this interview, he discusses the new center—and the challenges involved in 3D printing living tissue.
SciFiMed is a multi-disciplinary project that combines fundamental immunological research with novel nanomaterial biosensor development translated into proof-of-principle diagnostics. International experts as well as biotechnology enterprises and health institutions are involved in the project.
With more than 330 million cars on European roads, millions of tons of end-of-life tires are produced each year. Researchers at FHWS are developing methods of recycling elastomers that could give these tires new life.
From junior research group leader to full professor and spokesperson of the Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) at the University of Würzburg. This is the scientific career path of Cynthia Sharma.
At the University of Bayreuth, academia and industry have partnered to form the TADFlife innovative training network. Together, they are working to develop sustainable technologies by improving the lifetime and energy efficiency of blue OLEDs.
The right temperature matters – whether in technical processes, for the quality of food and medicines, or the lifetime of electronic components and batteries. For this purpose, temperature indicators record (un)desired temperature increases that can be read out later. Researchers in the group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel, Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), have succeeded in developing a novel temperature indicator in the form of a micrometer-sized particle whose central component is rust. The results of the research have been published in the journal Advanced Materials.
Ever smaller and more intricate – without miniaturization, we wouldn’t have the components today that are required for high-performance laptops, compact smartphones or high-resolution endoscopes. Research is now being carried out in the nanoscale on switches, rotors or motors that comprise of only a few atoms in order to build what are known as molecular machines. A research team at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has successfully built the world’s smallest energy powered gear wheel with corresponding counterpart. The nano gear unit is the first that can also be actively controlled and driven.
Efficient battery systems are increasingly being used in cars, tools, bicycles and as stationary energy storage units. At the same time, the requirements placed on these batteries continue to rise, not only in terms of energy density and cost, but also in terms of environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling. Reusing batteries, in particular, is often difficult and not yet economically viable. Researchers are hoping to find solutions to these problems in a new project, which has received funding of over 4.5 million euros from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).