At TUM, the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence is carrying out cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into AI and robotics for everyday life.
At THI, guest professor Alessandro Zimmer is strengthening collaborations between Bavaria and Latin America, driving research in AI and mobility engineering across the globe.
At JMU Würzburg, Professor Laurens W. Molenkamp and his team are conducting pioneering work on topological materials. With its cutting-edge technology, the new Institute for Topological Insulators will be the ideal place for them to develop this research.
Ceramic matrix composites are characterized by their ability to withstand very high operating temperatures and shock-like temperature changes and also by the fact that they are not susceptible to wear. Automating a fiber spraying process for the production of oxide ceramic matrix composites and at the same time making it highly flexible is the goal of a new project involving computer science and engineering at the University of Bayreuth. Intuitive robot programming is intended to enable companies to manufacture short-fiber-reinforced oxide ceramic components on demand, even in very small batches. The "FlexFiber" project is being funded by the DFG with a total of around 700,000 euros.
The University of Bayreuth is participating in the DFG priority programme "Data-driven process modeling in forming technology" with a new interdisciplinary research project. The project is concerned with two processes that are intertwined in the industrial production of many functional components: shear cutting and collar drawing. The latest data analysis technologies and process chain modeling approaches are intended to ensure efficient and robust production. The project is managed by Prof. Dr. Agnes Koschmider, a process analytics specialist from Bayreuth, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Verena Kräusel from the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Chemnitz.
Growing electromobility poses new challenges for the infrastructure: Stations for charging batteries must be optimally integrated into the stationary energy network available on site. A comprehensive charging concept for different vehicle types is necessary. The goal of the joint project "eMobiGrid", in which the University of Bayreuth, three medium-sized companies and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are working closely together, is to develop practical solutions for these challenges and thus accelerate the traffic turnaround. The German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) is funding the project with a total of around three million euros for three years.
The international research network "TADFsolutions", coordinated by the University of Bayreuth, was recently launched. It is funded by the EU with a total of about 3.1 million euros over the next four years. The network aims to develop semiconductor materials for a new generation of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). These are intended to show unprecedented luminosity and color purity, consume little energy and have a significantly longer lifetime than current commercially available light-emitting diodes.
Within the framework of the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, excitons were generated in a topological insulator for the first time. A breakthrough in quantum research, based on material design from Würzburg.
The Bavarian Centre for Battery Technology (BayBatt) at the University of Bayreuth celebrates the inauguration of its new premises in the presence of Minister President Dr. Markus Söder. On four floors and an area of around 7,000 square metres, the building offers plenty of space for research and development of safe, sustainable and intelligent energy storage systems - in close cooperation between scientists and companies. The central task is interdisciplinary research at the interfaces of materials science, electrochemistry, engineering, information technology and economics, as well as university teaching on the topic of battery storage.
The University of Bayreuth, together with two Australian partner universities, the University of Melbourne and Monash University, is establishing a new International Research Training Group (IRTG) in the field of semiconductor research. The college will start in spring 2023 and will be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with more than six million euros for an initial period of five years. Outstanding young talents from the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering will be able to apply from December 2022 for admission to the International Research Training Group and an associated position as a researcher with the aim of obtaining a doctorate.