Engineers at TH Rosenheim are addressing the challenges facing wood technology with a new logistics concept, dynamic partnerships and sustainable future industry models.
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.
Postdoc Chandra Macauley researches fuel cell structures at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg—one of the top locations for materials science in Germany.
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.
A research project at Landshut University of Applied Sciences wants to improve the manufacturing process for protective face masks in Germany and the filter effect of the masks.
Passive day cooling is a promising technology for the sustainable reduction of energy consumption. It avoids the heating up of buildings by solar radiation and dissipates accumulated heat without external energy consumption. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have now created a test system with which the materials used for passive cooling can be reliably characterised and compared - regardless of weather conditions and environmental conditions. The measurement setup presented in "Cell Reports Physical Science" is the first step towards a standardised, globally applicable test system for comparing high-performance cooling materials.
Munich, Germany – In many industrial sectors, such as in the automotive industry, in aerospace or in the energy sector, the demand for special metal components that are light and have a high strength is increasing. Modern gas turbines, for example, require extremely stable and at the same time lightweight heat shields. An important manufacturing process for this is the powder-bed fusion process of metals using laser beam (PBF-LB/M). Depending on the application, the process is not yet always competitive compared with conventional production in terms of unit costs.
Hydrogen bonds are of fundamental interest in materials science, physics and chemistry. An international team including scientists from the University of Bayreuth has now achieved surprising insights into the formation of hydrogen bonds using a novel method that enables the application of NMR spectroscopy in high-pressure research. The research results, published in Nature Communications, may be a starting point for the targeted design of materials that contain symmetrical hydrogen bonds and therefore exhibit extraordinary, potentially technologically interesting properties.
What do coffee, red wine and ink have in common? The stubborn stains they leave behind. Anyone who has ever knocked over a cup of coffee will know that coffee dries in an unusual pattern, the stain is lighter at the center but it gets darker around the perimeter, an effect known as the coffee ring. Prof. Dr. Nicolas Vogel and his team of researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg (FAU) and their colleagues in Edinburgh are investigating a strategy to tackle the coffee ring effect and produce a consistent drying pattern. Their findings have been published in the reputable journal Nature Communications.
Researchers have developed 3D printed artificial heart valves designed to allow a patient’s own cells to form new tissue. To form these scaffolds using melt electrowriting – an advanced additive manufacturing technique – the team has created a new fabrication platform that enables them to combine different precise, customized patterns and hence to fine-tune the scaffold’s mechanical properties. Their long-term goal is to create implants for children that develop into new tissue and therefore last a lifetime.