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2019
07 MAR

Postdocs receive millions for international research

Three postdocs from DTU each receive EUR 175,000–200,000 from Independent Research Fund Denmark for conducting research at elite international universities.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy Fuel cells Micro and nanotechnology
01 MAR

Kristian Sommer Thygesen receives EliteForsk Prize

Professor Kristian Sommer Thygesen from DTU Physics is among this year’s recipients of the EliteForsk Prize, which he receives for his research in two-dimensional materials...

Micro and nanotechnology Materials Quantum theory and atomic physics Computer calculations
20 FEB

Cars to report on road condition

Leveraging modern car technology to continuously collect road data may help produce real-time digital images of road maintenance needs.

Mapping and surveying Data analysis Sensors Mathematical modelling Mobility
Grafik: Carl Otto Moesgaard
18 FEB

Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics

A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene. The new results have just been published...

Electronics Micro and nanotechnology Semiconductors Superconductors
02 JAN

Portrait: “I’m really fond of puzzles—both scientific ones and those made of cardboard...

Henri Jansen is known as the magician of the clean room, because he is great at removing machine limitations that may arise at DTU Danchip—and dares to use unconventional...

Micro and nanotechnology Materials Semiconductors
2018
27 DEC

Tandem solar cells must be efficient and sustainable

Major research collaboration to break the barrier for how much energy a sustainable tandem solar cell can produce.

Solar energy Energy production Micro and nanotechnology
27 DEC

Advanced drones chasing defective solar cells

Monitoring of solar farms is difficult, time-consuming and imprecise. Often you do not find all defects, which can reduce the energy production.

Solar energy Energy production Robot technology and automation Lasers
23 DEC

2D materials more than graphene

Graphene took the world by storm in the 00s. But the world is full of alternative 2D materials, and some of them may have the potential to revolutionize the electronics...

Materials Physics Micro and nanotechnology
06 NOV

High-tech spin-out on the verge of global breakthrough

It takes a long time to develop high-tech products and explain to the world why they are useful. The spin-out NIL Technology is a good example of this.

Micro and nanotechnology
05 NOV

Digital twins to take industry into the future

Tests and experiments can provide new knowledge and the ability to predict the behaviour of materials and durability with ever greater precision. This is achieved by means...

Information technology Data analysis Mathematical modelling Physics Wind energy Materials Production and management
29 OCT

DTU strongly represented in new EU Quantum Flagship

A major EU initiative aims at bringing Europe to the forefront of quantum technology development. DTU participates in two of the four projects on quantum communication...

Information technology Systems and data security Physics Lasers Light sources Optics Telecommunication
Datacenter. Foto: Colourbox
26 OCT

DKK 100 million for faster, greener Internet

Internet traffic has risen a thousand-fold since 2000 and  accounts for approximately 10 per cent of the world's electricity consumption, so there is a great need for...

Electronics Energy efficiency Hardware and components IT systems Systems and data security Telecommunication Light sources
16 OCT

Cyber security: new method to boost efficiency of quantum cryptography

The world champions in fast data transmission use their knowledge and advanced equipment from record attempts to develop more efficient quantum cryptography.

Physics Systems and data security
27 AUG

Young researcher wants to change theory of turbulence

ERC Starting Grants are awarded to talented early-career scientists from all over the world. Standards are high, and competition is fierce. 

Physics
17 AUG

Strong Danish contributions to ESS in Lund

One of Europe's largest research facilities, the European Spallation Source (ESS), is currently taking shape in a field outside Lund in Sweden. Denmark is heavily involved...

Physics
06 JUL

Research in 2D materials boosted

January 1 st , 2019, DTU merges research on two-dimensional (2D) materials.

Physics Materials
05 JUL

New X-ray microscope provides new knowledge about well-known material

A Danish-developed X-ray microscope reveals novel dynamics in the material barium titanate, which is used in, e.g., phones, cars, and computers.

Physics
21 JUN

New type of stadium lights reduces light pollution and complaints from neighbours

Several municipalities are struggling with neighbours complaining about the lights from sports fields. Now, a DTU researcher has invented a lens that solves the problem...

Energy efficiency Light sources Optics
06 JUN

Magnetic contrast agent behind clear MRI images

The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance, HYPERMAG, at DTU  conducts research into technologies that can reveal...

Micro and nanotechnology Magnets Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
17 MAY

InstaPatch receives 5.6M DKK in funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark...

The CACHET PhD project InstaPatch  has received funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark . This funding will be used to further expand the project with an additional...

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Micro and nanotechnology
24 APR

Implementation of new class of smart actuating materials in biocompatible devices

Researchers from DTU Energy and DTU Physics have received a FET-Open grant from EU to pioneer research in biocompatible actuating materials that can be used for intelligent...

Electrotechnology Energy Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology
11 APR

Doctoral defense: start legislating on nanomaterials now!

Associate Professor Steffen Foss Hansen’s doctoral dissertation is a thorough proposal for a legislation on the use of nanomaterials. For it is high time, he believes.

Micro and nanotechnology Nanoparticles
11 APR

Doctoral defense: linearity is totally boring

In his pursuit to control laser light, Morten Bache has acquired an in-depth understanding of nonlinear effects. This knowledge has now made him DTU’s latest Dr.techn...

Lasers Mathematical modelling
Dennis Valbjørn Christensen at his defense of the PhD thesis
09 APR

Two heavyweights within materials research have honored Dennis with prizes

Postdoc Dennis Valbjørn Christensen from DTU Energi has received prestigious student awards from respectively the Materials Research Society and the American Physical...

Energy Energy systems Quantum theory and atomic physics Magnets
03 APR

Researchers create microscopic toxin alarm

Together with Israeli colleagues, DTU researchers have built a sensor equipped with bacteria which light up when exposed to certain toxic substances.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Micro and nanotechnology
13 MAR

Strong university research benefits Danish life science sector

The life science sector is an important growth driver in the Danish economy. University research plays a decisive role in life science companies’ development and growth...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Electrotechnology Micro and nanotechnology
13 MAR

“It gives us the opportunity to take some risks”

Joint research projects with universities mean that Sophion Biosciences can innovate technologies in which there is a high risk that the results cannot be used in the company...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology
18 JAN

Quantum physics provides new knowledge about the brain

A new major research project between quantum physicists and neurophysiologists will increase our understanding of the brain. 

Quantum theory and atomic physics
10 JAN

DTU professorship for top researcher from Stanford University

A EUR 3.8 million (DKK 28 million) grant from VILLUM FONDEN has made it possible to create a Villum Kann Rasmussen professorship at DTU for the leading international catalysis...

Energy Physics
2017
21 DEC

Portrait of a down-to-earth space physicist

Birgitte Madsen is devoting the next many years of her research to harnessing the sun’s energy in an effort to provide safe and efficient nuclear power.

Physics Energy
DTU Energy PhD Symposium 2017
24 NOV

Industry impressed by high standard at PhD Symposium

DTU Energy held its annual PhD symposium with industrial participation at DTU Lyngby Campus, where PhD students could discuss their research with scientists, engineers...

Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Fossil fuels Solar energy Electrochemistry Micro and nanotechnology
24 NOV

Quantum technology defies reason

In the world of quantum physics, things can be in two places at the same time. Postdoc Ulrich Busk Hoff devotes much of his time talking about this fascinating phenomenon...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics
23 OCT

Doctorate identifies new 2D materials

DTU’s next Dr. Techn.—Kristian Sommer Thygesen—is in the process of compiling a database of existing and future 2D materials.

Physics Materials Data analysis Information technology
03 OCT

The global quantum race is on

Huge investments are being made in quantum technology around the world. Denmark is among the nations that have joined the global race, where the winners will be those who...

Quantum theory and atomic physics
03 OCT

Vanguard of quantum society

A new basic research centre at DTU aims to secure Denmark a leading international position in the field of quantum technology. At the same time, the University is advancing...

Quantum theory and atomic physics
03 OCT

Quantum computers demand new encryption

Data which is confidential today will no longer be secure when quantum computers arrive. However, researchers have a solution ready in advance—quantum cryptography.

Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors Systems and data security
03 OCT

Diamonds track cancer

Knowing whether a cancer therapy is 100 per cent effective, or merely 99.9 per cent, can be a matter of life and death. Quantum mechanical phenomena in diamonds are helping...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Health and diseases
27 SEP

Isolated nanoparticles can create new generation of catalysts

With a European Research Council grant  (ERC) of DKK 11 million (EUR 1.5 million), Associate Professor Peter Vesborg from DTU Physics  will develop a new measuring method...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Energy production Catalysis
25 SEP

Ultrafast light reveals sketches under Renaissance painting

Short light pulses help to reveal secret drawings under the paint of a 16th century art relic. The advanced technology can be used to document key cultural artefacts.

Physics Light sources
04 SEP

Large Danish imprint on world’s biggest X-ray laser

On Friday, 1 September, the new European research facility European XFEL was inaugurated in Hamburg, Germany. One of the two instruments has been built by the Danish company...

Physics Lasers Solar energy
29 AUG

Diamonds to shed light on signals in the brain

New quantum technological methods are to enable exploring what happens when a brain signal moves from A to B. This knowledge is essential to understanding the dynamics...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Electrotechnology
25 AUG

DTU heading second quantum revolution

DTU's leading position is attributable to the University’s great collaboration between various areas of academic expertise and strong relationship with the business sector...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics Information technology
18 AUG

DTU instrument rewrites the history of mankind

Dating of Homo Sapiens findings in Morocco has been carried out by performing measurements using a luminescence instrument developed by DTU.

Earth sciences Geology Sensors Optics Physics
16 AUG

Sweeping lighthouse light without mercury

Two engineers from DTU are helping conservation bodies in the Nordic countries to restore the flashing, sweeping lights of preservation-worthy lighthouses.

Light sources
31 JUL

Ib Chorkendorff receives EU’s most prestigious research grant for work with catalysts

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, DTU Physics , has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for his work in developing new catalysts...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Catalysis Fuel cells Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy
27 JUL

Cold LED light threatens Nordic 'hygge'

Scandinavian affinity for warm lighting is threatened by international developments within LED lighting. Consumers should stand up and fight, says the author Tor Nørretranders...

Light sources
27 JUL

LED light bulbs need describing in new ways

The Ra index is a set of values that describe light quality. However, the index stems from the era of the incandescent bulb and the fluorescent tube, and it makes it difficult...

Light sources
07 JUL

Carbon atoms assemble themselves on command

Using a new method that gets carbon atoms to assemble themselves, researchers open up for opportunities to create quantum dots that can revolutionize the information technology...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Nanoparticles
20 JUN

DTU’s teaching receives international recognition

The leading scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology has just published a rare article about nanosafety teaching at DTU. In particular, it is the close interaction between...

Micro and nanotechnology
13 JUN

Ten researchers receive grants for 'wild' experiments

VILLUM FONDEN is giving ten researchers up to DKK 2 million (EUR 268,000) each in funding to explore novel ideas. The money is earmarked for innovative and ‘wild’ ideas...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy Physics Information technology Medicine and medico technology
21 APR

Two new Centers of Excellence

The Danish National Research Foundation invests DKK 120 million in two new centres at DTU.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Physics Space research
07 APR

Converting more research into business opportunities

DTU is participating in the new initiative Open Entrepreneurship, in which the Danish Industry Foundation and a total of four Danish universities are boosting efforts...

Information technology Lasers Light sources Optics Sensors
23 MAR

Two top researchers receive millions from VILLUM FONDEN

Two professors from DTU receive generous grants from VILLUM FONDEN of DKK 31 million and DKK 39 million, respectively.

Construction and mechanics Physics
16 FEB

Technological 'hot or not' in 2017

Five female researchers gaze into the crystal ball and give their views on which technologies they believed will ‘predominate’ and which will fade into obscurity in the...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Information technology Physics
2016
14 DEC

The quantum computers of the future will work equally well with encrypted and...

When future users of quantum computers need to analyze their data or run quantum algorithms, they will often have to send encrypted information to the computer. Because...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Systems and data security
09 DEC

DTU Fotonik Researchers in Optics & Photonics’ Special Edition 2016

A special edition of Optics & Photonics News has highlighted the 30 most important optics research breakthroughs in 2016. The featured publications are from prominent...

Lasers Light sources Optics
29 NOV

Squeezed states of light can improve feedback cooling significantly

In a recent proof-of-principle experiment, published in Nature Communications, researchers from DTU Physics have demonstrated how quantum-engineered states of light can...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Light sources
Photo: Joachim Rode
28 NOV

World Champions in radioactivity

Researchers at DTU Nutech develop and apply knowledge about radioactive substances and ionizing radiation. Nuclear technologies are put to uses as diverse as curing cancer...

Radioactivity Environment and pollution Radioactive pharmaceuticals and isotopes Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Physics
14 OCT

Ultraviolet light—antimicrobial agents of the future

The part of sunlight in the ultraviolet spectrum plays an important role for our lives on Earth. With the new LED light sources and greater knowledge of the effect of ultraviolet...

Bacteria and microorganisms Lasers Optics
28 SEP

Theme: Knowledge about invisible structures produce new materials

Danish universities and businesses will have direct access to the recently inaugurated X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden— MAX IV .

Physics Lasers
28 SEP

Theme: X-ray behind better milk cartons

Packaging company Tetra Pak is to become neighbour to two of the world’s most advanced facilities for materials research. Cooperation across the Øresund is equipping...

Physics Materials
09 AUG

Georgeite can improve the production of methanol

Researchers at DTU have helped an international team of researchers prove how the mineral georgeite can improve the production of methanol. In the long term, the discovery...

Micro and nanotechnology Physics Chemistry Catalysis Materials
14 APR

Unique opportunity for Danish companies in the competition to develop materials...

An agreement has just been finalized on Danish co-financing of the coming X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden—MAX IV. The agreement gives Danish companies and researchers...

Materials Image analysis Computer calculations Physics Micro and nanotechnology
04 APR

Mobile service for the street lights

Street lights with LED bulbs have to be checked and adjusted, as their light intensity decreases over time. DTU researchers have now come up with a smart method for handling...

Light sources Sensors
04 APR

New project will convert surplus power into environmentally friendly chemicals

A wide variety of chemicals and materials which we use today require energy intensive and environmentally harmful synthesis methods.  The new research project, Proactive...

Energy Physics Chemistry Electrochemistry Catalysis
22 FEB

Blue light beneficial to health and mood

As the Year of Light drew to a close, two students won a prize for their work on ‘healthy light’ at a nursing home. The project may well end up as a spin-out from DTU...

Light sources Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
12 FEB

Anniversary grant from VILLUM FONDEN for a new centre for developing sustainable...

With a huge grant of DKK 150 million (€20 million), VILLUM FONDEN supports the establishment of a new, ambitious research centre at DTU. The centre will conduct research...

Physics Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy
08 FEB

Technological ‘hot or not’ in 2016

Plastic solar cells, fusion energy, virtual reality and new forms of chemical energy are set to become popular technologies in 2016—if you ask five DTU researchers, who...

Information technology Physics Energy
22 JAN

Four young DTU researchers are granted millions for research

Four young DTU researchers receive a total of DKK 23.1 million from the VILLUM FONDEN’s Young Investigator Programme on Friday, 22 January.

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Food technology Catalysis Marine research Sensors
2015
26 OCT

Inspired by butterfly wings

A technology that was originally developed for computer chips is now being used to shape textures on plastic surfaces. The result is cleaner, greener plastic.

Micro and nanotechnology
20 OCT

Neutron microscope more powerful than ever

The world’s most powerful neutron microscope is being built in Lund. A team of nuclear researchers from DTU Nutech has contributed to improving the core of the future...

Quantum theory and atomic physics
02 OCT

End to contaminated drinking water

As things stand, a suspected contamination of drinking water requires that a technician first be sent out to take samples from the water supply. The samples are then...

Water supply Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Micro and nanotechnology Bacteria and microorganisms
23 SEP

Size Matters

Why do whales use echolocation when bacteria do not? Because body size determines available sensing modes, argue researchers from Centre for Ocean Life

Physics Marine research Fish and shellfish
15 SEP

New issue of Technologist out now

This issue of DTU’s international magazine is focusing on light. Light and light technologies play an increasingly important role within the areas of communication, medicine...

Telecommunication Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Light sources Optics
11 AUG

A gentle quantum touch with high precision

Highly sensitive measurements of biological samples can be realized by laser light in e.g. an optical microscope. However, light might also damage or alter the fragile...

Physics
03 AUG

Hard-wearing sensor defying soot and heat

A new method for monitoring ships' NO x emissions offers shipping companies environmental documentation. 

Fossil fuels Energy efficiency Data analysis Environmental chemistry Sensors Micro and nanotechnology Air pollution
01 JUL

New light for design classics

PH lamps and other design icons will now be producing light similar to that of the classic incandescent bulb. A group of researchers, lighting experts, designers, and...

Energy efficiency Electronics Light sources Optics
24 JUN

Danish Council for Independent Research awards DKK 34.6 million

Four DTU researchers have been awarded the Danish Council for Independent Research’s Sapere Aude grants. The grants amount to DKK 34.6 million for research within such...

Biological systems Cells Quantum theory and atomic physics IT systems Software and programming Systems and data security
29 MAY

One step closer to secure Internet communication

Every day, most of us transmit personal data over the Internet. Secure communication is thus an absolute necessity. In a new article in Nature Photonics, researchers...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Systems and data security Telecommunication
23 MAR

Nanocscale snitch

Silmeco, which recently won the Danish journal Ingeniøren’s entrepreneur award, is a DTU spin-out. The company’s nanotechnological product can reveal the presence of extremely...

Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Micro and nanotechnology Lasers Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
04 MAR

DTU researchers track electron’s lightning jump through an entire molecule

Using sophisticated laser and X-ray equipment, DTU researchers are the first to successfully track an electron’s ultra-fast path through a light absorbing molecule. This...

Physics Lasers Solar energy Chemistry Catalysis
04 FEB

Two wins for DTU in Venture Cup

Once again, DTU triumphs in the annual Venture Cup Idea Competition by winning in two of five categories, this time the Services and Product & Technology categories.

Metals and alloys Micro and nanotechnology Software and programming
29 JAN

Young researchers from DTU won Venture Cup with a new material for touchscreens

The young researchers Li Han and Dennis Valbjørn Christensen from DTU Energy won Venture Cup Idea Competition in the category Product & Technology with a new inexpensive...

Micro and nanotechnology Nanoparticles
23 JAN

DTU to mark Year of Light 2015

UNESCO has named 2015 International Year of Light, and DTU is celebrating the occasion with a two-day conference on light and light-based Technologies.

Physics Lasers Light sources Optics
2014
16 DEC

Quantum mechanical shortcut to new medicine

The dream of being able to predict whether medicine works and its potential side effects—even before you start producing the drug—lives again. This is the potential for...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Medical equipment and systems
10 NOV

Time to bring the insect radar out to the customers

The start-up  FaunaPhotonics  is one of 22 companies participating in the Danish Tech Challenge competition  at Scion DTU. The objective is to make contact with potential...

Food, fish and agriculture Lasers
03 NOV

DTU team got very close to winning EU cleantech final with new material for touchscreens

Two young researchers from DTU Energy Conversion, Li Han and Dennis Valbjørn Christensen, won the Danish finals and got close to winning the EU finals of CleanLaunchpad...

Materials Solar energy Sensors Micro and nanotechnology
03 NOV

Artificial nose to sniff out illegal substances

A newly developed digital sensor will make it quick and easy to detect bombs, explosives and drugs at airports and in customs areas.

Chemistry Physics Software and programming Image analysis
13 OCT

Watching live how fuel cells and electrolysis cells operate at the nanoscale

Researchers at DTU will monitor the reactions and processes in operating fuel cells and electrolysis cells at the nanoscale, observing weak spots as they evolve, making...

Fuel cells Sensors Micro and nanotechnology Physics Nanoparticles Electrochemistry
09 OCT

New material for touchscreens have the same properties, but are 150 times cheaper

Two PhD students from DTU Energy Conversion, Li Han and Dennis Valbjørn Christensen, may be able to substitute the widely used but expensive indium tin oxide (ITO) in...

Solar energy Materials Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
09 OCT

DKK 6.5 million for efficient and sustainable catalysts

Fuel cells have great potential as a green energy technology. Associate Professor Jingdong Zhang from DTU Chemistry has just been awarded a generous DKK 6.5 million YDUN...

Physics Fuel cells Micro and nanotechnology
18 SEP

Researchers develop ground-breaking fibre laser

At DTU Fotonik, researchers have developed an optical fibre-based light source covering a wavelength range previously unreachable using a fibre laser.

Light sources Micro and nanotechnology
Photo: Maersk Oil
16 SEP

New research centre to generate new solutions and train tomorrow’s oil experts

With the opening of the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at DTU, Denmark is bringing together and developing new technology and knowledge with a view to...

Physics
08 SEP

AEG Elektron Award goes to photonics researcher

This year’s Elektron Award from the AEG Elektronfonden foundation has been presented to Professor Peter Uhd Jepsen from DTU Fotonik, who—in just a few years—has succeeded...

Physics
08 SEP

Nanotechnology to provide cleaner diesel engines

Catalysts Nanotechnology will significantly reduce the price and environmental impact of diesel engine catalysts.

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology
04 SEP

The biggest laboratory in Europe for LED street lights opens in Denmark

A total of 280 LED lights lining 9 km of roads and paths forms the framework for DOLL Living Lab—the biggest living lab in Europe for street lighting and Smart City solutions...

Light sources
22 AUG

DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time

One of nature’s mysteries is how plants survive impact by the huge amounts of energy contained in the sun’s rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The hypothesis...

Solar energy Physics Analytic and theoretical chemistry Lasers
30 JUL

World data transfer record back in Danish hands

Researchers at DTU Fotonik have reclaimed the world data transfer record.

Lasers
24 JUL

Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

A DTU researcher has developed a method that uses X-rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder. The new technique has the capacity...

Materials Physics