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06 MAR

New design brings competitive advantages for go-kart manufacturer

BEng students develop entirely new type of coupling enabling disassembly of off-road go-karts for easier and cheaper transport.

Construction and mechanics
Varvara Zania, Associate Professor DTU Civil Engineering examins high plasticity clays. Photo: Mikal Schlosser.
05 MAR

Knowledge of high-plasticity clays may prolong design life of structures

Researchers at DTU Civil Engineering are testing high-plasticity clays from the seabed under the Fehmarn Belt and exploring new methods for treating them.

Construction and mechanics Earth sciences Geology
04 MAR

DTU tests eco-friendly concrete in new construction project

Students, researchers, and project partners came to watch as a newly developed green concrete was cast in a new laboratory building at DTU Civil Engineering.

Construction and mechanics Building design Building construction Construction materials
25 FEB

Final project can boost racing car performance

BEng student has developed a new, lighter type of roll cage for racing cars which offers improved acceleration and road handling.

Construction and mechanics Materials
28 JAN

Four DTU researchers chosen as Villum Young Investigators

Four young DTU researchers will each receive DKK 10 million for their research. This takes place at the annual appointment of Villum Young Investigators, at which VILLUM...

Aquaculture Hardware and components Telecommunication Building design Building construction Health and diseases Ecosystems
2018
Photo: Joachim Rode
04 DEC

Ice splinters marked the inauguration of new laboratories

On Wednesday, 28 November, HRH Crown Prince Frederik spearheaded the inauguration of two new laboratories.

Earth sciences Materials Environment and pollution Geology Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
09 OCT

Indoor climate controlled with mobile phones and artificial intelligence

User feedback and control systems based on IoT and artificial intelligence improve indoor air quality and make buildings more flexible.

Indoor climate Information technology
06 SEP

Industrial processes to be electrified

Ambitious research project wants to find electric solutions to replace heat treatment in for instance the food industry and in laundries. The next step is a national strategy...

Construction and mechanics Electricity supply Energy
23 AUG

Combining competences for better urban planning

A European summer course is a unique opportunity for students from DTU, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and HafenCity Universität in Hamburg to combine their very different...

Coasts and harbours
22 MAY

Family business ready for Industry 4.0

Thürmer Tools has been manufacturing special thread cutting tools for more than 100 years. The company is now a front runner in Industry 4.0 and has plans to create the...

Engineering Innovation and product development Software and programming
15 MAY

Testing the load bearing capacity of bridges

New methods for testing the load bearing capacity of concrete bridges can save unnecessary public investments in reinforcement or replacement of existing bridges.

Bridge constructions Construction materials
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
26 APR

Students to build own rocket

A new student association at DTU will participate in the competition Spaceport America Cup in 2020/21.

Construction and mechanics Space research
23 MAR

BEng graduates want design programs to communicate with each other

Two BEng graduates in Architectural Engineering pave the way for a new work process where data exchange between modeling and static calculation programs can minimize both...

Building design Computer calculations Software and programming
02 MAR

DTU wants to know more about building in extreme climates

DTU Civil Engineering has received funding of DKK 12.2 million to study and evaluate housing construction in Greenland.

Polar research Building design
21 FEB

Digital 3D metal printing opens up new world for industry

In the Danish manufacturing sector, 3D printing in metal is still a new and relatively untested area, and generally there is a lack of digital tools for handling production...

Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management
06 FEB

Corrugated tube helps prevent cracks in concrete

It took 30 years to develop. But a DTU method for measuring contraction in concrete is now used world-wide.

Construction materials
06 FEB

World-class Danish measuring equipment

Germann Instruments supplies measuring equipment for construction projects all over the world. The foundation was laid at DTU.

Construction materials
2017
22 DEC

EU project maps the consequences of the thawing permafrost

Over the next five years, researchers from the Nordic Five Tech alliance will be studying the impact of thawing permafrost on coastal communities in the Arctic.

Construction and mechanics
07 DEC

New generation of 3D printing requires almost no post-processing

In collaboration with three Danish companies, researchers from DTU have now proved that metal 3D prints can be produced with almost no post-processing.

Construction and mechanics Information technology
Photo: Simon Klein Knudsen
07 NOV

New DTU centre to test very large and very small structures

Today sees the inauguration of DTU’s new centre for advanced structural and material testing.

Construction and mechanics Materials
08 AUG

The Internet of Things—and machines: Linking machines to machines

Linking industrial machinery, robots, and systems together holds considerable potential. However, it also requires a high level of security to avoid both breakdowns and...

Robot technology and automation Computer calculations Data analysis IT systems Production and management Construction and mechanics
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
07 MAR

MICROMAN: Enhancing micro manufacturing competences in Europe

The MICROMAN project is developing micro manufacturing competences for research and industry—a contribution to a stronger and more competitive manufacturing industry in...

Construction and mechanics Materials
2016
26 JUL

New sensors function as eyes in concrete

A new spin-out from DTU has recently marketed a sensor system allowing you to monitor activity inside concrete structures from your desk.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building production and management Building design Building construction Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
Photo: Ditte Valente
01 JUL

Roskilde: Dive inside the sphere and talk in peace

Normally, when the phone rings and music is booming from the loudspeakers, you can do little but let the phone ring. Now Six DTU students have developed a solution to the...

Sound Construction materials Building design Building construction
17 MAY

Talented DTU students get the Danish Sound Young Researcher Award

On the Danish Sound Day which was held at the Royal Danish Academy of Music on Thursday March 12 Anna Josefine Sørensen, Master student at DTU Elektro, won the...

Environment and pollution Electrotechnology Construction and mechanics Information technology
22 JAN

Joint design of tower blocks gives engineering student taste of industry life

How do you design a tower block without missing crucial details within the different subject areas involved in the process? That was the task to solve for 19 groups of...

Building production and management Building design Building construction
2015
16 NOV

Three New PhD Students Concentrate on Greenland

Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) at DTU Civil Engineering has employed three new PhD students. All three projects will concentrate on subjects that will benefit the Greenlandic...

Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks Ice research Waste management Building design
Photo: Kirstine Mengel, Abeo
29 SEP

The bridge as an assembly kit

17 March 2015 was a landmark date in bridge building history when a new bridge over Vorgod stream in Central Jutland was erected in the course of a single morning. This...

Bridge constructions Construction materials Building production and management Building construction Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
13 JUL

From cholera epidemic to export success

In the mid-1800s, Copenhagen suffered from a serious cholera epidemic. This prompted the College of Advanced Technology (now DTU) in 1865 to give lectures on water supply...

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Building construction Waste management Waste water and water discharge Water supply
Photo: Joachim Rode
08 MAY

Top-notch eco-car presented to HRH Prince Joachim

DTU Roadrunners' eco-car, Dynamo 11.0, was presented and given a test drive on Thursday, 7 May when HRH Prince Joachim visited DTU.

Construction and mechanics
08 APR

Weightless experiments prevent fires in space

Associate Professor Grunde Jomaas from DTU Civil Engineering is coordinating an international research programme targeted at fire safety in space. It includes what...

Fire prevention technology and safety Space research
18 MAR

Maritime partnership launched with 14 projects

A new collaboration agreement will allow the Blue INNOShip partnership to start work on cleaning up shipping.

Ships and offshore constructions
02 MAR

Using electrospun nanofibers to counter NOx emission from heavy shipping

Maritime shipping has grown fourfold in 20 years and the pollution from shipping is fast becoming a serious health problem on land. DTU Energy is part of the EU project...

Catalysis Combustion engines Ships and offshore constructions Electrochemistry
08 JAN

Challenge for tomorrow’s home

In the international Solar Decathlon competition, students will translate knowledge into practice and be equipped for a future job in the construction industry which more...

Building design Building construction Construction materials Indoor climate Energy
07 JAN

New building featuring the concrete of the future

The super-light concrete deck is emerging as the new floor partition element in construction. The decks offer concrete constructions new expressions while improving building...

Construction materials Building construction Materials Fire prevention technology and safety Indoor climate Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
2014
19 DEC

Innovative BEng students

Frank Skovsgaard and Ari Lamhauge are taking a BEng in Mechanical Engineering . For their final project, they are working closely with the mechanical engineering company...

Construction and mechanics
06 NOV

Old plastic bags become bricks in Indian houses

A student project centred on plastic bricks has been given a real boost after Lise Fuglsang Vestergaard won a first prize at Grøn Dyst (Green Challenge) in 2014.

Construction materials Waste management Polymers
Photo: Thorkld Amdi Christensen
09 OCT

Building site as a classroom

Construction sites at Lyngby Campus form part of the civil engineering study programme.

Construction and mechanics
Foto: Kaare Smith
26 SEP

Additional diploma for dedicated students

At a recent ceremony, President Anders Bjarklev and Marianne Thellersen, Senior Vice President—Innovation and Entrepreneurship, awarded diplomas to students having made...

Space research Construction and mechanics Biotechnology and biochemistry Electrotechnology
22 SEP

25,000 pupils to investigate indoor climate at Danish schools

Danish researchers are involving primary school pupils and high school students in a new scientific study aimed at mapping the state of the indoor climate in Danish classrooms...

Construction and mechanics Indoor climate Biotechnology and biochemistry
08 SEP

Substantial savings with small experiments

Two DTU students saved both time and money in their start-up business—LeVego—when they tested a new CO 2 sensor before it was fully developed.

Indoor climate Electrotechnology
14 JUN

InnovationsFonden grants DKK14 mio for new project

InnovationsFonden was established as of 1 April 2014 by bringing together research, technology development and innovation grants from the Danish Council of Strategic Research...

Electrotechnology Energy Environment and pollution Medicine and medico technology Wind energy Construction and mechanics IT systems Innovation and product development
10 JUN

From Burj Khalifa to green cities of the future

DTU and South Korea have forged strong ties in recent years—one such tie unites construction giant Samsung C&T with the Danish research project—CITIES. Meet Samsung’s man...

Construction and mechanics Energy efficiency
28 MAY

EMBRACE opening with a French twist

On 22 May, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Rasmus Helveg Petersen, attended the opening of EMBRACE, DTU’s vision of the energy-generating dwelling...

Construction and mechanics
21 MAY

The ocean—future source of energy and food

The future oceans around Europe will contain even more offshore wind farms, wave energy systems and different kinds of aquacultures for fish- and seaweed farms. But the...

Ships and offshore constructions Coasts and harbours Construction and mechanics
Foto: Søren Svendsen
20 MAY

DTU wins European Championship in green driving

DTU Roadrunners took first place in the Shell Eco Marathon on Sunday afternoon with their bioethanol-powered car called Dynamo, covering an impressive 599 km on the equivalent...

Construction and mechanics Combustion engines Engineering Electrotechnology Electronics Energy Energy efficiency Fossil fuels Energy production Climate change
14 MAY

Fresh air for Arctic indoor climate

Greenland’s climate problems are not limited to the great outdoors. PhD Martin Kotol has found solutions to the growing problems of asthma and poor indoor climate caused...

Construction and mechanics Indoor climate
13 MAY

Small contribution to cleaner shipping

A new alloy developed by a DTU researcher can help to reduce the shipping industry’s massive pollution.

Ships and offshore constructions
Foto: Mikal Schlosser
09 MAY

DTU chasing new world record

DTU Roadrunners students will soon be travelling to Rotterdam to defend their Shell Eco-marathon title—the unofficial world championship in car fuel efficiency. On 7 May...

Construction and mechanics
30 APR

New Maritime Centre for DTU

When DTU Maritime Center opens its doors on 1 May,  the Blue Denmark  will have a single point of contact for the full weight of the University’s expertise in the maritime...

Construction and mechanics Transport and logistics Operations analysis
29 JAN

New innovation consortium at DTU Mechanical Engineering

The innovation consortium IN SPE has received 12 mill DK kr. from the Danish Council for Technology and Innovation for the development of innovative designs and methods...

Construction and mechanics
03 JAN

DTU and three hearing aids businesses set up new research centre

DTU, Oticon, Widex and GN Resound open a new research centre on 1 January 2014. The centre is named CAMM—Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems—and will focus on...

Sound Mapping and surveying Construction and mechanics Hearing aids
2013
10 DEC

More space and light with climate-friendly concrete

Minimum thickness, low weight and remarkable insulation. A new construction system featuring high-strength concrete is good news for the climate. It can be used both in...

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Energy efficiency Building design Building construction
04 DEC

DTU and Novo Nordisk sign collaboration agreement on robust design

Today, Wednesday 4 th December, Novo Nordisk and DTU signed a collaboration agreement on the research- and education programme, Robust Design Programme. The collaboration...

Construction and mechanics
30 OCT

DTU Civil Engineering on International Top Ten List

Civil Engineering institutes at 300 of the world's universities have been ranked according to their scientific productivity and performance. DTU Civil Engineering, DTU...

Construction and mechanics
01 OCT

Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing

A multi-million kroner donation from the Villum Foundation has paved the way for establishing a leading international research centre at DTU. DTU Civil Engineering, DTU...

Construction and mechanics Wind energy
26 SEP

Winning Dynamo car

Eco racer Back in May, DTU Roadrunners set a new world record in their Dynamo eco racer. Read about the technology behind the success.

Construction and mechanics
18 SEP

Can green technologies power growth

DTU’s 2013 international energy conference turned the spotlight on how green technologies can help to power growth in our society. The conference concluded on 12 September...

Energy Construction and mechanics Electrotechnology Wind energy
19 AUG

A record number of participants at CIRP this year

More than 560 scientists and keypeople from the industry are attending the conference held this week by CIRP, The International Academy for Production Engineering, in...

Construction and mechanics
07 JUN

Danish concrete company wins major European award

The Danish company Abeo A/S, established against the backdrop of a concrete invention from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), achieved international recognition...

Building construction Construction materials Construction and mechanics