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2019
23 AUG

Mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

How much derelict fishing gear is there in the sea around Denmark, and how can it be removed? DTU Aqua will now investigate this.

Marine research Mapping and surveying Environment and pollution
23 AUG

Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

Researchers have now shed light on how bacteria and baker’s yeast generate and use their energy to grow. Knowing about cells’ energy use is essential for industrial biotech...

19 AUG

Biotech start-up targets billion-dollar market by producing superior cannabinoids...

The young biotech start-up Octarine Bio seeks to commercialize the production of brand-new tailored cannabinoids in yeast. Around one thousand new molecules have already...

19 AUG

High jumper Rikke wants to compete at Olympics after graduation

Rikke Andersen is living proof that with the right amount of willpower, a person can both compete at the highest level and complete their studies within the prescribed...

16 AUG

The first participants of the Online Wind Energy Master graduates

Now it is graduation time for the first eight participants of the Online Wind Energy Master offered by DTU Wind Energy. Their final exam is in week 35 and will be held...

Wind energy Energy
14 AUG

New approach to evaluate the structural performance of rotor blades

A team of researchers from DTU Wind Energy has developed and demonstrated an integrated and efficient approach to evaluate the structural performance of the critical region...

Wind energy Energy
13 AUG

New technology must be designed for all

DTU will develop teaching, research, and entrepreneurship methods that live up to the Sustainable Development Goals principle of ‘Leaving no one behind’.

12 AUG

Young Danes shine at Chemistry Olympics

Uniquely, all four Danish participants were able to bring home medals from the 2019 Chemistry Olympics.

Chemistry
12 AUG

International Symposium on Leading Edge Erosion of Wind Turbine Blades

DTU Wind Energy offers a symposium on leading edge erosion on February 4th-6th 2020 at DTU Risø Campus.

Wind energy Energy
12 AUG

Hans Christian Ørsted Research Award 2019 goes to DTU space scientist

Lightning scientist Torsten Neubert receives the Hans Christian Ørsted Research Award for his contribution to an understanding of how giant lightning bolts are created...

Space research
08 AUG

EU grant for development of medical sensor

Professor Anja Boisen from DTU Health Tech receives Proof of Concept grant of DKK 1.1 million from the European Research Council.

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Optics Sensors Micro and nanotechnology
05 AUG

Dean of research to advise EU on climate-neutral cities

Dean of research at DTU, Katrine Krogh Andersen, has been appointed member of the EU’s new ‘Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities.’

05 AUG

DTU’s own tokamak for fusion energy research

As the only university in Northern Europe, DTU can now perform fusion energy experiments using its own tokamak.

Physics Energy
31 JUL

Follow your heart / Develop sustainable solutions to global problems

Good advice from two experienced alumni to new engineers and photos from Graduation Ceremonies this summer where 350 new Bachelors of Engineering and Masters of Science...

30 JUL

DTU welcomes a growing number of female students

DTU’s 38 study programmes have once again seen an increase in the number of admissions. 2,426 new students have been offered a place on one of DTU’s study programmes...

30 JUL

DTU awards DKK 2 million in PoC grants

Six exciting DTU projects with significant commercial potential have been awarded DTU’s Proof of Concept grant of up to DKK 500.000 in this year’s second application...

29 JUL

Kites harvest energy like wind turbines

A new generation of kite wind turbines can supplement land-based wind turbines and produce energy in rural areas without a power grid.

Energy Wind energy
16 JUL

Holiday homes with swimming pool can become more climate-friendly

A research project shows that CO2 emissions can be reduced significantly by controlling the heating of indoor pools in accordance with the production of wind energy.

Energy Energy storage Energy efficiency Energy systems
16 JUL

New study underlines sea level rise in the Arctic ocean

Sea levels in the Arctic oceans have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year over the last 22 years.This is the conclusion reached by a Danish-German research team...

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change
15 JUL

Researchers have created quantum sensor outside the laboratory

Researchers at DTU Physics have succeeded in building a small portable quantum technology measuring instrument which may be of great importance to the diagnosis of diseases...

Physics
15 JUL

Erasmus for Young entrepreneurs - Supporting entrepreneurship

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme, which aims to help new, and aspiring entrepreneurs acquire relevant skills to run and grow a small...

Entrepreneurship
10 JUL

DTU Roadrunners defends first place at Shell ECO-marathon

Once again, a DTU student won the international student competition for fuel efficiency.

Construction and mechanics
09 JUL

Improvement of railway switches

A collaboration between Banedanmark and DTU has identified several new opportunities for smarter monitoring and maintenance of switches.

Transport and logistics Materials
Foto: Ditte Valente
09 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Students examine food waste

Food waste is a recurring theme at Roskilde Festival. Two teams of DTU students are working to determine the actual extent of the problem.

Waste management
09 JUL

Slight decline in applications—but more women apply

Slightly fewer have sought admission to DTU this year—in turn, however, the proportion of female applicants has increased.

Foto: Ditte Valente
08 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Stories create relations

DTU students test prototype for shady space in refugee camps. A space that can create a setting for greater interaction and new relations among the residents of the camps...

Foto: Ditte Valente
05 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Mellow Pod provides peace in noisy environment

A group of DTU students has developed a special room for the Roskilde Festival that gives festival-goers the opportunity to find some peace and quiet.

05 JUL

2019 Green Challenge: 130 ideas for a more sustainable world

The DTU student conference Green Challenge was held on Friday 28 June. Once again, the conference was a cornucopia of great ideas for a sustainable world.

Foto: Ditte Valente
05 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Electric cars replace generators at Food Court

Three electric cars at Roskilde Festival ’s Food Court ensure ample electricity to cope with peak loads without using generators.

Electronics Electrical engineering Electricity supply
04 JUL

Students ensure greater accuracy of scanning images

Thanks to two student projects, the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) research unit at Hvidovre Hospital will be able to receive images of the liver and brain tissue in...

Electrotechnology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
04 JUL

Focus on low trophic aquaculture in EU funded project

New, large international research project will improve the cultivation and utilization of organisms at the bottom of the marine food chain.

Foto: Ditte Valente
03 JUL

Roskilde Music Festival: Mobile wind turbine version 2.0

A group of Mechanical Engineering students have developed a mobile wind turbine, which they hope will end up as a competitive product that can be used by larger camps at...

Wind energy Electricity supply Energy production
03 JUL

DTU delivers sustainable solutions to India

Four Danish-Indian research projects focus on climate-friendly solutions.

Energy Environment and pollution
03 JUL

BEng students battling against disposable plastic

A team of BEng students from DTU have developed a new process which makes it easy and cheap to use recycled cups, and which can significantly reduce the use of disposable...

Waste management Climate adaption
03 JUL

Become a fisheries engineer in Greenland and Denmark

DTU offers a new BEng programme: Fisheries Technology.

Food, fish and agriculture
02 JUL

Roskilde Festival sustainability lab for students

For the tenth time, a group of DTU students used Roskilde Festival as an outdoor laboratory for testing new technologies that can make the festival more sustainable and...

Electricity supply Energy efficiency Wind energy Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Waste management Building design
02 JUL

DTU Compute part of new Danish Hub for Cybersecurity

DTU Compute is part of the new Danish Hub for Cybersecurity granted by The Danish Industry Foundation.

Systems and data security Information technology
02 JUL

Fortified foods can alleviate vitamin D deficiency in Denmark

Foods fortified with vitamin D have proved to be effective in avoiding vitamin D deficiency among Danish and Pakistani women during winter, according to a study from...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
02 JUL

DKK 2.4 Million to spread the enthusiasm for biotechnology

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants DKK 2.4 Million to ensure students in primary and secondary schools free educational materials in biotechnology from DTU.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
28 JUN

PhD Summer School is a major success

This week, 17 people from several different countries have participated in this year’s PhD Summer School on Remote Sensing for Wind Energy at DTU Risø Campus.

Wind energy Energy
27 JUN

Danish universities climbing global ranking list

According to QS World University Rankings, DTU is ranked number 112 among the world’s top 1,000 universities.

27 JUN

New European Wind Atlas finalized

During the last four years, researchers from all over Europe have been working on creating a New European Wind Atlas. The results are being presented in Brussels today...

Wind energy Energy
27 JUN

DTU Health Tech – open for collaboration

As a relatively new department at DTU, the Department of Health Technology has an ambition to create and strengthen collaboration with stakeholders from academia, industry...

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
26 JUN

New lab completes teaching in solar cell systems

In June, 12 students from the three-week Applied Photovoltaics course were the first to use a new laboratory in which you can build and test full-sized solar panels.

Solar energy
24 JUN

Tomorrow’s power grid should be intelligent

A new Danish-Indian project will enable the power grid to sense and compensate for loss of electricity and fluctuating input from renewable energy sources.

Energy systems Solar energy
24 JUN

Portrait: Life as a researcher and serial entrepreneur at DTU

Starting a company can take you on an exciting journey that requires a great invention, hard work, dedication and much more. Associate Professor Andreas Laustsen...

21 JUN

Climate change can alter Greenland drastically

If climate change continues unabated, all the ice in Greenland may melt away in the course of just a thousand years and will lead to significant changes in the environment...

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
21 JUN

International research teams will develop better crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants USD 30 million to an international research consortium which will uncover how bacteria can be exploited to create better crops.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food quality Food production Health-promoting compounds Environment and pollution Climate adaption Ecosystems
21 JUN

Playware wins award as Most Outstanding Healthcare Innovator in the World in 2019

The award as ‘The Most Outstanding Healthcare Innovator in the World in 2019’ was presented to Professor Henrik Hautop Lund at the gala for the 2019 at The Global Over...

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
20 JUN

Caffeic acid can slow down oxidation of fish oil in foods

New knowledge from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, can make it easier to add fish oil to fatty foods without them quickly going rancid...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
17 JUN

Underwater robot can count starfish and measure biomass

Specially developed smart sensors and underwater cameras can enable robots to handle monitoring tasks in the sea  

Food, fish and agriculture Robot technology and automation Mathematical modelling
17 JUN

The mystery of the weeping walls

Magnesium-oxide boards, or MgO boards, were used in construction from 2010-2015 as windbreak panels until it turned out that the boards had a frightening ability to absorb...

Construction and mechanics Construction materials
14 JUN

DTU promotes health technology programmes

With the Advanced Materials and Healthcare Engineering programme, due to start this autumn, DTU now offers seven master’s programmes focusing on health with a technological...

Medicine and medico technology Biotechnology and biochemistry
14 JUN

Denmark should focus on converting straw to biofuel

New calculations from DTU indicate that there are both economic and environmental benefits from exploiting straw for biofuel for heavy transport instead of for district...

Energy Chemistry
14 JUN

Denmark to name planet discovered by DTU researcher

Citizens of Denmark are invited to make suggestions for the names of an exoplanet and star discovered in 2008 some 1,000 light years from Earth.

The Solar system Astrophysics
14 JUN

Women need to have more self-belief

Sara Shafiee is a postdoc at DTU Mechanical Engineering and holds an industrial PhD. She has now been appointed as an ambassador for the InnoWomen project, which aims...

Production and management
12 JUN

DTU boosts its research in automation and robots

The appointment of three researchers and the addition of a brand new Master of Science (MSc) programme significantly strengthens DTU’s work in automation and robot technology...

Robot technology and automation Electrotechnology
11 JUN

In 2020, we celebrate H.C. Ørsted’s discovery of electromagnetism

Next year is the 200th anniversary of one of history’s major scientific discoveries. To celebrate, universities, institutions, companies, businesses, and organizations...

07 JUN

DTU Space appoints head of new Geo-division

Michael Schultz Rasmussen has been appointed Head of Division for the new Space Geodesy Division at DTU Space. He comes from a position as manager at COWI A/S.

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change Mapping and surveying Earth sciences
07 JUN

Recommendations for catalysis research in electrolysis

Two leading Danish catalysis researchers have prepared a comment for the distinguished scientific journal Nature Energy with three clear recommendations for their colleagues...

Catalysis Electrochemistry Energy storage Fossil fuels Energy production
06 JUN

EU launches new funding programme for DeepTech Innovators

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas kicks off EU roadshow for new funding opportunities for start-ups with a visit to DTU.

06 JUN

New Book tells the story of DTU Wind Energy

DTU launches a new book that tells the story of the department and 40 years of research and development of wind energy.

Wind energy Energy
04 JUN

Artificial cooling of Arctic soil safeguards global genetic material

Artificial cooling and creative engineering solutions are key to taking good care of the backup copies of the world’s plant-based genetic material, which are stored in...

Geology
04 JUN

Danish-Norwegian cooperation on offshore wind

Collaboration between DTU Wind Energy and NTNU in Norway on sharing PhDs.

Wind energy Energy
04 JUN

DTU Industrial PhD makes a paradigm shift at ROCKWOOL

DTU Industrial PhD implemented a complete new product strategy and a framework for reducing product complexity at ROCKWOOL.

Production and management
03 JUN

Come to an Open Day on 11/6 at the National Food Institute

The programme is now available for the National Food Institute’s Open Day on 11 June 2019. The institute is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting cooperation partners...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
03 JUN

From Senior Researcher to Professor

Mathias Stolpe arrived at DTU Risø in 2011. In 2015, he was appointed Professor MSO and in 2019, he was appointed Professor.

Wind energy Energy
29 MAY

Associate professor Thomas Bolander receives H.C. Ørsted Medaljen

The prestigious H.C. Ørsted Medalje is awarded to associate professor Thomas Bolander from DTU Compute for his excellent ability to disseminate research.

29 MAY

Lars Christoffersen new Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs

Head of DTU Diplom has been appointed new Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs.

29 MAY

DTU Professor Appointed Mission Innovation Champion

Mission Innovation – a global initiative bringing together 24 countries and the EU to accelerate the development of clean energy technology – has recognized 19 exceptional...

Energy Climate change Materials
28 MAY

DTU equipment on board NASA’s next big mission to Mars

NASA will soon launch its Mars 2020 mission to the red planet with DTU equipment on board. Already now NASA is offering people across the planet a boarding pass for the...

Space research Space technology and instruments The Solar system
28 MAY

Students name DTU in image survey

Engineering students see DTU as the most attractive workplace.

28 MAY

Irina Borodina wins 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators

Group Leader at DTU Biosustain and Co-founder of BioPhero, Irina Borodina, was awarded the prestigious 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators at an official ceremony at the...

27 MAY

Parasites hinder organic trout production

Optimum water conditions, hiding places for fish, and the prevention and reduction of parasites and bacteria to secure organic trout fry.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Aquaculture
27 MAY

Extremely compact reactor has potential to reduce global CO2 emissions significantly

New paper in Science suggests that as much as one percent of global CO2 emissions can be saved if electrified, and significantly more compact, technology is applied across...

Organic chemistry Energy efficiency
27 MAY

Fungal batteries will store alternative energy

Researchers from DTU and Aalborg University receive donation from Novo Nordisk Foundation for the development of biodegradable batteries.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Energy storage Electricity supply Solar energy Wind energy Electrochemistry Climate adaption
27 MAY

Well-documented path from farm to fork

A new project will develop technologies and methods that can both document a food product’s path from farm to fork and help prevent plagiarism. The National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
24 MAY

Nanotechnologies are best developed in collaboration

It is in the meeting between people that new realizations arise, new networks are established and failed projects can be avoided. Really that is the essence. 

Nanoparticles
24 MAY

PhD student from DTU Environment won the First Prize of The Otto Moensted Foundation...

On May 22nd 2019, PhD student Mingyi Xu received the first prize of The Otto Moensted Foundation’s Scientific Innovation Award “The Bright Ideas”

24 MAY

New study programme on autonomous robots

From autumn 2019, DTU will be offering the MSc programme in Autonomous Systems with a primary focus on robots and automated devices.

Robot technology and automation
24 MAY

Two new test stands are ready for wind turbines in Østerild

The expansion of Test Centre Østerild has now reached the point when it is possible for the manufacturers to start casting the foundations on the two new test stands. 

Wind energy Energy
24 MAY

Organic mussels ready to be served on the Danes’ dinner tables

A longer harvest season, stable production and collaboration with the retail sector are to increase the Danes’ appetite for farmed mussels, which are being exported today...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
23 MAY

DTU among the world's best at using open access

When it comes to using open access, DTU is best in the Nordic region and number 31 in the world, according to a new ranking from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

23 MAY

Organic and delicious, but unknown in Denmark

Organic common mussels are easy to grow on ropes in Denmark. Nevertheless, few find their way to Danish consumers.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
Illustration: Jakob Kibsgaard
23 MAY

Need for rigorous procedures within electrochemical production of ammonia

Many experimental studies of electrochemical synthesis of ammonia are flawed—a new study in Nature highlights the need for rigorous protocols moving forward

Electrochemistry
Foto: Embassy of Denmark in Korea
23 MAY

Danish and Korean students meet on sustainability

An innovation event focusing on sustainability was held at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) during the visit by a Danish delegation to Korea...

22 MAY

EnergyLab Nordhavn wins Danish design award

EnergyLab Nordhavn received the Danish Design Award 2019 in the Visionary Concepts category.

Energy systems
21 MAY

Machine learning reveals a new bacterial weak spot to antibiotics

Feeding lots of experimental data into an open machine learning algorithm revealed that antibiotics create certain metabolic stress in bacteria. This knowledge could...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
20 MAY

Chickpea cooking water recycled to make a vegan dessert

A vegan mousse based on chickpea cooking water—aquafaba—won the competition for innovative and sustainable foods.

Food production Health-promoting compounds Innovation and product development Food technology
20 MAY

Human impact on indoor climate is being mapped

Advanced climate chamber measurements provide new knowledge about human emissions and impact on indoor climate in buildings.

Indoor climate Ecosystems Air pollution CO2 separation and CO2 storage Environment and pollution Construction and mechanics
16 MAY

Cancer cell genomes identified using new technology

Two cancer cells from the same tumour may have totally different DNA profiles. A new technique to identify them may lead to better treatments.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells Genes and genomes Medicine and medico technology
16 MAY

Danish IP Fair 2019 – opening doors between universities and industry

The Confederation of Danish Industry hosted the third annual Danish IP Fair on May 8 2019. The event aimed to make patentable science and technology from university easily...

15 MAY

DTU helping high school students represent Denmark

The winners of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Special Prize in the Young Scientists competition will be coached by DTU researchers.

15 MAY

A substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish

The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to calculations from the National...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
14 MAY

Laser trucks help maintain roads

Pavement engineering company, Dynatest , has developed a truck in partnership with DTU which analyses the state of the road using laser technology.

Lasers Construction and mechanics Information technology Mathematics Transport and logistics
13 MAY

New international hall of residence at Lyngby Campus

A new hall of residence has shot up in record time in DTU’s northwestern corner, and 144 international students have taken occupancy. 

13 MAY

Nobel Laureate to give lecture on quantum physics at DTU

Nobel Laureate Professor Serge Haroche will visit DTU in May to give a lecture on quantum physics.

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics