The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016, initiated by the associations Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI and provided with 10 000 € prize money, has been conferred to Dr. Ir. Armand Pruijmboom, General Manager of Philips GmbH Photonics Aachen on 27th April 2016 in Aachen´s town hall. Dr. Ir. Armand Pruijmboom and his team have got the first place in the open prize competition with the innovation VCSEL arrays: A novel high-power laser technology for “digital thermal processing".
The jury composed by ten international experts has selected 3 outstanding finalists among the 15 submitted applications. In the historical ambience of the...28.04.2016 | Read more
Prof. Dr. Martin Möller and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling from the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and the RWTH Aachen University both receive an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The European Research Council uses its Advanced Grants to financially support outstanding, well-established scientists with up to 2.5 Million Euro and thereby allows them to pursue groundbreaking high-risk research in Europe. Martin Möller will apply this grant to develop gel-based micro-engines for future applications in biomedicine whereas Matthias Wessling will analyze and optimize mass transport at membrane-fluid interfaces.
Sophisticated micro- and nano-objects, as well as functional materials, are Martin Möller’s expertise. Within his ERC-funded project, he strives to make an...08.04.2016 | Read more
A team coordinated by a Freiburg chemist receives 1,050,000 USD to develop an approach for studying a biopolymer
Prof. Dr. Henning Jessen has received 1,050,000 US Dollars in funding from the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) for a project...30.03.2016 | Read more
The Young Researcher Prizewinner is studying the role of RNAs in regulating cellular processes and investigating how this knowledge can be used for treating cancer and regenerating organs.
Today, Dr. Claus-Dieter Kuhn from Bayreuth University will be awarded the €60,000 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers for 2016....14.03.2016 | Read more
The "SenseBox" is an assembly kit for stationary and mobile sensors, developed by Geoinformatics specialists at Münster. It is being used by non-specialists in a lot of places to measure environmental data – and the number of measuring stations is soon set to rise substantially. The German Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) is now providing 960,000 euros of funding for the project for three years.
More than 100 of the small green boxes are already in use: whether in Hamburg, or Zwolle in the Netherlands, or even on the Zugspitze in northern Tyrol – the...07.03.2016 | Read more
With the Google Research Award, Professor Samuel Kounev and his team of scientists have won a prestigious award that comes with a high prize money. Their project on more efficient server utilisation was chosen out of 800 other applicants from 48 countries.
Downloading your favourite song, streaming a popular movie or shopping online – we are using a great number of online services on mobile phones, tablet...29.02.2016 | Read more
Johannes Zuber, group leader at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, receives the German Cancer Prize 2016 in the category of experimental cancer research. This was announced today at the opening ceremony of the German Cancer Congress in Berlin.
The German Cancer Prize (Deutscher Krebspreis) is one of the most prestigious scientific awards in the German speaking world and annually honours researchers...25.02.2016 | Read more
The German Research Foundation (DFG) now approved the new 3-year research project NICE for University of Bremen and the work group Marine Ecology under leadership of Prof. Dr. Christian Wild from the faculty of Biology and Chemistry.
Nitrogen (N) is one of the limiting nutrients in highly productive coral reef environments and thus plays a key role in the metabolism of reef organisms and...23.02.2016 | Read more
The European Research Council (ERC) is supporting three scientists in their research projects at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) with a total sum just under six million Euros. Prof. Dr. Daniel Razansky, head of the "Multiscale Functional and Molecular Imaging Group" at the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging, PD Dr. med. Irmela Jeremias, head of the "Apoptosis" group in the Gene Vectors Research Unit and Prof. Dr. Mathias Heikenwälder, head of the "Inflammation induced tissue damage" junior group at the Institute of Virology have each received just under two million euros for their research projects.
The HMGU has been awarded 14 ERC grants up to this year, placing it at the top of the Helmholtz Association in terms of the number of grants. The HMGU’s...22.02.2016 | Read more
For the ninth year in a row, Fraunhofer IAO will recognize three companies that have implemented successful strategies and organizational structures for managing patents. This year, the institute will also unveil a new tool that uses patent data to rate how far companies have progressed along the digitalization path. Both the award ceremony and the presentation will take place at the Patente 2016 conference in Munich on March 1.
Which German companies are the best at safeguarding and applying their expertise? Fraunhofer IAO has the answers. Now in its ninth year, the IP Management...15.02.2016 | Read more
Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, a team of researchers from the University of Basel has filmed “living” nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecular machines that control the traffic entering or exiting the cell nucleus. In their article published in Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers explain how the passage of unwanted molecules is prevented by rapidly moving molecular “tentacles” inside the pore.
Using high-speed AFM, Roderick Lim, Argovia Professor at the Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute of the University of Basel, has not only directly...
If a person pushes a broken-down car alone, there is a certain effect. If another person helps, the result is the sum of their efforts. If two micro-particles are pushing another microparticle, however, the resulting effect may not necessarily be the sum their efforts. A recent study published in Nature Communications, measured this odd effect that scientists call “many body.”
In the microscopic world, where the modern miniaturized machines at the new frontiers of technology operate, as long as we are in the presence of two...
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute Stuttgart have developed self-propelled tiny ‘microbots’ that can remove lead or organic pollution from contaminated water.
Working with colleagues in Barcelona and Singapore, Samuel Sánchez’s group used graphene oxide to make their microscale motors, which are able to adsorb lead...
Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.
In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory describe a new tunneling state of...
Honeycomb structures as the basic building block for industrial applications presented using holo pyramid
Researchers of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) will introduce their latest developments in the field of bionic lightweight design at Hannover Messe from 25...
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