29. July 2021 | Magazine:

Spotlight: Faculty visits 2 – Team spirit in electrical engineering, information technology, physics The President's topics and appointments

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Physics put together a top-class programme for us on 27 July. Dean Prof. Markus Henke and the new Managing Director Silke Wollers and other faculty members welcomed us to the House of Communications Technology.

In the Institute, we got to know Prof. Thomas Kürner and the Mobile Radio Systems Laboratory. In the impressive high-voltage hall of the elenia Institute, PhD students Louisa Hoffmann and Karen Flügel gave me an insight into their work. Their goal is to replace climate-damaging gases. We then took the Emilia research car to the E-Technik high-rise. In the hall of the Institute for Electrical Machines, Traction and Drives I was allowed to take a seat in the sleek IMAB racer, an impressive student project. Finally, the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometroly (LENA) was all about the metrology research focus with the Quantum Frontiers cluster of excellence and the ambitious plans of the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony. The presentation was made jointly with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. I was especially impressed by the fact that all the highlights were presented by young scientists and students, including many female colleagues. Thank you for sharing this special “we” with me, dear team of Faculty 5.

A warm welcome from Faculty 5 and the team from the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA): (from left) Dr Thorben Dammeyer, Prof Andreas Hangleiter, Prof Rainer Müller (Faculty 6), Prof Markus Henke, Prof Meinhard Schilling, Dr Bernd Güttler (PTB), Prof Angela Ittel, Prof Andreas Waag, Dr Silke Wollers, Prof Stefanie Kroker, Prof Henning Menzel (Faculty 2), Prof Tobias Voß. Picture Credits: Kristina Rottig/TU Branschweig.

Louisa Hoffmann and Karen Flügel explain the vacuum recipients in the high-voltage hall of elenia - Institute for High Voltage Technology and Energy Systems. The two doctoral students are using them to research vacuum circuit-breakers in order to be able to replace climate-damaging switching gases in the future. Picture Credits: Kristina Rottig/TU Branschweig.

From 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds: Several students have already tested their knowledge of modern drive technologies for electric vehicles on the IMAB racer. Picture Credits: Kristina Rottig/TU Branschweig.

Doctoral student Johannes Dickmann explains in the LENA laboratory how the set-up for the optical characterisation of optical nanostructures in a resonator works. Picture Credits: Kristina Rottig/TU Branschweig

The HR-TEM is the heart of LENA. The team around Prof. Andreas Hangleiter (2nd from right, with Dr Daesung Park) explains how they work with the high-resolution electron microscope at the current limit of resolution. Picture Credits: Kristina Rottig/TU Branschweig.