8. July 2022 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │08.07.2022 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Diversity Day + LED² + mobility + innovative robots + atoms in close-up + international cooperation

Editor: Lisa Ryll

► First Diversity Day

On 14 July, we will set an example for diversity and anti-discrimination. Among other things, the rainbow flag will be hoisted on University Square and there will be discussions with experts on the topic of “first-time graduates at universities”. In addition, various projects and initiatives that deal with these issues will present themselves.

► New research building for battery research

In the future, research on the closed-cycle production of energy storage systems will be pursued on about 3,700 square metres at the research airport. On 1 July, the Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and the States (“Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz von Bund und Ländern”, GWK) approved a funding volume of 52.8 million euros for this purpose.

► How LEDs connect Braunschweig with Barcelona

“With time comes trust. And trust is a fertile ground for new projects.” Prof. Daniel Prades from the University of Barcelona knows what he is talking about. After all, he has been researching together with the scientists at the Institute of Semiconductor Technology for years – and has no intention of stopping.

► Network of German female infection researchers

Increased visibility and thus a stronger position as experts in more gender-equitable science communication – that is the goal of Infect-Net, a network of German female infection researchers. Prof. Melanie Brinkmann is a member of the founding team.

► Atom by atom towards the perfect LED

In the picture of the month, the Institute of Applied Physics impressively shows what the crème de la crème of electron microscopy is capable of: neatly lined up, one atom lies next to the other and forms the crystal structure of the semiconductor gallium nitride.

► Saying goodbye to the car – but how?

Prof. Mark Vollrath from the Institute of Psychology explores this question in the new episode of the podcast “Forsch!”. Among other things, he explains what makes a bicycle-friendly city and why he is conducting a study on the 9-Euro-Ticket.

► Congratulations

… to Dr.-Ing. Julian Bauch! The scientist from the Institute for Building History has received the award of the Koldewey Society. The prize honours the overall personality and recognises the exemplary commitment to contemporary approaches and methods in building research.

► Best Paper and Best Student Presentation

Scientists from the Collaborative Research Center TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) are happy to have won two awards. At this year’s Digital Concrete, the leading international conference for digital fabrication with concrete, they received the Best Paper Award and the prize for the Best Student Presentation.

► Innovation prize for TU-spin-off

Aeon Robotics has won the Lower Saxony Innovation Award in the “Vision” category. The robotics start-up received the prize for its “HandEffector” robot system, which can intuitively learn gripping forces and movements without prior knowledge, modelled on the human gripping apparatus.

► Course catalogue on sustainable development

The Green Office is preparing a course catalogue for the winter semester 2022/23, which will include all events that deal with one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Suggestions can be submitted until 22 July, including the title and the course number.

► Strengthening Lower Saxony-Scotland university cooperation

Intensifying connections between Lower Saxony and Scottish universities and establishing new ones is the aim of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Joint Forum on 21 and 22 November. Interested university members can now register free of charge and submit workshop topics.

► Scholarships for female PhD students

Professors, together with the female doctoral candidates they supervise at TU Braunschweig, can apply to the Equal Opportunity Office by 21 July for a doctoral degree grant. The prerequisite is that the doctorate has been delayed for family reasons or for reasons of particular hardship and the previous funding has expired.

► Participation scholarships for GAIN22

Until July 15, postdocs who have recently returned from abroad can apply for a participation grant to the Annual Meeting and Talentfair GAIN22. The conference will take place from 2 to 4 September in Bonn.

► Darling of the week

“Sharing is the new having” is the motto of our darling of the week. With the sharing module on the Sandkasten platform, all members of TU Braunschweig can offer items for loan or borrow something themselves. The new module thus strengthens the idea of sustainability and the campus community at the same time!