26. February 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │26.02.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: black mass + fellow + sustainability + signs of spring

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Battery research: New Research Training Group on sustainability of lithium-ion batteries

The mobility revolution is accompanied by an increasing demand for Li-ion batteries. The recycling of raw materials is crucial to increasing sustainability in the electromobility sector. This topic will be explored in depth in a new research training group  starting in October 2021.

► Agnes Pockels Fellowship for Professor Agarwal

On February 22, Jessica Agarwal was awarded the Agnes Pockels Fellowship of TU Braunschweig. Prof Agarwal heads the Solar System Astronomy group at the Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics. There she researches small bodies such as asteroids and comets.

► 3rd round: Service for pharmaceutical research extended

With 2.8 million euros, the DFG is funding the Specialized Information Service (FID) Pharmacy for another three years. The university library and the Institute for Information Systems are thus continuing the successful cooperation between information infrastructure and research-based informatics. 

► Saving Energy as a team

With nine new photovoltaic systems, the Carolo-Wilhelmina took a big step toward sustainability in 2020. But the path to a CO2-neutral campus goes much further.

► DFG Funding on Education and Corona

The COVID-19 Focus Funding calls for applications by March 23 for projects that explore the impact of the pandemic on educational processes in the life course.

► A heart for parents

Particularly in the pandemic situation, it is important to schedule necessary committee appointments during the times of day when children are being cared for. It’s a good thing that the TU Braunschweig has agreed guidelines for this.

► Darling of the week

After ice and snow, we are happy about the warm temperatures and the first signs of spring. This week, Pin-Hsun Lin, Ph.D., surprised his colleagues at the Institute for Communications Technology with extraordinary spring messages – our darling of the week.