29. September 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │29.09.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: Student House awarded + Clay as the building material of the future + AI for more participation + Quieter aircraft cabins

Editor: Dilara Aktaş

►Wow! Student House Wins German Architecture Award

Yesterday, our student house won the German Architecture Award 2023, the most important architecture prize in Germany! It was chosen for its sustainable and future-oriented design. Congratulations to the two architects, Gustav Düsing and Max Hacke, and to our building management team.

► Summer Schools: An important instrument of internationalisation

The range of international Summer Schools at TU Braunschweig as a special teaching format continues to grow! This summer, for the first time, the Cluster of Excellence SE²A offered a Summer School on sustainable aviation together with the Association for the scientific development of ATM in Europe (ASDA).

► With the rammed earth robot on the construction site

The Institute of Structural Design (ITE) has developed an active formwork and a ramming tool that are operated robotically for the production of components made of rammed earth. In this way, the scientists combine forming and ramming in one process step. Now they want to create a robot unit that can be used directly on the construction site. In an interview, Joschua Gosslar explains why he sees many answers for the construction industry in clay as a building material.

► AI in the inclusive world of work

“AI technologies can make the world of work more accessible and inclusive”, says Prof. Jochen Steil from the Institute of Robotics and Process Informatics. In our interview, he talks about possible applications and the challenges of designing an inclusive world of work.

► Noise research for new aircraft concepts

Noise in the cabin can cause stress and fatigue. In various projects, researchers from the Institute of Acoustics and the Institute of Dynamic Vibration are developing methods to predict and control cabin noise.

► Between High-Tech and Nature Conservation

In another episode of our series “Future City Goes Global”, Johanna Müller and Hendrik Jahns take us to Singapore. At the “International Conference on Welding and Joining”, the two scientists provided insights into their research in the Collaborative Research Centre “Additive Manufacturing in Construction” (AMC).

► Pioneering Research for the Future of Construction

The Collaborative Research Centre TRR 277 “Additive Manufacturing in Construction” (AMC) of TU Braunschweig and TU Munich invites you to the First Funding Period Closing Conference from 9 to 11 October in the Audimax. In addition to the presentation of research results, there will also be a lab tour: with visits to the labs of “Digitale Baustelle”, the “Digital Building Fabrication Laboratory” and “Mobile Robots”.

► Seed Funding for Projects with the Universities of Rhode Island and Strathclyde

Until 31 October, researchers and employees of TU Braunschweig can apply for the Seed Funding Programme with the partner universities University of Rhode Island and University of Strathclyde. The projects from research or administration can be funded with up to 5,000 euros.

► Lottery process on restricted degree programmes

Good chances for late applicants! It is worth having a look at the website of the lottery process. All restricted degree programmes are listed there and will be updated regularly. Interested applicants can also submit their informal application there.

► Inaugural lectures

Three professors of the Faculty of Life Sciences will give their inaugural lectures on 4 October: Prof. Stephan Reichl „Vom Wirkstoff zum Arzneimittel – Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch“, Prof. Stephan Scherneck „Vom Wirkstoff zum Arzneimittel – Lehren von Mäusen und Menschen“, and Prof. Matthias Schiedel „Vom Wirkstoff zum Arzneimittel – Auf Schatzsuche im Reich der Moleküle“.

► Co_Workshops with public evenings (in German)

The participation process for the Co_Living Campus enters its second round! During the five-day workshop, a group of 46 TU members and representatives of the urban community will intensively discuss the project themes. Interested parties are invited to attend keynote speeches and discussions on 10 and 11 October as well as the presentation of the results on 13 October.

► Autumn Virtual Career Fair

On 2 October, the Research Service will visit the “Fall Virtual Career Fair” of Duke University and inform graduates of all faculties about their career and funding opportunities at TU Braunschweig.

► USA fellowships for young researchers!

Until 1 November, young German scientists can apply to Fulbright Germany for a 4- to 6-month fellowship in the USA.

► Darling of the week

Our darling of the week is the “Clever nachgefragt!” podcast series on “Zero Waste” from the Kinder-Uni, which went online yesterday. The podcast accompanies the lecture on 7 October and is aimed at anyone who is interested. Six TU scientists answer questions such as “How can we avoid waste?”

► Events

There is always something going at TU Braunschweig in the upcoming week. Whether lectures, discussions, information events, concerts, films and much more. Take a look at our calendar of events and let yourself be inspired.