News from the Faculty of Engineering

  • 21.09.2020

    Concrete absorbs large amounts of CO2

    Like trees, concrete buildings absorb CO2. New calculations show that concrete absorbs roughly 30 percent of the amount of CO2 that cement production emits.

  • 26.08.2020

    New milestone for composite production

    SDU researchers, alongside companies Terma and Technicon, have developed a complete robot technology system for the manufacturing of composite parts. The suction cup-based system may revolutionize the production of parts for aircraft, cars, and wind turbines.

  • 13.07.2020

    New method to reduce emissions of ammonia and methane from manure

    A new environmental technology has shown impressive results in laboratory experiments. In the best cases, ammonia emissions from pig manure were reduced by up to 95 %.

  • 01.07.2020

    Thermographic cameras can detect critically ill patients

    Two software engineering students from SDU have developed an app that uses thermal imaging to calculate the difference in temperature between a patient’s nose and corner of the eye. A consultant doctor in emergency medicine believes that thermal imaging could be the future when it comes to detecting critically ill patients.

  • 29.06.2020

    Student helps brain cancer patients with quick new test

    An engineering student has developed a test that can ensure faster and better treatment for cancer patients. The biotech company PentaBase calls the discovery groundbreaking.

  • 26.06.2020

    New type of innovation has emerged during COVID-19

    Whisky and gin from Nyborg Distillery becomes hand sanitizer, Grundfos makes 100,000 visors and fibre materials are used for face masks instead of nappies. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have studied the redirection of resources in Danish companies to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) during the corona crisis, and they have discovered an entirely new type of innovation.

  • 25.06.2020

    Threats from the micro universe

    Researchers today are concerned about possible health threats from the micro and nano universe. The invisible particles are all around us, in the food, in the water, in the air and even inside us, and while some may be harmful, others may be the next great medical revolution.

  • 23.06.2020

    Elephant robot to remind children to clean their hands

    Hand sanitizer and soap is important in the fight against Covid-19, but children in schools and kindergartens may not be fond of all that extra hygiene. As a part of a larger project, scientists from SDU are now building a child-friendly robotic interface to motivate kids to clean their hands.

  • 11.06.2020

    “Drone birds” to inspect bridges and railroads in Europe

    A major EU-project led by SDU will develop an automatic drone system to monitor bridges, railroads, and other critical infrastructure over the next three years. The drones will fly in swarms, photograph and analyze the constructions, harvest energy from power cables, and notify if repairs are needed.

  • 09.06.2020

    Crisps with less salt taste just as good

    The pleasure of eating crisps is not diminished by cutting the salt content significantly. Crisps taste just as good when containing 30 percent less salt. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have come to this surprising conclusion by testing 200 young persons’ taste in crisps.

  • 27.05.2020

    Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

    Robotics researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have developed the world’s first fully automatic robot capable of carrying out throat swabs for Covid-19, so that healthcare professionals are not exposed to the risk of infection. The prototype has successfully performed throat swabs on several people. The scientists behind are cheering: The technology works!

  • 14.05.2020

    Researchers want to phase out waiting time for hearing tests

    Patients with hearing loss wait for months for a hearing test. This must end. Researchers are developing a new hearing test that will save time for both patients and hospitals.

  • 07.05.2020

    SDU helping to ensure clean drinking water in India

    India is thirsty. Almost half the population is at risk of water shortages. The Indian government is therefore rolling out an epic water plan, which researchers in environmental technology are going to help put into practice.

  • 17.04.2020

    SDU and Engineers Without Borders provide face masks in Africa

    Scientists from the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute and the Department of Clinical Research at SDU have initiated a collaboration with Engineers Without Borders to produce and distribute face masks in Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau. The purpose is to limit contamination of COVID-19 and test the effectiveness of the masks.

  • 20.03.2020

    Data to ensure corona-distance in supermarkets

    Scientists from SDU, together with Vemco Group, are now creating a visual data overview to help customers in Danish supermarkets keep their distance in the queue. The goal is to limit infection with COVID-19.

  • 11.03.2020

    H.O.R.T.U.S. XL absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere

    The art installation is the world’s first 3D printed bioreactor. It was created by the CREATE Group from the University of Southern Denmark using a technology that can help solve the major climate challenges.

  • 05.03.2020

    95 % of platinum can be recycled with new method

    Today, industrial scrap metal is burned in order to recycle the rare and costly metal platinum, but a researcher from SDU has developed a method to recycle over 95 % of platinum.

  • 02.03.2020

    The hidden potential of jellyfish

    The number of jellyfish in our oceans is growing rapidly, and they are threatening our fish populations. But the jellyfish can be made into delicious jellyfish crisps, and they might even be useful for removing microplastics from the ocean. Researcher Mie Thorborg Pedersen is on a mission to utilise jellyfish.

  • 27.02.2020

    Students develop sustainable sanitary towels from plants

    Three students were tired of not being able to find sustainable sanitary towels. So, they developed one from plant fibres that is just as absorbent as conventional sanitary towels. Now they are looking for patents and investors.

  • 25.02.2020

    Drones to make short cut through the Arctic safe

    Global warming has opened the Northeast and Northwest Passage and allowed ships to take a shortcut between Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, icebergs are still roaming and pose a danger to the ships. Now, drones are to help make the Passage safe.

  • 25.02.2020

    New Centre for Industrial Mechanics on its way in Sønderborg

    SDU joins together with Bitten & Mads Clausen Fond, LINAK, Region of Southern Denmark and Sønderborg Municipality to establish a new Centre for Industrial Mechanics (CIM) with research, new laboratories and related engineering study programmes within the field of mechanics. The total investment amounts to more than 93 mill Danish kroner by 2030.

  • 21.01.2020

    New BSc and MSc programs in Civil Engineering

    We live in a world where globalization, digitalization and the technological development are moving rapidly, while climate change and environmental challenges are omnipresent and require our attention. With the new bachelor and master programs in civil engineering, SDU will not only rise to these accelerating challenges but also prepare engineers for future challenges.

  • 09.01.2020

    New spinout: Scanning platform to be used for patients with arthritis

    Robot Scientist Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu and Senior Consultant Søren Just have developed a scanning platform that can measure the amount of disease activity in arthritis patients. The invention is now to be developed further in the new company, Ropca Holding Aps.

  • 08.01.2020

    New technology to make robots attractive to smaller companies

    Many companies avoid the use of robots, because they are simply too difficult to operate. A new research project aims to develop a robot technology tailor-made for small productions, which will be able to handle assembly processes and can easily be adjusted to new tasks.

  • 03.01.2020

    SDU professors Peter Hasle and Jan Vang receives millions in grants from Danida Fellowship Centre

    The newly established unit of Global Sustainable Production at SDU has gotten of to a great start. The two professors, Peter Hasle and Jan Vang, have both received grants of 5 million DDK (approx. $750,000 USD) for research projects in Bangladesh and Myanmar respectively. Both projects are strongly related to SDU’s focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 20.12.2019

    Virtual training to overcome anxiety

    More and more people are struggling with anxiety, but researchers hope that patients can overcome their anxiety by practicing the anxiety-inducing situations in a safe, virtual space.

  • 20.12.2019

    Engineers must think circular in product creation

    The University of Southern Denmark is going down a completely new path to educate engineers in sustainable thinking. Materials like textiles, plastics and wind turbine blades are to be recycled into new products.

  • 20.12.2019

    Just eat pork crackling - it’s beneficial for the climate

    An excessive proportion of our meat is being incinerated instead of being eaten. For example, only a quarter of the cow ends up as meat on our plates. Recent research shows that opening our gastronomic horizons has major benefits for the climate - and not least by eating more brawn and pork crackling at Christmas time.

  • 12.12.2019

    Husband and wife want to fight Chagas disease

    Engineer Mads Høi Rasmussen and doctor Signe Høi Rasmussen, are travelling to Bolivia to learn more about the mysterious and deadly Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis.

  • 21.11.2019

    Large cities must prepare for water and heating

    SDU is currently building a research group that will focus on how cities can address both causes and effect to climate change, in a wider sustainable development perspective.

  • 05.11.2019

    This is how scientists plan to produce sustainable aviation fuel

    It is only a matter of years before we can produce sustainable aviation fuel in Denmark. That is the conclusion to a new report by researchers from the University of Southern Denmark. The researchers estimate that the production facilities for 100 % green aviation fuel could be ready as early as 2025.

  • 01.11.2019

    SDU picks world-famous leading professor to head SDU Centre for Quantum Mathematics

    On 1 November, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen joins SDU as Head of the newly established Centre for Quantum Mathematics. He is the research manager of the project ’Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory’ that last year received a 10- million-euro grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

  • 30.10.2019

    SDU Eagles develops sustainable drone

    The drone team SDU Eagles has developed a drone to transport goods that is 30 % more energy efficient. The drone has brought the team to the University Startup World Cup finals.

  • 24.10.2019

    Camera pill detects far more potential cancer tumors

    A camera pill detects 70 % more colon polyps than a colonoscopy. The surprising result means that SDU and Odense University Hospital are now initiating the world’s largest study of 2015 patients who are at risk of developing colon or rectal cancer.

  • 16.10.2019

    Algorithm to help understand wild fishes

    Researchers have developed an algorithm to help determine the growth and wellbeing of wild fishes. The algorithm provides biologists with a long-needed tool to very accurately measure the effects of environmental impacts and climate change on the growth of wild fishes.

  • 04.10.2019

    Inauguration of a beacon for energy-efficient technology

    The Centre for Industrial Electronics at SDU in Sønderborg has now been officially inaugurated. It is the home of research, innovation and three new engineering programmes.

  • 09.09.2019

    Satellites to stop ammonia emissions

    Ammonia is a growing environmental problem, but satellites can help the agricultural sector minimize emissions. A PhD student from SDU has been awarded the European Space Agency’s sustainability award for developing a system that uses satellites to measure the evaporation of ammonia from fields.

  • 14.08.2019

    Summer in the name of science

    Right now, around 450 students from all over the world are gathered at SDU to attend the annual summer school. When they leave, they will have grown academically and have built an international network.

  • 20.06.2019

    Vacuum cleaners and refrigerators are almost impossible to repair

    Researchers from SDU went to the recycling center to try and disassemble vacuum cleaners, but glue and tiny screws made it impossible. “Ludicrous,” says expert in manufacturing and maintenance and hopes that upcoming EU regulations will change the throwaway culture.

  • 03.06.2019

    Vida Engmann from SDU receives esteemed ‘For Women in Science’ Award

    Three of Denmark’s most talented researchers within natural sciences received the ’For Women in Science’ Award on 15 May. One of those talented researchers is assistant professor Vida Engmann from SDU Sonderborg

  • 03.06.2019

    Pigs and chicken can eat phosphorus from waste water

    Researchers from SDU succeeded in extracting pure phosphorus from waste water. Pure phosphorus is sold as animal feed phosphate for pigs and chicken, but EU-rules are tripping up.

  • 01.05.2019

    What happens to our plastic waste?

    Professor Gang Liu has tracked the global trade in plastic after China in 2018 stopped importing plastic. The researcher is in no doubt that some of our collected plastic still ends up in Asia, and no doubt that some of our collected plastic ends as an environmental problem in Asia.

  • 12.03.2019

    Coding taught using Lego

    The Danish Ministry of Education is introducing the subject Technology Comprehension into selected primary and lower secondary schools so that children become competent in disciplines such as coding, sensors and 3D printing. At the same time, researchers are developing pedagogical tools to help the youngest pupils develop an interest in technology.

  • 07.03.2019

    Breakthrough for organic solar cells

    Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Sønderborg have achieved breakthrough within organic solar cells. They have succeeded in prolonging the lifetime of organic solar cells – a crucial point if organic solar cells are to compete with conventional silicon solar cells.

  • 04.03.2019

    DKK 100 million for robotics research at the University of Southern Denmark from the A.P. Møller Foundation

    SDU’s successful efforts in robotic systems were further supported by a donation of DKK 100 million, which will be used to construct a new building for students and researchers.

  • 31.01.2019

    Nimble-fingered robots win gold

    Robot researchers from SDU have developed robots that are so dexterous that they can use screwdrivers to screw in small screws. The researchers behind the groundbreaking technology have won first prize at the world's most prestigious robot competition, World Robot Challenge.

  • 24.01.2019

    Drones to fly blood samples and doctors between hospitals

    For three years, blood samples and medical equipment will be flown with drones between Odense, Svendborg and Ærø. Later, drones will also transport highly specialized healthcare professionals who need to arrive quickly. This will ensure better treatment and save the Danish health care system for almost DKK 200 million a year.

  • 23.01.2019

    Distinguished award to master of light

    Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi is a pioneering figure in the field of nanooptics. The Russian-born Danish top-scientist receives the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology.

  • 23.01.2019

    The man who makes the magic happen

    Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi is a pioneer within the research areas named Plasmonics and Nano Optics. Both hands are needed if you want to count the phenomena and concepts that can be ascribed the Danish top researcher of Russian origin. This is due to an indomitable will, a great imagination and a belief in the impossible. Now he is the latest recipient of the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology.

  • 04.12.2018

    Sad music when you are 'killed' increases the pleasure of playing

    A game of checkers becomes much more fun when music reflects your next move. Research shows that dynamic music strengthens players' involvement in games, and the computer game industry is starting to realise the value of soundscapes.

  • 30.10.2018

    14 million to intelligent drones

    Overhead power lines should be inspected by intelligent drones that can identify faults on the wires on their own and upload energy from the high voltage cables when the battery goes flat. This will greatly reduce costs for electricity companies and ensure an even more stable power supply.

  • 24.10.2018

    Robots take the lead in composite construction

    A robot mounted with 80 suction cups is to build aircraft parts at Terma. With a grant from Innovation Fund Denmark, robot researchers at the University of Southern Denmark are well on the way to automating the production of composite parts, thereby securing Danish companies a great competitive advantage.

  • 22.10.2018

    SDU Wins the Unofficial World Championship in Robotics

    Team SDU Robotics from The University of Southern Denmark wins the unofficial championship in industry robots, World Robot Challenge, in Japan.

  • 17.10.2018

    Drones ensure 40.000 pumpkins more

    By making use of new technology, Northern Europe’s largest pumpkin grower sold 40.000 pumpkins more. By means of drones, camera and image analysis, researchers from University of Southern Denmark succeeded in counting the pumpkins on the field.

  • 11.10.2018

    Team SDU Robotics participating in international robot competition in Japan

    Team SDU Robotics has, as the only Danish team, been selected to participate in the internationally recognized World Robot Challenge. The team has developed their proposition for the robot production cell of the future, that can be easily reconfigured to work as part of a fully automated system or in a collaborative setup together with human workers.

  • 20.09.2018

    New Head of Department from global warming hotspot

    After spending six years amidst the reality of global warming in Abu Dhabi, Professor Jens Ejbye Schmidt takes up the position of Head of Department of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology.

  • 14.09.2018

    From engineering student to DR host

    Camilla Adam was studying engineering at the University of Southern Denmark when her teacher posted a position to the study programme's Facebook group. Now, she is a new NØRD host and will help broadcast DR's initiative to the nation: Teach children about coding and technology.

  • 12.09.2018

    For DKK 150, we can completely avoid fossil fuels

    For the same price as a fitness centre subscription, we can completely avoid fossil fuels. The technology is already here, but the green transition needs political action, according to the master's thesis of two newly graduated engineers, and now PhD students at the Faculty of Engineering

  • 07.08.2018

    Millions for business behind artificial bones

    With an investment of DKK 5 million, the entrepreneurs behind the company Particle3D have received money to further develop their invention: bone implants that become one with the body.

  • 06.08.2018

    SDU invests DKK 100 million in Industry 4.0

    SDU is to strengthen its position as Denmark's leading university in the field of robot technology with an investment of several million Danish kroner. The money will prepare students and companies for a world where robots collaborate with humans, manufacturing is automated and where everything can be tested virtually.

  • 02.07.2018

    Virtual reality to help combat youth drinking

    For many years, young Danes have occupied first place in European alcohol consumption statistics, but now virtual reality will teach young people to say no to alcohol.

  • 27.06.2018

    Is fucoidan the new wonder drug?

    Researchers have received 17 million DKr to investigate asubstance from brown algae. The researchers will investigate the ability of the drug to strengthen the body and combat aging.

  • 16.05.2018

    Drones to inspect high-voltage cables

    ​ Drone researchers at SDU are developing autonomous drones which can inspect overhead power lines. Equipped with camera, sensors and the ability of self-charging, the drones will replace expensive helicopters.

  • 03.05.2018

    Researcher to develop better hearing tests

    800,000 Danes have problems with their hearing. This can lead to depression and a reduced ability to work. Ellen Raben Pedersen researches into making hearing tests better so that hearing clinics have better tools with which to assess hearing loss.

  • 26.04.2018

    Funen-based robotics company was born at SDU

    Denmark's fastest growing robotics company, Mobile Industrial Robots, has been sold. The company has been bought by American Teradyne who is paying close to 1.7 billion DKK. Five years ago, SDU RoboLab was the birthplace of the company.

  • 13.04.2018

    Digging has commenced for the Centre for Industrial Electronics

    The first spade of soil for the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) in Sønderborg was turned over today. The centre is the result of an exceptional regional initiative and a unique collaboration. The CIE will be the home of three new SDU Engineering programmes and research at an international level, and it will meet corporate demands for skilled labour.

  • 04.04.2018

    Newly established company concentrates on concrete

    The entrepreneur company Sensohive has found its niche. Sensors for the concrete industry. The three engineering students from SDU, who three years ago started their own company, now have the support of a technology concern and are busy writing job advertisements.

  • 25.01.2018

    Do nano domains influence on how medicine work?

    Medicine typically works by attaching itself to proteins, but why does some medicine work while other medicine does not? Researchers have taken on the task of revolutionising our understanding of how substances move through cells.

  • 24.01.2018

    Forbes: Engineer from SDU among the greatest young talents in Europe

    Forbes Magazine has proclaimed engineer from SDU and founder of Particle3D as being among the most promising talents in Europe. The company 3D prints bones in a material nearly identical to natural bones.

  • 19.01.2018

    Are air and water the answer to the world’s climate challenges?

    For more than 200 years, access to fossil fuels has been a motor for development and prosperity in our society. The downside is now evident in the climate changes caused by the greenhouse effect and which, within the next generations, will become even more large-scale if it is not possible to slow down the CO2 emissions. However, if fossil fuels are no longer the solution, what is the answer to our energy needs? Henrik Wenzel, associate professor and head of the SDU Centre for Life Cycle Engineering, makes a suggestion.

  • 11.01.2018

    SDU Sønderborg obtains approval of Bachelor of Engineering programme in Electronics

    In December, the Ministry of Education and Research approved two new programmes in the form of a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering and a Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering in Electronics, both of which are offered from SDU Sønderborg this year. Today, another approval came from Søren Pind’s ministry, namely of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Electronics.

  • 05.01.2018

    Researchers are hunting high and low for protein

    In the search for enough protein to sate the world's growing population, researchers have turned their attention to oil rigs. Excess gas can be used to create protein.

  • 06.11.2017

    New invention could mean breakthrough for fuel cells

    Researchers at SDU have patented an invention that recycles platinum. It could lead to a breakthrough for fuel cells and a new wave of green energy.

  • 05.10.2017

    Climate conference reached important conclusions

    '100% Climate Neutrality' at Alsion attracted over 400 participants from all over Europe

  • 22.09.2017

    Meadows mowed by a robot

    The first robot tractor has been sold, and the company behind it expects to sell twenty more by 2018. In collaboration with the company AgroIntelli, researchers have developed a system that makes it safe enough for robots to be let loose in the fields.

  • 10.07.2017

    New engineering study programme is a hit at SDU

    The University of Southern Denmark's new BEng in Robot Systems has been designed to fit the needs of the robot industry - and it seems to be hitting the mark among forthcoming students.

  • 05.07.2017

    Gang Liu receives prestigious international prize

    Associate Professor Gang Liu from SDU Life Cycle Engineering has received 'The Laudise Young Researcher Prize'. Gang Liu has been awarded this Robert A. Laudise medal in recognisation of his outstanding contributions to the field of industrial ecology.

  • 03.07.2017

    Researchers print living bones

    Researchers from SDU have succeeded in 3D printing artificial bones that grow naturally together with the body's own bones. In mouse experiments the artificial bones have even formed marrow. This opens up completely new possibilities for patients who need bone implants.

  • 30.06.2017

    Finnish firebrand comes to the Faculty of Engineering

    One of the world's leading innovation thinkers, professor Alf Rehn, has been appointed to the University of Southern Denmark's Faculty of Engineering. His appointment will shake things up and lead to a completely new way of thinking about innovation and creativity. And it will not pass unnoticed, promises the Faculty's Dean.

  • 31.05.2017

    Health Tech Innovation puts fire in the bellies of student entrepreneurs

    A number of students from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering have received prizes for their bright ideas in the project Health Tech Innovator. But the real reward still lies ahead.

  • 16.05.2017

    Researchers to develop a robot beetle

    In a three year research project, researchers will decode the special qualities of dung beetles and transfer them to a robot. The dung beetle is particularly strong and can form a large ball out of a pile of dung then roll it home, navigating by the sun.

  • 05.05.2017

    Denmark’s first international test center officially opened

    Ministers, drone companies and researchers were gathered in SDUs new drone hangar for the opening of Denmark’s new drone center, UAS Denmark, and the airspace dedicated to the flying and testing of drones.

  • 05.05.2017

    New dronecenter gets big drone airspace over Funen

    867 square kilometers of airspace dedicated to drones. Fast approval process for drones, and researchers and laboratories close by. Combined, these factors will ensure the best conditions for growth in the drone industry.

  • 25.04.2017

    Every fourth blender thrown out work perfectly fine

    22 percent of household appliances being thrown out are still in good working order. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have calculated that there are up to 140 million DKK to earn, if the old equipment was recycled.

  • 20.04.2017

    New professor to build international research environment for future's construction industry at SDU

    Buildings have to perform in terms of indoor climate and physical framework, but design should also play its part. A professor who values both design and sustainability will lead SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering.

  • 28.03.2017

    Robots get a grip with sharkskin shoes

    Walking robots have trouble gripping when they walk on uneven surfaces. Researchers from SDU have solved the problem. Robots just need to put on sharkskin shoes.

  • 27.03.2017

    Carrots prevent development of bowel cancer

    Chemicals from carrots reduce the development of cancerous cells by up to 83%. Researchers from SDU and OUH arrived at the sensational result during experiments on rats. The researchers are now working on testing the results on humans.

  • 14.12.2016

    SDU to print cheap and ultra-thin solar panels

    Researchers at SDU NanoSYD have succeeded in producing highly effective paper-thin organic solar panels. Now they will attempt to print out the solar panels in rolls several metres long so that the panels can be spread over roofs and cars.

  • 09.12.2016

    Drone Center moves into 2250 square metres hangar

    A massive hangar in HCA Airport is to provide the framework for SDU's commitment to drones and make the airport a beacon for the development and testing of drones.

  • 05.12.2016

    Professor from SDU Robotics receives Industry Prize

    Professor Henrik Gordon Petersen from SDU Robotics receives the Industry Prize from Danmarks Natruvidenskabelige Akademi for his great efforts in helping industry through his research.

  • 17.11.2016

    Researchers are trying to get brains to merge with computers

    Researchers are copying the brain activity of monkeys to create tomorrow's smart homes, where far into the future we will perhaps control everything from light and heat to the coffee machine using only the power of thought.

  • 12.09.2016

    One ton of gold is thrown out every year

    Every year, Danes scrap 81.000 tons of electronic equipment. For the first time, researchers from SDU have charted our electronic waste.

  • 07.07.2016

    More than 1000 young people want to study engineering at SDU

    With an increase of 15%, SDU's Faculty of Engineering has beaten the record for the number of first priority applicants to the University's engineering study programmes.

  • 09.06.2016

    Race gives engineering students new energy

    Engineering students put their hearts and souls into winning the year's race for autonomous cars. Programming, sensors and electromagnets are boiled down into a little self-propelled car, and complicated theory suddenly makes sense.

  • 09.06.2016

    Little children to learn programming

    Children are heavy users of technology, but they are also technically illiterate. A little white robot with wheels is about to change that.

  • 30.05.2016

    Drones to spread ladybirds

    Pests are to be fought with ladybirds and mites instead of pesticides. The University of Southern Denmark is to develop an ecodrone that will combat pests in completely new ways.

  • 10.05.2016

    Engineer from SDU facilitates faster flights

    Software student Henrik Møller Hansen was involved in the start up of AviationCloud. The business has specialised in sending aircraft through the clouds in the quickest way possible. The business has been so successful that a major American investor has chosen to invest in it.

  • 13.04.2016

    Engineering students will have the opportunity to take to the sky

    Engineering students from SDU will now have the chance to fly with an experienced test pilot. An agreement reached between the SDU and Airbus Defence & Space means that students will have the opportunity for a training course in flight test otherwise reserved for military personnel.

  • 11.04.2016

    Predicting the lifespan of a ship

    As buildings are becoming larger, the risk of unexpected collapse is also growing. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have come a step closer to calculating the lifespan of a building.

  • 11.04.2016

    Energy system to make stores greener

    By dimming the lights and turning down the ventilation, stores can run on green energy. A new research project at SDU will develop a system which discreetly turns down energy-guzzling installations when the wind isn't blowing.

  • 09.03.2016

    Colour will identify critical patients

    It is difficult for hosptials to spot patients who suddenly become critically ill during hospitalisation. But instead of a beeping sound, colour will be used to give a quick overview of the patient's condition.

  • 03.02.2016

    Robots set to make aircraft parts

    Although steel has been replaced with modern composite materials in cars, aircraft and wind turbine blades, robots have not yet learned to work with the new materials. But they will now. A consortium led by the University of Southern Denmark has received 13 million kroner from Innovationsfonden to upgrade robots.

  • 27.01.2016

    Head of Department Michael Goodsite starts new job

    Head of Department Michael Goodsite is to become the new Executive Vice President for Regional Development at the Region of Southern Denmark.

  • 19.01.2016

    Research project will enable drones to fly free

    The use of drones is severely limited by the need for visual contact between a pilot and his drone, but a new research project will make drones so safe that they can fly free. It could be the embryo of an idea for a new business adventure.

  • 22.12.2015

    Robot to learn surgical sewing

    In the future, surgeons will hand over the needle and thread to a robot. Robots from SDU have been on apprenticeship at OUH to learn from the best surgeons so that the robots can take over the tedious work.

  • 17.12.2015

    Honorary doctorate for Horst-Günter Rubahn

    Head of Mads Clausen Institute, Horst-Günter Rubahn, has been appointed honorary doctor at Kaunas University of Technology, which is the largest technical university in the Baltic countries.

  • 16.12.2015

    Drones to have electronic number plates

    According to a new bill, all professional drones are soon to be fitted with an electronic number plate. The University of Southern Denmark is underway with the development of drone number plates and is about to test the technology.

  • 14.12.2015

    What is the formula for the ultimate Christmas beer?

    Using chemical formulas, 5 chemical engineering students from the University of Southern Denmark can calculate what makes the ultimate Christmas beer. The ingredients include brown sugar, dried orange peel and cloves.

  • 04.12.2015

    Small businesses lagging behind in automation

    Robots are still too expensive and troublesome for small businesses, but a new research project at the University of Southern Denmark is about to change all that.

  • 09.11.2015

    Drones can now steer themselves clear of obstacles

    By studying bats, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have succeeded in equipping drones with a sensor system that prevents them from colliding in the air. It is the first step towards drones that can fly without human intervention.

  • 06.11.2015

    How can Funen attract the best engineers?

    The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is part of a new network that will make sure that talent in the fields of technology and IT will be drawn to Funen. Competing businesses have joined forces to secure growth for the business sector on Funen.

  • 05.11.2015

    Exuberant and creative teaching

    Associate Professor Søren Wiatr Borg from the Department of Technology and Innovation is the Teacher of the Year 2015 at the Faculty of Engineering.

  • 27.10.2015

    Number plates for drones will improve safety

    The University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Transport and Construction Agency are working together towards the effective and safe use of drones - a necessity for supporting the industry and the development of growth potential. Number plates is the first step.

  • 08.10.2015

    New rehabilitation robot counteracts gravity

    A new, highly sensitive robot will help patients who can't raise their arms. The robot counteracts the force of gravity and makes training easier by interpreting the patient's rehabilitation requirements.

  • 02.10.2015

    Robot cuts red ribbon at inauguration of new building

    The red ribbon was cut by a robot at Wednesday's inauguration of a new building on campus for SDU's engineers.

  • 29.09.2015

    Inauguration: Engineers move to new building on campus

    The boxes are unpacked and teaching rooms, offices and laboratories have been occupied by staff and students. On Wednesday, the University will inaugurate a brand new building on campus that will put technological research under one roof.

  • 28.09.2015

    Grant of million for manure research

    With a grand of several million Danish kroner for manure research, researchers hope to reduce nitrogen emission intp the nature and increase the value of manure as fertiliser.

  • 24.09.2015

    Henrik Gordon Petersen recieves 2015 Grundfos Price

    Professor Henrik Gordon Petersen from the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute has recieved the 2015 Grundfos Prize and 1 million DKK for his long-standing contribution to applied robot technology.

  • 27.08.2015

    SDU welcomes over 900 new engineering students

    The Faculty Dean, the Mayor of Odense, tutors and mentors stood ready to welcome the new Engineering students.

  • 18.08.2015

    Honorary professor reappointed at KBM

    Henrik Skov, professor at the Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, has been reappointed Honorary Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology.

  • 08.07.2015

    More engineering students in Sønderborg

    19 procent more than last year want to study to become an engineer in Sønderborg. Particularly the BEng in Mechatronics study programme is growing in popularity.

  • 02.07.2015

    Building block wins entrepreneur final

    A team of engineering students from the University of Southern Denmark are behind Denmark's most creative idea according to the jury at the Creative Business Cup.

  • 01.07.2015

    Engineering students become entrepreneurial pilots

    The team behind Bikematch are to receive funding to work full-time on their entrepreneur project over the coming year.

  • 01.07.2015

    Engineer graduation looks forward to a new era

    It was a solemn and slightly wistful occasion at the Faculty of Engineering that on the 27 June 2015 celebrated for the last time the newly graduated engineers at Niels Bohrs Allé 1.

  • 01.07.2015

    Climate change adaption can have unfortunate side-effects

    Projects that prepare us against climate change abound - projects that can end up costing the environment and the local population dear.

  • 01.07.2015

    Building block selected for entrepreneur final

    A team of engineering students from the University of Southern Denmark and their intelligent magnetic building block are to compete against 22 other teams at the Creative Business Cup at the weekend.

  • 26.06.2015

    Conference: “Think Ahead. Act Together.”

    With the conference “100% Climate Neutrality – solutions for crossing borders” the Danish/German border region will mark itself as a hub for real solutions.

  • 17.06.2015

    Top nano-researchers to gather in Odense

    A group of highly recognized researchers in nano-optics will drop in to the conference 'Nanostructured Optical Fields' at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark.

  • 11.06.2015

    Biotechnologists search for potential drug to treat eye diseases

    Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, Henrik Karring, has, along with researchers from Aarhus University, found the molecular cause of a range of eye diseases.

  • 08.06.2015

    COWIfonden supports PhD student

    COWIfonden has granted 70,000DKK to PhD student Søren Gustenhoff Hansen from the Department of Technology and Innovation for experiments which will identify the impact of damage to concrete bridges on their weight-bearing capacity.

  • 04.06.2015

    Henrik Wenzel receives Fyens Stiftstidende's Research Award

    Professor Henrik Wenzel from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology has received Fyens Stiftstidende's Research Award 2015 for his work in research and communication at SDU since his appointment in 2007. The award was presented at Fyens Stiftstidende's Mediehus in Odense on 4 June.

  • 08.05.2015

    Energi Fyn funding for two SDU researchers

    Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard and Henrik Midtiby both receive funding for projects on Funen.

  • 23.04.2015

    Director appointed at SDU's new drone centre

    American drone expert, Brad Beach, will be Director of SDU's new drone centre.

  • 22.04.2015

    Festival of Research: Drones, beer brewing and science show

    Saturday 26th April the Faculty of Engineering invites you to the Festival of Research at Campusvej in Odense where you can fly drones, take a closer look at beer brewing (including tasting) and see a live science show. There will also be the opportunity to become an engineering student for a day.

  • 15.04.2015

    SDU will shape the future of drone technology with groundbreaking study programme

    SDU (University of Southern Denmark) is launching a Master of Science in Engineering study programme specialising in drone technology - the first of its kind in Europe. The engineers of tomorrow who will deliver solutions for the rapidly growing drone industry will be educated here.

  • 13.03.2015

    Million donation turns student project from MCI into energy venture in Sønderborg

    A donation of 1.22 million from the Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation elevates engineering student project to green energy development effort.

  • 05.03.2015

    Reforming an Ecology of Care out of concern for care

    What is care? That is the main question which the Ecology of Care project has been designed to investigate.

  • 05.03.2015

    Visionary Italian physicist is appointed Honorary Professor at SDU

    The Faculty of Engineering has appointed as Honorary Professor the Italian professor of theoretical physics, Gian Paolo Brivio, for his expertise in surface and materials research.

  • 02.03.2015

    Large grant to improve quality of organic solar panels

    Thanks to a large grant from The Danish Council for Independent Research, a nanotechnology researcher from SDU is to investigate possible solutions to how organic solar panels can be improved.

  • 13.02.2015

    Sønderborg: Centre for Green Military Development

    The machinery of war and large military bases can be greatly damaging to the environment, but this doesn't necessarily have to be the case. The world's leading researchers in the field of green military technology are to gather in Sønderborg to discuss how the military can become more environmentally friendly.

  • 03.02.2015

    SDU receives great gift from Danfoss

    Costly facility can bring researchers a great step closer to cheaper and more flexible energy-friendly solar cell systems and light sources.

  • 09.01.2015

    Head of department made adjunct professor in Iceland

    Professor and head of Department of Technology and Innovation (ITI) at SDU has been made adjunct professor at University of Iceland.

  • 07.01.2015

    Extension for important honorary professorship

    Honorary professor Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery’s cooperation with SDU has produced good results. The honorary professorship is now extended for five years.

  • 08.12.2014

    Søren Hassing receives huge honour within optics

    Earlier last month associate professor Søren Hassing from Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, was awarded a major award within the fields of optics.

  • 28.11.2014

    Henrik Bindslev appointed dean of TEK

    Henrik Bindslev will be leading the Faculty of Engineering at University of Southern Denmark.

  • 03.11.2014

    Faculty of Engineering initiates double collaboration in China

    SDU's faculty of engineering has recently strengthened its international relations by commencing a double collaboration with a Chinese university.

  • 28.10.2014

    Double honors for SDU professors

    Not one, but two professors from Faculty of Technology at University of Southern Denmark have been honored with the Order of Dannebrog.

  • 09.10.2014

    Xavier Fretté Awarded Teacher of the Year Award

    Great commitment, teaching with involvement and high spirits are just some of the things that has made Xavier Fretté Teacher of the Year at TEK 2014.

  • 06.10.2014

    networkING 2014: Festive Reunion with Former Fellow Students

    Saturday 27 September was devoted to reunion joy when 180 engineers – all graduates from the Faculty of Engineering – met for a festive day with presentations, music and a lot of talk.

  • 01.10.2014

    Pig Defecation Better at Forming Ammonia

    Researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology at the University of Southern Denmark, are the first to measure and compare the activity of the ammonia-forming enzyme in faeces and manure from pigs and cows. Their conclusion is clear; pig faeces forms ammonia faster. The researchers will now try to find a cheap and effective method to stop the formation of ammonia.

  • 27.08.2014

    TEK Welcomes 740 New Engineering Students

    On Tuesday 26 August, the Faculty of Engineering opened its doors to 740 new students. They start their studies with an introductory course with tasks that challenge the brain, teambuilding and social arrangements with fellow students.

  • 22.08.2014

    Robots Able to Learn by Observation

    Researchers at the Faculty of Engineering have succeeded in creating robots that can learn new tasks simply by watching a person perform them. This makes the robots far more flexible and might make it easier to use robots within the industry.

  • 07.07.2014

    New Head of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute

    Assistant professor Kasper Hallenborg – aged only 38 – has become the new Head of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at University of Southern Denmark. He has conducted intense research in technological solutions for the elderly of the future and is a distinctive voice in the debate on welfare technology.

  • 04.07.2014

    Graduation Celebration: Job-life Ahead Tempts

    84 newly qualified engineers and bachelors of engineering were given diplomas at the graduation ceremony at the Faculty of Engineering on 28 June, 2014.

  • 04.07.2014

    Industrial Robots to Rehabilitate Patients

    Industrial robots will be developed to rehabilitate weak patients. The robot functions as a personal trainer. It can be set to accommodate the individual’s exact requirements and ensure that the patient develops to the maximum.

  • 17.06.2014

    Scholarships for outbound engineering students

    On the 6th of May, scholarships from the Engineer Jens Jespersen Foundation and the Engineer Ernst B. Sund Foundation were handed out to students at the Faculty of Engineering.

  • 02.05.2014

    New organisation of Robocluster, TEK Innovation and TEK Research Support

  • 02.05.2014

    Companies and students were matched

    Companies and Engineering Students Met for the Internship and Project Day at the Faculty of Engineering on 30 April 2014.

  • 09.04.2014

    Topping-out Ceremony at the Faculty of Engineering

    The roof is nearing completion on the building, which in the future will be housing the University of Southern Denmark’s engineering students. The new Faculty of Engineering is contrived by the internationally renowned architect, Anna Maria Indrio.

  • 31.03.2014

    Robots are Now Able to Imitate Human Work

    Researchers at the Faculty of Engineering have now succeeded in creating a robot-system which can imitate human actions. Simultaneously, the robots are able to learn from their experiences. This might ensure that more manufacturing jobs remain in Denmark.

  • 03.03.2014

    First Care-O-bot in Denmark: Rolling Service Robot Can Fetch Water and Clean

    Scientists are working to develop the Care-O-Bot, making it the world’s most advanced service robot that can aid elderly people in daily life – pick up objects and clean. The plan is that in ten years’ time, the robot will roll into the first care home.

  • 03.03.2014

    Environmentalist Becomes the New Head of the Department of Technology and Innovation at TEK

    Professor Michael Evan Goodsite will be the new Head of the Department of Technology and Innovation at the Faculty of Engineering on 1 June. He is a renowned climate expert and advises politicians in the EU on climate change.

  • 27.02.2014

    It only Takes Four Hours to Build a Walking Robot

    Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering have developed a kit that allows you to build a walking robot in a few hours. It may be significant for the development of walking robots.

  • 31.01.2014

    New Surveillance System Reveals Endangered Animals

    Biologists can now get a much more accurate picture of endangered bats, birds and insects. TEK-researchers are behind a new recording system which reveals previously unknown details about the bats.

  • 21.12.2013

    Rul din lampe ud på loftet

    Milliarder af molekyler i form af organiske lysdioder kommer om få år til at udgøre belysningen i din stue. Nogle mobiltelefoner bruger allerede den nye teknologi, som er energibesparende, miljøvenlig og billig.

  • 20.12.2013

    Head of Institute becomes member of Denmark’s Scientific Academy

    Professor and Head of Institute Horst-Günter Rubahn has been appointed member of Denmark’s Scientific Academy.

  • 16.12.2013

    Linguists will be Teaching Robots to Obey

    How do you get the robot to understand what to do? That is the robot researchers’ biggest challenge. A linguist will now help making the robots to understand instructions.

  • 02.12.2013

    New Honorary Professor will help to Secure Houses in Storm

    Chief executive officer Svend Ole Hansen is awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Engineering. He will help put together a research group centred on how vibrations affect buildings and bridges.

  • 22.10.2013

    Job Fair at TEK 24 October

    Several of the country’s heavy hitting engineering companies will visit the Faculty of Engineering on Thursday 24 October 2013. This year activities include visits from Esbjerg’s booming offshore industry, which lacks engineers by the dozen.

  • 10.10.2013

    Teacher of the Year Enthrals Audience

    Associate Professor Bjarne Schmidt from the Mads Clausen Institute was on 4 October named best lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering.

  • 10.10.2013

    New Invention Reduces Consumption of Pesticides by 60 per cent

    Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering have successfully developed an intelligent bar that reduces the consumption of pesticides by 60 per cent. Several tests show that the intelligent bar fights weeds as effectively as an old-fashioned syringe.

  • 26.09.2013

    Prestigious European Grant for Nanotechnology Research

    Professor Sergey Bozhevolnyi from the Faculty of Engineering has received one of the most prestigious European research grants for his research in Nano-optics.

  • 19.09.2013

    TEK is Hosting the Anniversary Conference on Crystallization

    From 18-20th September 2013 the Faculty of Engineering opens its doors to nearby 100 researchers in crystallization as the conference ‘International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization’ is held for the 20th time.

  • 19.09.2013

    Shrimp Shells to give Salmon Healthy Colour

    8.5 million tons of food scraps are annually taken directly to the incineration. Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering work at utilizing the waste for an export-adventure. For example, shrimp shells are to be converted into a valuable red colour, which can provide natural colour for salmon and may be able to combat wrinkles.

  • 09.09.2013

    New Centre to Study How to Make Computers Faster

    Centre for Nano-Optics to play with light to create faster and more efficient computers

  • 03.07.2013

    You are the Key to Growth

    A ray of sunlight broke through the rainy overcast skies as the Faculty of Engineering celebrated this summer’s engineering graduates on 29 June 2013.

  • 03.07.2013

    Weeding Robot Ready for Agriculture

    Now, the first example of a commercial weeding robot has seen the light of day. The field robot, the result of cooperation between companies and researchers, points towards a more environmentally friendly agriculture.

  • 20.06.2013

    Students in Focus strengthens the study environment at TEK

    The Faculty of Engineering gives 127,450 kroner to develop a number of activities that strengthens the study environment for the Engineering Programmes at SDU.

  • 20.06.2013

    New Project does Research on Organic Solar Cells

    NanoSYD heads a new international project that focuses on the development of organic energy technologies that can be used for new smart solar cells. The project has just received 29 million kroner.

  • 20.06.2013

    Developing Materials to Desirable Pressure Sensors

    NanoSYD heads a new project that focuses on the development of low-temperature stable pressure sensors. The project has received funding from the Danish Advanced Technology Foundation.

  • 07.06.2013

    Blue Candy without Chemical Colorants

    Now, there is the prospect that children can eat blue candy without the risk of developing allergies. Blue-green algae will push synthetic blue colour out of candy, cookies and soda.

  • 17.05.2013

    Environmental Pioneer may Soon Call Himself Doctor

    For over 30 years Sven Gjedde Sommer has fought for environment friendly agriculture. He has worked to transform liquid manure into gold by recycling important nutrients in the manure. On 24 May he defends his doctoral thesis as the first ever at The Faculty of Engineering.

  • 14.05.2013

    New Cooperation Agreement with Polish University

    The Faculty of Engineering and the Polish university Wroclaw University of Technology has just signed a new collaboration agreement and thereby strengthens the cooperation on education and research.

  • 13.05.2013

    More room for the Students

    Even before the new premises for the Faculty of Engineering is completed, it has grown 40 per cent. In order to accommodate a larger number of students, the faculty expands its area.

  • 20.12.2012

    Sustainable sewage sludge

    Researchers from the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology are part of a new research cooperation in recycling of the vital element, phosphorus, from sewage sludge.

  • 07.12.2012

    Recent research in robotics will safeguard jobs

    Researchers from The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute have been granted 18.3 million Danish kroner from the Danish Council for Strategic Research to find new methods to expand the use of robots and thus to strengthen industrial competitiveness.

  • 29.10.2012

    Research group gets support for development of supercomputers

    The Nano Optics research group of Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi receives 1,4 mill. dkr for the development of optical technologies for the next generation of supercomputers

  • 09.10.2012

    Teaching Award for inspiring supervision

    Last Friday, associate professor Karsten Holm Andersen from the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute received the Teaching Award of the University of Southern Denmark, among other things for his unusually inspiring supervision and for his energetic work on the Formula Student project.

  • 30.08.2012

    New cooperation leads to Ph.D.-agreement

    A new chapter in the cross-border cooperation between the University of Southern Denmark and the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

  • 15.08.2012

    New research contributes to energy-efficient animal feed production

    A new industrial Ph.D. project in cooperation between a private company from Vejle, Graintec, and the Faculty of Engineering is to contribute to the development of energy-efficient methods for producing feed for fish and animals.

  • 06.08.2012

    Breakthrough for solar energy

    New research makes possible new - and far more efficient - ways to convert solar energy into electric power. Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi from the Institute for Technology and Innovation stands behind this research, published today in the acknowledged journal Nature Communications.

  • 22.06.2012

    17 mio. DKK for development of intelligent energy systems for market gardening

    Scientists from the Faculty of Engineering are heading a new project which is to make market gardening more energy efficient, to the benefit of both environment and economy.

  • 18.06.2012

    New consortium handles waste and environment

    Scientists from the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology is part of a new consortium, INNOSORT, which is to develop an efficient waste sorting, beneficial to Danish environment as well as Danish export possibilities.

  • 11.06.2012

    Acoustics congress tells off Danish Radio concert hall

    On 18-20 June, the University of Southern Denmark is hosting an international congress for acoustics. Among the speakers is the sound engineer behind the Sidney Opera House, who takes a long look at the the acoustics of danish concert halls.

  • 01.06.2012

    Peder Thusgaard Ruhoff in management of newly founded organisation

    The Faculty of Engineering is represented in a new organisation which is to strengthen the possibilities for collecting, processing and calculating data in Danish research.

  • 15.05.2012

    TEK researcher won in Ph.D. cup

    This week, Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu from the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute won at the Ph.D. cup of the Danish daily paper "Information"

  • 23.03.2012

    Rising demand on meat strains sustainability

    Researchers from the Institute for Chemical, Biological and Environmental Technology are taking part in a project on the extraction of energy, nutrients and organic matter from farm waste

  • 19.03.2012

    4 mill. DKR for cross-border cooperation

    The Mads Clausen Institute in Sonderborg is part of a new project which is to strengthen and develop the border region of southern Denmark.

  • 03.01.2012

    Papers on nanooptics in the top ten

    Two papers by researchers from the Institute of Technology and Innovation were so popular that they ended up in the top ten downloads on Optics Letters in November 2011.

  • 14.12.2011

    New head of institute at the Mads Clausen Institute

    Professor Horst-Günter Rubahn will take up the position as head of institute at the Mads Clausen Institute (MCI), the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) on 1 January 2012

  • What does a headless chicken have to do with robots?

    The talented researcher has already developed his first robot animal: an insect robot that crawls on pipes and can keep its footing in rough terrain. Now he is underway with his next project - developing a robot brain inspired by animals.

  • Robots are to be equipped with artificial animal brain

    Robot researchers from SDU are developing a nervous system inspired by animals for robots. The artificial brain will enable robots to go, adapt, and make decisions. The robots will even be able to learn new skills like dogs through reward.

  • Virtual reality to help combat youth drinking

    For many years, young Danes have occupied first place in European alcohol consumption statistics, but now virtual reality will teach young people to say no to alcohol.

  • How much food are we really throwing out?

    Our knowledge about food waste is based largely on old figures and secondary sources. That is the conclusion reached by researchers in a new international report. Researchers are calling for new fundamental knowledge in order to reach the UN Goal of halving food waste by 2030.

  • Energetic teamwork sparked researcher’s business into life

    Steffen Thrane Vindt has come up with an invention that can help ensure a steady green energy supply and improve the service life of electric cars and fuel cell vehicles. Initial advice and professional sparring convinced the chemical engineer that his research work could be combined with the dream of owning a business

  • SDU Bachelor project about 3D printed bones wins Venture Cup

    Particle3D from SDU was voted winner of the National Startup Competition by 300 people from industry, students and entrepreneurs when the Venture Cup held this year's major entrepreneur competition for Denmark's university students.

  • Strong partnership behind new center at SDU

    A unique collaboration between public and private enterprises forms the basis for new research and innovation facilities as well as new engineering study programmes at SDU in Sønderborg. SDU, Danfoss A/S, LINAK A/S, the Region of Southern Denmark and Sønderborg Municipality each invest DKK 35-36m in a new Center for Industrial Electronics.

  • Students want to make concrete green

    Three engineering students from SDU have decided to make concrete more climate friendly. During the production of concrete, large amounts of CO2 are released, so the students have developed an idea for a hybrid furnace which utilises the excess energy produced by wind turbines. The idea is so good that it won an international competition.

  • Top professor for SDU Center for Nano Optics

    As the youngest researcher to do so, Professor N. Asger Mortensen recently received 40 million DKK from Villum Fonden. On 1st May, he takes up his position as Professor and Villum Ingestigator at SDU Center for Nano Optics.

  • Students invent talking rubbish bin

    Talking Bin is an interactive rubbish bin that will make for cleaner cities and happier garbage collectors. He has good people skills too.