About the institute
MCI focuses on key societal challenges of the 21 century such as climate, health and innovation. With our centres in Odense and Sønderborg we cover competences within nanotechnology, photonics, quantum mathematics and materials science, and we have a very strong cooperation with the surrounding industry.
Understanding fundamental science, fostering innovation and creating a positive impact on society are our driving values
We are always open for cooperation with industry. Use the green button below to read more about cooperation possibilities at MCI and TEK.
Exchange semester master programme in Smart materials for advanced technologies
Meet Anna and Maria who spend their exchange semester doing research in Smart materials for advanced technologies
Three SDU researchers receive Fyens Stiftstidende’s research award
Three SDU professors – Kurt Klaudi Klausen, Anna Paldam Folker and N. Asger Mortensen – received the annual research award from Fyens Stiftstidende on Thursday, 16 November. The honour comes with DKK 25,000 for each researcher.
N. Asger Mortensen receives Fyens Stiftstidendes Forskerpris 2023
Every year, Fyens Stiftstidende gives prizes to excellent researchers from Funen. Among this year's recipients is N. Asger Mortensen from the Faculty of Engineering.
C-Vitamin Boosts not only Your Immune System but also Solar Cells
C-vitamin is renowned for its crucial role in our bodies, strengthening our immune system and overall health. However, now, this vitamin is stepping into the limelight to enhance the efficiency and longevity of solar cells. A new scientific article by Vida Engmann from SDU CAPE sheds light on the beneficial effects of C-vitamins for organic solar cells.
The flat screen of the future can be round: SDU researcher wants to make stretchable electronics
Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen from the Mads Clausen Institute has received a grant of DKK 2.9 million for a project that will develop stretchable electronics that can later be used in, among other things, clothing and biomedical implants.
New camera technology could revolutionize the recycling of plastic materials
A Danish three-leaf clover develops super-high-resolution hyperspectral cameras that determine our plastic waste's chemical composition and various additives. The technology will have a massive impact on future plastic recycling.
New Master's programme in Physics and Technology in Sønderborg
In 2024, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) will launch a new Master's degree programme in Physics and Technology in Sønderborg. The programme allows graduates to work in fields such as energy technology, nanotechnology or medical technology.
10 million for new elite centre with the sun at its centre
A new elite research centre under the SDU Climate Cluster takes a holistic approach to solar energy. The centre will not only design, build and develop paper-thin, flexible solar panels that can be mounted on all kinds of things, but also look at how they are implemented in society and how consumers better embrace the new solutions.
SDU researchers will keep an eye on dangerous bacteria
Researchers from SDU's campus in Sonderborg are working with Canadian colleagues to develop a warning system that can detect dangerous bacteria and viruses that emerge as permafrost melts in the Arctic. The SDU researchers bring in-depth knowledge of sensors and monitoring of bacteria.
Thin-film technology to boost green transition
Thin-film technology plays a crucial role in combating climate change, and The Mads Clausen Institute at SDU in Sønderborg is a world leader in organic solar cell research. The researchers are working to make ultra-thin, flexible and transparent solar cells an integral part of our everyday lives. Their expertise and experience will also be used in the research and development of energy storage and green hydrogen technologies.
Villum Experiment: Million grants for researchers from the Mads Clausen Institute
The Experiment programme aims to find answers to the big, the small and the really quirky research questions. On the list of the technical and scientific research projects that receive this year's Experiment grants, you will find three researchers from the Mads Clausen Institute, who will now have the opportunity to realise their creative ideas within the interaction of light with advanced materials.
Sønderborg hosts international climate conference with big names
The international 100% Climate Neutrality Conference will be held on 26 and 27 September at Alsion in Sønderborg. Here you will have the opportunity to meet Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and vice-chancellor, Robert Habeck, world-leading climate researcher and prorector at SDU, Sebastian Mernild and former Chairman of Danfoss, Jørgen Mads Clausen.
60 million for a new Center of Excellence at SDU: To investigate light, ultra-thin materials and quantum physics
Denmark will soon have 11 new basic research centres. One of them will be placed at Mads Clausen Institute at SDU's Faculty of Engineering. Supported by DKK 60 million, the center will research quantum technology, which may impact future communication and information processing.
Women in Science
On Friday, 22 April, SDU Sønderborg was able to present women in science in connection with Forskningens Døgn.
So ein ding: SDU can provide you with a very close look at the bumblebee
A whole new world opens up before you when you look through a microscope. At SDU, we have some very unique microscopes, which not only help our researchers but also companies, in connection with analysing and characterising materials and surfaces, which gives completely new insights into why a product may fail.
Curiosity drives nano scientist: Morten became professor at the age of 40
When you already can dress up with a professor’s title at the age of 40, you should think that a tight career plan lies behind it. However, this is not the case for Morten Madsen. Great research results and an academic career are just a by-product of an unquenchable curiosity to understand the world around him.
Engineering students from SDU Sønderborg will send a rocket into space
A group of engineering students from SDU in Sønderborg has ambitions to send a rocket into space. The goal is to participate in international competitions.
Scientists turn your face mask into a weapon against viruses
Researchers from SDU Sønderborg have, together with international colleagues, created a ground-breaking concept where nanoparticles with special properties can be integrated into textiles. This means that in future we may experience bandages or face masks, which protect against viruses and bacteria.
SDU signs strategic cooperation with Indian super-university
SDU and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) have signed an agreement to establish an IITD-SDU Collaborative Platform. The platform benefits not only the two universities, but also both Denmark and India.
Sergey Bozhevolnyi, Kannan Govindan, Devika Kannan are among the world’s most-cited researchers
The Faculty of Engineering is proud to announce that three researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from Clarivate.
Mysterious substance over Lyksborg Fjord
The stars radiated clearly above Lyksborg Fjord and the local planetarium, where 30 interested visitors from both sides of the Danish-German border had met to hear about the most mysterious substance in the universe, namely dark matter.
Millions to NanoSYD researchers from Independent Research Fund Denmark
This year, 191 original projects received support for a total of DKK 668 million under the two instruments DFF-Forskningssprojekt1 and DFF-Forskningsprojekt2. Associate Professor Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen and Professor MSO, Morten Madsen, are among the recipients - both from the research center NanoSYD at SDU.
All Danish universities join forces for the largest research and tech fair in the Nordic region
DIGITAL TECH SUMMIT will be Denmark's unifying showcase for digital technologies and a venue for strong research environments, technology leading companies and start-ups
Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi is the winner of prestigious prize
Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi scoops yet another prize. This time it’s the EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY's prestigious EPS-QEOD Prize.
New EU project will make your windows generate solar energy
Transparent solar cells can be used in windows. But until now, they have either not been particularly effective or very transparent. A project that also includes a group of Danish researchers from the Mads Clausen Institute at SDU in Sønderborg will change that.
New SDU equipment donated by Fabrikant Mads Clausen Foundation
Fabrikant Mads Clausen Foundation has showered SDU with donations and this for the benefit of both research and education at SDU.
BHJ prizes awarded to researchers from SDU in Sønderborg
One of Southern Jutland’s large humanitarian funds, the BHJ Foundation, awarded two research prizes at an event at SDU Sønderborg on 6 December. While the awardees and the prize-givers were physically present at Alsion, the audience could follow the ceremony online.
Martin Thomaschewski receives prestigious PhD award from Danish Academy of Natural Sciences
Electro-optical devices that are smaller than a human hair can revolutionise computers and telecommunication. On Friday, Martin Thomaschewski received the PhD award from the Danish Academy of Natural Sciences (DNA) for his work with just these electro-optical devices.
Sergey Bozhevolnyi one of the world’s most cited researchers
Professor Sergey Bozhevolnyi has – once again – been awarded the title 'Highly Cited Resarcher’.
Joel Cox becomes Sapere Aude Head of Research
Danish research has just been enriched with 36 new research projects with DKK 220 million to new, talented Sapere Aude: DFF Research Leaders. Among the recipients is Joel Cox from SDU Nano Optics, who receives DKK 6.2 million.
SDU researchers and Abena join forces to create face masks that neutralise and alert about corona
Nanoscientists from SDU and Abena, a production and trading company, want to create a face mask that not only neutralises the coronavirus but also alerts the user when the face mask comes in contact with the virus.
Bronchitis medicine shows promise as COVID-19 medicament
After having virtually screened 640 existing medicinal products, researchers from Uppsala University and SDU found that the substance PC786 actively hits several SARS-CoV-2 receptors and thus turns out to be a candidate in the fight against COVID-19. The medicine clearly stands out from the others. The screening method can be used to find other promising candidates.
Global need for 880,000 ventilators – robots can help us out
Ventilators are crucial in the fight against COVID-19, but an analysis by GlobalData shows that there is a global shortage of 880,000 ventilators. Collaborative robots – also known as cobots – might help meet the demand, says researchers from SDU and University of Cambridge.
MCI Honorary Professor receives Endowed Chair and new institute
Honorary Professor and former Head of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (TEI) section at MCI receives Endowed Chair “Entrepreneurship in Technology and Digitization” at the University of Stuttgart
SDU wins top leader to head the Centre for Industrial Mechanics
Professor Thomas Buhl, who is coming from a leading position at LM Wind Power, takes responsibility for the Centre for Industrial Mechanics (CIM) and its strategic development.
Check the water quality on your mobile
The importance of having access to clean drinking water cannot be underestimated. Researchers at SDU NanoSYD are the leaders of a project proposal designed to develop an app that can check water quality.
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.
Astronaut lost in space
and other odd problems for nerdy engineers are contributions by SDU Mechatronics to the famous and highly respected back page of Ingeniøren.
MCI upgrades its research within smart materials – hires professor Yogendra Kumar Mishra
There is a strong upgrade going on at the Mads Clausen Institute at SDU. Professor Yogendra Kumar Mishra was hired, which ensures a unique position of strength of the research within three-dimensional smart materials.
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).
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.
Organic solar cells – even greener solar energy and the architects’ dream
These days, the '100% Climate Neutrality 'conference is taking place at Alsion in Sonderborg. The conference focuses on bringing solutions into play regarding the climate challenges the world is facing. One of the solutions brought into play are organic solar cells that are on the point of having their industrial breakthrough.
MCI Industry Day - workshops, award ceremony and guided tours
What can SDU and the Mads Clausen Institute do for you and your company? Find out on 4 November, when the institute, progressive in various research fields on a global basis, presents new possibilities within different research areas at the MCI Industry day from noon to 4 pm.
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
Cooperation with students: - Fast, easy and exceedingly productive!
Fertin Pharma A/S is the latest company among a number of those who have been cooperating with SDU Sonderborg’s students. The company commended the young engineer brains for their inventive input. At the same time, they give a very glad smiley for the entire process which required only few resources but created large value.
Hackathon - Broaden your horizons with an intensive programme
A Hackathon is an intensive camp where students get down to some intense geeking to come up with creative solutions. The camp lasts for a very short period of time, during which the students drop everything to focus 100% solely on your company's case or problem.
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.
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.
OJ Electronics got inspired by SDU students
The Innovation and Business programme (IB) at SDU combines engineering, innovation, and business sense. And this is useful to industry. Recently, students from the engineering programme presented their ideas on how to solve tasks and challenges set by OJ Electronics during a project collaboration. The collaboration was valuable to both students and company.
World class X-ray equipment for academic and industrial applications
The Mads Clausen Institute has acquired a SKYSCAN 2214 which is one of the finest x-ray tomographs in the world. It has an incredibly large resolution and can be applied in a large range of industry applications.
Measurement of industrial components for LODAM
By collaborating with SDU and the Mads Clausen Institute, you can get access to world-class technological equipment and by this become a forerunner regarding the development of ground-breaking technology. LODAM, which is a producer of high-technological products within cooling, heating and ventilation, is one of those companies that has benefitted from this when they had sent electronic components to SDU for a closer look.
Topping-out ceremony for Centre for Industrial Electronics
Today's topping-out ceremony emphasised that the new CIE building is well over midway. LINAK CEO, Bent Jensen, gave thanks to the tradesmen for their huge work efforts on behalf of the owners.
The Mads Clausen Institute launches newsletter - to foster collaboration with industry
We'd so much love to collaborate with you. This is the statement of the Mads Clausen Institute at SDU in Sonderburg which now launches an initiative to foster industrial collaboration.
Come to hear a talk by former NASA engineer, Gabe Gabrielle!
Are you dreaming about a tour to Mars? Then come and listen to a talk given by Gabe Gabrielle, former engineer for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. It will almost feel like being there yourself.
Jacek Fiutowski and IRCA receive BHJ Award
A happy and proud Jacek Fiutowski won the BHJ award as ‘Young researcher of the year’ on Friday, 2 November. The prize is given to SDU Sonderburg staff members below the age of 40. Jacek has asserted himself with ground-breaking research that has been filling front pages in acknowledged research magazines. Innovation Research Cluster Alsion (IRCA) received 100.000 kroner from the foundation.
Ærø becomes a new network partner in SDU project – the green island is supposed to become even greener
The little gem in the southern Danish sea, Ærø, produces more power than the island itself consumes. Paradoxically, Ærø is nevertheless forced to export and import power because the consumption pattern of the inhabitants does not match the production of the six large wind turbines on the southwest coast of the island. This problem is now addressed by an Interreg project with SDU as lead partner.
Workshop in Sønderborg builds bridges
You probably understand what Siri, Alexa and Google tell you. But do you really like to talk to these programs, and are they always spot on, when they speak to you? Probably not. A group of international speech and language researchers, who met last week in Sønderborg, are working to do something about that.
Industry of the future – Growth through digitalisation and automation
How may the Mads Clausen Institute (MCI) help you and your business? Find the answer on Friday 2 November when the "Industry of the future-digitalisation and automation for your company" event is taking place from 12.00-16.00. Here, the institute will introduce you to new possibilities in digitalisation and automation.
Get up to 900,000 DKK in co-financing!
Did you know that enterprises are offered to get in touch with researchers willing to help them develop new products and new solutions? Have a look at ’Digital Omstilling’ – Innovation collaboration where researchers from the Mads Clausen Institute, SDU Sønderborg, find great value in the close industrial collaboration:
Companies are invited to Matchmaking Engineering Event at SDU Sønderborg
SDU Sønderborg is hosting the Matchmaking Engineering Event at Alsion on Tuesday 8 October where companies and students will have the opportunity of getting to know each other before possibly agreeing on student jobs, internships or thesis collaboration. And it is worthwhile coming – also for small and medium-sized enterprises.
PhD defense by Golnaz Sherafatipour
PhD student Golnaz Sherafatipour with defend her PhD thesis titled "Degradation pathways in organic small molecule and hydrid solar cells".
Study: Public research creates value for companies
A recent Novo Nordisk Foundation study reveals that private Danish research companies depend on access to researchers in the public sector. Researcher and head of SDU TEI at SDU Sønderborg Arne Bilberg agrees: ”Sometimes 1+1 make more than 2.”
Nano test to ensure safety of future cosmetics and foods
Nanoparticles make their way into a broad range of products and help to optimise everyday life, but the tiny particles can also end up taking their toll on our health. The nanotechnology centres at the Mads Clausen Institute, NanoSYD in Sonderborg and Nanooptics in Odense, now received funding for a project that will test products for possible harmful particles.
PhD defense by Elzbieta Karolina Sobolewska
PhD student Elzbieta Karolina Sobolewska with defend her PhD thesis titled "Organic Plasmonic Hydrid Systems for Optoelectronic Applications".
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.
PhD defense by Pawel Cielecki
PhD student Pawel Cielecki with defend his PhD thesis titled "Time-resolved photoluminescence measurements of organic materials and devices".
Sønderborg's schools to make a green mark
Schools in Sønderborg and its environs are to work on becoming more climate friendly in the coming months. It is not so much a question of replacing a coughing and spluttering oil-fired boiler, but rather a comprehensive project ranging from general approaches to how the individual students can do their bit to help the green transition on its way.
Rambøll donation facilitates expansion of FabLab
Rambøll donation enables engineering students to independently apply modern workshop technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting, along with a wide variety of classic manufacturing methods.
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.
PhD defense by Mina Mirsafaei
PhD student Mina Mirsafaei will defend her PhD thesis titled "Plasmonic Nanostructures for Organic Solar Cells".
PhD defense by Bhushan Patil
PhD student Bhushan Patil with defend his PhD thesis titled "Interfacial layers and semi-transparent electrodes for large area flexible organic photovoltaics".
PhD defense by Mehrad Ahmadpour
PhD student Mehrad Ahmadpour with defend his PhD thesis titled "Metal-Oxide based interlayers for organic and perovskite photovoltaics".
Kaunas Science Award to KTU Professor Sigitas Tamulevičius
This year's Kaunas Science Award was awarded to professor Sigitas Tamulevičius, Director of Kaunas University of Technology, director of the KTU Materials Science Institute. Professor Tamulevičius is also Honorary Professor at University of Southern Denmark.
SDU Sønderborg's connection with Arnold Schwarzenegger
In the film Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger sets about exterminating all humans on earth. Today, Schwarzenegger is trying to save humanity from the climate changes the world is facing. To that end, his advisor, Professor Jose Galizia Tundisi, has entered into a collaboration with SDU Sønderborg
Climate conference reached important conclusions
'100% Climate Neutrality' at Alsion attracted over 400 participants from all over Europe
PhD defense by Matej Simurda
PhD student Matej Simurda will defend his PhD thesis titled "Mathematical modelling of ultrasound propagation in multi-phase flow"
Danish-German collaboration set to retain production in border region
A three-year project with the aim of strengthening the region's competitiveness in production is underway.
Danish-German collaboration set to retain production in border region
A three-year project with the aim of strengthening the region's competitiveness in production is underway.
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 Centre for Industrial Electronics.
Alexander Brem appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark
Alexander Brem has been awarded an honorary professorship at the Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark - an institute where he has already had crucial influence. The honorary professorship opens up an even closer collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).
Danish-German Collaboration to Clear the Way for Ultra-Fast and Accurate Cancer Diagnosis
Improved and ultra-fast diagnosis of cancer. This is the primary objective of collaboration between University of Southern Denmark, Universität zu Lübeck, Odense University Hospital and UKSH Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein.
Head of Department at SDU Sønderborg receives "The Funen Nobel Prize"
The head of the Mads Clausen Institute at University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, Horst-Günter Rubahn, received a great honour on Thursday when he was awarded Fyens Stiftstidende's Researcher Prize 2017.
NASA participates in MCI seminar
MCI holds seminar on lithium-ion battery technology. NASA-researcher participates with lecture on the use of the batteries in space applications.
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.
100% Conference reveals need to study successful green-tech start-ups
Scientists and practitioners joined in discussion of future renewable energies at the binational series of annual conference on renewable energy and climate neutrality
Green Water receives three quarters of a million DKK
The eco-friendly project Green Water receives 750.000 DKK from the energy supplier SE.
Small donation makes a big difference
Donation from Danfoss Foundation for Education enables important experiments in-house
Renewable energy across borders
Third conference about the future of renewable energies in the cross-border region
Innovation and Business students developed business ideas in Berlin
In late August, three Innovation and Business students from SDU Sønderborg participated in SPICE Startup Camp in Berlin to develop their own businesses.
PhD school sparks closer cooperation
PhD school cooperation brings research institutions to set up joint innovation activities and nano conference.
New future for Danfoss technology at SDU
The new RollFlex centre was presented when Jørgen Mads Clausen visited the Mads Clausen Institute. Parts of the centre originate from a previous Danfoss production facility.
Great interest in financial aid for companies
A large number of small and medium-sized enterprises have signed up for a special info-meeting about funding from the Innovation Fund Denmark.
Students won trip to Uvex in Southern Germany and sold their idea to the company
Engineering students from the study program Innovation and Business got a great idea and won a trip to the company Uvex in Southern Germany – and convinced Uvex to proceed working with the concept.
Six Mio. DKK to improve organic solar cells
New project aims to enhance the lifetime of flexible solar panels
Large energy project launched at MCI
A new international project will secure efficient use of local energy resources
MCI part of advanced automower development project
Just as it is possible to get an automower for the lawn, a new and more advanced lawn care robot for golf courses and other larger turf areas is coming. It cuts and aerates the turf as well as remove weeds.
AutomationsBoost to help small and medium-sized Danish production companies
New project will provide new automation solutions and digitalization to small and medium-sized enterprises of the region
Expert jury rubber-stamped student project
Engineering students from Innovation and Business presented new business concepts to an expert jury
Project Exhibition: Mechatronic Design for Circular Economy
Students in their forth semester of the Mechatronics engineering programme have considered user needs and designed small energy harvesters made of 20% recyclable materials
Alumni from Innovation and Business met at Alsion
Alumni from Innovation and Business met again this year and visited Alsie Express as part of the event
Baltic TRAM-project to upscale research in the Baltic Sea Region
Three Million Euro investment intensifies strategic cooperation between research institutions and business in the Baltic Sea Region
Green power electronics project off to a good start
On March 16, the representatives of six Baltic Sea neighbors gathered to push the Interreg project Power Electronics for Green Energy Efficiency off to a good start. The launch marks the beginning of an effort to increase green energy consumption by means of Advanced Power Electronics
Danish Research Festival with Simon Talbot, spot-on research and debate on borders
The time has come again to celebrate the Danish Research Festival, which is a national event providing everybody a glimpse of the world of researchers and see how research affects our everyday lives. SDU Sønderborg hosts a series of exciting activities for children and grown-ups over the course of the Danish Research Festival-week. It all takes place at Alsion.
The Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation supports Innovation Lab with 1 mill. DKK
Thanks to a generous donation by the Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, the section SDU Innovation and Design Engineering of the Mads Clausen Institute, SDU, can now implement a well-designed innovation lab.
EU-millions to boost position of strength in border region
Enterprises on both sides of the Danish-German border hold a strong position of know-how about effective power control and application – from electronic equipment and transportation to industrial production and energy generation. Now, 3 million euro granted by the EU and the Region of Southern Denmark must ensure that the position of strength is further developed and that the strong competences can improve the basis for economic growth and employment.
New framework for responsible development and innovation
MCI-project publishes framework for responsible development and innovation in industrial companies.
Two ministers visiting SDU
Esben Lunde Larsen, Minister for Higher Education and Science, and Ellen Trane Nørby, Minister for Children, Education and Gender Equality are visiting SDU in Sonderborg on Friday 5 February.
New Year's reception at campus Sønderborg
About 100 guests from academia, industry and local authorities from either side of the Danish-German border gathered for the New Year’s reception at SDU’s campus in Sønderborg; this year organized by the Mads Clausen Institute.
BHJ Research Award goes to Morten Madsen
On 5 February 2016 the BHJ Foundation honoured Associate Professor Morten Madsen’s outstanding and systematic commitment in building up a group on ‘Organic Photovoltaics’ at the Mads Clausen Institute.
Study programmes across the border
The Mads Clausen Institute and Fachhochschule Flensburg have launched a new cross-border education programme.
New exchange agreement with Chinese university
The Mads Clausen Institute and The Faculty of Engineering, SDU, have signed a new exchange agreement with the Chinese university Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Opening of Green Water Living Lab
The sea water energy project Green Water celebrated opening of Living Lab.
Climate Neutrality – if we can, you can too
A two-day conference held at SDU in Sønderborg demonstrated how the local community practices climate neutrality
Innovative cooperation between SDU and ”Det Blå Gymnasium”
104 high school students from ”Det Blå Gymnasium” in Sønderborg and Selandia Slagelse attended an innovation camp recently. Over the course of two days, the high school students worked through an innovation process facilitated by engineering students from the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg.
High school students enlightened with engineering perspective on equations
Two classes from Sønderborg Statsskole switched their class room with a lecture hall at Alsion and received their math lessons at SDU – seasoned with a special engineering perspective.
A victory for Jens
Mechatronics engineer from the Mads Clausen Institute Jens Christensen received the BHJ Foundation’s award for best bachelor project.
Unique waterjet cutter helps engineering students
As the only university in Denmark, The University of Southern Denmark has installed a waterjet cutter at the Mads Clausen Institute in Sønderborg. The machine is employed to produce everything from lab equipment to student projects.
International climate conference at the MCI
The Mads Clausen Institute is among the organizers of a cross-border climate conference to be held for the first time and takes place at SDU Sønderborg.
Expert jury evaluated student projects
From idea to business plan: Engineering students presented their business concepts to an external expert jury.
IRCA scientific film festival
As a part of the Festival of Research the new innovation cluster, IRCA, hosted a scientific film festival. Four finalists were presented at the scientific film festival ceremony in the Concert Hall, Alsion Sønderborg.
University cooperation to increase efficiency of solar cells
The Mads Clausen Institute has entered into cooperation with Aarhus University with the aim of increasing the efficiency of solar cells. The project is called SunTune and is supported by Innovationsfonden with a total of 23 million DKK.
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.
The BHJ Foundation once again favours the MCI
University teacher, research project and network cooperation received a total of DKK 820.000.
Danfoss donations to the Mads Clausen Institute
The Mads Clausen Institute has received several donations from different Danfoss foundations over a period of time. The donations favour different purposes at MCI and contribute to the acquisition of equipment supporting teaching as well as research.
Foundation supports test setup with smart materials
With DKK 50.000 from the Fabrikant Mads Clausen Foundation, students and researchers will perform tests with smart materials – including the so-called artificial muscles.
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.
Cooperation to retain young people
The University of Southern Denmark, the Municipalities of Tønder and Kreis Nordfriesland enter into cooperation about retaining young people in the region.
The ORION microscope – a ground-breaking instrument with a great number of application possibilities
Last Friday, the installation of the ORION helium ion microscope at the Mads Clausen Institute was celebrated with a launch event.
A playful light innovation got the first price
For the second time the Mads Clausen Institute distributed the Alsion Innovation Award. The jury had to pick out the winner among almost ten innovative applications. The winner was LEGELiGHT.
Celebration of the cross border collaboration
For the first time The University of Applied Sciences' tradition-steeped Nordic Evening was held together with the Mads Clausen Institute on Danish soil. The evening showed once again, that the cross border collaboration is unique.
Entrepreneurship opportunities strengthened for students
SDU and iFabrikken have signed an agreement helping students convert good ideas to new companies.
Engineering students push-started bike project
Svendborg Municipality has initiated a project of enhancing bicycle transportation. Students from Innovation and Business kick started the project.
MCI Academy about challenges and changes in the border region
MCI Academy, the yearly scientific conference at the Mads Clausen Institute, looks at the border region with special focus on climate, business and art.
Honorary doctor part of Ph.D. summer school at MCI
Professor and Honorary Doctor of SDU Karl Leo visits MCI when participating in a Ph.D. summer school in August.
MCI part of Green Tech Center opening
Great interest in MCI workshops at Green Tech Center opening.
Engineering project received award for best bachelor assignment
A student from the engineering study program Innovation and Business received the BHJ Foundation’s award for best bachelor assignment.
PerforManD receives Danish-German Innovation Award
The EU project PerforManD, which develops advanced, mechatronic training equipment for professional sailors, has receive the innovation award Dybbøl 2014.
Sailing equipment from MCI in use at Oxbridge
German Olympic sailor demonstrated the innovative sailing equipment PerforManD at Oxbridge.
More responsible innovation in industry
MCI takes part in developing a Best Practice model to make industrial companies act more responsibly.
New beginning for Technet_nano
The partners parted with the EU project Technet_nano. At the same time, they put their names to continue working together.
MCI to lead network project in green power electronics
The Mads Clausen Institute has received DKK 350.000 to build a network in the Baltic Sea region
Innovative sailing equipment from MCI will be ready for commercial production
Add-on grant will make innovative sailing equipment, partially developed at MCI, ready for commercial production.
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
Casper Kunstmann-Olsen in Christmas Calendar on TV Syd
Did you see the Christmas Calendar? 24 researchers at SDU are unwrapping Christmas with a short story where research and Christmas are tied together.
New equipment for MCI with donation from Fabrikant Mads Clausen Fonden
With a total amount of 300.000 DKK, a donation from Danfoss ensures new equipment of use to research and education at MCI.
Great demand for MCI Science Show
Since the launch of the physics- and chemistry show MCI Science Show in the beginning of 2013, engineering students from Sønderborg has entertained several hundred children and young people.
MCI to increase automation in companies in Southern Denmark
The Mads Clausen Institute, EUCSyd, Udviklingsråd Sønderjylland and five companies have launched a project of 6 mio. DKK, which is to increase the automation in 100 companies in Southern Denmark.
MCI in cooperation with German institute of food technology
The Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, has entered into a cooperative agreement with the institute of food technology KIN in Neumünster.
Researchers from MCI published in prestigious “Physical Review Letters”
Researchers from the Mads Clausen Institute have succeeded in getting an article published in the prestigious scientific journal Physical Review Letters. The article is about nanofiber plasmonic waveguides, which in the future can enable ultra-fast transfer of information technology.
MCI employee on list of Top 50 professors on Twitter
Associate professor Marcel Bogers from the Mads Clausen Institute appears on a list of the Top 50 professors on Twitter within leadership, innovation and strategy.
An important day for cross-border collaborations
Torsten Albig, Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, visited the Mads Clausen Institute to learn more about cross-border collaborations at SDU.
Engineering projects took the project awards
The BHJ Foundation’s Project Awards went to two engineering projects at the summer graduation ceremony at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg.
Large number of students from A.P. Møller Skolen visited the University of Southern Denmark
The A.P. Møller Skolen in Schleswig paid a visit at SDU in Sønderborg with an unusual large number of students
MCI hosts workshop on intelligent solar cells
Researchers from different European universities participate in workshop on new solar cell technologies at the Mads Clausen Institute
NanoSYD leads new large EU project on organic solar cells
The FP7 Marie Curie programme Initial Training Network (ITN) has granted around 29 million DKK for establishment of a new network led by NanoSYD, The Mads Clausen Institute. The project will focus on development of new types of energy devices based on organic materials. Among other things, the network will include research in and development of new types of solar cells based on organic thin-films, which in the future is aimed at playing a role in reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Young engineers played with women’s legs
Faaborg High School visited the Mads Clausen Institute recently as part of a camp. The high school students were given a project including tests with women’s legs
Danfoss donation gives high school classes camp-opportunity at SDU and Universe
A donation from Danfoss’ Fabrikant Mads Clausen Foundation makes it possible for high school classes to participate in camps at SDU and Universe
Praise for Innovation and Business at alumni seminar
A large group of graduates and current students participated in the first alumni event for the MSc engineering program Innovation and Business. Representatives from industry emphasized the graduates' ability to communicate and navigate in companies.
Launch of Emerging Attraction at the MCI
On March 7, the Mads Clausen Institute set the frames for the Danish opening of the Interreg IVa project Emerging Attraction. The project is a cross-border collaboration with the purpose of battling the lack of highly educated people in the Danish-German region.
Associate professor at the Mads Clausen Institute received teaching award
Associate professor Jerome Jouffroy received one of the three teaching awards from the BHJ Foundation
Research project on diabetic foot ulcer receives grant of DKK 45.000
Postdoc Fei Yu of the Mads Clausen Institute has been granted DKK 45.000 from TEK Momentum for a research project. The project focuses on the development of equipment for continuous monitoring of edema among diabetes patients
NanoSYD receives millions for research projects about green transition
The Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) has granted money to three research projects at SDU NanoSYD. In two of them, SDU NanoSYD is leadpartner, whereas the third is a cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Scientific consensus for perovskite solar cells published in Nature Energy
The so-called perovskite solar cells are on the cusp of becoming a commercial breakthrough but, despite promising results, it has been difficult to compare the scientific breakthroughs because of differences in the description of progress. Together with an international research group led by Monica Lira-Cantu (ICN2, Barcelona) as well as Eugene Katz and Mark Khenkin (Ben-Gurion University, Negev), the solar cell group at SDU NanoSYD in Sonderborg have released a statement on the description of progress in connection to the stability of perovskite solar cells. The statement is published in the highly acknowledged research magazine Nature Energy.
Morten Madsen appointed professor wsr
MSc in Engineering, PhD in Functional Materials and Nanotechnology, wsr and head of research Morten Madsen has been appointed professor wsr (with special responsibilities) at the Mads Clausen Institute, SDU. Despite his only 40 years of age, Morten Madsen has already manifested himself as an internationally acknowledged researcher within organic solar cells.
Scouts served with marshmallows frozen with liquid nitrogen at SDU Sønderborg
SDU Sønderborg, along with the rest of the town, welcomed scouts and guides from all over the world for Jamboree Denmark 2017. SDU students put on a thrilling science show that demonstrated how closely the worlds of scouts and engineers are connected.
Upcoming events and current announcements
"DTU Nanolab – from basic research to small scale production”
Join the seminar by Jörg Hübner from DTU Nanolab in Lyngby that takes place in room M201 at 14 am and online via Zoom at SDU campus Sønderborg.
Planetarium talks is a lecture series beyond astronomy that is arranged in cooperation with the science centre Phänomenta in Flensburg and the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg. The spring programme has just arrived - find out more.