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TU Darmstadt Research Fellowship started
Visiting expert for memristors at the Department etit
Enrique Miranda is a professor at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Spain and is regarded worldwide as an expert in compact modelling of electronic components. As the first TU Darmstadt Research Fellow, he is a guest at TU Darmstadt and is working on memristors together with TU researchers. The TU Darmstadt Research Fellowship aims to integrate the expertise of international scientists into research at TU Darmstadt.
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Technological change in the power grid
Concepts for a stable and flexible energy supply network of the future
In order to achieve the climate targets, conventional power plants must be replaced by renewable energy plants. As a result, the electrical energy supply grid is undergoing a drastic change. On the one hand, the new plants must be integrated into the electrical energy supply grid, and on the other hand, flexibilities are needed to be able to react to the volatile feed-in of solar and wind energy.
Hands-on electrical engineering!
Girls' Day 2023 at the faculty etit
On April 27, 2023, the annual Girls' Day could once again take place in Presence – and it was a complete success. All 20 places on offer were fully booked. The interested schoolgirls spent a great day at the faculty with exciting insights into electrical engineering and information technology.
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etit graduates highly rated by personnel managers
Once again in the top group in the WiWo ranking
In the current university ranking of the magazine “WirtschaftsWoche”, the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology programme of the TU Darmstadt is again in the top group. This once again confirms the good rankings of previous years.
60 years ago: Karl Küpfmüller, a pioneer in electrical engineering, becomes emeritus professor
Karl Küpfmüller was born on 6 October 1897 in Nuremberg, where he attended elementary and secondary school until 1913. This was followed by an apprenticeship (1913-1915) and at the same time attendance at the engineering school “Technikum Nürnberg” until 1919, interrupted by military service in the years 1917-1918. From 1919 to 1921 Küpfmüller worked at the Telegrafenversuchsamt Berlin (telegraph testing office), and also passed his Abitur in 1920 at the Oberrealschule Berlin Steglitz and subsequently attended lectures at the University of Berlin.
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Produced regionally, consumed regionally
Research project improves regional green electricity distribution
As part of the Grid4Regio project, researchers from the Laboratory of Electrical Energy Supply using Renewable Energies (E5) have developed a new energy management concept together with e-netze Südhessen and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences: Electricity is not distributed via the supra-regional power lines as has been the case in the past, but is consumed as directly as possible on site – thus advancing the energy transition at the level of the regional power grids.
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A central lecture hall building for the Stadtmitte campus
TU Darmstadt reopens “Hexagon” with around 870 seats
The striking “Hexagon” lecture hall building of the TU Darmstadt, an architectural testimony to post-war modernism from the time of the reconstruction of Darmstadt's city centre, has been renovated and carefully extended in keeping with its status as a listed building. A large part of the etit department's courses take place in the building. The costs for the five-year construction phase amount to around 18 million euros.
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Monitoring in real time
etit scientist Mario Beykirch explains energy consumption prediction model
Saving energy at the TU Darmstadt is working: Consumption in the past months was significantly lower than in the previous year. How TU researchers use the collected data.
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Fresh wind at the faculty etit
People as decisive initiators
This year's networking meeting at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology was held under the motto “Fresh wind”. With the Managing Director Dr. Ellen Diehm as well as Professor Myriam Koch and Professor Yves Burkhardt, three of the new members of the faculty introduced themselves and reported on their different career paths.
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Discover the world of electrical engineering
Project Days for Schoolgirls 2023 at the Department etit
At this year's Project Days for Schoolgirls, a total of 65 schoolgirls from Darmstadt and the surrounding area were once again able to get to know various specialist areas of the Department etit – and thus gain an insight into the diverse subject areas. The three-day workshops were offered by the Laboratories of Measurement and Sensor Technology, Adaptive Lighting Systems and Visual Processing, Integrated Electronic Systems and Computational Electromagnetics. The project days for schoolgirls are organised by the department's Gender Equality Team in cooperation with the Dean's Office.
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Multi-vendor solutions for the industry
Start of the project Reallabor Antrieb 4.0 – Department etit doubly involved
The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) has approved funding for the research project Reallabor Antrieb 4.0 as part of the KoPa 35c funding program. During the project, cross-manufacturer use cases for digitization and along the value chains, for example the possible “plug & play” commissioning of drives or their optimization with regard to various applications, will be tested. To date, the lack of data availability and the absence of open standards and concepts for interoperability, among other things, have prevented market-ready innovations. For this reason, the Reallabor Antrieb 4.0 is researching the fundamentals for the development of required standards in the field of Industrie 4.0 and is developing new business model approaches based on digitized value chains. This addresses central topics of the Industrie 4.0 Platform's Guiding Principles 2030, in particular the economic and ecological aspects of industrial sustainability.
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“Don't ask, do!”
Graduation ceremony etit in the winter semester 2022/23
On Friday, February 10, 2023, the graduates of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology were given a ceremonial send-off. After graduation, they are now tackling their master's degree, are on their way to their doctorate or directly into business.
New at etit: Prof. Yves Burkhardt
Since February 1, Dr.-Ing. Yves Burkhardt has been a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (etit). His field of research is electrical drive systems. Previously, the 39-year-old was, among other things, Head of Electrotechnics Engineering Discipline and Head of Motor Electrical Engineering at Valeo eAutomotive Germany GmbH in Erlangen/Bad Neustadt. We asked Professor Burkhardt a few questions about his start at TU Darmstadt.
Basis for Intelligent Therapeutics
Professor Heinz Koeppl involved in founding of new start-up Dirac Biosciences
A new start-up with significant participation of etit professor Heinz Koeppl is dedicated to the computer-aided design of innovative gene circuits in synthetic biology. In addition to Koeppl, partners of the new company Dirac Biosciences are the TU Darmstadt and the investment company eureKARE, which finances and develops innovations in the field of synthetic biology in Europe. The founding of the start-up was supported by the Innovation and Start-up Center HIGHEST of the TU Darmstadt.
New at etit: Professorin Li Zhang
Since the beginning of October, Li Zhang has been a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with a research focus on hardware for artificial intelligence. Previously, the 34-year-old was a group leader at the TU Munich. We asked Professor Zhang a few questions about her start at TU Darmstadt.