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 Scientist from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum wins Longuet-Higgins Prize

Łukasz Walewski of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s Center for Theoretical Chemistry received the Longuet-Higgins Young Author’s Prize. Awarded by the editors of the international journal Molecular Physics, the prize recognizes talented, young writers who have made significant contributions to a top quality paper published in the Journal. Waleswki won for his contributions to an article about the interaction-induced localization of protons in hydrogen bonds.  More


TU Dortmund University research team published article in Naturepicture of nature journal

Manfred Bayer, Professor of Experimental Physics at TU Dortmund University, and his team published an article in the current issue of Nature, the most prestigious and internationally recognized journal of science. The article focuses on giant Rydberg excitons and the ways in which they interact in copper oxide. In addition to Bayer, Tomasz Kazimierczuk and Dietmar Fröhlich, both TU Dortmund University, as well as Stefan Scheel and Heinrich Stolz from the University of Rostock contributed to this article. More


UA RProf. Dr. Hanns Hatt, Ruhr University Bochumuhr's research team featured in New York Times

The New York Times has published an article about the results of a research project at Ruhr University Bochum. Hanns Hatt and his team found that it is not only the human nose, but also the human skin that can smell, because the human skin is bristling with olfactory receptors. In the article “Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places” the newspaper describes the results and consequences of Dr. Hatt’s research. They could lead to new treatments to promote recovery after physical trauma. More




LDC enters first collaboration with the Helmholtz Association

The Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), a renowned translational research organization, and the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s biggest scientific organization, will be collaborating more closely in future. An initial pilot project in cooperation with Prof. Schulte’s research group at the DKTK partner site Essen/Dusseldorf has just been launched. Together with the LDC, they will be developing a novel cancer therapy approach with the aim of identifying new drug candidates for the treatment of neuroblastoma and other cancer types. More



Andrzej Górak receives Emil Kirschbaum Medal

On September 30, 2014, Andrzej Górak, Professor at TU Dortmund University's Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, was awarded the Emil Kirschbaum Medal for his work in the field of hybrid separation processes. The Emil Kirschbaum Medal is awarded in recognition of work that has contributed towards deepening and extending the fundamentals of thermal process engineering or to exemplary applications in industry. Priority is given to trend-setting experimental discoveries, exemplary modeling or theoretical developments in the scale-up of thermal processes. More


Ruhr SymposiumFirst RUHR SYMPOSIUM with a focus on functional materials

How do materials have to be designed and constructed to achieve a superior surface structure as well as optimal energy density and efficiency for the automotive sector? What thermoelectric characteristics will the wiring systems of tomorrow need to have? And what are the current trends in automotive lighting technologies?

Those and many more questions about functional materials and their potential for industrial and automotive applications will be addressed by researchers and industrial representatives at the first RUHR-SYMPOSIUM on October 22, 2014. Companies presenting their latest research at the symposium include BMW, Daimler, Evonik, Johnson Controls, Osram and Umicore.

Join the discussion, talk to automotive industry experts and find out about innovative research and future trends from experts in the fields of chemistry, physics and engineering. CENIDE (Center for Nanoscience at the University of Duisburg-Essen) and the CAR Institut (Center for Automotive Research) will be hosting the RUHR-SYMPOSIUM.

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