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  • 2016/03/09

    Dr. Brian Cahill rewarded “MCAA Alumni of the year”

    Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) highlights and rewards its members for their actions and activities within the research community

    Each year the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) intends to highlight and reward its members for their actions and activities within the research community. Dr. Brian Cahill has been rewarded as “Alumni of the Year 2015” for his “outstanding and exemplary contributions and leadership of the German Chapter and his contributions to the entire MCAA community”.

  • 2016/02/12

    Structuring thin liquid films utilizing the Bénard-Marangoni instability

    Hexagonal convection cells and humps of a thin film below. Image: I. Nejati, Institute for Nano- and Microfluidics, TU Darmstadt

    System of two superposed liquid films could simplifiy fabrication of microlenses

    If a system of two superposed liquid films is exposed to a temperature gradient normal to the films, the upper layer exhibits convection cells which deform the lower thin film in an identical pattern. The principle could find applications in fabricating regular, highly ordered surface structures.

  • 2016/01/26

    Prof. Cameron Tropea appointed as member of the Wissenschaftsrat

    Prof. Cameron Tropea (Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics), Photo: TU Darmstadt

    Three-year membership

    On the joint proposal of the German Research Foundation, the Max Planck Society, the German Rectors' Conference, the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Leibniz Association, five new scientists have been appointed by the Federal President as members of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat). Among them is Prof. Cameron Tropea (Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics).

  • 2016/01/26

    Order in Air Vortex

    Martin Oberlack, Professor for computational fluid dynamics. Image: Katrin Binner

    TU-scientists develop solutions for the precise simulation of turbulences

    Turbulence makes life difficult for the designers of cars or aircrafts. It cannot be simulated with absolute precision. Martin Oberlack, head of Institute of Fluid Dynamics wants an original solution to the problem.

  • 2016/01/15

    1st Interdisciplinarity Day : Insights into research

    January 28, 2016, Karo 5 (City Center) and Hörsaal- und Medienzentrum (Lichtwiese)

    Interdisciplinarity characterizes the academic routine in many different shapes and is an essential element in the conception of the TU Darmstadt. For the first time, an “Interdisciplinary Day” on January 28th 2016 will express this fact to the public.

    Further information (in German)

  • 2016/01/13

    Ice is in the air

    Experimentieren, um die Flugsicherheit zu erhöhen: Markus Schremb (links) und Daniel Kintea. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Vereisungsbedingungen für Flugzeuge in großer Höhe besser verstehen

    Markus Schremb und Daniel Kintea von der TU Darmstadt untersuchen, wie Flugzeuge im Flug vereisen. Mit ihren Experimenten und realitätsnahen mathematischen Modellen sollen Risiken und Kosten minimiert werden.

  • 2015/12/01

    Refractive index gradients of a premixed flame

    Color schlieren photography of a butane flame and its plume. Image: M.Sc. René Honza

    Calendar image December 2015

    This color schlieren photography shows a butane flame and its plume. The refractive index gradients are caused by a premixed flame. The light becomes refracted and passes through a color filter.

  • 2015/11/25

    Relaunch of our website

    Re-evaluation of structure and topics of TU Darmstadt research profle

    Due to the ongoing development of the research profile after its evaluation, we have relaunched our website. “Smart Interfaces – Thermo-Fluids and Combustion Engineering” becomes “Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces”.

  • 2015/11/01

    Rolling down on silicone

    Rolling water droplet on lubricating silicone oil film. Image: Dr. Alexander Eifert

    CSI Calendar Image November 2015

    Rolling water droplet on lubricating silicone oil film. The influence of the wetting ridge on droplet transport has been studied.

  • 2015/10/26

    9th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer

    May 23-26, 2016, Cracow, Poland

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